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    WHO OKs AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID variants, over-65s

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:05am on February 11, 2021

    The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine can be used for people aged over 65, and also where coronavirus variants of concern are circulating, WHO experts said Wednesday,...

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    AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine sparks debate over use for elderly

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:50am on February 02, 2021

    The subject of a sometimes acrimonious row between the European Union and Britain, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has also fuelled debate over its effectiveness among...

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    Maternal care in Bangladesh hard hit by pandemic

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:13am on November 14, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak has badly affected maternal care services, drastically lowering institutional deliveries as well as antenatal and postnatal care services in Bangladesh. The COVID-19...

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    Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 09:49am on September 10, 2020

    Young adults with underlying conditions such as morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are at the highest risk of being placed on a ventilator or dying...

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    Over 75pc people with mental disorders get no treatment: WHO

    United News of Bangladesh .Dhaka | Updated at 01:15pm on August 28, 2020

    More than 75 per cent of people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders receive no treatment for their condition at all in low- and...

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    COVID-19 threatens nutrition of Bangladeshis: FAO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:08am on August 25, 2020

    The nutritional status of Bangladeshis has been threatened by COVID-19 as it has brought poverty to most of them, experts from the Food and Agriculture...

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    Stem cell treatment offers new hope for diabetics

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 12:06pm on August 20, 2020

    A new technique that grows insulin-producing cells and can protect them from immune attack after they are transplanted may offer new hope for treating some...

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    Unintended pregnancies surge amid COVID-19

    Associated Press/UNB. New Delhi | Updated at 02:33pm on August 19, 2020

    Millions of women and girls have been facing unintended pregnancies worldwide due to lack of access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus...

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    Maleque for ensuring healthcare services smoothly amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sanstha. Dhaka | Updated at 12:19pm on July 12, 2020

    Health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday said healthcare service providing organisations must extend treatment facilities to the people, who are suffering from...

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    European Commission approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels, Belgium | Updated at 11:54am on July 05, 2020

    The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, on Friday authorised the use of anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat the new coronavirus...

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