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Possible New Treatment for Serious COVID-19 cases

Michelle Mendoza, pharmacy technician, reconstitutes the remdesivir research drug under an intravenous hood at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 29, 2020. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored study has enrolled hundreds of people across the nation as it looks to determine if the antiviral drug is effective against COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Jason W. Edwards)

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

May 6, 2020

The Lancet medical journal conducted a study between February 6 and March 12, 2020, which found that the drug Remdesivir has positive impacts on very sick COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir, described in the study by Lancet as a “nucleoside analogue prodrug,” is a drug that blocks the virus from replicating withi...

Treating COVID-19 Patients at Home and in Hospitals

Pictured is an infographic from Penn State Health on April 8, 2020.  Penn State Health offers free initial telescreening for individuals that believe they may have COVID-19. (Penn State Health)

Eva Baker, Reporter

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 has no vaccine, antibiotics, or official medical plan for treatment as of right now, yet that does not stop people from getting sick. There are two main options for people who have COVID-19 and are aware of it: stay at home or go to a hospital.  Those who have tested positive for the virus...

Duke University Discover Unlikely Possible Cure for Brain Cancer: Polio

Kyla Nagel stands next to her brain scan at her home Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Springfield, Ore. Nagel was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer three years. After undergoing conventional treatment, including chemotherapy, and having the tumor return, she enrolled in a research regimen using an experimental drug and now her brain scans show no sign of cancer.  A recent study shows that brain cancer in adults is a dreaded diagnosis with few established treatment guidelines _ resulting in wide variations in treatment that risk making things even worse for some patients.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


August 15, 2016

By: Julia Michaelson Doctors are using a debilitating disease, nearly wiped out globally, to treat one of the most dangerous types of brain tumor. In 2012, 58 year-old Nancy Justice found out she had a brain tumor. She had been diagnosed with Glioblastoma. Justice was told she had seven months to live. According to CBS News, doctors said they can ...

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