Ivermectin (22,23-dihydroavermectin B1a + 22,23-dihydroavermectin B1b) is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication. It is traditionally used against worms, but more recently found to be effective against mites and some lice too. Ivermectin is currently being used to help eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) in the Americas and stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis around the world.
A panel of international experts representing the World Health Organization's Guideline Development Group has updated its guidance on treatments for patients with covid-19.
The fight against dengue fever has a new weapon: a mosquito infected with the bacteria Wolbachia, which prevents the spread of the virus.
Around 3 in 10 Americans still believe ivermectin is an effective treatment for covid. What's more, few place significant trust in any form of news media or official institution to accurately convey information about health topics, from covid treatments and vaccines to reproductive health issues, a new poll from KFF shows.
The harm caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) misinformation.
Robert Califf, the head of the Food and Drug Administration, doesn't seem to be having fun on the job.
Public health has had its day in court lately. And another day. And another day.
Metformin, a widely available oral medication, reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral load by 3.6-fold in outpatient trial, offering a potential treatment option. Ivermectin and fluvoxamine show no significant virologic effect.
Researchers discuss whether metformin, ivermectin, or fluvoxamine could reduce the risk of long COVID if administered shortly after infection.
In a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota researchers found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, prevents the development of long COVID.
Researchers evaluated the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) drugs in river water.
Researchers highlighted the pace of development of COVID-19 therapies during the pandemic and the challenges that hinder the widespread availability of anticoronavirals.
Medicare Advantage, the private-sector alternative to original Medicare, now enrolls nearly half of all Medicare beneficiaries.
In a recent study posted to Preprints with The Lancet*, a team of researchers from the United States investigated whether early outpatient treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with fluvoxamine, ivermectin, or metformin could prevent long coronavirus disease (long COVID).
Researchers evaluate the efficacy of ivermectin in a maximum dosage of 600 μg/kg/day over six days in treating early mild-to-moderate COVID-19.
Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress reacted with compassion to the news that Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) has checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment of clinical depression.
A new study in PLoS ONE aimed to analyze the variables associated with in-hospital mortality in COVID-19-positive cancer patients who were presented to the ED.
Researchers evaluated the efficacy of low-dosage fluvoxamine (50 mg two times a day) over 10 days in the management of mild and moderate-SARS-CoV-2 infections in the US.
Acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines increased globally, from 75.2% in 2021 to 79.1% in 2022, according to a survey in 23 countries that represent more than 60% of the world's population.
Researchers assessed the impact of ivermectin on the duration of sustained recovery among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outpatients.
Uptake of national guidelines for the treatment of children hospitalized with COVID-19 fell well below what would typically be expected, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere in Pediatrics.