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Don’t hug or shake hands, govt says in coronavirus advisory

Bangladesh reported its first cases on Sunday The government on Monday urged people not to panic and take precautionary measures for preventing the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Precautionary measures advised by the World Health Organisation, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and physicians include keeping clean and not shaking hands or hugging anyone. Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus ...

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Be aware of misinformation about coronavirus: UNICEF

The UN Children Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday issued a statement alerting people against misleading information about the possible preventive steps against the novel disease purporting to be UNICEF messages. “To members of the public, we ask that you seek accurate information about how to keep yourself and your family safe from verified sources,” the UNICEF statement said quoting its deputy ...

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UNICEF’s instructions to prevent COVID-19

UNICEF issues the following instructions to prevent COVID-19. The corona virus is large in size with a cell diameter of 400-500 micro, so any mask prevents its entry, so there is no need to exploit pharmacists to trade with muzzles. The virus does not settle in the air, but on the ground, so it is not transmitted by the air.The ...

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‘Thirdhand’ smoke poses health risks, say US scientists

The stale odor that announces a smoker’s entry into a room may be more than merely unpleasant. A new study by scientists at Yale University has found that compounds from tobacco smoke can infiltrate well-ventilated rooms by hitching a ride on peoples’ clothes, skin, and hair and then evaporating slowly over time in a process called “off-gassing.” By placing a ...

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Immune cells play surprising role in heart: Study

New research in mice suggests that certain immune cells may help guide fetal development of the heart and play a role in how the adult heart beats, according to a news release posted this week on the website of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers analysed genetically modified mice that lacked B cells, and found that ...

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The NHS reminds people to speak to their community pharmacist about minor health concerns for quick and convenient clinical advice

  The NHS has launched a campaign to raise awareness that community pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines to effectively and safely manage a range of minor illnesses. The ‘Help Us, Help You – Get it seen to’ campaign highlights that local pharmacy teams offer a fast and convenient clinical service for minor ...

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Coronavirus has no bearing on temperature: IEDCR

Underscoring the need for changing the people’s lifestyle along with public awareness for preventing the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Professor Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora today said the epidemic virus has no bearing on temperature levels. “We should not sit idle thinking that the number of epidemic Coronavirus affected people will reduce in the ...

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Omega-3 supplements won’t protect you against cancer

Turning conventional wisdom on its head, new research has found that consuming omega-3 supplements may actually increase the risk of some cancers instead of reducing it. Omega-3 supplements may slightly reduce coronary heart disease mortality and events, but slightly increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to two systematic reviews published in the British Journal of Cancer and the Cochrane ...

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Kidney donation: A noble act that can save lives of millions

Bahaul Haque Masum, 55, who had lost the ray of hope to survive having his both kidneys damaged 28 year ago, is still living a healthy life as a kidney donated by his mother made a miracle when he was very close to death. In the early 90s, Masum found his both kidneys damaged at the age of 27 and ...

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People who eat less fruit, vegetable more prone to anxiety

People who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, say researchers. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that those who consumed less than three sources of fruits and vegetables daily, there was at least at 24 per cent higher odds of anxiety ...

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