Friday Five

A life-saving drug, the effects of Vitamin D and an incentive for antibiotic research – this week’s Friday Five

Life-saving drug for Covid-19 authorised by the UK government The UK government has authorised immediate use of a steroid treatment on the NHS, after results from the UK RECOVERY trial showed that drug reduces the mortality rate by 17%. Doctors can now administer the anti-inflammatory to all UK hospitalised Covid-19 patients requiring oxygen, including those…

Friday Five

The Covid-19 aftermath starts to emerge – this week’s Friday Five

Coronavirus cost on cancer care revealed Cancer care in England has faced major disruption during the pandemic with big drops in numbers of patients getting urgent check-ups and starting new treatments. The number of people being assessed by a cancer doctor after referral fell to 79,500 in April – a drop of 60% compared to…