Tag Archives: Still

Covid: The NHS workers ‘still recovering’ as second wave looms

“A junior doctor I spoke to the other day was talking about what a difficult time she’d found in another hospital,” says Dorothy Wade, a psychologist at University College Hospital in London. “And I said, ‘Didn’t you have anything like this at the other hospital?’ And she said, ‘No, absolutely nothing. There was nothing on… Read More »

Virus could still be circulating in the community: Health authorities

THE coronavirus may still be circulating in Western NSW communities, health authorities have warned. Nationally the number of cases may have allowed for many restrictions to be lifted, but overnight in Victoria the state recorded a spike with 16 new cases. Health authorities there have since called for a lockdown of hotspots across the state,… Read More »

ADA: Merck, Pfizer’s Steglatro rings up CV safety win, but it still lags heart-helping peers

Merck and Pfizer’s Steglatro, late the SGLT2 party, has been working to catch up to its in-class rivals, which already bear heart-helping approvals. But it’s cardiovascular outcomes data won’t help it get on their level. Steglatro showed it could match placebo when it comes to the combined rate of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death… Read More »

Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report. The new study suggests that linens could transmit Clostridium difficile infections between patients, and even between hospitals, according to the British researchers. “The findings of this… Read More »

Brexanolone for Postpartum Depression: More Data, But Still Some Questions

In 2015, we first reported on SAGE-547 (SAGE Therapeutics), a new medication for the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).  SAGE-547, now called brexanolone, is an allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors.  We saw the preliminary results of the Sage Therapeutics Phase 3 Hummingbird Program earlier this year.  Now we have the final set of results… Read More »