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At-home COVID-19 test study launches in Boston

TestBoston, a large-scale research study that will facilitate at-home testing for both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and antibodies against it, is accepting applications from 10,000 current and former Brigham and Women’s Hospital patients. Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the MGB Center for COVID Innovation said the test will detect… Read More »

New Research Study: Pregnenolone Neurosteroid for the Treatment of Menopausal Depression

Over the last few years we have heard a great deal about neurosteroids, also known as neuroactive steroids.  This class of compounds are steroid hormones produced in the brain and endocrine tissues which can modulate neurotransmission.  Animal studies have demonstrated that neurosteroids have a broad range of activities, including antidepressant, anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic, anticonvulsant, neuroprotective,… Read More »

Pandemic has added significantly to Canada’s overall death toll: Ontario study

Article content continued “That’s one of the most interesting parts of the study,” said Rosella. “There was a behaviour change there, in terms of people who would typically go to the hospital.” Information in the coroner’s office database indicates that at least half of the excess cremations compared to the 2017-2019 period were people killed… Read More »

Study Suggests Coronavirus Emerged In Spain Much Earlier Than Thought

In a study that has not yet been published in a journal, scientists have reported that the new coronavirus was present in wastewater in Barcelona, Spain in March 2019, a finding that, if confirmed, would show that the pathogen had emerged much earlier than previously thought. Up until now, the earliest evidence of the virus… Read More »

Pfizer’s blockbuster-to-be Vyndaqel is too costly for heart patients, study suggests

Pfizer’s tafamidis arrived in the U.S. in 2019 with a vastly discounted list price over rival transthyretin amyloidosis drugs. But its $ 225,000-a-year tag still seems too much for many heart patients. Previous cost-effectiveness analyses and physicians themselves have warned tafamidis is too pricey—the world’s most expensive medication for cardiovascular disease, to be exact. And now,… Read More »