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Lifts at public hospitals: Where Horror Abounds

Shipon Mia (not his real name) fears for his life throughout the hours he works as a liftman at a building of Sir Salimullah Medical College, commonly known as Mitford hospital, in the capital.

3d ago

Destroy fake diabetes test kits: HC

The High Court yesterday directed authorities to immediately destroy "fake" Accu-Chek Active Test Strips, Batch No 26076156, deemed hazardous to public health

4d ago

One dies of dengue

12 hospitalised in 24 hours

1w ago

Not much being done to stop dengue outbreak

Despite a record-breaking outbreak last year, with more than 1,705 deaths, the authorities concerned are yet to establish a comprehensive surveillance system to track and control the Aedes mosquitoes, the carrier of the deadly dengue virus.

1w ago

3 die of dengue

All the victims are from areas under the Dhaka South City Corporation

1w ago

Dhaka saw 42,000 less dengue cases last year than 2019: DSCC Mayor

The number of dengue patients in Dhaka in 2023 was 42,000 less than in 2019, according to Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh

1w ago

Expecting mother dies at hospital

An expecting mother died due to alleged negligence by doctors at a hospital in Parbatipur, Dinajpur, yesterday

1w ago

Stuck in lift, patient dies at hospital

A patient of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital in Gazipur died yesterday allegedly by suffocating after being stuck in a hospital lift for 45 minutes.

1w ago

Kitchen Markets: Veggie prices shoot up

Along with price hikes of chicken and fish, some vegetables also saw rising prices in the kitchen markets of the capital yesterday, adding to the never-ending burden on the pockets of low-income groups.

Mobile court jails vendor for selling dead chicken in Gazipur

A mobile court today fined a vendor for selling dead chicken meat in Gazipur's Kapasia..Tofazzal Mia, 25, of Kandapara area of Narsingdi's Madhabdi municipality, was also jailed for seven days, reports our Gazipur correspondent quoting the executive magistrate.

17 new Covid cases reported in 24 hours

Bangladesh reported 17 more Covid-19 cases in 24 hours till this morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)

The role of primary care physicians in climate change adaptation in Bangladesh

The healthcare system all over the world can generally be divided into three levels of care: primary, secondary, and tertiary.

6d ago

Decoding NPD relationships

Narcissism has become a popular topic to understand today, probably due in large part to Freud’s work on the ego.

6d ago

Understanding and managing labile hypertension

Imagine sitting at your desk, working through your day, when suddenly you feel your heart racing and your face flushing. You check your blood pressure, and it has skyrocketed out of nowhere. This sudden surge is not just alarming—it is a sign of labile hypertension.

6d ago

World Hypertension Day

Hypertension, in the words of the World Hypertension League (WHL), is ‘a driving force in the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the leading risk factor for death and disability globally.’ World Hypertension Day, initiated by WHL in 2005, aims to increase awareness of this silent killer and galvanise global action to combat high blood pressure. This year, the theme is a call to ‘measure your blood pressure accurately, control it, and live longer.’

6d ago

Ensuring effective governance for pandemic preparedness

In an urgent letter addressed to the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body Bureau, the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005), and WHO

1w ago

Unveiling the secrets to global health success

In a recent study published in PLOS Global Public Health, Dr Nadia Akseer and her colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shed light on what drives success in public health across various countries.

1w ago

Strategies for cultivating joy

In contemporary psychology, the age-old adage suggesting that happiness is as elusive as a butterfly is being met with skepticism.

1w ago

Navigating life with chronic fatigue syndrome

Living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) can present significant challenges, but adopting certain strategies can make coping easier.

1w ago

Calls for a concerted drive towards SDGs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Results Report 2023, the most comprehensive to date, showcases the achievement of key public health milestones, even amid greater global humanitarian health needs driven by conflict, climate change, and disease outbreaks.

1w ago

Healthy eating slows biological ageing and reduces dementia risk

The Annals of Neurology published a new study suggesting that maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent dementia and extend your life.

2w ago
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