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Stung By Chikungunya Disease: Know the Signs

Stung By Chikungunya Disease: Know the Signs A serious case of the tropical disease “chikungunya” has now been found in Bangladesh. Chikungunya is a debilitating, mosquito-borne virus typically found in hot, tropical areas. It is not deadly but can leave victims unable to function in a normal way for days or even weeks on end. […]

Surgeries stop as stent suppliers enforce wildcat strike over govt move to fix exorbitant pricing Cardiologists during their angioplasty and stent implant procedures on patients yesterday learnt stent suppliers went on an undeclared “strike”, putting heart patients’ lives at stake and holding them hostage. The situation initially stunned and then angered doctors, patients and their […]

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Child labourers exposed to toxic chemicals dying before 50, WHO says Bangladesh tannery workers exposed to formaldehyde, sulphuric acid and more while making products for westerners  Children bag animal fat to be turned into soap. Tanneries douse animal skins in chemicals to create ‘Bengali black’ leather. Photograph: Getty Images Children as young as eight, working […]

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The High Court today directed the government to stop production and marketing of antibiotic penicillin and hormone drugs of 28 companies including Amico and Decent pharmaceuticals by 72 hours as those are substandard and injurious to public health. The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain in four […]

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Turning the Tide Against Cholera A global pandemic rose from these swamps.Now scientists may have a way to stop it.   SUNDARBANS NATIONAL PARK, Bangladesh Two hundred years ago, the first cholera pandemic emerged from these tiger-infested mangrove swamps. It began in 1817, after the British East India Company sent thousands of workers deep into […]

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Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar Immune therapy for hepatitis B Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar1, Mamun Al-Mahtab2, Md. Sakilur Islam Khan3, Ruksana Raihan4, Ananta Shrestha5 1Department of Medical Sciences, Toshiba General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 3Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan; […]

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রামপাল বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র যেন আত্মহত্যা ০২ রা ফেব্রুয়ারি, ২০১৭ প্রস্তাবিত রামপাল বিদ্যুতকেন্দ্রের ডিজাইন। (সংগৃহিত) সুন্দরবন ঘেঁষা রামপালে বাংলাদেশ ও ভারতের যৌথ মালিকানায় প্রস্তাবিত কয়লা বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র নির্মান হতে যাচ্ছে। ফলে কেন্দ্রটি নির্মিত হলে বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে বড় ম্যানগ্রোভ বন সুন্দরবন ভীষণ ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হবে। এক হাজার ৩২০ মেগাওয়াট উৎপাদন ক্ষমতার ওই বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র বাগেরহাটের রামপালে সুন্দরবনের পাশে নির্মিত হবে। এটি […]

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A test which was conducted after reports of unusual number of dead crows in the premises of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital has found an outbreak of bird flu in crows. After the test result, the government has deployed a large team of scientists to tackle a possible epidemic. The team went to Rajshahi and began […]

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One of the US’s most senior public health officials has revealed the ‘strongest evidence to date’ of the effect on babies of the Zika virus. Tom Frieden, head of the Center for Disease Control, was testifying before politicians in Washington. He said that data from the cases of two infants in Brazil who died soon […]

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According to Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, government will bear the treatment cost of the patients diagnosed with Zika virus. The minister made the announcement on Tuesday while briefing the media at the Health Ministry. As part of precautionary steps, the government has set up thermal scanner in Dhaka Airport for the people coming from the […]

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Indian biotechnology company Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday it was working on two possible vaccines to fight the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil. The virus is spreading rapidly in the Americas, and World Health Organisation officials on Tuesday expressed concern that it could hit Africa […]

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The World Cancer Day will be observed tomorrow in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the world for raising awareness and education about cancer and pressing governments and individuals to take action against the disease as there are 12 lakh cancer patients in the country. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) updated estimation, there are about 12 […]

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