What Antiviral Drugs Work for COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has led many to look at antivirals as a way of preventing the virus or lessening its symptoms. While social media has been rife with claims that certain drug treatments work, so far only one has been approved for use against the coronavirus that is behind COVID-19. We’re going to take a look at the antiviral drug that has shown to be effective, as well as some of the other potential antivirals.

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Why are Insulin Prices Going Up?

It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans require insulin to control their diabetes. However, the cost of insulin has risen considerably in recent years, leading to many people having to make difficult choices to cover the cost of this vital medicine. But why is insulin cost high? We take a look at the reasons behind the increase in insulin prices.

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3 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Work Better Than 2 in Neutralizing Omicron

Research has been published by Pfizer and BioNTech showing that 3 doses of their coronavirus vaccine is more effective against the omicron variant. It shows that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine BNT162b2 creates more antibodies that are better able to deal with the omicron variant of COVID-19.

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Increased Risk of Heart Disease for Women

New research published in the scientific journal Circulation suggests that women who have experienced gestational diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease. The study shows that there is twice the likelihood of developing calcium in the arteries of the heart by middle age. Calcium in the heart arteries can cause heart disease in many cases. The research shows that even if glucose levels in the blood were in the healthy range following the pregnancy, the risk still exists.

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