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Hormonal treatments for prostate cancer may prevent or limit COVID-19 symptoms

Men have roughly twice the risk of developing severe disease and dying from COVID-19 than women. Scientists say this is in part because women mount stronger immune reactions to the disease’s microbial cause: the infamous coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Now research with prostate cancer patients points to another possible explanation, which is that the male sex… Read More »

Major Health Insurer to Stop Covering Descovy to Prevent HIV

UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest health insurance companies in the nation, notified plan members that starting September 1, it will no longer cover Descovy as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, reports MedCity News. The announcement arrives as a low-cost generic version of Truvada as PrEP will become available September 30. Approved as PrEP last… Read More »

Can ativan prevent seizures

Ativan investigators concluded that EEG monitoring after ativan control seizures status epilepticus is essential for optimal management. Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of fosphenytoin Neurology. Adverse effects. Ativan is a type of benzodiazepine, a type of medication can affects nerve signaling in the brain. Prevent this medicine in its original container tightly closed and out of reach… Read More »

Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup. Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein clumps lead to the progressive loss of brain cells that… Read More »

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease?

The effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation has again been questioned with negative headlines1,2 trumpeting its failure to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. What most researchers and journalists fail to address, however, is the fact that: The “high dose” given in this trial was a mere 2,000 international units (IUs) a day, which is still only… Read More »

Interventions to Prevent Psychosis

Tiffany Martinez was a 17-year-old college freshman when she began hearing voices, seeing shadowy figures and experiencing troubling, intrusive thoughts. Her friends at the University of Southern Maine, where she was majoring in psychology, noticed that she was acting strangely and urged her to get help. They most likely saved her from a crippling mental… Read More »