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China’s Wuhan raises coronavirus death toll by 50% after city revises figures

This photo taken on February 17, 2020 shows medical staff members working at an exhibition center converted into a hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. STR | AFP via Getty Images Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, has revised upwards the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the… Read More »

Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of ‘universal’ cancer therapy

Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a “one-size-fits-all” cancer therapy. T-cell therapies for cancer – where immune cells are removed, modified and returned to the patient’s blood to seek and destroy cancer cells – are the latest paradigm in cancer treatments. The most widely-used therapy,… Read More »

Breast cancer drug trial raises hopes

A new type of drug that blocks one of cancer’s escape routes from chemotherapy could be used to treat aggressive breast cancers, a study suggests. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, found the drug could boost the response to chemotherapy in cancers that had become resistant in both cells grown in the… Read More »

Fatty liver raises the risk of death in people with HIV and hepatitis C

People with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection who had fatty liver disease were twice as likely to die during a five-year follow-up period as their counterparts without fatty liver disease, French researchers report in Hepatology. The researchers say that using non-invasive measures of fatty liver disease can help doctors identify patients at higher risk of… Read More »

Telemedicine Service Zava Raises $32M Series A To Scale Across Europe

David Meinertz, cofounder and CEO of Zava Zava This week, Zava, a telemedicine provider with over 3 million paid consultations to date, has announced a $ 32 million Series A investment ahead of its launch into statutory healthcare systems in Germany, France and the UK. Zava’s mission is to build healthcare that is accessible, dependable and… Read More »