Drugs and Supplements

COVID-19 continues to disrupt essential health services in 90% of countries, finds the World Health Organization

Some signs of recovery seen but a concerted effort is required to restore and strengthen health services A 2nd survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still significant disruptions to healthcare services, as reported by 90% of countries indicating they experienced one or more disruptions…

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How do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines

2020 has been an unforgettable year, largely due to COVID-19 which has transformed the world as we know it. The global response has been a massive one, with efforts led by the World Health Organization and its partners. From tracking the pandemic, advising on critical interventions, distributing vital medical supplies to those in need, they…

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Coronavirus: First two patients injected in UK vaccine trial

It might be a little too early to start celebrating our freedom from the current lockdown. However, the first human trial in Europe of a Covid-19 vaccine has begun in Oxford. Initially, two volunteers were injected and were the first out of more than 800 recruited for the study. The study will have half the…

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Ten tips to reduce risk of infections

Ten tips for reducing your risk of infections With the global spread of COVID-19, people are becoming acutely aware of their own health and susceptibility to infections. Maintaining a strong immune system is key to preventing repeated infections. The good news is that simple lifestyle changes can make a significant difference to your ability to…

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First drug to be designed using AI-powered software to start clinical trials for treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD sufferers may soon have a new hope as a new drug option developed through Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be put through Phase 1 of human clinical trials in March 2020. The drug was designed using Artificial Intelligence (AI) drug discovery technology from UK company Exscientia whilst clinical development will be undertaken by Sumitomo Dainippon…

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