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Glasgow outreach service shows the feasibility of PrEP for people who inject drugs

A proactive, outreach-based service for people who inject drugs has successfully delivered the HIV prevention medication PrEP in the midst of Glasgow’s HIV outbreak, Dr Ceilidh Grimshaw of Sandyford told the virtual British HIV Association conference this week. Very few PrEP programmes for people who inject drugs have reported results and ongoing engagement with healthcare… Read More »

Coronavirus drugs: how well is the hunt for covid-19 treatments going?

By Michael Le Page We may need to build a covid-19 treatment from scratch, instead of relying on known antiviral drugsMICHAEL DANTAS/AFP via Getty Images Several hundred trials of potential treatments for the coronavirus are now underway around the world. Early results suggest a few might slightly reduce the risk of dying from covid-19, but… Read More »

What kind of drugs are diuretics

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Diuretics are used to rid the body of extra fluid or salt. People with high blood pressure, heart failure, swollen tissues, and kidney disease often use diuretics to treat these conditions. These include. The more it… Read More »

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Share on PinterestNew research shows that some nondrug therapies, including exercise therapy, can help relieve pain in veterans. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can… Read More »

Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight

Anthony Fauci, MD, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD. Mark Denison, MD, director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville. George Painter, PhD, chief executive officer, Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory, Emory University, Atlanta. ClinicalTrials.gov, accessed Feb. 17, 2020. Cell Research: “Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently… Read More »