This startling discovery might protect men from coronavirus

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  • Doctors studying cohorts of cancer patients who were infected with the novel coronavirus made a startling discovery.
  • Men with prostate cancer who were under androgen-deprivation therapy were less likely to get COVID-19, and less likely to develop a severe case if they were infected.
  • The researchers think ADT therapy may protect men from the novel coronavirus.
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With each day that goes by, we keep hearing of novel coronavirus therapies that can speed up recovery time and potentially reduce the risk of complications and death. It seems like doctors are throwing everything at the disease to see what sticks, but that’s not exactly the case. They’ve simply had time to observe that some of the drugs that were created for other ailments can help COVID-19 patients as well. One such example is remdesivir, which was developed for Ebola but never used to treat it. Then there’s the controversial hydroxychloroquine, a decades-old anti-malarial that can help some COVID-19 patients, but it’s not as effective and safe as people would have hoped. Anti-viral favipiravir (Avigan) was made for influenza but it might work on COVID-19 as well. And if this new study is right, a treatment that’s usually given to prostate cancer patients could be used to protect men from the novel coronavirus.

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