WHO warns against use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment By PTI | Last Updated: 11th May, 2021, 16:27

The World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended against the general use of 'ivermectin' - an orally-administered drug used to treat parasitic infections 

WHO warns against use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment

J&J vaccine ready for widespread use in Germany J&J vaccine ready for widespread use in Germany

The authorities have decided to offer the vaccination to younger people as long as their individual health risks had been considered


Evercare Chattogram ready to combat any complex disease Evercare Chattogram ready to combat any complex disease

The hospital has been a blessing for patients living in and around Chattogram and it has fully commenced its activities


DCGI gives nod to cancer drug for Covid-19 treatment DCGI gives nod to cancer drug for Covid-19 treatment

The Drugs Controller General of India has given nod for using cancer treatment drug repurposed for Covid-19 treatment– 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG)


Ibuprofen does not worsen Covid symptoms: study Ibuprofen does not worsen Covid symptoms: study

Concerns over the drugs emerged at the start of the Covid pandemic and centred on suspicions that they can worsen infections, especially bacterial


Complementary medicines for weight loss not justified: Study Review doubts herbal medicines for weight loss

Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, clinical evidence for their safety and effectiveness is not required before they hit the market, says the review's lead author Erica Bessell from the University of Sydney


Complementary medicines for weight loss not justified, study suggests
Review doubts herbal medicines for weight loss

The sale of diet pills, powders and liquids containing plant or animal products has grown in popularity


90% of patients in Ctg who tested positive have antibodies after 6 months 90% of patients in Ctg who tested positive have antibodies after 6 months

Although participants of the research were selected on random basis, majority of them were male(75%)  and employed(60%)


Anti-Covid drug developed by DRDO cleared for emergency use in India Anti-Covid drug developed by DRDO cleared for emergency use in India

A drug to treat coronavirus patients, developed by the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation)


Mall crowds may bring back Covid nightmare, warns minister  Mall crowds may bring back Covid nightmare

The government has allowed reopening shops and shopping malls on the occasion of eid, but the crowds we’re seeing there will surely contribute to the virus surge again


Too much, too little sleep linked to elevated heart risks in disease-free people Too much, too little sleep linked to elevated heart risks in disease-free people

Sleep is often overlooked as something that may play a role in cardiovascular disease, and it may be among the most cost-effective ways to lower cardiovascular risk


Covid vaccine stock running out: DGHS Covid vaccine stock running out: DGHS

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday said the stock of the Covid-19 vaccine is running out 


Covid-variant vaccines fast-tracked with more investment Covid-variant vaccines being fast-tracked in UK

UK government is making plans for a booster vaccine programme in the autumn to protect the ahead of winter


Icddr,b studies effects of asymptomatic COVID-19 in heart patients Icddr,b studies effects of asymptomatic COVID-19 in heart patients

In collaboration with the National Institute of cardiovascular diseases (NICVD) hospital and Orebro University of Sweden, icddr,b have conducted research


Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study

According to the study, social media use and device use and compared them with feelings of depression, suicidal tendencies and behavioural problems


No chance of oxygen crisis unless any dramatic change: Minister 'No chance of oxygen crisis unless any dramatic change'

"We don’t import oxygen from India all year long. We needed to import oxygen from India during a huge upsurge in Covid cases


Prioritising students' mental health during pandemic Prioritising students' mental health during pandemic

The parents need to supervise their time online and keep a healthy communication line open with the children


Will be clear soon whether Indian variant reached Bangladesh: DGHS Will be clear soon whether Indian variant reached Bangladesh: DGHS

Government will be confirmed within a few days whether the highly contagious Indian variant of coronavirus has already reached Bangladesh as an investigation is going on

 


Surgery in the womb: 'I've done the best for her' Surgery in the womb: 'I've done the best for her'

"It was a very large lesion on her back and half of her spine was exposed"


FDA announces effort to ban menthol cigarettes FDA announces effort to ban menthol cigarettes

