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GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Signs of hope are starting to show in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but it added that countries must continue to work on prevention measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
PETALING JAYA: The public has been warned not to misuse or consume dexamethasone without a doctor’s prescription.
PETALING JAYA: Dexamethasone should only be used on severe Covid-19 patients, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
PETALING JAYA: Medical Mythbusters Malaysia (M3) advises the public not to simply purchase and consume dexamethasone, after studies revealed that the steroid could reduce death rates by around a third among the most severely ill Covid-19 patients.
LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - A cheap steroid that can help save the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 should be reserved for serious cases in which it has been shown to provide benefits, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - England's Chief Medical Officer has hailed a finding that steroid drug dexamethasone can save the lives of those severely ill with COVID-19 as the most important trial result so far, as scientists seek effective treatments for the new disease.
LONDON (Reuters) - A cheap and widely used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a "major breakthrough" in the coronavirus pandemic.
The report on Tuesday of a powerful treatment for the new coronavirus brought skepticism along with optimism among U.S. doctors, who said the recent withdrawal of an influential COVID-19 study left them wanting to see more data.
(Reuters) - Europe braced for a second coronavirus wave as a medikcal union said it had already arrived in Germany. French and British scientists predicted another hit later this year, while in the United States top White House officials and Democratic congress leaders were set to continue negotiations for a new aid package.