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    ICDDR,B starts paid COVID-19 testing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:59pm on June 24, 2020

    The globally recognised clinical laboratory of ICDDR,B in the capital’s Mohakhali is going to start COVID-19 testing on Friday. The ICDDR,B earlier only tested samples supplied by the government with...

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    Research says tea habit can help ensure sound heart

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 09:36am on June 24, 2020

    A recent study claims to have found that the habit of taking tea has significant impact in reducing the risk of heart attack or other...

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    Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

    Agence France-Presse. Dubai | Updated at 04:35pm on June 22, 2020

    The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization's director-general told an online conference on...

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    Flushing toilets can spread coronavirus, says report

    Online Desk | Updated at 10:39am on June 18, 2020

    A recent study by researchers at Yangzhou University in China claimedthat the novel coronavirus could survive in the human digestive tract and appear in faeces...

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    US withdraws urgent authorisations of HCQ, CQ for COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:52pm on June 16, 2020

    The United States on Monday withdrew emergency use authorisations for two antimalarial drugs favored by president Donald Trump to treat the new coronavirus, effectively shutting the door on the politically charged treatments...

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    China grants market access to local drug for cancer treatment

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Beijing | Updated at 12:44pm on June 07, 2020

    China has granted market access to a self-developed cancer drug, according to the National Medical Products Administration on Saturday...

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    Roche, Gilead to test drug cocktail against severe COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse. Zurich, Switzerland | Updated at 09:21pm on May 28, 2020

    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Thursday that it is planning to test whether a mix of its arthritis drug tocilizumab and Gilead's antiviral drug remdesivir could treat severe cases of COVID-19 effectively.

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    Dutch mink workers may be first cases of animal-to-human transmission: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 07:17pm on May 26, 2020

    The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Dutch workers apparently infected with the novel coronavirus by minks could be the first known cases of animal-to-human transmission...

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    Vaccines, tests, treatment should be patent-free: Oxfam

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 04:21pm on May 14, 2020

    Oxfam has urged the governments and pharmaceutical companies to guarantee that vaccines, tests, and treatments patent-free and equitably distributed to all nations and people.The agency...

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    Beximco claims to be first to produce Remdesivir in country

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:41pm on May 10, 2020

    Beximco Pharmaceuticals has claimed that it is the first company in Bangladesh to produce Remdesivir. In a press note on Sunday it said, ‘Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd has taken...