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‘Huge biological risk’ after Sudan fighters occupy lab: WHO

The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that fighters in conflict-ravaged Sudan had occupied a central public laboratory holding samples of diseases including polio and measles, creating an “extremely, extremely dangerous” situation. “There is a huge biological risk associated with the occupation of the central public health lab… by one of the fighting parties,” Nima Saeed Abid, the WHO’s representative in ...

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H3N2 on prowl: Keep the virus at bay with tips from Ayurveda

As we all know H3N2 is a strain of the influenza virus that behaves like Coronavirus in the body with flu-like symptoms. While Ayurveda does not offer any cure for H3N2 virus, it certainly helps with ways to ward off and overcome the virus by boosting your immunity. In the current season when winter is gone and summer is gradually ...

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Bangladesh records 4 more Covid cases

Bangladesh reported four more Covid cases in the 24 hours till Sunday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total caseload rose to 2,038,154, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). However, the official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,446 as no new fatalities were reported. The daily case test positivity increased to 1.52 percent ...

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Checking blood pressure, diabetics needed to prevent heart diseases: Experts

Checking high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetics can be the crucial means of substantial and sustainable reduction of mortality and morbidity caused by heart diseases. Number of various non communicable diseases (NCD), including cardiac ailments and stroke, is increasing sharply as reckless life-style and food habits are largely responsible for the diseases, BSS reports. Hypertensions, diabetes, obesity, having unhealthy diets ...

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WHO warns Covid pandemic still volatile

The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned the Covid pandemic was still volatile, saying there could be further trouble before the virus settles into a predictable pattern. In the last 28 days, more than 23,000 deaths and three million new cases have been reported to the WHO, in the context of much-reduced testing. While the numbers are decreasing, “that’s still ...

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Global Covid-19 cases now close to 686 million

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the world is now approaching 686 million. According to the latest global data, the total Covid-19 case count amounted to 685,733,272 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,842,937 this morning. The US has reported 106,475,031 Covid-19 cases so far, while 1,158,255 people have died from the virus in the country — ...

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Million-year-old viruses help fight cancer, say scientists

Relics of ancient viruses – that have spent millions of years hiding inside human DNA – help the body fight cancer, say scientists. The study by the Francis Crick Institute showed the dormant remnants of these old viruses are woken up when cancerous cells spiral out of control. This unintentionally helps the immune system target and attack the tumour. The ...

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Bangladesh records 4 more Covid cases

Bangladesh reported four more Covid cases in the 24 hours to Saturday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total caseload rose to 2,038,113, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). However, the official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,446 as no new fatalities were reported. The daily case test positivity dropped to 0.68 percent ...

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India records 11,109 fresh Covid cases, highest in 236 days

India recorded 11,109 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 236 days, while the active cases increased to 49,622, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday, AFP reports. The death toll climbed to 5,31,064 with 29 deaths. While three deaths each were reported from Delhi and Rajasthan, two each were from Chhattisgarh and Punjab and one each from ...

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Malaria vaccine gets green light for use in Ghana

A malaria vaccine developed by Britain’s Oxford University is to be used in Ghana, the first time it has received regulatory clearance anywhere in the world. “The vaccine has been approved for use in children aged 5-36 months, the age group at highest risk of death from malaria,” the university said in a statement. “It is hoped that this first ...

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