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Birth in health facilities increases by 24 pc: BMMS

Birth in health facilities increases by 24 pc: BMMS

DHAKA, – A recent health survey revealed that 47 per cent child birth in the country is now taking place in different health facilities, a big jump of 24 per cent compared to 2010 when only 23 per cent childbirth used to take place in such centers, reports BSS. The information came out at a […]

Tobacco kills one lakh people annually: Zahid Maleque

DHAKA : State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque yesterday said around 100,000 people die in the country from tobacco-related diseases ever year, reports BSS. “The government collected Taka 16,800 crore revenue from the tobacco sector in 2015-16 fiscal. But the government spent about double of the amount for treatment in tobacco-related diseases,” […]

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Anti-stroke drugs also protect against dementia: study

PARIS – People with heart trouble who take blood-thinning medication to avoid strokes may also significantly reduce their risk of dementia, a study published Wednesday said, reports AFP/BSS. Researchers found that of 444,106 patients in Sweden who had atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart condition that can provoke strokes, those taking drugs to prevent blood clots […]

Bangladeshi researchers develop advanced drug for Hepatitis B

DHAKA – Patients infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) may get much better and more effective treatment than even before as an advanced prescription medicine, developed by two Bangladeshi researchers, is set to hit local drugstores early next year after getting approval from the drug administration, reports BSS. The two Bangladeshi researchers, also doctors, have […]

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Vaccine: An Important Issue to Know

Omer Fayshal Pavel: Nowadays, it’s hard to find a person who doesn’t know about vaccination. Even the young kids too as they grow first have to get introduced to it with a little fear. According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) globally there are more than 25 registered vaccines including the adult doses […]

DNCC Mayor inaugurates digital App

Heart disease is a frightening disease. People get engrossed in death panic due to a simple problem of heart even. Heart patients very often forget about their timing of taking medicine, doctor’s appointment date fixed earlier, the day of showing report to the doctor etc. How amazing will it be if only an alarm ring […]

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Govt to bear treatment cost of Abdul Jabbar, Abul Hashem

DHAKA : The government will bear all treatment cost of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Abdul Jabbar and former lawmaker from Gafargaon of Mymensingh Abul Hashem, reports BSS. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim made the announcement when he visited ailing Jabbar and Hashem at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Jabbar is suffering […]

Need to talk frankly about period

Mohammad Fakhruddin Mehedi: DHAKA, June 3, 2017 (BSS) – Whenever we discuss the issue of menstruation, it’s still a matter of shame and traditionally the conversation on the topic has turned into a ‘social taboo’ in Bangladesh even the country has been progressing fast. It is unimaginable that in this 21st century girls prefer to […]

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Commonest Oral Irritating Lesion:Apthous Ulcer

There is rarely any people who haven’t suffered from ulcer of mouth. There are various types of mouth ulcers & a lot of factors are responsible for them. Among all of them minor apthous ulcer is the most common one & this occurs from time to time. A study shows that about 15-20 % population […]

What is yoga?

Swami Ambikananda Saraswati: The answers you get to this will depend on who formulates the response. The sleek 30-something clad in organic cotton leggings with a healthy glow might answer, while holding “plank pose” for an excruciating length of time, that yoga is about being simultaneously buff and chilled out. Ask a grizzly old Hindu […]

Male contraceptive passes test

Michelle Roberts: Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis. The company behind it says a two-year trial, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, shows the gel works and is safe – at least in primates. It hopes to have enough evidence to begin […]

5 die of eating puffer fish in Sylhet

Staff correspondent,Sylhet : Five people including two children died and 12 others fell sick today after eating puffer fish in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet. The deceased — Abdur Rahim, 65, his son Suleman Miah, 26 and Lokman Miah, 20, Rahim Ahmed, 10, and Moni Ahmed, 7, — were residents of Darbast Uttar Mile village. The […]

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Britain braces for freezing conditions

Health Desk: Temperatures across Britain are expected to drop below freezing this weekend, prompting health officials to warn that the cold can be deadly. Weather alerts have been issued for much of the country as forecasters expect severe cold to set in on Saturday. Public Health England (PHE) has issued level two alerts for all […]

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Sex Education: on the way of breaking barriers

Ishrat Naher Erina: Having the membership of third world country where basic needs are not equal for everyone and dreaming to educate people on sex education is nothing but cry in a wilderness. Most often, people do believe that being born in a developing country is a curse but it gives people an immense pleasure […]

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Call for article on November issue

Omer Fayshal Pavel: Association of Life Science and Engineering Writers’ (ALSEW)’ is platform to share scientific, environmental and motivational articles from students, professional, scholars, academicians, researchers, and associate in their respective discipline. The online portal is wide and available for diverse intellectual and educational pursuit from all corners of the society to enrich the learning […]

Deadlock over Alzheimer

Hannah Devlin : When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s he recalled his wife’s relief that he hadn’t got a brain tumour. “All I could think then was, ‘I know three people who have got better after having a brain tumour. I haven’t heard of anyone who’s got better from Alzheimer’s,’” the late author wrote […]

Child obesity rising again

Denis Campbell: A growing number of children are becoming obese as young as four or five years old, NHS figures have shown, sparking renewed concern about the obesity crisis. Obesity is rising among children both in their first and last years at primary school, according to the latest annual measurements of children’s body mass index […]

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