Man is first to receive arthritis drug in trial to treat Covid-19

Coronavirus patient, 41, becomes first in the UK to receive experimental arthritis drug in trial to treat Covid-19 Farhan Hamid, 41, has been in intensive care at Manchester Royal Infirmary Received dose of otilimab – potential arthritis treatment – to see effect on Covid Study trial is being funded by GlaxoSmithKline who aim to recruit 800 patients A Manchester man has become the […]

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Over 100,000 free NHS fat-fighting classes are up for grabs for overweight Brits

MORE than 100,000 free NHS fat-fighting classes are up for grabs. Overweight Brits can now self-refer themselves on to the slimming schemes. The taxpayer-funded, £435-a-head programmes can either be done in person or online. They offer diet and lifestyle advice alongside free cookery and exercise sessions, with those opting for digital classes also given NHS-funded Fitbits. Previously, overweight patients needed […]

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‘Everything is uncertain’: Coronavirus rages in Argentina, cases top 700,000

Buenos Aires: Argentina's coronavirus infections has topped 700,000 with new daily infections and deaths among the top five globally, new data showed, despite seven months of quarantine that have ravaged the frail economy. Argentina reported a rolling seven-day average of 11,082 new cases on Saturday according to Reuters data, behind only India, the United States, France and Brazil, all countries […]

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Half a million sharks face slaughter as drugs companies race to produce coronavirus vaccine made from their livers

HALF a million sharks face slaughter as drugs companies race to produce coronavirus vaccines made from their livers, conservationists warn. A key ingredient in some forms of vaccine now under development is squalene, a natural oil that is harvested from sharks. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline already uses shark squalene […]

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Donald Trump Jr mocks Kamala Harris for cringeworthy Tupac 'best rapper alive' comment

DONALD Trump Jr has mocked Kamala Harris for her cringeworthy Tupac "best rapper alive" comment. CNN commentator Angela Rye asked the vice presidential nominee, during an interview on Friday, "best rapper alive?" to which Harris replied "Tupac." Rye then reminded Harris that the rapper has been dead for over 20 years, leading her to quickly correct herself, saying "not alive, […]

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