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    Covid-19 vaccine reduces risk of household spread by 50pc

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:26pm on April 28, 2021

    One dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines reduces the chances of someone infected with coronavirus from spreading it to other household members by up to 50 per cent, according to a English study published Wednesday...

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    Indian variant of coronavirus detected in at least 17 countries

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:25am on April 28, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said Tuesday that a variant of Covid-19 feared to be contributing to a surge in coronavirus cases in India has been found in over a dozen countries...

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    HIV self-test kits’ price to be reduced by 50pc in poor countries

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:55pm on April 28, 2021

    Poorer countries are set to see their access to HIV self-tests increase dramatically following a deal to slash prices in half and boost production, Unitaid said Wednesday...

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    One in 10 women experience miscarriage: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 08:17pm on April 27, 2021

    One in seven pregnancies worldwide ends in miscarriage, and eleven percent of women endure a failed pregnancy at least once in their lifetime, experts said...

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    Working to maintain child immunisation in country: UNICEF

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:38am on April 27, 2021

    Despite initial disruptions during the first months of the pandemic, Bangladesh restored routine immunisation services to pre-Covid-19 levels in June 2020 and has steadily maintained this coverage, said UNICEF...

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    Study shows 1 in 10 women experience miscarriage

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:22am on April 27, 2021

    One in seven pregnancies worldwide ends in miscarriage, and 11 per cent of women endure a failed pregnancy at least once in their lifetime, experts said on Tuesday...

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    WHO seeks furthermore investigations into mystery of Covid-19

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:10pm on April 22, 2021

    After an international mission to China turned up more questions than answers about the pandemic origins, the WHO is evaluating how to move forward through a diplomatic quagmire to solve the mystery...

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    No link between J&J vaccine, blood clots: US health authorities

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:18pm on April 10, 2021

    Top US health authorities said on Friday that they had not yet found a ‘causal’ link between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot and blood clots, as the EU drug regulator probed possible instances among those who had received the vaccine...

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