Tag Archives: Medical

Coronavirus: Six months before UK ‘returns to normal’ – deputy chief medical officer

Media playback is unsupported on your device It could be six months before life in the UK returns to “normal”, England’s deputy chief medical officer has said. Speaking at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Dr Jenny Harries added: “This is not to say we would be in complete lockdown for six months.” But, she continued,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of… Read More »

Amid mounting shortage, 5 facts about the nation’s stockpile of emergency medical supplies

Healthcare workers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 say there aren’t enough supplies for what’s likely to come next as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States.  As case numbers rise, doctors, nurses and others have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #GetMePPE — referring to personal protective equipment,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths.… Read More »