Read more about the article Does the loss of smell only occur due to Covid-19?
Does the loss of smell only occur due to Covid-19?

Does the loss of smell only occur due to Covid-19?

Covid-19 causes loss of smell: upper respiratory tract viruses, and conditions like traumatic brain injury, rhinosinusitis, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease, can also cause it. Apart from fever, headache, malaise, cough,…

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Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care improves infant survival after delivery.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all low-birthweight infants receive kangaroo mother care (KMC) after stabilisation. However, the effect of immediate kangaroo mother care intervention was elusive. The WHO…

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More than 75% of caretakers of children living with sickle cell disease use herbal medicines: results from an inaugural study.

More than 75% of caretakers of children living with sickle cell disease in Uganda report using herbal medicines. They also believe that herbals cure symptoms faster and carry fewer side…

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Read more about the article REGEN-COV monoclonal antibody as post-exposure prophylaxis for Covid-19: Who is eligible for the shot?
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REGEN-COV monoclonal antibody as post-exposure prophylaxis for Covid-19: Who is eligible for the shot?

In a recent study, REGEN-COV monoclonal antibody proved efficacious in preventing Covid-19 among household contacts of SARS-CoV-2 infected persons: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised it for post-exposure…

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Read more about the article REGEN-COV prevents Covid-19: findings from a novel study.
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REGEN-COV prevents Covid-19: findings from a novel study.

In a novel study conducted by Meagan P. O’Brien and colleagues who subsequently published the data in the New England Journal of Medicine, subcutaneous REGEN-COV prevented Covid-19 (both symptomatic and…

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Read more about the article A monoclonal antibody protects against malaria for up to nine months – results from a novel study.
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A monoclonal antibody protects against malaria for up to nine months – results from a novel study.

An experimental monoclonal antibody, CIS43LS, protects against malaria for up to nine months among a small group of participants in a study funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).…

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Read more about the article Haematuria. The diseases you should look out for in a patient.
Haematuria. The diseases you should look out for in a patient.

Haematuria. The diseases you should look out for in a patient.

Haematuria (blood in urine) is a symptom of utmost clinical significance. On many occasions, the cause is elusive, yet several of these warrant a detailed patient history and examination to…

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