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Swiss group Roche to launch 15-minute coronavirus test

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche on Tuesday announced it would launch at the end of September a test that detects the novel coronavirus within 15 minutes. They said the test identifies the SARS-CoV-2 virus that has caused the global pandemic that has so far killed more than 851,000 people worldwide. It will first be available for countries that recognise the CE ...

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Obese patients at high risk of severe COVID-19, study finds

Obese individuals are at high risk of suffering severe cases of COVID-19, a study finds. Only one in every ten people who end up in intensive care with COVID-19 were in a range of healthy weight, according to the study carried out by Dr. Francois Pattou, head of the Department of General and Endocrine Surgery at Lille University Hospital in ...

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WHO survey finds virus disrupts health services

The UN health agency says a new survey found that 90% of countries that responded reported fallout from COVID-19 on the provision of other health care services like immunization, family planning services, and cancer and cardiovascular disease diagnosis and treatment. The World Health Organization says 105 countries responded to the survey aimed at assessing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak ...

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4 Chinese COVID-19 vaccines undergoing phase-3 clinical trials

Four Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidates have started international phase-3 clinical trials. Some of the phase-3 trials are expected to complete the first round of vaccinations in early September, with preliminary data expected as early as November, according to the State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19. Phase-3 clinical trials usually involve thousands of people to verify the safety ...

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Beximco joins hands with Indian manufacturer for Covid-19 vaccine

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BPL) has announced that it is investing in Indian vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII) for the development of the Covid-19 vaccine. A joint statement by Adar C Poonawalla, owner and CEO of SII, and Shayan F Rahman, Principal of BPL, made the disclosure. It said BPL will be the exclusive distributor of SII manufactured Covid-19 ...

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Covid-19 vaccine to be available within a few months: Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said if other countries get coronavirus or Covid-19 vaccine, Bangladesh will also be in the forefront. “Covid-19 vaccine is now being produced in different countries. Probably, the vaccine will be available within a few months. Approval was given two days ago to use Chinese vaccine experimentally in Bangladesh,” he added. The health minister made the ...

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7 Drinks to Clean Your Kidneys Naturally

Kidneys area unit little organs that play a significant role keep you healthy. they’re a part of your tract and work to filter your blood. What they filtrate is passed out as body waste. If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you are well aware of your kidneys. Passing a stone has been likened to giving birth. It’s not fun! ...

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Beximco Pharma joins hand with India’s Serum Institute for Covid-19 vaccine

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited (BPL) will invest in the Serum Institute of India (SII) Private Limited for the development of the Covid-19 vaccine. BPL will be the exclusive distributor of SII for this vaccine in Bangladesh, said a press release issued on Friday. The investment amount will be treated as an advance and once the vaccine receives regulatory approvals, SII will ...

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Coronavirus: Vaccine front-runner China already inoculating workers

Earlier this month, the head of a well-known, privately-owned Chinese conglomerate told his staff that a vaccine for Covid-19 was expected to come to market by November. The boss, whose firm has a healthcare division, said that he saw it as a portent of economic recovery; a chance for his firms to sell more, according to a person privy to ...

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Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus?

While mosquitoes can spread some diseases, most notably malaria, experts say COVID-19 is not among them. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has no data to suggest the coronavirus is spread by either mosquitoes or ticks. COVID-19 is mainly spread from person to person through droplets people spray when they talk, cough or sneeze. And the ...

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