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05 JANUARY 2021
Eureka Alert

A systematic review and meta-analysis of international COVID-19 literature, led by UNSW Sydney, has confirmed that while children under five years old were likely to recover from the infection, half of those infected were infants and almost half of the infected under-fives were asymptomatic.

 
16 DECEMBER 2020
Be The Hero Campaign

A "Be the Hero: Be the Change" blog about inspirational people who have stepped up to help

 
08 DECEMBER 2020
Anadolu Agency, Turkey

Patients who took only invermectin for 5 days 77% more likely to have early viral clearance after 14 days, says new study

 
06 OCTOBER 2020
The Gates Notes

In 2011, Dr. Qadri and her team at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease and Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) led a feasibility study on a newer, more affordable oral cholera vaccine, Shanchol.

 
30 SEPTEMBER 2020
Eureka Alert

Tufts University will lead a $100 million, five-year program to understand and address threats posed by zoonotic viral diseases that can "spill over" from animals to humans, such as SARS-CoV-2, in an effort to reduce risk of infection, amplification, and spread, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today.

 
28 AUGUST 2020
The New York Times

Bangladesh has approved a late-stage trial of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd in the hope of being a priority recipient for the jab, the health minister said on Thursday.

 
25 AUGUST 2020
Eureka Alert

Low socioeconomic families - and particularly women - experienced increased financial hardship, food insecurity, domestic violence and mental health challenges during COVID-19 lockdown measures in Bangladesh, a new research study shows.

 
20 AUGUST 2020
The Guardian

False medical information can be deadly; researchers led by Bangladesh’s International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, writing in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, have directly linked a single piece of coronavirus misinformation to 800 deaths.

 
12 AUGUST 2020
BBC News

A study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says about 5,800 people were admitted to hospital as a result of false information on social media.

 
11 AUGUST 2020
CNN

Covid-19 rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories have been circulating in 25 different languages across at least 87 countries -- including the United States -- and this spread of misinformation has led to deaths and injuries, according to a new study.

 
23 JULY 2020
The New York Times

Bacteria in the small intestine may drive inflammation that makes it harder for children to get the calories and nutrients they need.

 
21 JULY 2020
The New York Times

DHAKA — Bangladesh's state medical research agency has approved a third-phase trial of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, as infections rise in the densely populated South Asian country. The trial, to be conducted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), could begin next month.

 
20 JULY 2020
Reuters

The trial, to be conducted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), could begin next month.

 
18 JUNE 2020
Hindustan Times

Bangladesh-based International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICCDR’B) said the trial would be conducted on 72 infected patients in four hospitals treating Covid-19 in Dhaka, while “the study has commenced in Kurmitola General Hospital and Mugda Medical College and Hospital and discussions with others are underway.”

 
17 MAY 2020
The Wire

What Hands Do All the Day is a telling film of daily life in a remote rural area of Bangladesh. It was made in the early 1980s by K.M.A. Aziz, a social scientist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (now known by its lowercase abbreviation icddr,b).

 
19 FEBRUARY 2020
France 24

"We have brought down the mortality rate in cholera to almost zero in Bangladesh," said senior scientist Firdausi Qadri at the Dhaka-based International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research.

 
19 FEBRUARY 2020
Eurek Alert

Dr Aliya Naheed, the study's country principal investigator in Bangladesh and a co-author, said, "Uncontrolled hypertension is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, especially stroke, in Bangladesh.

 
16 OCTOBER 2019
SPIEGEL, Germany

Cholera has provoked devastating pandemics. For decades, bureaucracy and indifference prevented effective protection, even though hundreds of thousands of lives could have been saved. Now there is a new vaccine.

 
28 SEPTEMBER 2019
The Washington Post

A study out of Stanford University this week says it may also contain lead, a potent neurotoxin. Some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to amp up turmeric’s bright yellow color, which makes it a prized addition to curries and other dishes.

 
06 AUGUST 2019
Project Syndicate

A promising new study indicates that, with the right approach, anemia can be significantly reduced in as little as ten months.



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