More Evidence That Trump-Touted Drugs Won't Curb COVID-19 | Health News
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More Evidence That Trump-Touted Drugs Won’t Curb COVID-19 | Health News

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Another study casts doubt on the malaria drugs touted by President Donald Trump as potential game-changers against COVID-19. The drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, are also used for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. But Trump and others have promoted their use as treatments for […]

Interest in Unproven COVID Drugs Soared After Trump Gave Thumbs Up | Health News
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Interest in Unproven COVID Drugs Soared After Trump Gave Thumbs Up | Health News

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When the President of the United States offers medical advice, many Americans will heed the call. Never mind that the recommendations may be unfounded and potentially dangerous. That’s the cautionary finding of an analysis published April 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers examined […]

The Lowdown on COVID-19 Treatments | Health News
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The Lowdown on COVID-19 Treatments | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There’s a lot of confusion about medications and COVID-19, so experts offer some answers. There are no proven drug treatments for the illness caused by the new coronavirus, so doctors sometimes use drugs approved for other conditions to treat seriously ill COVID-19 […]

Don't Cut Back on Asthma Meds During Pandemic, Expert Advises | Health News
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Don’t Cut Back on Asthma Meds During Pandemic, Expert Advises | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) SUNDAY, April 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Despite increased demand for inhalers in some parts of the United States, Americans with asthma shouldn’t ration their medications during the coronavirus pandemic, the American Lung Association says. Rescue inhalers are in short supply in some areas because hospitals are giving albuterol […]

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Schizophrenia | Health News
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Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Schizophrenia | Health News

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) THURSDAY, April 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may ease a range of symptoms that strike people with schizophrenia, without the side effects of existing medications, an early clinical trial suggests. Researchers found that, over one month, the drug helped manage the different ways in which schizophrenia manifests […]

Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Coronavirus Treatment Begins | Health News
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Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Coronavirus Treatment Begins | Health News

A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an anti-malarial drug promoted by the White House as a treatment for the coronavirus is underway, federal officials said Thursday. The trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine was announced by the National Institutes of Health and enrolled its first patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, […]

Heart Patients Need to Be Wary of Coronavirus | Health News
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Heart Patients Need to Be Wary of Coronavirus | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with high blood pressure and heart disease may be vulnerable to complications from COVID-19, heart experts say. Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Based on current knowledge, seniors “with coronary heart disease […]