Covid blood-thinner drug treatment dangerous and does not work – study

A blood-thinning drug given as a potential life-saver to many patients recovering from severe Covid does not work and can cause major bleeding, research shows. The findings have led to calls for doctors to stop advising people to take Apixaban, because it does not stop them from dying or ending up back in hospital and … Read more

The FDA Approves Tzield, the Only Drug That Delays Type 1 Diabetes

Fantastic news: Last week, the US FDA officially approved teplizumab-mzwv (Tzield), the only drug that has been demonstrated to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Daily has been eagerly following Tzield for years, and last year, we supported a letter-writing campaign to the FDA in the new drug’s support. “Tzield” is the new … Read more

Big news: Finally a drug to delay getting type 1 diabetes

I took this off TCOYD’s website: The FDA just approved the first-ever disease-modifying therapy for type 1 diabetes! It is called Tzield (teplizumab) and is indicated to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes in adults and pediatric patients aged 8 years and older who are at high risk of getting type 1. The average … Read more

Hawks shut down drug labs and arrest a speeding meth dealer in Sandton | The Citizen

Sandton When members of the Hawks pulled over what just seemed like a man on his way home from work on the corner of Rivonia Road and Kelvin Drive in Sandton, they did not expect to find R700 000 of crystal meth in his workbag on Thursday afternoon (10 November). The 38-year-old Tanzanian national – known … Read more

Six killed in Eastern Cape ‘drug den’ shooting | The Citizen

Six people were shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning in an alleged drug den in New Brighton, Eastern Cape. According to police, three men and three women were killed. Child found unharmed Neighbours heard gunshots and went to check on the deceased and found the door open. “They found four people, … Read more

Mounjaro, Newly Approved, Might Just Be the Best Type 2 Diabetes Drug Ever

A brand new drug has been approved for patients with type 2 diabetes, and it’s now available. It may prove to be the most effective type 2 diabetes drug ever developed. The drug is tirzepatide (Mounjaro), and it is the innovation of the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company. In Trials, Mounjaro’s Benefits Are Unprecedented … Read more

Brain cancer widow calls for equitable access to chemotherapy treatment in Canada |

When Jessica Soares of Beeton, Ont., lost her beloved husband Paulo, affectionately known as ‘Paul,’ he was only 39 years old. “His battle was 31 months, and that was with two craniotomies, 53 rounds of radiation and 18 months worth of chemotherapy,” she said. The long and difficult journey started on a typical Sunday afternoon. “It … Read more

Long COVID: Addiction drug shows promise in treating brain fog, fatigue – National |

Lauren Nichols, a 34-year-old logistics expert for the U.S. Department of Transportation in Boston, has been suffering from impaired thinking and focus, fatigue, seizures, headache and pain since her COVID-19 infection in the spring of 2020. Last June, her doctor suggested low doses of naltrexone, a generic drug typically used to treat alcohol and opioid … Read more

An Old-School Diabetes Drug Might Help Prevent Dementia

New research has shown that an older class of type 2 diabetes drugs may protect against dementia. A study of over 500,000 older adults with diabetes found that those who were prescribed glitazones – also known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs – were 22 percent less likely to develop dementia. If the link is confirmed in … Read more

Alleged drug trafficker arrested after seven years on the run | The Citizen

An alleged drug trafficker who has been on the run since 2015 was traced and arrested by the George Serious Organised Crime Investigation team at a property in Observatory near Cape Town, on Wednesday. According to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Thursday, 42-year-old Renaldo Francois Theron, along with other drug dealers allegedly … Read more