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Moderna says infant Covid vaccine succeeded in trial

US biotech firm Moderna on Wednesday said it was pursuing regulatory approval for its Covid vaccine in children under six years old after the two-shot regimen was found to be safe and produced a strong immune response. Specifically, two doses of 25 micrograms given to babies, toddlers and preschoolers generated similar levels of antibodies to two doses of 100 micrograms ...

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Bangladeshi scientists discover new cause of diabetes

The scientists of Bangladesh have discovered a new cause of diabetes. Deficiency of Intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) is one of the main causes of this disease, said the scientists. The results of the research have been published in the British Medical Journal. “According to the research, the new cause of diabetes is Intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP). Declining IAP is one ...

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Over 50 diarrhea patients being admitted to icddr,b per hour

Over 50 patients from Dhaka metropolis and its adjoining areas are being admitted to International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) hospital in the city’s Mohakhali area every hour. A total of 1,272 diarrhea patients have been admitted to the hospital in last 24 hours till 12 noon on Wednesday, icddr,b sources said. According to the icddr,b, the number ...

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WHO sounds alarm on TB fight funding

The world is spending nowhere near enough to revive the fight against tuberculosis after the Covid-19 crisis set back years of progress, the WHO said Monday. Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day on Thursday, the World Health Organization said global spending on TB diagnostics, treatments and prevention in 2020 was less than half of the target of $13 billion annually by ...

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How can men take good care of their hair?

Dynamic and fast-paced lifestyles have increased people’s hours when it comes to work and other parts of their lives like binge-watching their favourite shows, and even the quality of their diet is in question. The result of such choices is often reflective in the quality of people’s tresses. If one goes to look at it, most men from a younger ...

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Vaccine assistance strengthens Bangladesh-USA relations: Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque said relation between Bangladesh and the USA has become stronger as the country (USA) provided 61 million vaccines to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. “The USA has stood by Bangladesh through providing medical equipment alongside vaccine donation when the country was struggling to handle coronavirus disease,” he made the comments while visiting vaccine assistance activities provided by the USA at ...

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Under 2% of babies born to mothers with Covid get infected: study

Under two percent of babies born to mothers with Covid-19 then test positive for the virus, a comprehensive study found Wednesday, with researchers hailing the “hugely reassuring” news for parents. The analysis published in the BMJ medical journal reviewed nearly 500 previous studies involving almost 29,000 mothers, offering the most sweeping insight yet into the risk of transmitting coronavirus during ...

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Britain approves AstraZeneca’s preventative COVID therapy

Britain’s medicines regulator has approved AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) antibody-based COVID-19 treatment for preventing infections in adults with poor immune response, marking a major step in the fight against the pandemic as infections surge globally. The decision to grant approval for the treatment, Evusheld, was endorsed by the government’s independent scientific advisory body, Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said ...

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Fourth Covid shot provides little benefit against Omicron infection: study

A fourth dose of existing mRNA Covid-19 vaccines may have only “marginal benefits” for younger, healthy adults, according to a new Israeli study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research assessed 270 health care workers at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv who received a second booster shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, ...

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Pfizer seeking 4th COVID vaccine for seniors

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize an additional booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine for seniors, saying data from Israel suggests older adults would benefit. Currently the U.S. urges two primary shots followed months later by a booster dose for everyone age 12 and older. The new application seeks to add a fourth shot only ...

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