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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several U.S. hospitals in states with fresh surges of COVID-19 cases have started treating their sickest patients with dexamethasone rather than await confirmation of preliminary results of a study by British researchers, who said the inexpensive steroid saves lives.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): A public health expert and a community that monitors pandemic effects in Indonesia have warned the public to avoid rushing to buy dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used corticosteroid medication, which has been hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Covid-19 treatment.
WASHINGTON: Asian stocks were set to dip on Thursday after a choppy Wall Street session as spiking coronavirus cases and prospects of new lockdowns erased earlier confidence about a global economic recovery
NEW YORK: Oil prices settled lower on Wednesday on fuel demand worries due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, with emerging hotspots in China and the United States, and as U.S. crude stocks grew again, taking commercial inventories to another all-time high.
NEW YORK: The S&P 500 closed lower on Wednesday as news of spiking pandemic data and the prospect of a new round of economic lockdowns dampened investor optimism over signs of economic recovery.
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, an anti-inflammatory steroid which nearly cost the careers of top players like badminton legend Lee Chong Wei and track cycling star Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom has suddenly found a new role – as a “life-saving” drug for the Covid-19.
AS Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations continue to rise in the US and other parts of the world, Oxford University scientists provided a much-needed piece of good news Tuesday:
PETALING JAYA: Dexamethasone should only be used on severe Covid-19 patients, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.