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New infection spike in Japan's capitalTokyo has confirmed 107 new coronavirus infections, its highest daily tally in two months, but Japan's chief cabinet secretary has said there is no

Foods that boost our immune system

Foods that boost our immune system

Md. Naim Hossain :As coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted communities around the world, many people have wondered whether there are steps they can take to stay healthy. Everyday preventive measures

Pandemic sparks food security crisis

Pandemic sparks food security crisis

Bethan Grylls (New Food) :Following the UN's Food Programme's warning that the COVID-19 pandemic will double the number of people suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020, Olam

A Shift on the Front Line

A Shift on the Front Line

Silvia Castelletti, M.D. :I have just finished the night shift on the Covid-19 ward. I look at myself in the mirror: I have a C on my nose from

Make science portable and widely accessible

Make science portable and widely accessible

Michael Levin :COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic we face in the coming years. This is an opportunity to learn how to decentralize scientific research and make it more

Proning: A life-saving therapy for severe COVID-19 patients

Md Billal Hossen :Everybody is looking for the vaccine of COVID-19 but any effective vaccine is not invented yet. Most of the people in the world are trying different types

Vitamin E, another possible immune fighter in COVID-19

Dr. Muhammad Torequl Islam :Vitamin E (vit E) (other names: alpha-tocopherol, alpha-tocopherol, tocotrienol, 5,7,8 trimethyl-tocotrienol), a group of eight fat soluble compounds, including four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Vit E

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Spain, Portugal reopen their shared borderSpain and Portugal reopened their shared border, which has been closed since March 16 as Lisbon sought to protect itself from new cases that were

Rapid loss of COVID-19 antibodies

Rapid loss of COVID-19 antibodies

Amanda Heidt :A pair of studies published this week is shedding light on the duration of immunity following COVID-19, showing patients lose their IgG antibodies-the virus-specific, slower-forming antibodies associated with

Vitamin A, hopeful fighter in Covid pandemic

Dr. Muhammad Torequl Islam :Vitamin A, a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid and several provitamin A carotenoids (e.g., beta-carotene). It is important for

Green Tea: A Healthier Beverage

Green Tea: A Healthier Beverage

Naimur Rahman Afid :Green tea is a popular name to the health concern people. It is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis(tea) leaves and buds. Actually

Elementary education in quarantine

Elementary education in quarantine

Suborna Rahman Sony :Primary education is a certain prerequisite for the sustainable development of a country. Elementary education in Bangladesh is run under the Primary and Mass Education Ministry. After

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Spain to open border with Morocco only in case of reciprocitySpain will only open its borders with Morocco if there is a reciprocal agreement to let people from Spain enter

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UAE government employees to return to workplaces on July 5Employees of the United Arab Emirates federal government will return to their workplaces from July 5, while implementing social distancing

Oximeter: A life saving device for COVID patients

Oximeter: A life saving device for COVID patients

Tawhid Islam :Oximeter is a medical device used to monitor blood saturated oxygen levels. A pulse oximeter continuously measures the level of oxygen saturation of haemoglobin in the arterial

Controversy over treatment of cardiac Covid-19 patients

Controversy over treatment of cardiac Covid-19 patients

Muhammad Torequl Islam :Troponin I (TnI), the member of the troponin protein complex, binds to actin in thin myofilaments to hold the actin-tropomyosin complex in its right place. It

Cholera vaccine campaigns for Covid-19 guidance

Cholera vaccine campaigns for Covid-19 guidance

Joshua Havumaki :As public health agencies strategize about how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines after they are developed, I believe that research on cholera vaccination strategies may be able to

Woman who has become India's 'corona voice'

Woman who has become India's 'corona voice'

BBC News :When you dial a phone number in India you don't always hear a ringing as you wait for the other person to answer, but sometimes a piece of

Vitamin K deficiency in COVID-19 patients

Dr. Muhammad Torequl Islam :Vitamin K, a group of structurally similar fat-soluble vitamins that are found in foods and in dietary supplements are of two forms: (i) K1 (phylloquinone) mainly

Coronavirus leaving some people with permanent lung damage

Clare Wilson :People infected with the coronavirus may be left with permanent lung damage. Doctors are reporting growing numbers of people who still have breathlessness and coughing months after falling

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Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'Sri Lanka's nationwide lockdown has been lifted, one month after a selective curfew was reimposed during a surge in coronavirus infections, the

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Outrage in India after victim's body moved with excavatorTwo local administration officials in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh were suspended after images of an earth mover being

Single-use plastic cup: Is it safe to use?

Single-use plastic cup: Is it safe to use?

Md Billal Hossen :Drinking tea in a small tea stall on the road side is our everyday's habit. Even a single day we couldn't pass without having tea. Have

Risk of animals spreading SARS-CoV-2

Risk of animals spreading SARS-CoV-2

Muhammad Torequl Islam :It is evident that some coronaviruses that infect animals can be spread to humans. Although the actual origin(s) of the current outbreak of severe acute respiratory

Noncommunicable diseases trapped by Covid-19

Noncommunicable diseases trapped by Covid-19

Rukhsana Shaheen :The world is facing extensive and severe pandemic after the last pandemic about 100 years back. For the last six months, news and views on the pandemic

Importance of wearing masks and social distancing

Importance of wearing masks and social distancing

Jeyaraj Vadiveloo :With the advent of an infectious disease outbreak, epidemiologists and public health officials quickly try to forecast deaths and infections using complex computer models. But with a

Cycling

Cycling

Naimur Rahman Afid :Cycling may be considered as sports, exercise or a recreational thing. But in this present pandemic situation, it can be considered as a safe way to

Separating mothers with Covid-19 from their newborns does more harm than good

Separating mothers with Covid-19 from their newborns does more harm than good

Andini Pramono, Hannah Dahlen, Jane Desborough and  Julie P. SmithIn several countries pregnant women confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 are being required to have caesarean sections or be

Natural extracts to improve hypertension drugs

Health Desk :Researchers have found that adding a combination of three natural extracts to standard pharmacological treatments could help to fight hypertension by improving cardiovascular function - especially in

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India to survey 29 million New Delhi residentsIndia says it will carry out a massive survey for the coronavirus, targeting New Delhi's entire population of 29 million.Officials will go