'Health sector now capable of tackling Covid-19 situation' By UNB | Last Updated: 3rd August, 2020, 18:02

The health minister made the remarks at a media briefing after resuming office following the Eid-ul-Azha holiday 

Health sector now capable of tackling coronavirus situation: Minister

Scramble to contain coronavirus as infections spread Scramble to contain coronavirus as infections spread

The Greek case is a woman who had been in northern Italy, while France, Spain, Croatia, Austria, North Macedonia and Algeria have all reported cases linked to the country


3-week measles-rubella vaccination campaign begins Saturday 3-week measles-rubella vaccination campaign begins Saturday

A three-weeklong ‘Measles-Rubella (MR) Vaccination Campaign- 2020’ will begin on February 29 


Drug hope for people with chronic cough Drug hope for people with chronic cough

Millions suffering from a chronic cough could have their debilitating symptoms relieved by a new treatment


Stress may lead to surprising social benefits Stress may lead to surprising social benefits

This is true on the day they experienced the stressor as well as the following day


Specific gut bacteria may be linked to high BP Specific gut bacteria may be linked to high BP

Gut microbiota are constantly changing, depending on what we eat, our environment and especially our genetic makeup


Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO Virus could trigger global pandemic: WHO

An acceleration of cases in other parts of the world has prompted similar drastic measures. Italy has locked down 11 towns and South Korea ordered the entire 2.5 million residents of the city of Daegu to remain indoors.


Mental health challenges higher in young mothers: Study Mental health challenges higher in young mothers: Study

This study is the one of the first in the world to use diagnostic interviews to examine a range of mental health problems beyond postpartum depression


Jashore hospital records rise in patients Jashore hospital records rise in patients

In the last seven days, 166 patients, including 33 children, were admitted to the hospital


WHO warns window of opportunity to contain global spread of COVID-19 narrowing Scope to contain global spread of COVID-19 narrowing: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that the window of opportunity to contain wider worldwide spread


US researchers use AI to develop powerful new antibiotic US researchers use AI to develop powerful new antibiotic

The strain of the infection in the mice is resistant to all known antibiotics, but a halicin ointment completely cured the mice within 24 hours


Stopping Pneumonia from being a major child killer stressed Stopping Pneumonia from being a major child killer stressed

Despite the country’s notable advancement in child mortality rate, silent killer pneumonia still haunts the people


A passion outside office is key to mental health A passion outside office is key to mental health

Some of us are lucky enough to have the kind of career which encapsulates our passions leading to a wholesome life


Convalescent plasma therapy proves effective on severe COVID-19 cases Convalescent plasma therapy proves effective on COVID-19 cases

A total of 20 teams has been sent to 11 provinces with more recovered patients to collect convalescent plasma


Having big breakfast, light dinner may prevent obesity Having big breakfast, light dinner may prevent obesity

This process, known as diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT), is a measure of how well our metabolism is working, and can differ depending on mealtime


Food habit key reason behind cancer: Expert Food habit key reason behind cancer: Expert

The main reason of cancer disease is food habit, especially taking massive junk food frequently. The second cause is genetic marital relationshi


Eating fast food can make children fat Eating fast food can make children fat

Being overweight and obese increases the risk of numerous physical and psychosocial problems during childhood, including fatty liver disease, Type-2 diabetes and depression


Every child under ‘immediate threat’ from climate, poor diet: UN Every child under ‘immediate threat’ from climate, poor diet: UN

However the rankings are largely reversed when the impacts of air pollution from per capita carbon emissions are assessed


No coronavirus case found in country: IEDCR No coronavirus case found in country: IEDCR

IEDCR Director Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora says a total of 77 Coronavirus affected patients are undergoing treatment in Singapore


Vaccination campaign for Cholera, diarrhoea starts on Wednesday Vaccination campaign for Cholera, diarrhoea starts on Wednesday

A six-day vaccination campaign will be kicked off tomorrow in the city aiming to immune people from Cholera and diarrhoea diseases


Living near green spaces may delay menopause Living near green spaces may delay menopause

On an average, the age at menopause is 51.7 years for women living in the greenest areas, compared with 50.3 years for women living in areas with little green space


Green tea plus exercise may reduce fatty liver disease Green tea plus exercise may reduce fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a significant global health problem that is expected to worsen


Over 1,700 medics infected in China Over 1,700 medics infected in China

Ning Zhu, a nurse in Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a deadly coronavirus outbreak


Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

Belviq is approved in 2012, roughly the same time that a couple other promising weight loss drugs hit the market


No change in coronavirus outbreak despite China spike: WHO No change in coronavirus outbreak despite China spike: WHO

There was also a huge increase in cases, with 14,840 people diagnosed but most of this was down to Hubei using a broader definition to diagnose people


Taller men may have lower dementia risk in old age: Study Taller men may have lower dementia risk in old age: Study

Men who are taller in young adulthood may have a lower risk of dementia in old age, according to a new research


Health sector to recruit 30,000 people this year Health sector to recruit 30,000 people this year

Health Minister Zahid Malik on Wednesday said the government will recruit 30,000 people this year for the health sector


Experts for early detection to prevent breast and cervical cancer Experts for early detection to prevent breast and cervical cancer

Health experts have laid emphasis on early detection of breast and cervical cancer for prevention of the two different types


Optimistic partner leads to a healthier, longer future Optimistic partner leads to a healthier, longer future

For example, if you quit smoking or start exercising, your partner is close to following suit within a few weeks and months


WHO chief says first vaccine for novel coronavirus could be available in 18 months First vaccine for coronavirus could be available in 18 months: WHO

In the meantime, he tweeted, "there's a lot we can do to prevent transmission and prepare for any further spread"


All medical college, sadar hospitals to get kidney dialysis centres All medical college, sadar hospitals to get kidney dialysis centres

Kidney dialysis centres will be set up in all medical college hospitals and sadar hospitals at the district…


UK team tests coronavirus vaccine on mice UK team tests coronavirus vaccine on mice

Researchers at Imperial College London say their ultimate goal is to have an effective and safe way of halting the SARS-like strain's spread by the end of the year


Coronavirus, cold or flu? How to tell the difference Coronavirus, cold or flu? How to tell the difference

Runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever: Symptoms are often similar when one starts to feel sick


Excess smartphone use linked to mental distress Excess smartphone use linked to mental distress

"Encouragingly, youth are increasingly recognising the negative impact of social media on their lives and starting to take steps to mitigate it," the authors wrote


WHO warns overseas virus spread may be ‘tip of the iceberg’ WHO warns overseas virus spread may be ‘tip of the iceberg’

The SARS-like virus is believed to have emerged late last year in the central city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province where millions of people are under lockdown in a bid to stop it spreading

 


Eating food with hands more satisfying Eating food with hands more satisfying

Directly touching the food makes experience of eating more enjoyable, say researchers


50,500 children with autism in country: Zahid Maleque 50,500 children with autism in country: Zahid Maleque

He placed the statistics in the House replying to a query of Awami League MP Gloria Jharna Sarker (Women Seat-30)


Cabbage compound helps fight fatty liver Cabbage compound helps fight fatty liver

"This is another example where altering the diet can help prevent or treat disease and improve the well-being of the individual,"


Rural health centers come as beacon of hope for poor Rural health centers come as beacon of hope for poor

Sources say the health centers remain open all day long daily


Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus

The Australian researchers are using “molecular clamp” technology invented by the university’s scientists that allows them to rapidly develop new vaccines based solely on a virus DNA sequence

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