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Running the London Marathon without training could be possible

You CAN run a marathon without training… but you REALLY shouldn’t! With London’s prestigious event now just days away, experts urge runners not to ‘do a Jedward’ Celebrities claim to have completed marathons without weeks of training  But medics warn failing to train could cause strains, joint damage and fractures Experts advise marathon participants to […]

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Similar medications cost more for humans than for pets

In a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota researchers compared the prices of 120 medications commonly used in humans and pets. The authors found the price of human medications was generally higher than the price of pet medications with the same ingredients at common human-equivalent doses. On average, the retail price […]

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Repurposing existing drugs to fight new COVID-19 variants

Finding new ways to treat the novel coronavirus and its ever-changing variants has been a challenge for researchers, especially when the traditional drug development and discovery process can take years. A Michigan State University researcher and his team are taking a hi-tech approach to determine whether drugs already on the market can pull double duty […]

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Indonesia approves first homegrown Covid-19 vaccine

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Indonesia has approved its first locally developed Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, the head of the country’s public health agency said Friday, hailing it as a step toward “the nation’s independence in access to medicine”. Jakarta has stressed the importance of developing national vaccines since the beginning of the pandemic but […]