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Healthcare

Tobacco cultivation: 30,000 northern families at health risk

Widespread cultivation of tobacco leaf in northern Bangladesh has raised concerns about occupational health hazards.

11h ago

Apr-Sept flu season in the country

Scientists yesterday defined the period from April to September as flu season in Bangladesh.

1d ago

Health experts urge govt to ban asbestos

Health experts and rights activists have urged the government to immediately ban asbestos use due to severe health risks.

3d ago

Autism awareness: Bangladesh urges global collaboration

Bangladesh has urged collaboration to raise awareness, advocate, and increase cooperation and investments to ensure the rights, dignity, and well-being of children with developmental disabilities, including autism.

1w ago

Govt directives to prevent anesthesia related deaths

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued six guidelines to prevent the deaths and sudden complications due to anesthesia, including ensuring the quality of medicines used in anesthesia.

2w ago

Bagerhat 250-bed Hospital: Services in jeopardy amid acute manpower shortage

An acute shortage of doctors and staff has left patients at the Bagerhat 250-bed hospital deprived of much needed medical care.

2w ago

Intern doctors call off nationwide strike

Intern doctors called off their nationwide strike following an assurance from Health Minister Dr Samanta Lal Sen today

3w ago

Drug-coated balloon outperforms uncoated balloon in treating blocked arteries

Researchers compared the efficacy and safety of a drug-coated balloon versus an uncoated balloon in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association to treat in-stent restenosis, a complication that affects up to 10% of patients

3w ago

Navigating the global shift: understanding future fertility trends and implications

A new study published in The Lancet highlights a significant global shift towards lower fertility rates, posing major implications for economies and societies worldwide. By 2100, over 97% of countries are projected to have fertility rates below what’s needed to sustain population levels. 

3w ago

Gender inequalities at the root of global crisis in health and care work

A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) titled “Fair share for health and care: gender and the undervaluation of health and care work” sheds light on how gender disparities in health and care roles adversely affect women, health systems,

3w ago

HIV in cell culture can be completely eliminated!

New research from the Netherlands, presented ahead of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2024), unveils a promising breakthrough in the quest for an HIV cure.

3w ago

Prof Deen Md Nurul Haque appointed BSMMU VC

Renowned ophthalmologist Prof Deen Md Nurul Haque has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Labaid fined over unauthorised rooftop restaurant

DSCC fines 3 other eateries on Green Road

Drive against illegal clinics, diagnostic centres to intensify

Drive against illegal clinics, diagnostic centres, and hospitals across the country will intensify in the upcoming days, Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen said today

One hospital bed for every 990 people in country

Health minister tells parliament

MRM without prescription: A violation risking women's lives

When 24-year-old Mithila Islam, mother of a nine-month-old, discovered she was pregnant again, she was already 10 weeks into conception.

Raids on hospitals countrywide from Feb 27: health minister

There will be zero tolerance for child deaths due to hospital authorities' negligence, he says

How can a microorganism affect your heart?

The heart is the most indispensable and valuable organ in the human body. The prime function of the heart is to supply blood throughout the whole body. There is a layer in the four chambers of the heart, which is known as the myocardium. It is an involuntary and striated muscle.

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