Saturday, 13 Aug, 2022


1.32-cr people at malaria risk

DHAKA: Deputy Program Manager of National Malaria Control Program Dr Zahirul Karim said that currently some 1.32 crore people of the country are at the risk of getting malaria.He made the disclosure in a press conference at health ministry MIS building in city’s Mahakhali area on

Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with virus

DHAKA: An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the Ebola virus, US-based scientists have said.The treatment, known as TKM-Ebola-Guinea, targets the Makona strain of the virus, which caused the current deadly outbreak in West Africa, reports the BBC.All three monkeys receiving

Preventable rabies kills 160 people per day

DHAKA: Around 59,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs, with the poorer regions of the world worst affected.A report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control said this.The report authors said more should be done to vaccinate dogs, particularly in low-income

Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss'

DHAKA: People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.US scientists checked medical databases involving 2,400 people aged over 55.Those who said they suffered from sleep apnoea reported

Short people at greater heart risk

DHAKA: Short people are at a greater risk of heart attack – and there's little they can do about it because the link is genetic.For 60 years scientists had noted a correlation between height and coronary heart disease, which kills 73,000 people a year in the UK.It was thought that

European doctors visit DMCH to serve burn victims

DHAKA: The visiting European medical team visited Dhaka Medical College and Hospital Saturday noon to provide treatment to the burn victims of recent political violence across the country.DMCH authorities introduced 11 team members of Germany-based voluntary and social organization ‘For

New hope to advanced liver cancer patients

DHAKA: Interventional radiologist Dr. Ben Paxton is now offering a treatment at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center that spells hope for advanced liver cancer patients.For such patients, this procedure, known as chemoembolization, is often considered a "treatment of last resorts" but is

German team to serve Bangladesh burn victims

GERMANY: An eleven-member medical team from Germany will visit Dhaka to give treatment to the burn victims of recent political violence across the country.A member of the team engineer Hasnat Mia said they will treat the Bangladeshi burn victims from April 4 to April 13.The team will

Liver cancer risk decreased by coffee

DHAKA: According to a new survey published by researchers with the London-based World Cancer Research Fund, drinking three or more alcoholic drinks per day significantly increases the risk of being diagnosed with liver cancer.The findings, included in WCRF's Liver Cancer 2015 report, are

Ebola health emergency declared in Guinea

DHAKA: Guinean President Alpha Conde declared a 45-day ‘health emergency’ in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease.The focus of the virus “has shifted to our country’s coastal areas”, the president said

Fitness linked to lower cancer risk

DHAKA: Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.Their high fitness levels also appear to increase their chances of surviving cancer if they are diagnosed later on.University of Vermont

122 TB patients per 1 lakh people

DHAKA: According to 2014 statistics, a total of 191,155 people (122 per one lakh) are suffering from tuberculosis in the country while the germ of tuberculosis was found in phlegm of 106,775 people among them.The statistics was disclosed at a press conference, jointly organized by

Free eye care camp at Bashundhara Eye Hospital

DHAKA: Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute organized a free eye care camp with a view to helping the destitute gaining their sight back.Engineer Abul Kalam Shamim, Deputy Managing Director of country’s leading business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, inaugurated the camp

'Ebola-proof' tablet device developed

DHAKA: A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help doctors caring for patients with Ebola.Designed by technology volunteers and Google, it can be used even wearing gloves and in storms and high humidity.Medecins Sans Frontieres put out a call for

Ebola deaths pass 11,000 mark: WHO

DHAKA: The number of deaths from the Ebola epidemic now exceeds 11,000, figures from the World Health Organization showed on Wednesday.In the three countries worst affected — Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea — 26,593 people were infected, and 11,005 had died, the WHO said.The worst

Breastfeeding ‘linked to higher IQ’

DHAKA: A long-term study has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. The research in Brazil traced nearly 3,500 babies, from all walks of life, and found those who had been breastfed for longer went on to score higher on IQ tests as adults. Experts say the results,

‘Half a million babies die each year in unhygienic hospitals’

DHAKA: Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 percent have no source of water.A World Health Organisation (WHO)-backed international review published on Tuesday, reports The Straits Times.The

10 doctor-nurses among 13 show-caused

SIRAJGANJ :  Authorities concerned issued show cause notices to 13 people, including five doctors and five nurses, of Khokshabari Hospital for their alleged negligence in discharging duties at office. Civil Surgeon Dr Shamsuddin, on Sunday afternoon, issued the notice asking them to

5 die of kidney diseases an hour in country

DHAKA: About 2-crore people are suffering from kidney-related diseases in the country and at least five people become victims of premature death per hour due to those diseases. The shocking data was revealed at a roundtable titled “Kidney Health For All: Mass Awareness Necessary”

‘No new Ebola cases in Liberia’

DHAKA: Ebola-ravaged Liberia has for the first time since last May gone a full week without reporting any new confirmed cases of the devastating virus.World Health Organization data showed, reports The Straits Times.Liberia ‘reported no new confirmed cases’ during the week to March