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Coronavirus: There’s a third variant of Omicron ‘BA.3’

There is also a BA.3 subvariant of Omicron, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday, Times of India reported. Though the third wave of COVID is waning, the degree of risk stays the same as it was before. On March 5, 2022, Maria Van Kerkhove, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and COVID-19 Technical Lead at the World Health Organisation (WHO), said ...

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3,01,41,070 students receives COVID-19 vaccines so far : DGHS

A total of 3,01,41,070 students aged 12-17 years were vaccinated with the first and second doses of COVID-19 jabs. “Of them, 1,69,78,567 students received first dose of vaccines while 1,31,62,503 were immunized with second dose of vaccines,” according to data issued by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). On November 1, last year, the vaccination campaign for students aged between ...

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Another life-saving Covid drug identified

UK experts say they have found another life-saving drug that can help people ill with Covid. The anti-inflammatory baricitinib is normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Trials suggest it can cut death risk by about a fifth in patients needing hospital care for severe Covid. It could be used with other Covid treatments, such as the cheap steroid dexamethasone, to ...

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France has lifted Covid-19 restrictions on Bangladesh

France has lifted her restrictions on Bangladesh and has decided to consider Bangladesh as a ‘Green’ listed country with regards to Covid-19 restrictions in France. French Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Interior have said that the decision will be effective from March 3, 2022. To note, France considers those countries as ‘green’ with negligible or moderate circulation of the virus ...

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Bangladesh performs first mechanical heart implant

Bangladesh’s first mechanical heart Implant was successfully performed at a city hospital Wednesday. Dr Jahangir Kabir, the chief cardiac surgeon and director of the Cardiac Center at United Hospital, placed a mechanical heart or left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the heart of a 42-year-old woman, UNB reports. She was suffering from various heart complications for a long time known ...

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NHS London joins campaign to combat the fear of cancer

The NHS in London is taking part in a cancer awareness campaign that is the first to focus on tackling the fear of cancer, rather than specific symptoms. New research shows that nearly six in 10 people (56%) nationally, say a cancer diagnosis is their biggest health fear, above other illnesses including heart disease and COVID-19. In London, 47% of ...

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WHO recommends Merck Covid pill for non-severe, at-risk patients

The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended an anti-Covid pill be taken by sufferers who have mild symptoms but are at high risk of hospitalisation, such as older people or the unvaccinated. The pill, called molnupiravir and developed by US pharmaceutical Merck, is taken as soon as possible after Covid-19 symptoms develop and then for the following five days. A ...

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Country’s cancer control programmes in disarray

National Cancer Control Committee (NCCC), the country’s apex body to formulate policy for prevention and control of cancer, has not been functioning for years, though the numbers of patients and deaths from the disease are increasing day by day. Apart from this, the National Cancer Control Strategy and Plan of Action 2009-2015 has not yet been implemented during the time. ...

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Newly diagnosed diabetes in Covid patients may be transitory blood sugar disorder: Study

Many people have complained recently about being diagnosed with diabetes after contracting and recovering from Covid-19. A study by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that many Covid-19 patients, newly diagnosed with diabetes during hospital admission, may in fact have a temporary form of the disease related to the acute stress of the viral infection and may return to ...

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Medical admission test process starts

The admission test process of all medical colleges in the country for the academic year 2021-22 started from Monday. The process began at 10am today and will continue till 11:59pm on March 10. The application fees has been fixed at Tk 1,000. The candidates can download admit cards from March 26-29. The examination will be held on April 1 from ...

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