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Researchers use smartphone camera for COVID virus detection

A team of researchers in the US has developed an assay that can detect the presence of COVID-19 virus in a nasal swab using a device attached to an smartphone.

Researchers use smartphone camera for COVID virus detection

HC seeks quick action on curbing Dhaka’s air pollution

The High Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to take steps and submit a report within 30 days to implement its nine-point directive to bring down the air pollution level in Dhaka and ...

HC seeks quick action on curbing Dhaka’s air pollution

French 'Alzheimer's village': Where nursing home meets the outside world

Residents of the purpose-built village near Dax in southwestern France shop for groceries, get pampered at the hair salon and enjoy music recitals just like anyone else.

Alzheimer's patient James, 73, walks at the Village Landais Alzheimer site in Dax, France, 24 September 2020.

Is there a correlation between sleep apnea and depression

Depression is often also connected with sleep disordered breathing, and not only by conventional wisdom, but by increasing clinical evidence day after day.

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Avoiding drugs, healthy lifestyle key to combat Alzheimer

World Alzheimer's Day is observed every year on September 21. The Alzheimer's disease is seen in people especially after 65 years of age where they are unable to remember things or tasks. Taking ...

Avoiding drugs, healthy lifestyle key to combat Alzheimer

Global COVID-19 cases nearing 31m: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 31 million mark, while the deaths have increased to almost 960,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a man to conduct free nucleic acid tests for residents in the residential compound, after new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were found in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China on 19 July.

More research needed into COVID-19 effects on children: WHO chief

More research is needed into factors that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease among children and adolescents, said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquaters in Geneva on 11 March 2020. Photo: AFP

PTSD may double risk of dementia: Study

People who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are up to twice as likely to develop dementia later in life, warn researchers.

PTSD may double risk of dementia: Study

Reaching herd immunity in a viral pandemic

However, the extent of protection via natural infection is unknown with the new coronavirus. Moreover, more people would die while waiting for herd immunity than if a vaccine was produced.

Crowds of people shop in the capital's Shanir Akhra, Dhaka.

India's COVID-19 cases cross 5m

With a massive spike of 90,123 cases, including 1,290 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday crossed the grim mark of 50 lakh, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Medical workers take care of patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India, 5 September 2020.
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