Fecal transplantation improves outcomes in patients with multi-drug resistant organisms

Bethesda, MD (April 30, 2020) — Transferring fecal matter from the digestive systems of healthy donors to extremely ill patients who had previously been infected with drug-resistant bacteria resulted in shorter hospital stays, fewer bloodstream infections and infections that were easier to treat, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week®…

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Live Updates: F.D.A. Plans to Announce Emergency Use of Coronavirus Drug

Here’s what you need to know: ImageLab technicians loading vials of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug to treat the coronavirus, at a Gilead Sciences facility last month in California.Credit…Gilead Sciences, via Reuters The early results of a federal trial showing that treatment with remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug, can speed recovery in patients infected with…

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Remdesivir Shows Modest Benefits in Coronavirus Trial

Modest results from a federal trial of an experimental drug helped send the stock market soaring on Wednesday, another sign of the desperation for a viable treatment against the coronavirus. Just before markets opened, Gilead, maker of the antiviral drug remdesivir, announced that it was “aware of positive data” about the drug’s performance in a…

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Powerful Meat Industry Holds More Sway After Trump’s Order

Hundreds of employees have been getting sick or not showing up for work for fear of contracting the virus. Labor unions, which had been largely quiet in their dealings with many of the large meat companies before the pandemic, started to hold regular news conferences to highlight the growing number of deaths among their workers.…

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New Coronavirus Test Offers Advantages: Just Spit and Wait

A new test for the coronavirus is so simple and straightforward, almost anyone could do it: Spit a glob of saliva into a cup, close the lid and hand it over. While not as fast to process as the speediest swab tests, saliva tests could transform the diagnosis of Covid-19. If manufactured in enough numbers…

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‘This Isn’t the Time for Caviar’: A Chef Finds New Flavors in a Pandemic

BANGKOK — When the coronavirus struck, desperate chefs in Bangkok’s fine-dining scene began offering sea urchin on toast and Wagyu katsu sandwiches for delivery since eating in was banned. Deepanker Khosla kept cooking, too, but he has eschewed the foams, emulsions and other flourishes of molecular gastronomy that normally flavor his cuisine. Instead, his kitchen,…

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People Are Talking About ‘Travel Bubbles.’ But Could They Work?

Last week, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said that he and Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, were talking about creating a “travel bubble” that would let people move between their two countries, which have both made progress in containing the coronavirus. The move would benefit businesses and help the economies of both…

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Together Apart? How About Totally Losing It?

Sometimes the arguments take place on the street. More often, they appear to occur in a supermarket. One New Yorker, seemingly blasé about social distancing, gets too close. The other flashes a look of opprobrium or makes a snide comment. The situation escalates from there. That was how it happened for the novelist and essayist…

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Brooklinen Is Having a Rare Sale on Its Best-Selling Sheets

Brooklinen makes the best cotton sheets and some of the best linen sheets we’ve ever tested; They’re sturdy, cute, and most importantly, so comfy. Right now, Brooklinen is having a rare, site-wide sale to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The rules are pretty simple: Take 20% off any and every item on the site now through…

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Inside a NYC Hospital Coronavirus Unit During the Pandemic

There is little respite for the nurses working with coronavirus patients at N.Y.U. Langone Health. Inside the recently opened Kimmel Pavilion in Manhattan, hundreds of patients rest in rooms designed to minimize infection. When the nurses do take a break, a soundtrack of wailing sirens reminds them what lies ahead on their return. On March…

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