Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Healthcare

Former Nigerian Senator Trial in UK for Kidney Harvesting

A former Nigerian senator, Ike Ekweremadu, is currently on trial in London's Central Criminal Court over allegations of exploiting a street trader by transporting him to the UK to donate a kidney. Along with his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, and...

CPAP Masks: Things To Look for When Shopping for CPAP Masks

When you are prescribed a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, you usually have to purchase the mask separately. This is a good thing because it allows you to choose a mask design that is most comfortable and effective for...

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government -- one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There’s...

Czech volunteers develop functioning lung ventilator in days

Tomas Kapler knew nothing about ventilators — he’s an online business consultant, not an engineer or a medical technician. But when he saw that shortages of the vital machines had imperiled critically ill COVID-19 patients in northern Italy, he...

Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. The results were announced Tuesday and the...

AstraZeneca agrees to make COVID-19 vaccine for Europe

Drugmaker AstraZeneca struck a deal Saturday to supply up to 400 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to European Union countries, the latest in a series of agreements as scientists, governments and pharmaceutical companies race to combat the...

Moderna on track for large COVID-19 vaccine test in July

The first experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. is on track to begin a huge study next month to prove if it really can fend off the coronavirus, its manufacturer announced Thursday — a long-awaited step in the global...

European Union urges Trump to rethink cutting funding to WHO

The European Union on Saturday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to cut American funding for the World Health Organization amid global criticism of the move, as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere served as...

AstraZeneca secures orders for virus vaccine under testing

Drug maker AstraZeneca said Thursday it had secured its first agreements for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine it is testing, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. The Anglo-Swedish company reported it had received more than...

China announces $2 billion in virus help at WHO assembly

China will provide $2 billion over two years to fight the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout from it, President Xi Jinping said Monday, rallying around the World Health Organization even as the United States has slashed funding for...

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BRICS Meeting Questions Over Putin’s Arrest

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) foreign ministers gathered in South Africa on Thursday, but the focus...