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    Lung cancer on the rise in Bangladesh: Report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:06am on January 25, 2021

    Lung cancer cases are on the rise in Bangladesh, with the rise in the number of smokers and air pollution levels. This inference can be...

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    Common drug colchicine reduces COVID-19 risk

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal, Canada | Updated at 10:02am on January 25, 2021

    A major clinical trial in Canada shows that an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug called colchicine can significantly reduce the risk of complications and death from COVID-19,...

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    WHO says fabric masks work against new coronavirus variants

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:27am on January 23, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said on Friday that it had no plans to change its guidance recommending fabric facemasks as new coronavirus variants spread, because the mutated strains are transmitted in the same way...

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    More time needed to be certain about origin of COVID-19: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:56am on January 23, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said on Friday it was too early to draw any conclusions from its mission to Wuhan as to whether the COVID-19 pandemic started in China...

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    Pfizer to provide 40m Covax to poor countries without profit

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:40am on January 23, 2021

    Pfizer announced on Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the globally-pooled Covax facility...

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    Authorities say severe reaction to Moderna vaccine very unlikely

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:31am on January 23, 2021

    Severe allergic reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is ‘rare,’ United States health authorities said on Friday, with only 10 cases arising from more than four million first doses...

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    Immune system ‘remembers’ coronavirus for at least 6 months

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:22am on January 19, 2021

    People may be able to fight off reinfection for at least six months after they recover from COVID-19 thanks to cells that can ‘remember’ the...

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    ACC detects 62 people’s link with PK Halder

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:53pm on January 14, 2021

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has detected connections of 62 people with former NRB Global Bank managing director Prashanta Kumar Halder and it has so far frozen...

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    WHO says British virus variant now in 50 countries

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 06:01pm on January 13, 2021

    The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organisation, while a similar South African-identified strain...

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    Despite vaccines, no COVID-19 herd immunity in 2021: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:20am on January 12, 2021

    Despite vaccines against COVID-19 being rolled out in a number of countries, the World Health Organisation warned on Monday that herd immunity would not be...