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Bangladesh has been put on high alert following the death of at least 95 people in India due to swine flu or A/H1N1, officials said Sunday. “We’re on alert as a precautionary measure against the H1N1 influenza,” Benazir Ahmed, director of disease control under the ministry of health and family welfare, told Xinhua. A ministry […]

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Dr. Isaac Eliaz Chai tea has been a staple in India for thousands of years, and today it is enjoyed throughout the world as an uplifting and health-promoting beverage. But what is it that makes chai such an excellent wellness tonic? A powerful blend of tea, herbs and spices, chai has been cherished for centuries […]

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DHAKA, 5 February 2013 (IRIN) – Health experts in Bangladesh have reported a fresh outbreak of the Nipah virus, with 10 deaths in the past few weeks. If infected you have a high chance of dying. “The fatality rate is an astounding 77 percent,” ASM Alamgir, a virologist at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control […]

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Dhaka: Bangladeshi experts and activists on Monday urged the government to ban a “demeaning” physical examination of rape victims, saying the procedure is of no benefit in proving whether an assault has taken place. The country’s British colonial-era law, which dates back to 1872, requires that doctors use two fingers to determine whether a woman […]

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With the announcement of two additional fatalities from the lethal zoonotic disease, Mahmudur Rahman, director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said this brings the total deaths from Nipah virus to eight this year, according to a bdnews24.com report Jan. 27. Dr. Rahman says the new deaths were from Pabna and Rajshahi while one 8-month […]

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The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strengthening its ties with Bangladesh as part of its initiative to protect the global community from the urgent public health threats. Director of the world’s leading public health institute Dr Thomas Frieden, who is now visiting Dhaka, said on Sunday that from this year they […]

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Akram Hosen Raju Ahmed has a lung of sand. Every day, he fed hundreds of kilograms of limestone into a giant crushing machine. And every day, he inhaled volumes of silica dust that the ear-piercing machine emitted. In three years of this hazardous job, the 25-year-old inhaled enough silica that gave him consumptive lungs. Doctors […]

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Some new research on the Ebola virus in fruit bats has found that Ebola virus antibodies are presented in a small proportion of bats in Bangladesh. This indicates the global reach of Ebola-like diseases. For the study the Rousettus fruit bats was examined; this bat is common to Bangladesh. Scientists found that in Ebola virus […]

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Mobile technology in maternal and child health “Ensuring quality services for safe motherhood” was the theme for the Safe Motherhood Day celebrated in 2012. However, do the Bangladeshi mothers still know that safe motherhood is not just a one-liner theme? Do they know that it’s not an accident for a healthy mother to deliver a […]

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They won the grand prize in the IEEE President’s Change the World Competition By ANIA MONACO Bangladesh is facing the world’s largest mass poisoning in history, according to the World Health Organization. More than 70 million people there are drinking arsenic-contaminated water, and because of this 1.2 million patients are annually diagnosed with hyper pigmentation, […]

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An American hospital will help Bangladesh to establish the country’s first-ever bone marrow transplantation unit under an agreement signed here on Sunday. The unit will be installed by Massachusetts General Hospital-MGH of USA at Dhaka Medical College Hospital by June next year. The health and family welfare ministry and the US hospital signed the memorandum […]

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The couple was frantically looking for their five-year-old child in the corridors of the launch, bound for Barisal. They realised, a little later, that their little girl went missing in the rush while boarding the launch at Sadarghat. Meanwhile back at the Sadarghat terminal, the lost child was crying her eyes out as she could […]

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