Something of a paradox exists with respect to smoking cigarettes and Covid-19. Active smoking is associated with increased severity of disease, but at the same time, many reports have suggested lower numbers of Covid cases amongst smokers than amongst non-smokers.
About 80 per cent of salicylanilide 11 passed into the bloodstream, compared to about 10 per cent of the antiparasitic drug niclosamide, which has recently entered clinical trials as a COVID-19 treatment.
The recent BCG vaccination was not associated with hyperinflammation but was, in turn, associated with down-modulated basal inflammatory status, which might play a protective role in elderly population against inflammatory diseases.
Further, in order to supplement the availability of Remdesivir manufactured in the country, the export of Remdesivir injection and Remdesivir API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) was prohibited from April 11, 2021.
"Nature's oldest pharmacy has always been a treasure of potential novel drugs and we questioned if any of these compounds could assist us in battling the Covid-19 pandemic?"
SARS-CoV-2 spike protein targeted, neutralizing monoclonal antibody based treatments have received emergency use authorization in mild COVID cases in the US, Europe and in India because they significantly reduced viral load in mild patients and their rate of hospitalization.
Boston: Scientists have found that a drug commonly used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, may reduce the risk for respiratory deterioration, if taken within seven days of first symptoms of COVID-19. The scientists suggest that the advance research might lead to a new treatment strategy for the novel coronavirus infection. None of the 80 […]
New York: Researchers in the US have found that Covid-19 patients who received transfusions of blood plasma from people who recovered found the treatment was safe. The study of 20,000 hospitalised patients with Covid-19, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, suggests that giving blood plasma to people early in the disease may be beneficial. “Our […]
London: Low doses of the steroid dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one-third in severely affected COVID-19 patients, according to researchers who assessed the performance of the inexpensive drug in more than 2,100 people. The analysis is part of the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial which was established to test a range of potential […]
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 […]
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 […]
New York: Cases of New York City residents, contacting healthcare authorities over possible exposure to common household cleaners, rose following a controversial comment by US President Donald Trump suggesting injecting disinfectants into the human body as a coronavirus treatment. In the 18 hours following the comment, the Poison Control Center, a subagency of the city’s […]
Washington: At a time when hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is being touted as a ‘wonder drug’ to treat critical Covid-19 patients, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued fresh guidelines, cautioning people against over-the-counter use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for Covid-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to the risk […]
Iranian researchers have discovered a drug combination to heal the lesions in the lungs of COVID-19 patients, IRNA news agency quoted an Iranian health official as saying. Mostafa Qanei, head of the scientific committee to combat COVID-19, said the “complex” is the combination of three medicines which could reduce the period of hospitalisation of the […]