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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 …

Researchers find a way to make air pollution harmless using graphene composite

A team of researchers has  found a way to render smog that causes air pollution harmless,  using a coated graphene composite

The implications for human health could mean fewer incidences of childhood respiratory diseases, heart problems and so much more

Pollution that comes from industry and motor vehicle exhaust fumes have been a growing problem and concern of the World Health Organization. 

Health experts have repeatedly warned lawmakers about the adverse effects of nanoparticles in the air that, if left unchecked, will continue to contribute to rising health costs and human suffering.’

According to the WHO, one out of every nine deaths have been linked to air pollution from nanoparticles. 

Air pollution  harms the body in ways that have been uncovered over the past decades. 

Lack of clean air in inner cities, underdeveloped countries and near freeways remains a concern, though some progress has been made thanks to government regulations; some of which have been rolled back, much to the c…