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WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. “Nicotine is highly addictive. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are harmful, and must be better regulated,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The WHO Report on the ...

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Viral hepatitis can be eliminated in the WHO European Region by 2030 – here’s how

COPENHAGEN, July 28: It is possible to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 if leaders, particularly in highly affected countries, act now, says WHO Europe Globally, one person dies every 30 seconds from a hepatitis-related illness, so even in the current COVID-19 crisis, we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis. This year’s World Hepatitis Day campaign, with its ...

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Work on to produce vaccine in country

* Govt plans to manufacture mRNA jab * Corona vaccine plant to be set up in Gopalganj The government has already started necessary work to produce coronavirus vaccine locally in a bid to make the jab permanently available for the country’s people. Apart from producing the Covid-19 vaccine in the country bringing technology of any vaccine, it is also working ...

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8,000 doctors, nurses to be recruited without interview

The government has decided to recruit 8,000 doctors and nurses without any interview amid the ongoing situation of Coronavirus pandemic. Health Minister Zahid Maleque told reporters after the cabinet meeting held at Secretariat on Monday. He said, “We are recruiting 4,000 new doctors and 4,000 nurses. They will be appointed within a short time.” The minister also said that the ...

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Could Covid vaccine be taken as a pill?

Right now, protection against Covid-19 comes via an injection. But in future, those vaccines could come from inhalers or even pills. In a white, airy laboratory in Medicon Village, one of southern Sweden’s largest science parks, chemist Ingemo Andersson holds up a thin, plastic inhaler, half the size of a matchbox. Her team is hoping this tiny product could play ...

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Over 1cr people get registered for Covid vaccine

The number of people getting registered for Covid-19 vaccination is on the rise in the country. A total of 1,8,49,097 people have got registered for Covid-19 vaccine till Saturday, according to an official corona vaccine information signed by Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman, Director of the DGHS (MIS and Line Director). It said so far, 50,217 people received first dose of ...

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104 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Health authorities said that 104 more people were hospitalised with dengue in capital Dhaka in 24 hours until Saturday morning amid a rise in the mosquito-borne disease. Across Bangladesh, some 422 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in different hospitals for the disease as of Saturday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The vast majority ...

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French expert fears new Covid variant probable this year

The French government’s top advisor on Covid-19 warned Friday that a new variant of the disease would “probably” emerge in the winter months this year, reports AFP. The country is currently battling an unprecedented spike in new cases caused by the more infectious Delta variant, which was first recorded in India. “We will probably have another variant arrive during the ...

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Covid-19: Your questions about pregnancy, fertility and women’s health answered by medical experts

      The Covid-19 vaccines are now being offered to everyone aged 18 and over, including pregnant women. Whatever stage you’re at in your pregnancy, if you’re breastfeeding or plan to have children in the future, you can get vaccinated and help protect yourself from serious illness. It’s a particularly important time to consider getting the vaccine as observing ...

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Bangladesh Govt reduces age limit to 30 for Covid vaccine

The government has lowered the age limit for vaccination to bring more people under the coronavirus vaccine. According to the decision, citizens over the age of 30 can get the corona vaccine. Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam said, “In early July, we have reduced age limit to 35 years ...

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