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Turning the Tide Against Cholera

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 […]

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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WHO Director-General Margaret Chan speaks during a news conference after the first meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 1, 2016. The World Health Organisation has declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health […]

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Bangladesh has adopted a nutrition policy that will require it to control the food market in the wake of increasing obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle conditions. Under nutrition has always been a challenge in Bangladesh, but new studies find a considerable increase in obesity, creating a “dual burden” of poor nutrition. Last year the government […]

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Says WHO report Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were […]

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The Drug Court of Dhaka on Monday awarded 10 years’ imprisonment to six persons convicted in the much-talked about paracetamol syrup adulteration case in which 76 children had reportedly died. Dhaka Drug Court Judge M Atowar Rahman gave the verdict on Monday morning. The court also fined them Tk two lakh each. In default, they […]

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