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Moderna vaccine protects against Covid-19 in monkey study
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Moderna vaccine protects against Covid-19 in monkey study

Moderna Inc says its experimental Covid-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and protected against infection in a study on monkeys.

  • The experience of fighting COVID-19 by QR codes

    Our everyday schedule has been altogether subject to the advanced mobile phone applications. Furthermore, this has been the truth for a huge number of individuals in China since halfway through the Coronavirus emergency — and it could yet remain as such for years to come, as the nation fights to recoup from it.

  • Routine vaccination of children in COVID-19

    Recently many parents are seeking advice from doctors regarding routine vaccination of children in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Why is it so hard to stop the spread of the coronavirus?

    Stopping the pandemic depends on the actions of each and every one of us, especially as cities and states work to open back up. Many of us are the silent spreaders; but others, who are not infected, also play a pivotal role in ending or continuing this pandemic.

  • WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in Covid trials

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with Covid-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.

  • Scientists warn of potential wave of Covid-linked brain damage

    Scientists has warned of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested Covid-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.

  • Loneliness and mental health in young people: possible effects of COVID-19 lockdowns

    In a survey performed during the pandemic, fully one-third of adolescents reported high levels of loneliness. To determine whether measures for disease containment might portend future mental health problems,

  • How long am I contagious?

    Flu: You can actually infect someone before you start feeling symptoms of the flu. You are most contagious in the 3 to 4 days after you start to feel

  • Chinese researchers warn of new virus with pandemic risk

    A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential "pandemic virus", a study says, although experts say there is no imminent threat.

  • Update on the risk factors of COVID-19

    With COVID-19 cases rising in the young population, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a clear message for all adults: when it comes to age, there is no bright line for risk.

  • The experience of COVID-19 and the first plasma donation

    I am a doctor at a COVID-19 dedicated hospital where I kept serving during this pandemic without bowing down to my family’s weary of constant

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    DGHS says it is monitoring whether hospitals deny treatment to patients

    The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has submitted a compliance report to the High Court, saying it is monitoring whether hospitals across the country are refusing to provide treatment to any patient infected with Covid-19 or other ailments.

  • A rare childhood disease linked to COVID-19

    COVID-19 has affected people of all age groups but has been found more commonly in older adults and with significantly worse impacts.

  • Pulse oximetry in outpatients with COVID-19

    Hypoxemia out of proportion to respiratory effort — “silent hypoxemia” — has been reported in patients with COVID-19. Given the lack of understanding of reliable predictors of severity in patients with COVID-19 who may appear well enough to be discharged,

  • The immunity puzzle during COVID-19: jigsaw pieces for our immune system

    As the pandemic stretches on, our online feed is overflowing with “quick fixes” to boost our immunity.

  • Synopsis of thoughts on impact of COVID-19

    Statistically, a pandemic appears in every 100 years. A living being surviving now has very little possibility to experience any other, if not a second wave of this to follow shortly Our experience rightly recorded can help in the future.

  • Long-term care for recovered COVID-19 patients

    The COVID-19 is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2).

  • Diabetes care during COVID-19

    People with diabetes are not more likely to get COVID-19 than the general population. The risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 is likely to be lower if diabetes is well-managed.

  • icddr,b to begin Covid-19 testing from June 26, per test at Tk 3,500

    icddr,b’s globally recognised diagnostic centre at Mohakhali, Dhaka will offer SARS CoV-2 tests to suspected coronavirus patients, starting from June 26.

  • COVID-19: steroid lowered mortality and potential drug-drug interaction

    Low-dose dexamethasone is associated with reduced mortality risk among patients with severe COVID-19, making it the first drug to show such an effect, according to a statement by trial investigators at the University of Oxford.

  • AMADER PROCHESTA: Creating awareness on COVID-19 and Diabetes

    A project titled ‘Amader Prochesta’ was launched recently in the capital to create social awareness on COVID-19 and diabetes, says a press release. The project will help healthcare professionals

  • Refugee camps vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks

    A COVID-19 outbreak in a refugee settlement will likely overwhelm the available healthcare capacity and infrastructure and spread through nearly the entire settlement population if left unchecked, according to a new study published recently in PLOS Medicine by Paul Spiegel of Johns Hopkins University, United States, and colleagues.

  • YPF and Platform underscores investment in home grown research for better Covid-19 response

    On June 14th, Youth Policy Forum (YPF) and Platform of Medical & Dental Society collaboratively organised a webinar titled “New Frontiers in Research: Vaccination, Genome Sequencing, and Data-Driven Health Surveillance”, focusing on extensive clinical research strategies in Bangladesh along with abundant data-generation and maintenance of its sovereignty.

  • COVID-19 questions relating to consumers

    Through illness, community and national lockdowns, and economic downturn, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the lives upside down of billions of people globally. Here are answers to some questions about the COVID-19 pandemic related to consumers.

  • Is herd immunity on COVID-19 hard to achieve?

    Herd immunity is a concept based on the body’s immune resistance to the spread of a contagious disease within a population.

  • WHO hails virus steroid as ‘lifesaving scientific breakthrough’

    The World Health Organization has hailed as a “lifesaving scientific breakthrough” the British use of a basic steroid to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients, saving about a third of them.

  • Discharged COVID-19 patients without symptoms often have positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests

    After observing that some COVID-19 patients who had recovered and had been discharged were readmitted with positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, Chinese investigators retested 60 COVID-19 patients who had been discharged to in-home quarantine after hospitalisation.

  • Vitamin C and COVID-19 infection

    Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is an essential micronutrient for humans. Deficiency of this vitamin results in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections.

  • Boosting immunity to protect from COVID-19

    Self-defense is the best defense. To protect ourselves from any disease or infection we need to increase our immunity. How can we do that? It is relatively simple and inexpensive. What we need is our desire and a bit of modification of our lifestyle and food habit.

  • Women Deliver mobilizes Young Leaders to build a gender-equal future

    In claiming lives and wreaking economic havoc throughout Asia-Pacific, the COVID-19 pandemic places an especially heavy burden on girls and women for reasons including their more limited access to potentially life-saving information, the stress resulting from increases in unpaid care and domestic work, and the loss of income from informal employment.

  • COVID-19: Leading us to think differently about Public Health education

    The corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak has led to the pandemic which has initiated activities and widespread discussion on the clinical aspect but more on its prevention all over the world and advises, suggestions and guidance of thousands of people, including doctors, public health workers, politicians, economists and sociologists are going on every day.