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Study: Therapeutic Plants with Immunoregulatory Activity and Their Applications: A Scientific Vision of Traditional Medicine in Times of COVID-19. Image Credit: cfsmady / Shutterstock

Plants and plant-derived preparations as concurrent treatment for COVID-19

Recent Journal of Medicinal Food study proposed comprehensive guidelines for the application of plants and plant-derived preparations for the co-treatment of coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and other viral infections. Study: Therapeutic plants with immunoregulatory activity and their applications: A scientific vision of traditional medicine in the time of COVID-19. Image credit: cfsmady / Shutterstock Background The recent …

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The group lists NS at the top of the COVID-19 risk index for infections, impact |  CBC News

The group lists NS at the top of the COVID-19 risk index for infections, impact | CBC News

A group of researchers analyzing COVID-19 data from across Canada ranked Nova Scotia the highest in the country in its risk index at the end of July. During the week of July 29, the organization COVID-19 Resources Canada rated Nova Scotia very high on its risk index. The rest of the country was rated either …

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Study: Phenotypes of disease severity in a cohort of hospitalized COVID-19 patients: results from the IMPACC study. Image Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock

Study examines results from the IMPACC trial to understand clinical phenotypes of disease severity in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

In a recent article published on honeyRxiv*, longitudinal clinical phenotypes were described based on respiratory ordinal scales. According to the study, demographics, clinical features, laboratory tests and radiographic observations were correlated with the trajectory of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Disease Severity Phenotypes in a Cohort of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: Results from the IMPACC …

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Study: Corticosteroids in COVID-19: Optimizing Observational Research through Target Trial Emulations. Image Credit: luchschenF/Shutterstock

The effect of corticosteroids on mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

In a recent study published on medRxiv* prepress server, researchers evaluated the impact of modern causal inference methods in estimating the effect of corticosteroids on coronavirus disease-related mortality 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Corticosteroids in COVID-19: Optimization of observational research through target trial emulations. Image credit: luchschenF / Shutterstock Observational research has provided great opportunities to understand …

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Study: Oral Nirmatrelvir and Severe Covid-19 Outcomes During the Omicron Surge. Image Credit: Cryptographer/Shutterstock

Efficacy of nirmatrelvirus therapy in preventing COVID-19 mortality and hospitalizations in high-risk patients during Omicron growth

At the end of 2021, there was a worldwide recovery of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to the occurrence of highly transmissible acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant Omicron. Omicron surpassed the Delta variant by the end of December 2021. At the beginning of January, Omicron spread considerably around the world, even in places …

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Future booster doses of COVID-19 are likely to require new formulations as new coronavirus variants are still emerging that raise concerns.

Future booster doses of COVID-19 are likely to require new formulations as new coronavirus variants are still emerging that raise concerns.

Having up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines means having three or four doses of the same dose at this time. The current boosters are the same formulations as the first permitted injections based on the original coronavirus strain, which appeared in late 2019. It still protects against serious COVID-19 disease, hospitalizations and deaths. But as immunity …

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Renewing COVID-19, influenza and other viruses are pushing the New Zealand health system to the limit

As Aotearoa New Zealand heads into the colder winter months, the pressure on our health system and staff is growing significantly. In addition to the continuing impact of COVID-19, flu cases have begun to rise. The conditions are also prepared for the potential outbreak of other diseases, including measles, pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). …

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Regulation against influenza, but not on COVID-19, ethically justified for medical staff

Regulation against influenza, but not on COVID-19, ethically justified for medical staff

Credit: Pixabay / CC0 Public Domain Influenza regulation for medical staff is ethically justified, but the same cannot be said for vaccination against COVID-19, say leading ethics in an extended essay published online at Journal of Medical Ethics. Unlike COVID-19 vaccination, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for all age groups: influenza vaccination is safe and …

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