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‘Vaccine for novel coronavirus may be ready in 3

U.S. health scientists said in an essay Thursday that a candidate vaccine for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) could be ready for early-stage human testing in three months. In an essay published on the U.S. medical journal JAMA, Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Catharine Paules, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at ... Read More »

Cold-related diseases affect 5,825 people in 24 hrs

Various cold-related diseases affected 5,825 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Thursday. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 888 of the patients received treatment for acute respiratory infection (ARI). Another 1,890 were treated for diarrhoea, and 3,047 for diseases including jaundice, inflammation in the eye, skin ... Read More »

Why the Coronavirus should worry us all

By Ifeanyi Nsofor Reprint ABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to humans and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. Read More »

Ending bullying and humiliation over Menstruation

By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE , Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the ... Read More »

Civil Aviation, Tourism Ministry move for Tobacco-free BD

Dhaka, Jan 19 – According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2017, even in the provision of tobacco control law, almost 50% of people are being exposed to secondhand smoking in public places. In order to rescue the people from the harms of secondhand smoking, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, along with technical supports from National Tobacco Control Cell, ... Read More »