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Do’s and don’ts during COVID-19 pandemic

Do’s and don’ts during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc worldwide. The pandemic is not going to go overnight; we should learn to live with it. To do that, we should know what things we should do and what to avoid.

  • 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.

  • How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the next epidemic

    Five years ago, in an office complex with a giant sculpture of a mosquito just northwest of Phnom Penh, Jessica Manning struck on a novel idea. Rather than spend more years in what felt like a futile search for a malaria vaccine, she would take on all mosquito-borne pathogens at once.

  • budget 2020-21

    Tk 29,247 crore proposed for health services, health education, family welfare

    Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today proposed to allocate Tk 29,247 crore for the Health Services Division and Health Education and Family Welfare Division in the 2020-21 fiscal year.

  • Favipiravir: A light of hope for COVID-19

    The antiviral drug Favipiravir, better known as Avigan, is being trialed as a treatment for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Avigan is the brand name of the drug Favipiravir, it was developed by the Japanese Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Company, has emerged as a potential drug to treat patients infected with the deadly novel coronavirus.

  • budget 2020-21

    Tk 100 crore health research fund proposed

    Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today proposed to form an Integrated Health-Science Research and Development Fund’ of Tk 100 crore to finance the development of research in health-education and science and technology.