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ICU to be set up at zila sadar hospitals: Maleque ICU to be set up at zila sadar hospitals: Maleque

The minister says this while replying to a tabled question placed by independent lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam (Laxmipur-2) in the Jatiya Sangsad


Antibiotic-resistant superbugs can be transmitted to humans via plant foods Antibiotic-resistant superbugs can be transmitted to humans via plant foods

Unlike the outbreaks of diarrheal illnesses caused immediately after humans eat contaminated vegetables, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria can hide in the human intestines for months or even years before they cause an illness such as a urinary infection


Mini robot may help detect colon cancer Mini robot may help detect colon cancer

Scientists have created a tiny robotic capsule that can take images inside the colon, and could replace the invasive and often painful procedure of endoscopy


High iron linked to diabetes, liver disease: study High iron linked to diabetes, liver disease: study

They found that people with high iron levels are protected against anaemia, a blood condition linked to iron deficiency


Drug boosts growth in kids with dwarfism Drug boosts growth in kids with dwarfism

A ground-breaking drug that helps regulate bone development may boost growth rates in children with…


Tobacco kills 441 people everyday in Bangladesh Tobacco kills 441 people everyday in Bangladesh

It was told at a discussion held at conference room of the Civil Surgeon here in observance of the World No Tobacco Day-2019


Facebook can predict mental health issues Facebook can predict mental health issues

Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis, say scientists who suggests that language on social media posts


Australian court rules sperm donor is legal father Australian court rules sperm donor is legal father

An Australian sperm donor is the father of an 11-year-old girl because it was understood he would be involved in her life


Bangladesh, Rwanda have highest levels of trust in vaccines globally: Survey 'Bangladesh, Rwanda have highest levels of trust in vaccines'

On the other end of the spectrum from Bangladesh and Rwanda, France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally


Low-income African countries 'pay 30 times more' for drugs Low-income African countries 'pay 30 times more' for drugs

The very poorest countries are not affected when foreign donors purchase medicine on their behalf, meaning their over-the-counter medicines remain at low cost


Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study

To reach this conclusion, researchers surveyed 1,400 people with asthma in Australia and found that half of the adults and one-third of the children in the study were either decreasing or skipping doses of asthma medicines to make them last longer


Braces won’t guarantee happiness Braces won’t guarantee happiness

Braces can help you get straight teeth but it may not always bring happiness and self-confidence, a study suggests


Nationwide Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign on June 22 Nationwide Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign on June 22

The national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign will be observed across the country on June 22 aiming…


‘Wrong treatment’ kills a pregnant nurse at RMCH ‘Wrong treatment’ kills a pregnant nurse at RMCH

Relatives of the deceased say she is admitted to the hospital three days back due to the complexity of excessive bleeding and is taken to its ICU


Overweight teens at risk of cardiomyopathy Overweight teens at risk of cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy can reduce heart function and lead to heart failure, which means the heart is not able to pump blood properly


US quarantines 5,200 migrants over mumps and chicken pox exposure US quarantines 5,200 migrants over mumps and chicken pox exposure

US authorities said Friday they had placed 5,200 detained migrants into quarantine, mainly over exposure…


Top Indian cardiologist Devi Shetty inaugurates hospital in Chattogram Devi Shetty inaugurates hospital in Ctg

The organisers of the programme informed that Narayana Health of India and the Imperial will jointly operate the cardiac centre of the hospital


31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan 31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan

Citizens have also asked the Sindh government to take adequate measures to counter the disease


UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the outbreak, which some experts say met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago


Illegal blood donations and its affect on health Illegal blood donations and its affect on health

Each year, World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14. The idea has been to promote awareness about the benefits of blood donation


Prostate cancer screening scan hope Prostate cancer screening scan hope

The test is a non-invasive MRI scan that takes images of the inside of the body to check for any abnormal growths


Busting myths around blood donation Busting myths around blood donation

As per WHO norms, ideally, one per cent of the total population should regularly donate blood to meet the requirements, which is anywhere between 1% and 3% of country’s population that would require blood in a year


Tk 29,464 crore proposed for health sector Tk 29,464 crore proposed for health sector

The finance minister says that the government has undertaken steps to recruit about 9,792 medical officers to address the growing needs among citizens for health services


New Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'truly frightening’: Medical research charity

New Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'truly frightening’

Nearly 1,400 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo


More than 2 eggs a day could harm your heart More than 2 eggs a day could harm your heart

Egg lovers please take note. Researchers have warned that eating more than two eggs daily can increase the risk of death and developing cardiovascular diseases


Dietary supplements could harm your health Dietary supplements could harm your health

Supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building and energy were associated with almost three times the risk for severe medical outcomes compared to vitamins


Dengue breaks out in capital Dengue breaks out in capital

Dr Ayesha Akhter says that We have been confirmed that some 55 people are infected by dengue fever in the capital from June 1 to 8


Junk food consumption ups allergy risk Junk food consumption ups allergy risk

Researchers have found that high consumption of junk food such as microwaved foods and barbequed meats may be responsible for food allergies in children


Vitamin D may help cancer patients live longer Vitamin D may help cancer patients live longer

Vitamin D supplements, if taken for at least three years, could add years to the lives of cancer patients


Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO

Democratic Republic of Congo is dealing with the second ever largest outbreak, just three years after the world's largest outbreak ended


Smartphone app may help manage migraine Smartphone app may help manage migraine

Migraine sufferers who used a smartphone-based relaxation technique at least twice a week experienced fewer headache days per month


Burn-out is a medical condition Burn-out is a medical condition

The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised burn-out in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a benchmark for diagnosis 


Polluted air affects children’s lungs Polluted air affects children’s lungs

Not just adults, even children suffer from adverse health effects of air pollution, especially affecting their lungs as their young lungs cannot cope with the rising air pollution levels


Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous': Prof He Jiankui Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous': Prof He Jiankui

Prof He Jiankui shocks the world when he genetically altered the twins to try to give them protection against HIV


Regular cardiac tests can prevent heart attacks Regular cardiac tests can prevent heart attacks

Changing lifestyle, food habits, high stress in urban areas, binge drinking and use of narcotics have increased the risk factors among youth


New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30% New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

The mortality rate was 29 percent less than when patients were given a placebo


Don’t let tobacco take your breath away Don’t let tobacco take your breath away

Tobacco was introduced to this Subcontinent in the 17th century. Until the final decade of the 19th century


Warning of bias in studies that treat males as ‘standard’ Warning of bias in studies that treat males as ‘standard’

Women make up about half of the population, but female animals make up a far smaller percentage of biomedical research subjects. In neuroscience studies, males outnumbered females nearly 6 to 1


GM fungus rapidly kills 99pc of malaria mosquitoes GM fungus rapidly kills 99pc of malaria mosquitoes

A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria

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