Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
17 August, 2020

This week: Concern over Russian vaccine announcement - Why 97% of people with a penicillin allergy may actually not be - Alpacas help in fight against COVID-19 - and more.

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COVID-19, children, and schools: overlooked and at risk

An early cause for hope in the coronavirus pandemic was the observation that children are much less likely to experience severe illness than adults. This remains true, but has created a perception that children are less susceptible to infection and do not play a substantial role in transmission. Unfortunately, emerging research suggests this optimism is unfounded. -


Global concern over Russian vaccine announcement

Australian experts have responded to reports that Russia has approved a COVID-19 vaccine known as Sputnik V for widespread use after less than two months of human testing. -


Why 97 per cent of people with a penicillin allergy may actually tolerate the drug

More than 97 per cent of people diagnosed as allergic to penicillin may not actually be, according to Australian doctors. Melbourne researchers have found an allergy to the common antibiotic is in many cases misdiagnosed, which means more patients can be treated with it. -


Experts call for health overhaul to fight 'ongoing pandemic of racism'

A group of health experts have issued a scathing rebuke of federal and state governments, calling on them to do more to address racial violence in the health system. -


Alpacas help researchers in fight against COVID-19

At the heart of Australia's coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne, researchers and scientists are examining an immunity curiosity from alpacas that, along with other members of the camelid family, create two types of antibodies. - 


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