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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 7, 2020DRUGS

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Rukobia Approved for Patients With Multidrug-Resistant HIV

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TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of antiretroviral medication, Rukobia (fostemsavir), has been approved for people with HIV who have not had success with other therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. Rukobia, 600 mg extended...

Healthier School Meal Programs Helped Poorer Kids Beat Obesity: Study


TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Just how healthy has the introduction of healthier new meals at America's schools been for kids? A new study ties the policy move to about a half-million fewer obese U.S. children. The study covered kids aged 10 to 17. It found th...

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COVID-19 Outbreaks at Meat Processing Plants Are Hitting Minorities Hard


TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Workers from ethnic and minority groups make up nearly all meatpacking employees who've been infected during COVID-19 outbreaks at their facilities, a new government study reveals. The stats show that nearly 1 of every 10 workers in...

75 or Older? Statins Can Still Benefit Your Heart


TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with healthy hearts probably would benefit from taking a cholesterol-lowering statin, a new study contends. People 75 and older who were free of heart disease and prescribed a statin wound up with a 25% lower risk o...

U.S. Air Pollution Still at Deadly Levels, Study Finds


TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fine particulate air pollution remains at levels deadly to older Americans, a new study finds. If U.S. air quality standards for fine particulate pollution ((PM2.5) complied with World Health Association guidelines, more than 140...

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