Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2022


Autism is not a disease: Saima Wazed

DHAKA: Saima Wazed Hossain, chairperson to national advisory committee on autism affairs and also daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, advised people concerned to change the misconception regarding a child’s disability.She said that there is a need of changing attitude towards

Tk 50,000 health insurance for poor from Jan

DHAKA: Bangladesh government will introduce a Tk 50,000 health insurance to facilitate healthcare for the poor from January.‘From January next year, the health insurance will be formally initiated as pilot project,’ said Health Minister Mohammed Nasim at signing ceremony of deal

BSMMU emergency dept foundation stone laid

DHAKA: The foundation stone of the Emergency Department has been laid at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in city.Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the university Professor Dr Kamrul Hasan Khan laid the foundation stone around Saturday morning, a press release said.Pro-VC

Govt mulls 2-yr internship after MBBS

DHAKA: The government is mulling to extend internship for one year more after passing MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) for medical college students.Health minister Mohammed Nasim made the assertion while addressing a program at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical

74,000 infants die in southeast Asia in 2015

DHAKA: World Health Organization (WHO) revealed UN Child Mortality Report 2015 saying that at least 74,000 infants died this year.They also expressed concern and said that in average 7,400 infants die everyday in southeast Asia.However, the neonatal mortality rate is 23 per 1,000 in

Obesity ‘women's biggest health threat'

DHAKA: Obesity is the biggest threat to women's health and the health of future generations, warns England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies.In her annual report, she said tackling obesity should be a national priority and women should be empowered to lead healthier and more

Expats at higher risk of AIDS

DHAKA: The risk of AIDS infection has risen among the youths, earning individuals and the expatriates. They have a higher rate of HIV infection. According to the government statistics, the number of AIDS patients has increased among the people from 25 to 49 age groups. People of

Cardiac surgery for children at CMH

Dhaka: Complicated open heart surgery and interventional surgery of children are being done at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH). Poor and underprivileged children are getting these facilities at free of cost.CMH commandant Brigadier General Md. Fashiur Rahman disclosed this at a

World's first IVF puppies born

DHAKA: The world's first IVF puppies have been born after years of attempts, say scientists in the US.The in-vitro fertilization (IVF) advance paves the way for conserving endangered breeds and could help in the fight against human and animal diseases, say researchers at Cornell

Square Hospitals fined for irregularities

DHAKA: A mobile court has fined Square Hospitals Limited in city Tk 2.65-lakh after finding massive irregularities.A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted the drive Wednesday noon.The penalty came as the hospital did not renew its license for blood bank.Moreover, the

Medical expenses stripping people off to poverty

DHAKA: Around 6.4 million people of Bangladesh are falling to poverty every year due to meeting the expenses of medical treatment.Moreover, a large number of people are not being able to bear expenses of treatments of diseases like cancer or kidney failure.Speakers came up with the

Labaid fined Tk 10 lakh

DHAKA: A mobile Court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) fined Labaid Hospital authority Tk 10-lakh for keeping and selling unauthorized medicines.During the drive, the force also seized unauthorized foreign made medicines worth of Tk 5-lakh.The raid conducted in the hospital in capital’s

‘Modern surgical center to be built in Bangladesh’

DHAKA: Health and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim on Saturday said a surgical center with cutting-edge technology will be built in Bangladesh.He further said facilities of operations for all kinds of diseases will be made available here.The minister came up with the assertions in

New 469 AIDS patients this year

DHAKA: Health and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim said that some 469 new AIDS patients have been reported this year. Ninety five of them had died.The total number of HIV/AIDS patients is 4,143 and a total of 658 people died of this disease.The health minister made this disclosure

HIV infected people increasing in Bangladesh

DHAKA: The rate of HIV infected people are on the rise in Bangladesh as all the causes of contracting the disease exists here.The rate would increase more if the authorities concerned fail to ensure decrease of chances of contraction, provide essential services and medical helps to the

Number of teens dying of AIDS tripled over 15 years

DHAKA: The UN children’s fund says the number of adolescents dying from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most having acquired the disease when they were infants.AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa, with six countries - South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya,

HIV pill price cut by half in US

DHAKA: The company that sparked an outcry by raising the price of its HIV drug in the US by 5,000% says it will cut its price for some users.Martin Shkreli’s drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the rights to 62-year old drug Daraprim and increased the price per pill from $13.50

Could this mosquito wipe out malaria?

DHAKA: Scientists in the U.S. say they've created a new strain of mosquito that could eventually help eradicate malaria.Researchers at the University of California used a gene editing technique to insert DNA into the germ line of the Anopheles stephensi mosquito -- a leading vector of the

VitaminA+ campaign gets underway

DHAKA: The National Campaign to tackle Vitamin A deficiency among children in the age group of 6 to 59 months began across the country on Saturday (November 14).More than 2.40 crore children are being fed vitamin 'A' capsule through 1,40,000 centres, including 20,000 mobile centres,The

Int’l event ICAAP-12, Dhaka postponed

DHAKA: The 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP12), which is scheduled to begin from November 20 in Dhaka, has been postponed on Friday.  According to ICAAP12 website, ‘Due to unavoidable circumstances, the Executive Committee of 12th International