Sunday, 22 May, 2022


Interns attack journos at DMCH

DHAKA: The intern doctors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) attacked journalists while were performing duties at emergency department division on Tuesday.      A few numbers of journalists were injured in the attack and the agitated doctors vandalized a camera of ATN News

World facing polio health emergency

DHAKA: The World Health Organization has declared the spread of polio is an international public health emergency. Outbreaks in Asia, Africa and Middle East are an ‘extraordinary event’ needing a co-ordinated ‘international response’, the agency said, reports the BBC. It

No chemical in watermelons!

DHAKA: Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said that it was not the harmful chemical mixing in the watermelons in Kushtia and Manikganj. IEDCR director Mahmudur Rahman came up with the observation while talking to banglanews on Monday. He said Microbiological

BD receives WHO certificate as Polio free

DHAKA: Bangladesh received WHO (World Health Organization) Certificate for a Polio free country, said a press release issued by external publicity wing of foreign ministry on Sunday. Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Mumbai, India, Samina Naz received this certificate from the

6 ways to avoid dying before your time

DHAKA: It’s no secret that some of our unhealthy habits are driving us early deaths, so researchers have calculated exactly how many lives can be saved if we start following the advice of public health officials.  With so many of the deaths each year from around the world directly

Laughter Therapy is new meditation

DHAKA: Laughter may have some of the same benefits as meditation   A good laugh now and then may give you a mental boost similar to meditation, suggests new research presented today at the Experimental Biology 2014 conference in San Diego.   “Joyful laughter immediately produces

Coffee may reduce risk for type-2 diabetes

DHAKA: Need an excuse to drink yet another cup of coffee today?  A new study suggests that increasing coffee consumption may decrease the risk for type-2 diabetes. The apparent relationship between coffee and type-2 diabetes is not new.  Previous studies have found that drinking a few

ICDDR,B faces Saline complexity

DHAKA: The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) fell in a complicated situation after it had to suspend using its own rice based oral saline following a formality complex.Patients and their relatives engaged in scuffles with the center’s doctors

`Millions wasted` on flu drug

DHAKA: Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis has said.The UK has spent £473m on Tamiflu, which is stockpiled by governments globally to prepare for flu pandemics,The Cochrane Collaboration claimed

JBFH provides free medical service

DHAKA: Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) provided free medical services at Nawabganj upazila of the district on Monday on occasion of World Health Day-2014.At least 750 patients got free medical services on Otolaryngology, Eye, Dental, Gynecology, Chest Disease, Medicine,

PM opens thru’ video conference

DHAKA: The World Health Day is being observed in the country Monday as elsewhere across the globe with the slogan of ‘Small bite, big threats’.Different organisations, including the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.Prime

RaMCH interns go on indefinite strike

RANGPUR: The intern doctors of Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RaMCH) on Monday went on strike for an indefinite period, to realize their two-point demands---security of intern doctors and punishment of attackers.Intern Doctor Abu Bakkar Siddik told banglanews, “A gang of miscreants

6,000 physicians to be recruited within 2-month

DHAKA: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said some 6,000 physicians would be appointed within the next two months.He also said a total of 40 specialized hospitals would be set up for the children of the county.The health minister came up with the assertion while

Pediatrics conference begins in city

DHAKA: The two-day long 18th Biennial BPA Conference and South Asian Pediatric Association (SAPA) Conference 2014 has begun at Hotel Rupashi Bangla in the city. The scientific session of the conference began from Sunday morning. Health and family welfare affairs minister Mohammad Nasim

15 new emotions identified

DHAKA: Until recently, scientists had only identified six basic human emotions: happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised and disgusted.These "emotion categories," as cognitive scientists like to call them, are defined by the facial muscles we use to express each emotion."The problem with

‘New` oral cancer risks identified

DHAKA: Poor oral health and irregular dental checks can increase the risk of oral cancer, a new study has found.The International Agency for Research on Cancer report also found excessive use of mouthwash - more than three times a day - can also increase risk.Smoking, heavy drinking and

Dengue, malaria halts economic growth

DHAKA: While countries in South-East Asia have made substantial economic progress, diseases such as dengue and malaria fuel a vicious cycle of poverty and have a significant impact on socioeconomic status of communities. These diseases are still killing thousands of people in the

Dieting monkeys offer hope for long life

DHAKA: Extreme calorie counting boosts lifespan in monkeys, according to new research.Until now, the rationale for following an ultra-low calorie diet to ward off ageing has been based on experiments in worms and mice, report the BBC.Studies reported in Nature Communications found

Reducing food volume can lead to overeating

DHAKA: Portion control is a big part of a healthy diet, affecting everything from calorie to nutrition intake. But people have a hard time sizing up how much they should be eating. The FDA recently addressed this by announcing major revisions to the standard nutrition label, including

Rotavirus can speed up diabetes onset

DHAKA: Rotavirus can accelerate the development of type 1 diabetes in children by getting rogue immune cells to attack the pancreas, new research in mice suggests.The findings could help explain a link between type 1 diabetes autoimmunity in children genetically predisposed to the