Clinical Trials & Research

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Personal protective equipment, including face masks, are an essential piece of equipment for healthcare workers, since the spread of respiratory viruses, such as the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), occurs primarily via droplets that are dispersed by infected individuals through coughing and sneezing. However, due to the current pandemic and subsequent surge in use of personal protective
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Should the anti-viral remdesivir be used to treat COVID-19? The sudden, dramatic emergence and spread of COVID-19 meant that the pharmaceutical industry hasn’t had the opportunity to develop treatments specifically aimed at the novel virus. As a result, drug researchers have instead scoured the existing pharmaceutical arsenal for potentially effective drug treatments. Thus far, a
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Researchers propose a new method of self-competition through virtual reality exergaming to increase the power output and intrinsic motivation of home-based cyclists. A sedentary lifestyle can have a negative effect on both physical and mental health; it is associated with critical health conditions, obesity, and early death. Moderate physical activity for at least thirty minutes
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A worldwide research study investigated the effects of eating nuts on cardiovascular disease and death.  Altering dietary intake is well known to have a positive impact on cardiovascular disease. Several studies have identified that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats or plant protein can lower cholesterol levels and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Nuts
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Hong Kong researchers investigated a triple antiviral drug combination for COVID-19 treatment in patients with mild to moderate illness. The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has affected more than 230 countries, with over three million cases and 200,000 deaths confirmed, according to WHO estimates at the beginning of May 2020. The majority of
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Clinical trials are currently underway to investigate the effectiveness of bevacizumab for the treatment of COVID-19, with results expected as early as May 2020. The outbreak and rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has resulted in the worldwide search for a viable treatment option. There are several drug candidates currently being investigated to treat
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Eating a moderate amount of fish per week, while pregnant, may improve child’s metabolic health, according to a new study. Fish is a significant dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids that may have cardiometabolic benefits. Several studies support that fish consumption can help reduce the risks of heart and metabolic diseases, such as high blood
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A small study discusses the risk of COVID-19 transmission from asymptomatic carriers.  As scientists continue to work on slowing the spread of COVID-19, examining patterns of person to person disease transmission is crucial. However, the transmission of COVID-19 from asymptomatic carriers, with a normal chest computed tomography (CT), has not been investigated. Published in the Journal
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