Common steroid has saved the lives of 1.4m Covid patients around the world, experts reveal 

Common steroid has saved the lives of 1.4m Covid patients around the world, experts reveal A common steroid which costs around 50p a day can cut Covid deaths by a third The drug was made available to patients on English hospital wards last June  Steroid cuts death rates and hospital stays when combined with an … Read more

Low-doses of anti-inflammatory steroid can double risk of heart problems, research shows 

Low-doses of anti-inflammatory steroid can double risk of heart problems, research shows Researchers believe low doses of steroid can increase risk of heart problems Patients taking under 5mg of prednisolone per day saw risk of cardiovascular disease nearly double Higher doses of the treatment were already known to increase risk of disease Data from 2011 … Read more

Woman’s skin became inflamed and flaky after stopping using steroid cream for her eczema

A woman who became hooked on eczema steroid cream was forced to quit her job and left bedbound for three months after her skin turned red raw. Account executive Samantha Saunders, 32, from Cape Town, suffered with mild eczema as a child and was prescribed topical steroid medicated cream at the age of 14 to … Read more

Trump treated with a steroid Saturday after second ‘transient’ drop in oxygen levels 

Donald Trump’s doctors said Sunday he was given a steroid and put on oxygen as they treated him for COVID-19, but White House Physician Sean Conley said the president could be discharged from Walter Reed as early as Monday. Conley, a Navy Commander and physician to the president, revealed during a briefing Sunday that Trump … Read more