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National Deworming Week begins on Jan 22

The 27th National Deworming Week is set to begin on January 22 in 44 districts across the country. “Under first phase of the weeklong campaign, 2.60 crore children of primary and secondary level will be administered deworming tablets,” Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam told a press briefing at his ...

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Experts emphasize preventive measures for NCDs

The health experts at a roundtable on Monday have emphasized on strengthening preventive measures and community health services to fight against the Non Communicable Diseases including hypertension and diabetes in the country. They came up with the recommendation while speaking at a national roundtable discussion titled “Hypertension, CVD and Diabetes: Actions Towards Upcoming 5th Health Sector Programme” organized by Eminence ...

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Nearly one billion served by healthcare facilities without reliable electricity

Although electricity is critical to healthcare provision, nearly a billion people in poorer countries – one-eighth of the global population – are served by health facilities that lack reliable supply, a UN-backed report launched on Saturday has revealed. The study presents the latest data on electrification of healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries, and projects investments required to achieve ...

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COVID: China reports almost 60,000 deaths in a month

China on Saturday reported almost 60,000 Covid-related deaths in just over a month, the first major toll released by authorities since Beijing loosened virus restrictions in early December. The government has been widely accused of underreporting the number of coronavirus fatalities since the abandonment of its zero-Covid policy. Only a few dozen deaths had been recorded officially in December before ...

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China reports almost 60,000 Covid-related deaths in a month

China’s health authorities on Saturday reported almost 60,000 Covid-related deaths in just over a month, the first major death toll released by the government since the loosening of its virus restrictions in early December. China recorded 59,938 Covid-related deaths between December 8, 2022 and January 12 this year, Jiao Yahui, head of the Bureau of Medical Administration under the National ...

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Broiler chicken not harmful to human health: Minister

There is no health risk in eating broiler chicken as it contains antibiotic and heavy metal residues far below the maximum tolerable levels in meat, said Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque on Thursday. Broiler chicken meat, bones and composites mainly contain small amount of two antibiotics (oxytetracycline and doxycycline) and three heavy metals (arsenic, chromium and lead), which is not unusual ...

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Most long Covid symptoms clear up in a year for mild cases: study

Most symptoms from long Covid clear up within a year for people who had mild initial infections, a large Israel study said Thursday, with the findings welcomed as “reassuring”. At least 17 million people in Europe suffered from long Covid symptoms months after recovering from their initial infection during 2020 and 2021, according to modelling from the World Health Organization. ...

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Omicron XBB.1.5: WHO urges countries wearing masks

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged countries to recommend all those travelling to wear masks in view of the rapid spread of the new Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5 in several nations across the world – especially the United States, Hindustan Times reported. WHO’s senior emergency officer for Europe – Catherine Smallwood during a briefing said: “Passengers should be advised ...

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Govt to introduce health cards for all: Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the government is planning to introduce health cards system for all citizens in a bid to provided medical services. He made the remarks while addressing ‘BSRF dialogue’ arranged by Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) held at the Secretariat in Dhaka on Tuesday. The Health Minister said, “We are digitizing the entire health system. ...

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Moderna considers pricing COVID vaccine at $110-$130

Moderna Inc is considering pricing its COVID-19 shot at $110 to $130 per dose in the United States when it shifts from government contracting to commercial distribution of the shots, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Stephane Bancel told the Wall Street Journal on Monday. “I would think this type of pricing is consistent with the value,” said Bancel, according to ...

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