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BP Meds Could Improve Survival in COVID Patients

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In the largest such study yet, researchers have found that two classes of common blood pressure medications seem tied to better survival against COVID-19. The U.K. findings should…

1 in 4 Connecticut Nursing Home Patients Had COVID

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When COVID-19 was raging in the Northeastern United States, more than 25% of Connecticut nursing-home residents were suffering from the coronavirus, a new survey reports. Nursing homes are very susceptible to the…

Many COVID Patients Get Useless Antibiotics: Study

Those numbers are, however, from earlier days. And things are likely different now, according to Clancy, who is also chief of infectious diseases at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System. Nori agreed, and said that since the study period, antibiotic…

Immunotherapy Safe for Cancer Patients with COVID

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Immunotherapy for cancer patients with COVID-19 appears safe, a preliminary study suggests. The treatments activate a person’s immune system against cancer. Researchers have been wary, because…

More COVID-19 Patients in ICUs Are Surviving Now

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even as new coronavirus infections soar in the United States, a new study offers one piece of good news: Severely ill COVID-19 patients are significantly more likely to…

Do COVID-19 Patients Really Have to Die Alone?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Hospitals have put in place strict no-visitation rules meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but these precautions have led to another heart-wrenching dilemma. People are dying alone,…

Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Inflammation, lack of oxygen may play a part For one, Goldstein pointed out that all 10 of the patients who experienced delirium also had pulmonary infections. Still, in the context of COVID-19, he said delirium might be caused…

Antivirals Tied to Heart Issue in COVID Patients

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral drugs can experience a drastic slowing of their heart rate, French researchers report. In their study of 41 patients…

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next several years. That’s the conclusion of…

MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Despite the existence of conventional medications to manage multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, a majority of patients also rely on alternative therapies, including vitamins, exercise and marijuana, a new survey suggests. For the study,…