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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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