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Dengue Outbreak: Deadlier than ever

With the city hospitals struggling to accommodate a growing number of dengue patients, deaths from the viral fever are increasing at a higher rate compared to previous years.

42m ago

High price of coarse rice hurting the poor

The rising prices of essential commodities are making life increasingly difficult for people, especially those from low- to middle-income groups.

42m ago

One dies of dengue in 24 hours, 896 hospitalised

36 hospitals today did not provide their dengue reports which will be added the next day

5h ago

Mohakhali DNCC Hospital: Taking on the dengue challenge

It is the only hospital in the country that was declared by the government to be for dengue patients

1d ago

Covid: Country reports one more death, 32 cases

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-19-linked death and 32 fresh cases in 24 hours till today morning

7h ago

Rice prices set to climb further after India export ban, trade at standstill

Asian rice trade paused on Friday to digest the previous day's ban by India, by far the world's biggest supplier, of a major share of its exports of the staple, with prices expected to climb substantially in coming days, three traders said.

12h ago

Dengue claims 19 lives, highest in a single day

The country has been grappling with an alarming surge in dengue-related fatalities this July, with 99 deaths already recorded within the first 19 days of the month.

2d ago

Country reports 42 more Covid-19 cases

Bangladesh yesterday reported 42 more Covid-19 cases.

2d ago

Kidney Transplant: BSMMU to probe allegations over donor’s identity

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) authorities have formed a committee to probe a recent kidney transplant, suspected to involve falsification of the relationship between the donor and the recIpient, at their super specialised hospital.

Dengue fever: Country sees 19 deaths, highest so far this year

With 19 deaths, the country today recorded the highest fatalities from dengue fever this year

Spectre of deadliest dengue year looms

The Dhaka city corporations seem to have learned little from the past when it comes to controlling Aedes mosquitoes, as early measures were not taken to avert this year’s deadly dengue outbreak, experts say.

Narayana Health’s uro-oncology expert shares knowledge on the use of robotics in prostate cancer with Bangladeshi doctors

Narayana Health (NH), one of India’s leading healthcare groups, partnered with Oncology Present & Future Bangladesh to host a successful seminar on the “Use of robotics in prostate cancer” in Dhaka recently, says a press release. Over 100 doctors and industry experts attended the event, which aimed to provide insights into the latest developments in robotic surgery for prostate cancer and benefit Bangladeshi patients.

6d ago

Global advocates unite to accelerate action on non-communicable diseases and universal health coverage

Advocates from NCD alliances from around the world to gather in New York and call for Heads of State and Government to demonstrate leadership at the High-level Meeting of the United Nations to advance NCD care and Universal Health Coverage.

6d ago

The inhuman power

 Albert Einstein said, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe.”

6d ago

Scabies outbreak strikes Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, demanding urgent response

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has issued an urgent call for action as an outbreak of scabies, a highly contagious skin disease,

6d ago

The SunSmart Global UV App helps protect you from the dangers of the sun and promotes public health

A new app for mobile phones that provides localised information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels has been launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

1w ago

Coping through calories: the powerful link between emotions and eating

Some days are upsetting. Perhaps for a reason or for no reason at all. How can I overcome this bad feeling? To forget this feeling, people often turn to food.

1w ago

Allergies linked to increased risk of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, affects a significant number of people worldwide. This joint disease primarily affects older adults, usually over the age of 45.

1w ago

Building strong bones: simple steps to protect your skeletal health

Taking care of your bones is crucial for maintaining overall health and preventing bone fractures. A bone fracture occurs when a bone breaks due to factors like falls, impacts, or excessive stress. Symptoms of a fracture include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the affected area.

1w ago

White Coat Syndrome understanding and managing the fear of doctors

Do you feel uneasy when entering a medical facility? Have you ever felt anxious when visiting a doctor or medical professional? Then you might have experienced ‘white coat syndrome.

1w ago

“Cascade of widening inequity” accelerating the global diabetes crisis

A new series of articles published in The Lancet and The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology sheds light on the alarming rise of diabetes worldwide and the disparities in its impact. According to the research, diabetes is becoming increasingly prevalent and is expected to affect over 1.3 billion people by 2050.

2w ago