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Home COVID-19 tests could help find people while they are contagious, experts say. Health Canada isn’t convinced

Article content continued “If it’s done in a haphazard way … you might actually create more problems, confusion than the actual benefits because you might get maybe a higher risk of false negative results,” Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, said Tuesday during a COVID-19 briefing. Morris wants the government to seriously… Read More »

New technique in which drugs make bacteria glow could help fight antibiotic resistance

New technique in which drugs make bacteria glow could help fight antibiotic resistance. A new technique could help reduce antibiotic prescribing by predicting which drugs could be effective in fighting bacteria within minutes. Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed the method, which allows users to see whether a bacterium is likely to respond… Read More »

Why making anti-viral drugs is so hard – and how COVID-19 could be great for the field

It was 1928 when Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming noticed an odd phenomenon: mould that had formed accidentally in one of his petri dishes was stopping the growth of bacteria. Fleming had of course just discovered penicillin, and by the mid-1940s the world’s first antibiotic would be in mass production, launching a historic era when most… Read More »

Could Fasting Lower High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the measurement of the force your blood exerts on your arteries as it moves throughout your body. Normally this pressure rises and falls throughout the day. But when it stays consistently elevated it may damage your heart and cause other health problems. When the American Heart Association (AHA) and other health organizations… Read More »

U.N. agency says coronavirus emergency could trump some patent rights

GENEVA (Reuters) – Discussions are under way on enabling wider access to some patented drugs and medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the U.N.’s intellectual property agency said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry speaks at the opening ceremony of the fifth World Internet Conference… Read More »