Citing the disproportionate impact of tobacco use on African Americans, the Food and Drug Administration says it will move to ban menthol flavoring


Here's how avocado may offer route to leukemia treatment Here's how avocado may offer route to leukemia treatment

Leukaemia cells have higher amounts of an enzyme called VLCAD involved in their metabolism, said Spagnuolo


Covid: One dose of vaccine halves transmission - study Covid: One dose of vaccine halves transmission - study

Those given a first dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines - and who became infected three weeks later - were between 38pc and 49pc less likely to pass the virus on than unvaccinated people, PHE found


At least 1 in 10 women experience miscarriage: study At least 1 in 10 women experience miscarriage: study

Two percent of women — one in 50 — have experienced two miscarriages, while less that one percent have been through three or more


Coronavirus: EU sues AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery delays EU sues AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery delays

Meanwhile, the US has announced that it will share up to 60 million doses of its AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries as they become available


Throat spray and hydroxychloroquine found to reduce risk of Covid-19 infection: Singapore study Throat spray, hydroxychloroquine found to reduce risk of Covid-19 infection: Study

These findings were revealed by a local study of more than 3,000 healthy young migrant workers who were quarantined in Tuas South Dormitory in May last year


Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

The trials of this malaria vaccine started in 2019, long before coronavirus appeared - and the Oxford team developed its Covid vaccine (with AstraZeneca)


US lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine US lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The CDC and Food and Drug Administration swiftly followed the recommendation of the CDC advisory panel after it voted 10-4 to continue rolling out the vaccine for people 18 years of age and older in line with its original authorisation


Pfizer decides to supply  Covid vaccine through India's govt Pfizer decides to supply Covid vaccine through India's govt

The American drug giant’s vaccine, developed with BioNTech, may not be available through private hospitals in the country — unless the Centre or state governments decide to sell doses to these facilities


Ice for sore muscles? Think again Ice for sore muscles? Think again

But, in recent years, exercise scientists have started throwing cold water on the supposed benefits of icing


Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect J&J vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect

Out of more than seven million people who have received the jab in the US, eight people developed rare blood clots, including one person who died


 Cancer dreads all, still early diagnosis enhances survival rate Cancer dreads all, still early diagnosis enhances survival rate

Among various diseases, cancer has posed a big threat to human beings across the country


Exercise boosts immunity and makes vaccines more effective – new study Exercise boosts immunity and makes vaccines more effective – new study

One of the best ways to do that is by being physically active


Sleeping less than 6 hours a night in midlife raises risk of dementia 30%, study finds Sleeping less than 6 hours a night in midlife raises risk of dementia 30%, study finds

After following nearly 8,000 people for 25 years, the study found a higher dementia risk with a "sleep duration of six hours or less at age 50 and 60"


Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study

The first phase of this study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, will aim to establish the lowest dose of virus that can take hold and start replicating but produce few or no symptoms


Regulator warns against use of Peloton treadmill Regulator warns against use of Peloton treadmill

The machine poses "serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death


New South Wales reworks Covid-19 vaccine plan on AstraZeneca concerns Australia’s NSW reworks Covid-19 vaccine plan on AstraZeneca concerns

A total of 5,181 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic in NSW of Australia


A simple practice to fight corona A simple practice to fight corona

Experts also suggest that inhaling hot water vapour can reduce the chances of corona infection


Patients with overweight or obese at risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms: Aussie research Patients with overweight or obese at risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms: Aussie research

Obesity is associated with numerous poor health outcomes, including increased risk of cardiometabolic and respiratory disease and more severe viral disease including influenza, dengue and SARS-CoV-1,


Death risk of Covid-19 patients with cardiovascular disease is 1.5 times higher Death risk of Covid-19 patients with cardiovascular disease is 1.5 times higher

The cardiovascular disease expert laid emphasis on following the health rules strictly and maintaining the daily routine to stay safe from Covid-19


Drug-resistant malaria gaining foothold in Africa: study Drug-resistant malaria gaining foothold in Africa: study

There are an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide

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