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The pharmaceutical Merck reduces the effectiveness of its pill against covid-19

La farmacéutica Merck rebaja la efectividad de su pastilla contra la covid-19

Photo: Kena Betancur / Getty Images The American Pharmaceutical Company Merck downgraded the effectiveness of its oral drug to treat covid-19 in adult patients, who previously claimed that It was 50% and now it indicates that it is only 30%. In a report published by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Merck reported that …

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The Science of Addiction: Why We Don’t Always Like the Things We Want

La ciencia de la adicción: por qué no siempre nos gustan las cosas que queremos

In 1970, an unfortunate and shameful experiment was conducted on a psychiatric patient in New Orleans. We know him only as Patient B-19. B-19 was unhappy. He had a drug problem and had been expelled from the military for homosexual tendencies. As part of his therapy and as an attempt to “cure” him of being …

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“I stopped eating two years ago because of a rare disease”

Fernanda Martinez

Fernanda Martinez, 22, suffers from a rare disease that affects the production of collagen in her body. She also suffers from many other conditions, but that has not made her lose her sense of humor. “And what happens if you eat something?” These are questions like these that Fernanda Martinez, a 22-year-old Brazilian, has to …

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Asymptomatic with coronavirus: what is known about the damage that covid-19 can cause in patients who do not develop symptoms

Asymptomatic with coronavirus: what is known about the damage that covid-19 can cause in patients who do not develop symptoms

Unlike other virulent infections that may not cause symptoms, SARS-CoV-2 can cause pathological changes in the asymptomatic infected. Modern medicine emphasizes – and rightly so – the importance of science. The focus, however, frequently shifts our attention from the true goal of medical care: care (of patients). This idea was captured by William Osler’s (1849-1919) …

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