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  • Muktamoni

    First operation on Muktamoni 'successful'

    A week after doctors found the existence of a tumour in an artery of her arm, Muktamoni undergoes a “successful” operation at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

  • china-bone-marrow-donor-us-leukemia-patient

    Chinese villager hero to US leukemia patient

    Zhao Yuedong, a 39-year-old villager from China's Liaoning province, becomes a hero to a leukemia patient in the US city of Los Angeles when he became the first international bone marrow donor from Shenyang.

  • myanmar H5N1

    Myanmar schools in 10km radius of H1N1 infected area closed

    After the reported outbreaks of H5N1 and H1N1 virus, schools located within a 10-km radius of the infected area in Dawei Township of Myanmar from August 1 to 7 have been ordered closed.

  • annisul-huq

    Annisul apologises for remark on chikungunya

    Apologising for his yesterday’s comment on chikungunya, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq says he could not express himself properly.

  • brain training

    New ‘brain training’ era for mental illnesses

    Recent research into the brain is gaining attention, showing that preferences for facial features can be unconsciously changed by manipulating brain activity.

  • H7N9 bird flu patient being treated

    H7N9 virus might become drug-resistant: Experts

    The new strain of H7N9 bird flu virus confirmed earlier this month could become drug-resistant, experts say, while a leading specialist in respiratory diseases warns that it might be resistant already.

  • Diseases on WHO's priority 2017 list

    Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread,

  • skin cancer

    Diagnosing skin cancer: Software as good as doctors

    Image-scanning software developed at Stanford University can distinguish deadly skin cancers from benign ones as accurately as top dermatologists, according to a study.

  • New guidance on HIV self-testing

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis.

  • Thalassaemia, still a neglected disease

    Thalassaemia is the most common congenital disorder in the world including Bangladesh, but one of the least known diseases

  • Paget's disease of the breast

    At present time, there is an increasing awareness in the society about breast cancer, which is the second most common cancer

  • New initiative launched to tackle cardiovascular diseases

    World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading

  • Aedes albopictus mosquitoes

    US health researchers test Zika vaccine as funds run low

    US government researchers say they have begun their first clinical trial of a Zika vaccine while the Obama administration told lawmakers funds to fight the virus would run out in the coming weeks due to congressional inaction.

  • Urge to act to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis

    Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to

  • Signs & symptoms of stye

    A stye is a small, painful lump on the inside or outside of the eyelid. If you have a stye, your eye may also be watery and you

  • Specialised prenatal test now available in Dhaka

    Foresight Prenatal Clinic has introduced NT scan (OSCAR / first trimester scan) and performing triple marker test in Bangladesh.

  • Zika virus, aedes aegypti

    WHO calls for Zika research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for urgent research into different strains of the Zika virus and says that health services in affected areas should be ready for potential increases in the incidence of neurological syndromes and/or congenital malformations.

  • Zika-repellent clothes

    Evidence mounts linking Zika virus to birth defects

    Evidence mounted linking Zika to the birth defect microcephaly, and the United Nations health agency set a review of travel advice related to the outbreak of the virus while US officials planned strategy to control mosquitoes that spread it.

  • Honduras, mother, child, Zika

    Facts behind Zika virus alarm

    Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has since spread to many countries in the Americas.

  • Zika virus

    First sexually transmitted Zika case detected in France

    France has detected its first sexually transmitted case of Zika in a woman whose partner had traveled to Brazil, the epicentre of an outbreak of the virus, a senior health official says.

  • Rio Olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent Zika

    The organising committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said it will charge national delegations to have mosquito screens on athletes' rooms.

  • Zika, Brazil

    Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better: WHO

    The head of the World Health Organization warns that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief.

  • Zika, Brazil

    Brazil to fight Zika by sterilizing mosquitoes with gamma rays

    Brazil is planning to fight the Zika virus by zapping millions of male mosquitoes with gamma rays to sterilize them and stop the spread of the virus linked to thousands of birth defects.

  • Zika, Brazil

    CDC, Brazil start big study to test Zika link to birth defects

    US and Brazilian researchers are heading to João Pessoa in the state of Paraíba on Monday to recruit mothers and babies in one of the biggest government-led studies to understand whether the Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect.

  • Zika virus, campaign to prevent Zika virus

    Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

    The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top US experts say.

  • Aedes aegypti mosquito, Zika virus

    S America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

    South American health ministers hold an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.

  • Zika

    Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). IBS commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation. It is a chronic condition that you will need to manage for long term.

  • Winter diarrhoea in children

    Most of the children experience few episodes of diarrhoea in their early age. In winter, viral diarrhoea is quite common. At present if we pay a visit to any children ward, we will find many cases of diarrhoea with different grades of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

  • Hope. Action. Change.

    A new era started with hope and vision for millions of psoriasis patients on October 29, 2004. The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) declared the psoriasis day on that day.