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Dr. Scott Gottlieb says vaccinations are not the only factor driving U.S. Covid cases down

More Americans are vaccinated against Covid everyday, but that’s not the only reason coronavirus cases in the U.S. keep falling, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. In an interview on “Closing Bell,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said additional factors contributing to declining infection levels include warming weather and the fact that a portion… Read More »

HIV is associated with accelerated ageing that antiretroviral therapy only partially reverses

Untreated HIV infection is associated with epigenetic age acceleration, which is more pronounced in individuals with severe immunodeficiency, according to a study recently published in The Lancet HIV. It also suggests that epigenetic ageing can be partly reversed by antiretroviral therapy only two years after starting it. However, no significant difference was found in epigenetic… Read More »

ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September

That’s how Dr. Olivier Joannes-Boyau, head of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, describes the resurgence of Covid-19 in France. After young French people took advantage of the lifting of lockdown and summer months to socialize freely, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in large cities like Paris, Bordeaux and… Read More »

Pubs are only dangerous to old and fat people, covid expert says

Pubs are only dangerous to people already at risk of Covid and airplanes are ‘safe’ because they have the same standard of ventilation as an operating theatre, expert says Professor Robert Dingwall said the risk from pubs was ‘heavily age loaded’ He added that planes were ‘fundamentally safe’ because of their air conditioning Boris Johnson’s… Read More »

FDA Approves Opdivo (nivolumab) + Yervoy (ipilimumab) as the First and Only Immunotherapy Treatment for Previously Untreated Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 2, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that Opdivo (nivolumab) 360 mg every three weeks plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) 1 mg/kg every six weeks (injections for intravenous use) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable malignant pleural… Read More »

New research shows COVID-19 immunity may only last few months

An employee of the Bonn professional firefighters gives instructions to a man seeking a test for possible Covid-19 infection at a coronavirus testing station during the novel coronavirus pandemic on August 24, 2020 in Bonn, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/2020 Getty Images) In Hong Kong, new research confirms a man has contracted COVID-19 for the… Read More »