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Nation’s capital could move to phase 2 reopening next week

Washington, D.C., officials are targeting next Monday for the start of phase two of reopening the nation’s capital after months of social restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that she would make a final decision and announcement on Friday. But if the numbers continue “trending in the right direction,” Bowser

Antihistamines and similar drugs could slow down Huntington’s disease

Scientists have described a potential new therapeutic strategy for slowing down early-stage Huntington’s disease in a new study published today in eLife. The research in mice indicates that targeting the histamine H3 receptor (H3R) – a well-established drug target for other conditions such as hay fever—could help to prevent imbalances in dopamine signaling that lead

Your SMARTPHONE could soon test coughs and sneezes for coronavirus

Could your phone diagnose you with COVID-19? Quarter-size sensor attached to your device’s charging port could test spit from your coughs and sneezes Researchers have developed a coronavirus sensor that can plug into the charging port of a smartphone  The sensor contains single-strand piece of DNA that looks for a specific combination of proteins  The

Germany warns vaccine could take ‘years’

Germany’s health minister said developing a vaccine for the coronavirus could take “years”, after Donald Trump predicted it could be achieved by the end of 2020. “I would be delighted if it was possible to achieve this in a few months,” Jens Spahn said late Sunday on ARD television. “But it can also take years

Could giving men estrogen help them recover from coronavirus?

US doctors have started giving men with coronavirus ESTROGEN in the hopes after finding the virus kills half as many women Around the world, higher rates of men have been coming down with severe cases of the coronavirus and drying compared to women Some researchers believe it’s due to the female sex hormones mainly produced

New blood test for prostate cancer could help monitor patients

New blood test for prostate cancer could help monitor patients without invasive procedure and would reveal if they need urgent treatment Prostate cancer is most common among UK men with 50,000 diagnosed a year Study published in Journal of Clinical Investigation offers hope of a blood test At present the cancer is diagnosed through physical

California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

California could become the first state with its own prescription drug label under a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Thursday in a bid to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market. Newsom wants the nation’s most populous state, home to nearly 40 million people, to contract with generic drug companies to make

Vaping 'could be WORSE than smoking for lung disease', study finds

Vaping is just as likely as smoking to cause persistent lung infections ‘because e-cigarette vapour causes bacteria to become more harmful’ E-cigarette vapour containing nicotine caused harmful bacteria to form, grow  Researchers found it had similar effect on bugs as traditional cigarette smoke  Warn devices could be even more harmful as users take deeper, longer

New treatment could ease the passage of kidney stones

Every year, more than half a million Americans visit the emergency room for kidney stone problems. In most cases, the stones eventually pass out of the body on their own, but the process can be excruciatingly painful. Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have now devised a potential treatment that could make passing kidney

Herbal remedies could interfere with breast cancer treatments

Herbal remedies such as turmeric, ginseng and garlic could interfere with breast cancer treatments, doctors warn At an advanced stage of breast cancer, lesions often spread to the skin  Many patients attempt to sooth these with creams and herbal treatments But researchers based in Portugal have now said these delay wound healing And they warned

Switching to 'green' inhalers could reduce carbon footprint 37-fold

Switching asthma patients to ‘green’ inhalers could slash carbon emissions by 58,000 TONNES a year Cambridge University researchers looked at NHS England prescriptions in 2017 Found replacing one in ten metered dose inhalers saved 37x amount of pollution Claim that’s the same as 180,000 return car journeys from London to Edinburgh Asthma sufferers who switch