Moderna, Pfizer publish COVID-19 vaccine trial blueprints amid criticism of Donald Trump's response to pandemic
The disclosures are aimed at addressing growing suspicion that Trump’s drive to produce COVID-19 vaccine before the presidential election could result in a product that was unsafe
Wouldn't trust Donald Trump's word on COVID vaccine's safety before 3 November election, says Kamala Harris
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week told states to be ready to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by 1 November
The timeline raised concern among public health experts who worried about a vaccine approval driven by political considerations ahead of elections, rather than science
At a time when experts have come forward to encourage more widespread testing, the CDC’s update appears counterintuitive and “very strange.”
The FDA suggested that the problem could be related to incorrect use of equipment used in preparing samples for processing.
Called SalivaDirect, the is simpler, less expensive and less invasive than traditional method of nasopharyngeal swabbing but yields results similar to it
The agreement is part of US President Donald Trump's Operation Warp Speed vaccine programme, under which multiple COVID-19 vaccines are being developed
Hetero gets DCGI nod to launch anti-viral drug Remdesivir under brand name Covifor for COVID-19 treatment
The drug has been granted approval by DCGI for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in adults and children, hospitalised with severe symptoms of the disease, the company said.
Treating COVID-19: As widely-available steroid dexamethasone raises hopes, a look at other potential treatments in trials already
So far there are no approved treatments for the coronavirus infection which has claimed more than 443,000 lives globally and 9,900 in India alone
Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing
Previous studies have shown that mutations (change in the structure) in the Breast Cancer (BRCA) genes in men can increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other cancers
FDA rescinds approval for use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, says risks outweighs the benefits
In a separate announcement, the FDA has warned doctors against prescribing the HCQ in combination with remdesivir, the other drug shown to help COVID-19 patients.
Illnesses like the cold and flu might happen with every season change, but what makes summers particularly difficult for most people is not only the humidity and dehydration but also the heat waves.
COVID-19 Treatment: German researchers say anti-depressant fluoxetine can reduce viral replication in coronavirus patients
COVID-19 Treatment: Study suggests that anti-depressant drug fluoxetine can reduce viral replication in coronavirus patients To find a treatment for COVID-19, researchers and healthcare practitioners around the world are leaving no stone unturned. From the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to the Ebola drug remdesivir, several medications are either under trial or are being used for the symptomatic management of the novel coronavirus disease. Now researchers at the Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, Germany say that fluoxetine, an antidepressant drug, can suppress the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, when used at the dose taken for depression treatment - 0.8 µg/mL. The study is not peer-reviewed yet and is still in the pre-print stage
Fitbit unveils 'Fitbit Flow', a low-cost emergency ventilator, to aid during the Coronavirus pandemic
Fitbit has received nod from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for using the product.
The Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) will set up a new development programme in Sydney as they look to develop regional talent for the future, Motorsport Australia said on Friday.
Donald Trump tweets and golfs, but makes no mention of US' coronavirus toll that approached 100,000 this weekend
As it stands now, the coronavirus has infected 1.6 million and taken so many lives it is as if an entire midsize American city — say Boca Raton, Florida, just to pick an example — simply disappeared
Donald Trump defends use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as 'line of defence' against coronavirus
After Trump's repeated touting of hydroxychloroquine as a 'game-changer' cure for the virus, the FDA issued an advisory warning that the drug has not been 'shown to be safe and effective for treating or preventing COVID-19.'
Despite FDA warning, Donald Trump claims to have been taking hydroxychloroquine for past week to prevent against COVID-19
US President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement, said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug.
Coronavirus Global Roundup, April 2: Somalia reports surge in deaths, 2% of Moscow said to be infected
There are now 3.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 240,000 deaths globally. Over 1.06 million people have recovered from the infection so far.
Coronavirus Outbreak: US Food and Drug Administration approves $119 first at-home COVID-19 test kit from North Carolina-based company
In a major development, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home COVID-19 test kit, which is expected to bring coronavirus testing to the doorsteps of every household