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Single-dose flu drug can reduce spread within households, study finds

A single dose of the flu drug baloxavir marboxil can reduce the spread of the illness within households, new research concludes.

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Why lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19

Lopinavir is a drug against HIV; hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A research group from ...

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Nemolizumab beats placebo for reduction of pruritus in eczema

(HealthDay)—For patients with atopic dermatitis and moderate-to-severe pruritus, nemolizumab results in a greater reduction in pruritus than placebo, according to a study published in the July 9 issue of the New England ...

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Study says inhalers OK to use amid COVID-19 concerns

The benefits of using inhalers and nebulisers containing steroids outweigh the risks despite warnings to the contrary during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by University of Huddersfield researchers has found.

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Oral corticosteroid bursts carry risk for severe adverse events

(HealthDay)—Prescriptions for oral steroid bursts are associated with a 1.8- to 2.4-fold increased risk for severe adverse events within the first month after initiation of drug therapy, according to a study published online ...

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Remdesivir can save more lives where ICUs are overwhelmed

Amid news that the United States has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study outlines how the drug could save lives in countries with less ...