'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs
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'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Six months after COVID-19 started spreading around the globe, desperation rather than information is still driving many decisions about how to treat the disease

Safe injection sites may curb opioid deaths, report suggests
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Safe injection sites may curb opioid deaths, report suggests

A secret U.S. safe haven where drug users can give themselves heroin and other drugs has observed more than 10,500 injections over five years with no fatal overdoses

'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs
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'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Six months after COVID-19 started spreading around the globe, desperation rather than information is still driving many decisions about how to treat the disease

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2-time French Open finalist Soderling talks of mental health

Two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling has written about his mental health in a social media post and revealed that he suffered from anxiety and panic attacks after playing professional tennis

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UK report: Medical treatments caused many 'avoidable harm'

A scathing review into long-running scandals at Britain's National Health Service has found that hundreds of women and their babies suffered “avoidable harm” because officials ignored serious concerns raised about some medical treatments

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Veterans Home residents, staff tested after first COVID-19 case confirmed

A resident at the Illinois Veteran Home has tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter to residents, their families and staff at the facility dated Monday, Administrator Troy Culbertson confirmed the positive test.

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Iowa governor to use $50M in federal money for mental health

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will spend $50 million in federal funding on adult and childhood mental health and substance abuse programs

Zimbabwe's health minister fired over COVID-19 graft scandal
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Zimbabwe's health minister fired over COVID-19 graft scandal

Zimbabwe’s health minister has been fired for inappropriate conduct after he was accused of illegally awarding a multi-million-dollar contract for COVID-19 medical supplies to a shadowy company that sold the government $28 face masks and other materials at inflated prices

Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers
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Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers

A U.S. health panel wants to widen the number of current and former smokers offered yearly scans for lung cancer

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV
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Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

Doctors say a Brazilian man who was infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body