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3/4/20 - SARS drug ready for clinical trial
A drug developed to treat lung disease has shown early promise against the Covid-19 virus, researchers reported last night. More

3/4/20 - 'Promising' COVID-19 vaccine revealed
A potential vaccine for COVID-19 has been described for the first time after promising mice studies, US scientists have revealed today (2 April 2020). More

2/4/20 - Covid-19 deaths in Italy 'until June'
The number of daily Covid-19 deaths in Italian hospitals continues to accelerate at the maximum rate – and significant numbers of deaths could be recorded until early June, according to a new analysis. More

2/4/20 - Treatment hope for babies with high-grade glioma
Targeted drugs could be used to treat some infants with high-grade glioma, according to the biggest study to date on the aggressive brain tumour. More

1/4/20 - Heart drugs 'safe' in Covid 19 patients
Researchers have examined the impact of common antihypertensive drugs on patients with Covid 19. More

1/4/20 - Clear boost for metabolism from exercise
Exercise appears to have an even more beneficial effect on the metabolism than previously thought, according to an Australian study. More

31/3/20 - Blood test detects dozens of cancers
A blood test can accurately detect more than 50 types of cancer and identify in which tissue the cancer originated – often before symptoms show, it was announced today (31 March 2020). More

31/3/20 - Out-patient procedure improves condition of type 2 diabetes patients
A novel out-patient procedure helped to improve blood glucose levels, liver insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic measures in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, researchers reported last night. More

31/3/20 - Analysis points to drugs to aid Covid-19 care
There is no evidence contraindicating NSAIDs for the care of patients with Covid-19 infection, according to UK researchers. More

30/3/20 - Call to increase quarantine after recovery
The quarantine period for patients recovering from Covid-19 infection may need to be increased, according to a study from China. More

30/3/20 - Study reveals impact of postpartum psychiatric disorders
Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders after the birth of their first child are less likely to have further children, a Danish study reports today (30 March 2020). More

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