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Some reasons behind stroke incident at bathroom

Stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel ...

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Scientists raise concern over hydroxychloroquine study

Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat arthritis, is one of an array of drugs being tested as scientists look for potential treatments for coronavirus patients. It has ...

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Pandemic puts up to 86mn children at risk of poverty: study

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF showed Wednesday. That would bring the total number of children affected by poverty worldwide to 672 million, an increase of 15 percent over last year, the two aid ...

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Novartis Bangladesh donates 28000 PPE to combat COVID 19

Dr. Riad Mamun Prodhani, Managing Director of Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited hands over PPE to the representatives of Swiss Red Cross and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society on Wednesday. Multinational Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis (Bangladesh) has donated 28,000 personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Swiss Red Cross and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. The equipment including medical gown, KN 95 masks and goggles worth ...

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France halts hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

The French government on Wednesday banned treatment of COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug that US President Donald Trump has said he is taking preventively. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization warned this week that the drug — a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus — had been shown ...

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Novavax starts clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate

Novavax said on Monday it has started the Phase 1 clinical trial of a novel coronavirus vaccine candidate and has enrolled the trial’s first participants, with preliminary results slated for July. The Maryland-based late-stage biotechnology company in April said it identified the candidate, NVX-CoV2373, with which it planned to use its Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance immune responses. Adjuvants are mainly ...

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WHO suspends trials of hydroxychloroquine as virus treatment

The World Health Organization said on Monday it had temporarily suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus. The decision came after a study published in The Lancet medical journal last week suggested the drug could increase the risk of death among COVID-19 patients, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference. Tedros said the ...

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Beximco’s foray marks ‘first major shipment of PPE into US’

Shahriar Alam joins US Ambassador Miller to see off first shipment to US Photo: Courtesy In a landmark , Bangladesh joined the select group of countries that manufacture world-class, large-scale Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by shipping 6.5 million PPE gowns to US brand Hanes, for ultimate delivery to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). US Ambassador Earl R. Miller said ...

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Eskayef Pharma gets approval for marketing of Remdesvir

Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a renowned drug manufacturing company, has got approval for marketing of Remdesvir, an effective medicine for treating coronavirus or COVID-19 patients. The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) gave the approval to Eskayef Pharmaceuticals on Sunday. After getting approval, the drug manufacturing company provided the medicine to 13 hospitals, according to media report. “We have given permission ...

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Disrupted vaccinations pose deadly threat to 80m kids: UN

The coronavirus pandemic is putting tens of millions of children’s lives at risk by disrupting routine immunisation programmes, the World Health Organization and UNICEF said Friday. The United Nations agencies joined forces with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to warn that the pandemic has severely disrupted vaccination programmes in dozens of countries, paving the way for a deadly resurgence of preventable ...

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