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Covid: UK coronavirus alert level moving to 4

The UK’s coronavirus alert level is being upgraded from 3 to 4, meaning transmission is “high or rising exponentially”, its chief medical officers have said. It comes after the government’s scientific adviser warned there could be 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action. The prime minister will make a statement in… Read More »

Natural Ways to Maintain Your Cholesterol Levels

Learn how to naturally maintain balanced cholesterol levels. In addition to cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and going back to school, September is National Cholesterol Education Month. If you haven’t recently had your cholesterol checked, consider this is a friendly reminder to make an appointment. High cholesterol can affect people of all ages, even those… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

Repurposing a cancer drug to reduce COVID-19 lung inflammation

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) and Emory investigators are testing whether an anticancer drug can reduce lung inflammation in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, possibly preventing the need for intubation and lowering mortality. The drug is called duvelisib, and it was FDA-approved in 2018 for the treatment of relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or… Read More »