Tag: Treatment

Popular heartburn medicine being studied as treatment for coronavirus

Over the past few weeks researchers have been discreetly studying a new potential treatment for COVID-19 — and it might not be what you expect.

The treatment in question is called famotidine, and it’s the active ingredient in Pepcid, an over-the-counter medication commonly used to alleviate heartburn.

Since March 13, researchers at Northwell Health, a network of hospitals in New York, have been enrolling patients hospitalized with COVID-19 into their study of famotidine, which is being delivered through an IV in megadoses nine times greater than the typical over-the-counter dose. The drug is being given in combination with the much-touted antimalarial hydroxychloroquine.

Researchers said some data on safety will be available “in a few weeks,” but did not say when data will be available showing whether the drug combination is effective.

Dr. Kevin Tracey, CEO and president of the Feinsteins Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, says the study

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Does Hospital Stand for ‘House of Sick People Including Treatment and Labour’?

Claim

The word “hospital” is an acronym for “house of sick people including treatment and labour.”

Reporting

On December 17 2018, a Facebook page shared the following meme purporting to reveal the surprising etymology of the word “hospital”:


With a nod to the “today years old” meme, it read:

How old were you when you realised that HOSPITAL means House Of Sick People Including Treatment and Labour.

Fun (but often unreliable) assertions about the purported etymology of popular words are known movers and shakers on social media, often guaranteed to rake in likes, shares, and comment engagement. Frequently, the claims constituted a backronym, which is a back-formed word construction purporting to be a legitimate acronym. Although many are purely humorous in intent, others fall into the category of folk etymology or falsehoods.

While the word “hospital” was in wide use in 2016, social media discussions of its etymology made

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BPDS Chepstow Dental – Cosmetic Family Dentist; Denplan, NHS and Private dental treatment,

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South Wales leading restorative centre. BPDS offers a unique blend of skills allowing more complex restorative and cosmetic cases to be managed fully in one location. Advanced training in restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implants and orthodontics means your treatment is all managed in the one location and we are the only MiSmile Invisalign accredited practice in Monmouthshire. With less need to refer to specialists for portions of treatment we take total responsibility for creating the best smile outcome for you.

Treatment is provided in a modern and exceedingly spacious surgery. BPDS is a family run practice with husband and wife Russell and Rachel Gidney leading the team that will ease you through your dental journey. The quality of your care and your satisfaction are our primary concern.

We carry out a wide range of general as well as accepting referrals for complex care from local practices. Patient of all ages

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World Laparoscopy Hospital – Laparoscopic Treatment Training and Research

World Laparoscopy Hospital is the leading name among the world-class academic Minimal Access Surgery institute on this planet. WLH is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH). This internationally renowned institute is a Scientific, Clinical, and Educational center to improve the quality of care for the Minimal Access Surgical patient by setting high standards of laparoscopic and da Vinci surgical education and its clinical practice.

World Laparoscopy Hospital’s training Institute is situated in Gurugram, India, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. This institution meets the guidelines as established in the “Framework for Post Residency Surgical Education and Training” and is endorsed at the Gold level by various international organizations including WALS and ICRS. This International Institute of Minimal Access Surgery has an outstanding pool of doctors, scientists, and researchers to foster multidisciplinary investigation, inspiring new ideas and discoveries.

The patient is the most

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