Coronavirus: Scotland drug trials to treat respiratory damage

Hydroxychloroquine  What are the brand versions of the drug? Plaquenil. What does it treat? Malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is a less powerful and, by some experts’ accounts, less toxic, version of chloroquine phosphate. Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil, may treat COVID-19 Who makes it and where has it already been tested? … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Nicola Sturgeon may ease lockdown in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to get out of lockdown The Scottish First Minister today set out some of the restrictions which could soon be lifted or modified north of the border. They include:  Businesses: Certain businesses could be allowed to reopen but only if they can guarantee that social distancing will be adhered to.  Schools: Ms … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 16,510 with 450 new fatalities

England, Scotland and Wales announce 450 more coronavirus victims in NHS hospitals taking the UK’s death toll to 16,510 By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline Published: 14:03 BST, 20 April 2020 | Updated: 21:12 BST, 20 April 2020 England, Scotland and Wales have announced 450 more deaths from the coronavirus today, taking the … Read more

‘Porridge and lentil soup’ diet aims to curb diabetes in Scotland

Doctors in Scotland to trial an 850-calorie ‘porridge and lentil soup’ diet to curb the nation’s spiralling diabetes epidemic A total of 15,980 new patients diagnosed in 2018 – including 205 under age of 30 The 850-calorie daily diet plan includes five portions of fruit and vegetables Participants will lose a stone a month and ‘diabetes … Read more