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Almost 16,000 COVID-19 patients get hydroxychloroquine and here's what happened

In a new study from Brigham and Women’s hospital, nearly 16,000 patient outcomes were analyzed that were diagnosed with COVID-19 and received the drug hydroxychloroquine.
Instead of improving, patients were four times more likely to experience dangerous heart irregularity, compared to those not teated with the antimalarial drug.
Patients in the study that were given hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to die.
The study is recently published in the medical journal The Lancet  and is the most recent to address a hot topic about whether the medication, which is also prescribed to treat autoimmune disorders, should be  used to treat COVID-19.
Mandeep R. Mehra, a corresponding study author and executive director of the Brigham’s Center for Advanced Heart  Disease said the drug, or any regimen including a chloroquine,  did not help “no matter which way you examine the data.”
Patients from six continents included 
The researchers looked at data from 671 hospitals that included six continents …

Can you eat square or heart shaped Japanese watermelon?

Have you ever wondered if Japanese square watermelon tastes good?  What about heart shaped watermelon? Are Japanese watermelons edible? 

According to a new report from EmaxHealth.com, the fruits are not tasty. Watermelon has many known health benefits, but when you mess with mother nature to make a cubed or heart shaped watermelon you lost taste.

Why is it done?

According to EmaxHealth reporter Tamar Najarian:
"...by the time it [square watermelon] is the proper shape, it has not been given the time needed to also mature. As such, one can buy a non-edible square watermelon for nearly $100 from posh upscale supermarkets and use it as decoration or gifts that could last up to a year or more."  In Najarian's opinion that makes square watermelons pretty useless, despite the fact that they're produced to make them easier to store.. 

You can even grow your own square watermelon,

Heart shaped watermelon tasty

If you want something different to give as a gift, you could offer heart…

Why some bladder cancer is more invasive than others discovered

Researchers have a new understanding of why some bladder cancer is more invasive than others. According to findings from University of Stanford scientists, the discovery could mean new ways to diagnose and treat bladder cancer. 

One stem cell responsible for invasive bladder cancer

The study that was conducted in mice is the first to show bladder cancer as well as lesions considered precancerous arise from one single cell. The scientists says it also explains why cancer of the bladder can recur. 

We've learned that, at an intermediate stage during cancer progression, a single cancer stem cell and its progeny can quickly and completely replace the entire bladder lining," said Philip Beachy, PhD, professor of biochemistry and of developmental biology. in a press release."All of these cells have already taken several steps along the path to becoming an aggressive tumor. Thus, even when invasive carcinomas are successfully removed through surgery, this corrupted lining remains …