Saturday, 13 Aug, 2022


S Korea reports 11th death of MERS

DHAKA: South Korea has reported an 11th death from the MERS virus outbreak.More than 120 people in South Korea have contracted Middle East respiratory syndrome since the country reported its first case last month. The outbreak has been contained only in hospitals but it has caused

Govt mulls 3-yr stay at village for physicians

DHAKA: Health minister Mohammad Nasim on Thursday said the government has a plan to make it compulsory for physicians to serve at villages for three years rather than two years.He made the disclosure in response to a question of M Abdul Latif, MP, at the Parliament.The minister said it

Baby from ovary frozen in mother's childhood

DHAKA: A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.The 27-year-old had an ovary removed at age 13, just before she began invasive treatment for sickle cell anaemia, reports BBC.comHer

Artificial leg allows patient to feel

DHAKA: Scientists in Austria have created an artificial leg which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their foot.A recipients said: “It feels like I have a foot again. It’s like a second lease of life.”Prof Hubert Egger of the University of Linz, said sensors fitted

S Korea shuts 2,000 schools fear of MERS

DHAKA: South Korean authorities have ordered nearly 2,000 schools closed nationwide to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).The health ministry on Monday reported 23 new infections, bringing the total to 87. Six people have so far died in the outbreak, reports the

Health sector gets Tk 12,726cr

DHAKA: A total of Tk 12,726 crore has been proposed for the Heath and Family welfare sector in the proposed budget for 2015-16 Fiscal Year.Finance Minister AMA Muhith made the proposal before the parliament while placing the budget on Thursday.Muhith said, “We are planning to distribute

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

DHAKA: A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body's own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack, reports BBC.The results from 582 people, presented at the American

Graphic warning on tobacco packet

DHAKA: Graphic health warning along with pictures on the packet of tobacco products would be added from March in 2016, according to the sections of smoking and tobacco product use control law (amend).Health and Family welfare state minister Zahid Maleque came up with the disclosure in a

Breast cancer 'alters bone to spread'

DHAKA: Breast cancers can manipulate the structure of bone to make it easier to spread there, a study has found.Researchers at the University of Sheffield said the tumours were effectively "fertilising" the bone to help themselves grow, report BBC.comThe study, in the journal Nature, said

World Hypertension Day marked countrywide

DHAKA: Upholding the theme ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’, the World Hypertension Day was observed across the country on Sunday.Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) provided free hypertension identification service for children from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the day.Moreover,

World Hypertension Day being marked

DHAKA: Hypertension Day is being celebrated Sunday across the world to create the awareness among the masses about the Hypertension disease and educate the people about this Hypertension, reports News Track India.This year the theme of the World Hypertension Day is 'Know Your Numbers' and

Exercise 'buys five years for elderly'

DHAKA:  Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary, reports the bbc.comThe

World class treatment at Vasan eye care

DHAKA: Eye is the only way to see the beautiful nature encircled us. Eternal emotions reflect on eyes and the rainbow of life blossoms in it. But due to pollution and hazards of modern life are affecting our eyes every moment.Some times our eyes get affected by air pollution and some time

Liberia declared free of Ebola

DHAKA: Liberia, the West African nation where Ebola killed the most people in the largest outbreak of the virus, has been declared free of the disease by the World Health Organization.The notification by the Geneva-based WHO was received today, Liberia’s information minister said on its

Govt to recruit 10,000 nurses: Nasim

DHAKA: Health Minister Mohammed Nasim said that 10,000 nurses will be recruited soon to ensure people’s health service.The minister came up with this assertion while inaugurating midwife service exhibition stalls in front of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on ‘International

Occupational Disease Hospital to be built at Tongi

DHAKA: Labour and employment secretary Mikail Shipar on Monday said occupational disease hospital will be built at Tongi in Gazipur to ensure healthcare for workers.He said, “In my job tenure an occupational disease hospital will be setup at Tongi. Safety of workers will not be

Eat Bananas for Healthy Fiber

DHAKA: Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana

Amla Improves Digestion & Boosts Immunity

DHAKA: The age-old science of Ayurveda heavily depends on the use of plants and herbs for their medicinal properties. It wouldn't be wrong to say that Ayurveda paved the way for a few items to become an integral part of our daily diet. Amla or Indian Gooseberry is one such ingredient that

Final test brings hope on child malaria vaccine

DHAKA: Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.But tests on 16,000 children from seven African countries found that booster doses were of limited use and vaccines in young babies were

2.20-cr children to feed vitamin A Saturday

DHAKA: More than two crore children aged between six months and five years will be fed vitamin 'A' capsule through 140,000 centers across the country in vitamin A+ campaign on Saturday.State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque said in a press conference at his secretariat office on