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Covid-19 misinformation leading to deaths and injuries

Jacqueline Howard, CNN :Covid-19 rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories have been circulating in 25 different languages across at least 87 countries -- including the United States -- and this spread

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WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety dataThe World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after

District News and Picture

District News and Picture

23 more infected with Covid-19 in ThakurgaonOur CorrespondentAnother 23 people, including a staff of deputy commissioner office and a bank official, have been infected with coronavirus in Thakurgaon.With the new

Caution in using hand sanitizers in Covid-19

Dr. Muhammad Torequl Islam :The use of hand sanitizers is expected in health care where there is not enough opportunity to wash hands with soap/detergent and water. Needless to

Looking back, looking ahead

Looking back, looking ahead

Bob Grant :As we all continue to grapple with the disruptive reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are focused on the present and the near future. Will schools

New way for gut neurons to communicate with brain

Health Desk :The enteric nervous system (ENS) -  sometimes referred to as the "second brain" - is the nervous system of the gut.It contains some 500 million neurons and

Disrupted habitats have more zoonotic disease hosts

Disrupted habitats have more zoonotic disease hosts

Lisa Winter :When humans alter the landscape through urbanization or agriculture the wildlife that occupied that space becomes displaced. According to a study published Wednesday (August 5) in Nature,

Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'

Rachel Schraer :People with symptomless Covid-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested.South Korea was able to identify and isolate

Tasting Salt Beneficial or harmful for health?

Tasting Salt Beneficial or harmful for health?

Naimur Rahman Afid :Tasting salt is a flavor enhancer used in savory foods, especially Asian foods. It is also known as monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is the sodium salt of

HEALTH TIPS

Each of us contributes to the impact that our food system has on the planet. We can all commit to making the world a healthier place to live, through small

For homemade face masks, 3 layers are better than 1

Health Desk :Masks can prevent the spread of COVID-19, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).According to a new observational study, face masks with up to three layers

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India reports 933 deathsIndia has recorded 933 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours as fresh infections surged by another 61,537 cases to reach nearly 2.1 million.The Health Ministry

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GAVI signs vaccine deal for developing worldThe vaccines alliance GAVI says it has agreed to a deal with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the world's biggest vaccine

Structural changes in health sector a must

Structural changes in health sector a must

Health Report :The National Council for the Development of Management (NCDM) has been launched to reduce mismanagement of the health sector and make structural changes in the sector through

The infodemic Covid-19

The infodemic Covid-19

Dr. Muhammad Torequl Islam :Besides the pandemic, we are also fighting against an infodemic situation. Fake news, misinformation, misconception, and conspiracy theories have become prevalent in the social media

Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 'not a risk'

Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 'not a risk'

Health Desk :Continuing chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment in cancer patients with Covid-19 is not a risk to their survival, a study suggests.It also recommends further research into the drug

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India reports biggest daily number of deathsIndia has recorded the biggest single-day fatalities of 904 in the past 24 hours as fresh coronavirus infections surged by another 56,282 cases

How has COVID-19 affected suicidality in the US?

Tim Newman :In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect storm for poor mental health. It has created fear, social isolation, physical distance, financial concerns, and more. It

Test students for coronavirus every two days

Shawna Williams :As colleges prepare to open-or not open-their campuses to students for the upcoming school year, scientists have come up with a scenario they say could limit the

Hug people in a coronavirus-stricken world!

Hug people in a coronavirus-stricken world!

Linda Geddes :IF THE pandemic has left you craving a cuddle, you aren't alone. Some 60 per cent of people in the US reported feeling touch-deprived during the first

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German-Chinese coronavirus vaccine trial beginsClinical trials on humans have begun in China for a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by German pharmaceutical group BioNTech with Chinese company Fosun Pharma, the

HEALTH TIPS

Keep diseases at bay during monsoon1. Build ImmunityWith the high susceptibility of infections spreading and communicable diseases becoming increasingly common, boosting immunity is key to good health. The immune

Does the common cold prevent Covid-19?

Does the common cold prevent Covid-19?

Chris Baraniuk :In labs all over the world lately, scientists working on Covid-19 have stumbled on an intriguing sort of finding again and again. They've found that blood samples

Kids under 5 are more prone to SARS-CoV-2

Kids under 5 are more prone to SARS-CoV-2

Dr. Muhammad Torequl Islam :For a long time it has been considered that children and young people are fairly safe from the risk of incidence of the novel coronavirus

How bad will winter really be?

James Gallagher :Winter is coming and traditionally it is party time for colds and flu. This has raised fears that coronavirus will surge when the seasons change, possibly leading to

Right to food and nutrition in Covid time

Mehedi Hasan Bappy :The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the major phenomena of the century that shows how vulnerable we remain. In this situation, Muslims worldwide celebratd Eid al-Adha, also

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Coronavirus cases spike in NetherlandsNew confirmed coronavirus cases nearly doubled in the Netherlands over the past week to 2,588, health authorities said, continuing a steady surge continuing since lockdown measures

Ex-AL MP Nurul Haq dies of Covid-19

UNB, Khulna :Former Awami League lawmaker of Khulna - 6 constituency Sheikh Md Nurul Haq died from coronavirus at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday. Haque breathed his

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Afghans prepare for Eid-al-Adha despite virus riskPeople are crowding in markets, ignoring social distancing orders and rarely wearing masks to prepare for Eid-al-Adah celebration in Kabul, the capital of

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

Health Desk :A new coronavirus that emerged in China late last year has spread to at least 188 countries on six continents, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring