Tag: Covid 19 Treatment

COVID-19 treatment
FDA allows emergency use of anti-viral vaccine Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

Washington: The US food and drug regulatory body has allowed emergency use of an investigational anti-viral vaccine to treat COVID-19 patients after some researches, including one led by an Indian-American physician, found that the drug helped recover some of the infected cases faster. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave emergency use authorization (EUA) for […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID-19 In India: Total Tally Surge Past 40,000 Mark

New Delhi: The total cases of the novel coronavirus in India crossed 40 thousand mark and mounted to 40,263 on Sunday. In an evening update, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that of the total tally 28,070 are active cases, while 1,306 fatalities have been reported. Earlier in a press statement, the Health […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Israel Claims Breakthrough In COVID-19 Treatment

Tel Aviv: In what could be said as a breakthrough in the treatment of patients infected with novel-Coronavirus, Israel’s Defence Minister revealed that the top Biological Research institute of his country is on the verge of inventing treatment for the deadly virus. Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett made the claims following his visit to the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID-19 Treatment: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Promise In Human Trial, Stock Soars

New York: In a ray of hope against Covid-19, an mRNA vaccine under human clinical trial by Massachusetts-bases biotechnology giant Moderna has shown promising results by generating an immune-system response in the body to fight coronavirus. mRNA-1273 is an mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 which was selected by Moderna in collaboration with investigators from the Vaccine […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Treatment: ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Hydroxychloroquine

New Delhi: A revised government advisory on Friday recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection-related activities. As was mentioned in the earlier advisory, the drug against the infection is also […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Treatment: Can Homeopathy Fight The Disease?

New Delhi: Homeopathy might be effective in the long drawn battle against COVID-19. Homeopath and principal of Naimi Nath Homeopathy College and Hospital, Dr Pradeep Gupta, on Thursday said his experiments to treat COVID-19 patients with homeopathic medicines had yielded successful results. He has now written to all concerned to allow treatment of patients in […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
High doses of vitamin D may not prevent or treat COVID-19

London: There is currently insufficient scientific evidence to show vitamin D can be beneficial in preventing or treating COVID-19, say researchers. Following unverified reports that high doses of vitamin D could reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and be used to successfully treat the virus, the new study, published in the journal BMJ, Nutrition, Prevention […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Glenmark to start trial combining 2 anti-viral drugs on Covid patients in India

New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday that it will commence another new Phase 3 clinical trial on a combination of two anti-viral drugs Favipiravir and Umifenovir in hospitalized patients of moderate COVID-19 in India. Glenmark has received approval from the Indian regulator to initiate the study. The combination study which will be called the […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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No Major Side-Effects Of HCQ, Should Be Continued As COVID-19 Preventive Treatment: ICMR

New Delhi: No major side-effects of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) have been found in studies in India and its use should be continued in preventive treatment for COVID-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. The ICMR’s statement came against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) suspending the testing of the drug […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Treatment: Patanjali Claims Success In Coronavirus Cure

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev-run Patanjali Ayurved has claimed that it has discovered substantial cure for coronavirus with 80 per cent success rate as per reports. CEO of Patanjali Ayurved Acharya Balkrishna said the company will share the results of clinical trial soon, and that the patients treated by the said medicine have tested negative. […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Dexamethasone: WHO Welcomes Preliminary Results Of Its Use On Critically Ill COVID19 Patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. For patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Dexamethasone Steroid Drug Approved As COVID-19 Treatment In UK

London: The UK government on Wednesday authorised the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) to use steroid dexamethasone, the world’s first coronavirus treatment proven to reduce the risk of death among severely ill patients. The Department of Health said the cheap and widely available anti-inflammatory steroid has been immediately approved to treat all hospitalised COVID-19 patients […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Dexamethasone: Health Ministry Adds Steroid In COVID-19 Treatment Protocol

New Delhi: Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used steroid, was included in the treatment protocol for COVID-19 patients in moderate to severe stages of illness by the Union health ministry on Saturday. The updated ‘Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19’ advises the use of dexamethasone, which is already used in a wide range of conditions for […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Odisha To Set Up Plasma Bank To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Days after Delhi set up its first plasma bank for treatment of Covid-19 patients, Odisha government has decided to follow suit. Health Minister Naba Das informed that a plasma bank will be set up in Odisha and the treatment will initially be available in four hospitals of the State. As per reports, the treatment […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
WHO Discontinues Trial Of Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir For Covid-19 Treatment

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients. The WHO said the decision was in light of the evidence from the Solidarity Trial interim results. “These interim trial results show […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021