Good News on This Day in History – May 11

Good News on This Day in History – May 11

60 years ago today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved of birth control as an additional use for the G. D. Searle drug Enovid, making it the first approved oral contraceptive pill following the largest drug trials ever run. The FDA had already reviewed the issue of safety when … Read more

How to be Happier During COVID: Decades of Science Shows That Gratitude, Love, and Connection Can Save Your Life

How to be Happier During COVID: Decades of Science Shows That Gratitude, Love, and Connection Can Save Your Life

With no vaccine or drug that reduces symptoms readily available to help the body combat COVID-19, social distancing and self-isolating is one of the most effective measures of prevention to ensure that hospitals don’t become overwhelmed with sick patients. But the methods most readily available to help reduce the stress … Read more

FDA Okays Historic Blood Treatment for COVID; Clinical Trials to Use Antibodies From Recovered Patients

FDA Okays Historic Blood Treatment for COVID; Clinical Trials to Use Antibodies From Recovered Patients

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works to facilitate expedited access to several investigative drug interventions to treat COVID-19 patients, one particularly promising treatment is now set to enter clinical trials in New York. The convalescent plasma treatment involves drawing blood plasma out of an individual who has … Read more