Tag Archives: health

Are old malaria drugs really the COVID-19 ‘game changer’ some people believe? Not so fast, warn health officials

U.S. president Donald Trump considers them a COVID-19 “game changer,” his top infectious diseases advisor says the evidence is flimsy, while ethicists worry pouring millions of the tablets into hospitals is a long shot that could make people sicker. Two old anti-malaria medications are being pushed as potential treatments in the scramble to find something,… Read More »

Harvard Health Ad Watch: Are nutritional drinks actually good for you?

I first heard of nutritional drinks in the 1980s, early in my medical training. They were recommended for people struggling to maintain a healthy weight, often due to loss of appetite, cancer, or swallowing problems. Since then, nutritional supplement drinks like Boost and Ensure have gone mainstream. Their widespread, primetime advertising aimed at a much… Read More »

Here’s What Your Health Insurance Covers for the Coronavirus – TheStreet

As more Americans test positive for the coronavirus and practice social distancing by keeping six feet away from one another, concerns about what their insurance companies cover continue to rise. Governors and mayors in New York, San Francisco and Houston have restricted movement, shutting down restaurants and bars to only delivery and take-out orders in… Read More »