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Why you should not drink your own pee (yes, really) for Covid-19 or anything else

If there’s one truth you can rely on regardless of the situation — from the current unending pandemic nightmare to the balmy days before — it’s that someone, somewhere, will try literally anything if they think it might help their health. …

The Nuance

Experts say low-dose aspirin might be an underutilized weapon in our battle with the coronavirus

During the first months of the pandemic, back when vaccines were little more than a wishful ambition, the global medical community was desperate for something — anything — that could weaken the mortal grip of severe Covid-19 disease.

Aspirin emerged as an early drug-of-interest.

Covid-19 does its damage primarily via…

No one’s safe from aggressive new variants until the whole world is

By now, you may have heard the alarming news out of South Africa: Scientists there have tracked a new variant of Covid-19, and it has way more mutations than Delta.

Countries are halting flights from South Africa; the variant has also been found in Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel…

The Nuance

Cancer risks, Covid-19 disappointments, and hidden health lessons

In 2001, a team of American cancer researchers launched one of the largest clinical trials ever conducted.

Known as the SELECT trial, the study was led by some of the country’s foremost cancer experts, including doctors at the National Cancer Institute, the Cleveland Clinic, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research…

The surge caused by the delta variant wasn’t only due to unvaccinated younger adults, but they played a substantial role

When the delta variant reached the U.S. and caused another huge surge of infections, a key question arose: Is delta more virulent — does it cause more severe disease — than previous variants? Today, about six months after delta infections first appeared in the U.S., the evidence still doesn’t point…

We need to maximize control of the virus while minimizing harm

Covid has changed the world as we know it, and virulent variants such as Delta have upended early hopes of a clearer-cut “back to normal.” Unfortunately, achieving herd immunity may now be an impossible dream, but we can limit death and disruption as we get to a new normal.

Although…

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