Not only have asthma attack rates decreased during the pandemic, evidence suggests people with asthma are not at increased risk of severe outcomes from COVID.
Emergency medical technicians aid a COVID-19 patient at his home in Louisville, Kentucky. Like much of the U.S., Louisville is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 patients requiring emergency transport to medical facilities.
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Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
A lack of medicines manufacturing capability in Australia puts us at significant risk.
Y-shaped proteins called antibodies are vital for attacking and destroying the virus.
Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic molecules manufactured in the lab. But do we need them if a vaccine is on its way?
The discovery of effective drugs and experience treating COVID-19 gives patients a much better chance at recovery today than early on in the pandemic.
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Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the UK found similar results.
There’s still a lot of uncertainty, but the picture is gradually getting clearer – here’s what we know so far.
The long-awaited study of the coronavirus drug, remdesivir, has just been published.
Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The president and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus. Here’s what the physicians and scientists know about the best treatments for the disease it causes.
Hydrocortisone – a common remedy for eczema – joins dexamethasone as a proven treatment for the worst cases of coronavirus.
Common and cheap drugs save lives of patients critically ill with COVID-19, a new analysis shows. But these corticosteroids are not a cure.
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Most people diagnosed with COVID-19 can manage their illness at home. But some patients deteriorate after about 5 days. Fortunately, Australian doctors have up-to-the-minute treatment guidelines.
Treatment nationalism is a threat to us all.
We are slowly figuring out which drugs and therapies are effective against the new coronavirus.
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During the last six months, news reports have mentioned dozens of drugs that may be effective against the new coronavirus. Here we lay out the evidence and reveal which ones are proven to work. Or not.
Scientists have discovered that a widely used, cheap steroid can fight off COVID-19 in the most severe cases. Here’s how it works.