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Health Ministry for halting production, sale of tobacco products

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday urged the authorities concerned to suspend production, supply, marketing, and sale of all kinds of tobacco products in Bangladesh to help fight against coronavirus. The Health Services Division of the ministry issued a letter to the Industries Ministry in this regard, asking to implement the request and suspend the special permissions ...

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Power ministry hands over 25,000 kits to IEDCR

The Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has handed over some 25,000 kits to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) for testing samples to detect novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Senior Scientific Officer of IEDCR Dr Sharmin Sultana received the kits from the ministry on May 17. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said some ...

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‘Straight-up fire’ in his veins: Teen battles new COVID syndrome

People walk near the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the Manhattan borough of New York US, May 8, 2020. When a sprinkling of a reddish rash appeared on Jack McMorrow’s hands in mid-April, his father figured the 14-year-old was overusing hand sanitizer — not a bad thing ...

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Vitamin D against coronavirus

There is no antidote against coronavirus. That is why it is important to boost one’s resistance against diseases as an effective shield against the virus. Vitamin D is definitely required to increase one’s resistance. The largest source of Vitamin D is sunlight. But due to the lockdown, everyone has to stay indoors. So in order to meet one’s Vitamin D ...

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China’s coronavirus vaccine facility ready for production

When the world scientists are racing against time to develop vaccines, a Chinese firm announced they have built the world’s largest vaccine plant with the annual capacity reaching 100 million doses. The Fourth Construction Co., Ltd. of China Electronics System Engineering made the statement on Monday, claiming a production facility with bio-safety level 3 (BSL-3) is ready to mass produce ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Govts urged to make it free of charge to all once developed

A petition from global leaders has been initiated requesting governments across the world that when a successful COVID-19 vaccine is developed, it be made available free of charge to all. UNAIDS, the UN agency fighting against the deadly HIV/AIDS virus, has initiated the petition, according to the United Nations. Over 140 world leaders and figures signed the open letter requesting ...

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Shohoz Health: A health service through video consultation

Shohoz, the leading super app of the country, is launching ‘Shohoz Health’ the most comprehensive digital health solution with 100+ specialized doctors in the country in its bid to fight the current COVID-19 crisis and build a technology-empowered solution for our healthcare sector. This state-of-the-art digital healthcare app will allow users to access specialized doctors through video-based consultation from anywhere ...

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Zinc-hydroxychloroquine found effective in some COVID-19 patients: study

The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine has shown mixed results against the coronavirus in early studies, but a new paper out of New York suggests combining it with the dietary supplement zinc sulfate could create a more effective treatment. The research by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine was posted on a medical preprint site on Monday, meaning it hasn’t yet been ...

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Vitamin D deficiency may causes severe Covid-19 infection

Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to more severe cases of COVID-19, two studies based on data from more than 20 countries found. If you’re looking for ways to protect yourself against the coronavirus, new research suggests that getting plenty of vitamin D might help. Two new studies linked vitamin D deficiency with coronavirus risks, suggesting that not having enough ...

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