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leishmaniasis vaccine

Trial finds York/Hull leishmaniasis vaccine is safe

A new vaccine, developed by researchers at the Hull York Medical School, to treat leishmaniasis has proved to be safe in the first clinical trials.
budesonide

Asthma drug shortens COVID-19 recovery time

Budesonide, a drug used to treat asthma, has been found to shorten recovery time in COVID-19 patients who are treated at home.
cbd oil for adhd

CBD oil for ADHD: What the research shows

CBD oil is popular for its wide-ranging therapeutic benefits, but what about its effects on ADHD? Here’s what the research shows.
treatment for COVID-19

Cannabis as a treatment for COVID-19

Kevin William Simpson, CEO and Founder of OilsBySimpson, tells us about the growing evidence around cannabis as a treatment for COVID-19.
cancer treatment and services

Improving cancer treatment and services during and beyond COVID-19

Greg Quinn, BD UK, explores how cancer treatment and services have been impacted by the pandemic and the potential role of medical technology in supporting the NHS during this complex time.
access to treatment, NOR-SWITCH

Biosimilars: Improve access to treatment & reduce cost

Tore K Kvien & Guro L Goll argue that biosimilars are an opportunity for improving access to treatment & reducing cost and provide comment on the NOR-SWITCH study.
side effect fears, side effect

Data finds 36% of people refuse COVID vaccine due to side effect fears

According to new ONS data, 36% of UK people who are vaccine hesitant have strong side effect fears - while a further 12% fear needles, and 22% think vaccines could impact fertility.
epilepsy field

Driving the epilepsy field ahead with new research benchmarks

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), drives the epilepsy field ahead with new research benchmarks, Vicky Whittemore, PhD, Program Director reveals.
healing chronic disease

A simple prescription for healing chronic disease

Dr Shireen Kassam MBBS, FRCPath, PhD, dipIBLM, Founder and Director of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, explains a simple prescription for health as a remedy to chronic disease.
insulin to immunotherapy

From insulin to immunotherapy: A century of discovery

Dr Faye Riley, Senior Research Communications Officer at Diabetes UK, highlights how immunotherapy is raising hopes for the next big breakthrough in type 1 diabetes.
FLASH Radiotherapy

FLASH Radiotherapy: An (r)evolution in cancer treatment

Here, Kristoffer Petersson, MRC Investigator and Group Leader of FLASH Radiation, enlightens us to the benefits of this promising new radiotherapy technique.
psychiatric disorders

The changing perspective of psychedelic drugs with a history of abuse

Jason W. Loxterkamp and Pamela J. Lein from University of California, Davis, explore the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs in patients with psychiatric disorders.
personality disorders

Understanding personality disorders

Dr Deborah J Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, tells us everything we need to know about personality disorders, including how they are diagnosed and treated.
cause blood clots, astrazeneca vaccine

European Medicines Agency say AstraZeneca does not cause blood clots

The safety committee of the European Medicines Agency said the investigation did not prove that AstraZeneca vaccinations cause blood clots - describing the possibility as an "extremely small likelihood".
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European Medicines Agency says AstraZeneca vaccine still safe to use

Over the weekend, the Republic of Ireland suspended their use of AstraZeneca due to reports of blood clots in Norway - in response, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) says the AstraZeneca vaccine is still safe to use.
original covid mutation, novavax vaccine

Novavax 96.4% effective against the original COVID mutation

The US based vaccine appears to be 96.4% effective against the original COVID mutation, with 86% efficacy against the UK variant and only 55% against the South African variant.
digital therapies

Digital Therapies: How have digital mental health treatments evolved?

Rosie Copland-Mann, Creative Strategist at Rehab, discusses how digital therapies for mental health treatment has evolved, with a special focus on COVID-19.
cancer treatment in the uk

Cancer treatment: Radiotherapy

Cancer Centre London’s Keisha Robinson spoke to Open Access Government about cancer treatment in the UK today, in particular, radiotherapy.
predict severe covid, blood

Scientists find that elevated neutrophils can predict severe COVID and death

Researchers at Yale believe that blood tests could predict severe or critical COVID cases, because blood holds a series of interesting biological signals about a person.
convalescent plasma donation, plasma

The window for convalescent plasma donation is just under two months

New data suggests that before 60 days of COVID symptoms beginning is the best window for convalescent plasma donation - which is how antibodies were created in countless COVID-19 patients before vaccines.

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