'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

World Cancer Day observed World Cancer Day observed

Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year


Working more than 39 hours a week ‘damages physical and mental health’, study finds Working for 40 hours per week may harm mental, physical health

The new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows the work limit should be set at 39 hours a week for a healthy life


UK cancer rates to rise faster among women than men: charity Cancer rates six times faster among UK women

Nationwide by 2035 there will be a 0.5 percent increase in men being diagnosed with cancer, compared to a 3 percent jump among women, CRUK says


'Third-hand' smoke may harm infants: study 'Third-hand' smoke may harm infants: study

Scientists issues warning about the sticky residue from tobacco puffing that clings to walls and furnitur


Eating this fruit on empty stomach could kill you Eating this fruit on empty stomach could kill you

The scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach


578 HIV-infected patients detected afresh: Minister 578 new HIV cases detected

The HIV-infected patients were detected through 128 government and private testing centers, he says replying to a tabled question from MP Abdul Latif


11-year-old boy becomes one of the youngest to get artificial heart Illinois boy becomes one of the youngest to receive artificial heart

He is the youngest person to get the 50 cubic-centimeter SynCardia artificial heart, which was designed for women and men of smaller stature


Acupuncture can help reduce chronic pain, depression Acupuncture can help reduce chronic pain, depression

Researchers at the University of York in Britain have found that acupuncture treatment can boost the…


The surprising link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease The surprising link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease

As the world's 4th country with most polluted air, new research adds more health concerns for Bangladeshi people


First ever girl with 'tree girl' syndrome a Bangladeshi Bangladeshi Shahana world's first 'tree girl'

Gnarled growths sprouting from her chin, ear and nose, but doctors at Dhaka's Medical College Hospital are still conducting tests


Artificial kidneys nearly set to end transplantation crisis: expert Artificial kidneys nearly set to end transplantation crisis: expert

An intensive research project led by a Bangladeshi born US bioengineer suggests, artificial kidney at an affordable cost is expected to run very soon


Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, in early signs the parasite is evolving resistance


Now, a hormone in brain that can trigger fat burning: Study Now, a hormone in brain that can trigger fat burning: Study

The newly discovered fat-burning pathway works like this — a neural circuit in the brain produces serotonin in response to sensory cues


Monalisa Womens Club arranges seminars on women health Monalisa Womens Club arranges seminars on women health

Razbari Sadar Hospital gynae consultant Dr Selima Kamal Rima speks the event as the chief guest, Silvia Jahangir moderates the programme


Two crore suffering from kidney disease Two crore suffering from kidney disease

Among the kidney patients, 35,000 permanent kidney failure cases are recorded every year, health experts told a press conference at BSMMU


Mushrooms could prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease, suggests study Mushrooms may help delay or prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s

The findings showed that mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that offer neuroprotective and cognitive benefits to protect against neurotoxic stimuli


Proper use of inhaler must for controlling asthma: Expert Learning proper use of asthma inhaler must

Dr Shamim Ahmed says asthma is a chronic disease that causes recurring wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing


Sound sleep is important for well-being of immune system Sound sleep is important for well-being of immune system

The researchers explained that genetics account for 31 to 55 percent of sleep duration and behaviour and environment account for the remainder


Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals: Study Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals: Study

The study, published Friday in the Lancet journal, is one of the first to document the extent of drug-resistant infections in more than one Chinese pr


Mediterranean diet may help treat HIV, diabetes patients Mediterranean diet may help treat HIV, diabetes patients

The Mediterranean diet fulfilled 100 per cent of daily caloric requirements for people living with HIV and Type 2 diabetes


Nearly three lakh people affected by cancer every year in Bangladesh 3 lakh people affected by cancer each year

Health experts on Thursday said the number of cancer patients is increasing at an alarming rate in Bangladesh…


Bird flu is back but ‘still under control’ Bird flu is back but ‘still under control’

The virus killed 732 chickens out of 3,000 poultry birds but farm owners scientifically culled remaining 2,268 poultry birds to prevent further spread


Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines

So far during the summer rainy season, 70 cases, including 40 deaths, have been confirmed and more 300 cases are still being investigated


Lithium better at treating bipolar disorder, study reveals Lithium better at treating bipolar disorder, study reveals

An Australian study has found lithium to be better at protecting the brains of bipolar patients than that of a newer and more popular antipsychotics


Spending time around cars is destroying your brain Spending time around cars is destroying your brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways


Cannabis still harmful to health: report Cannabis still harmful to health: report

Recreational cannabis smoking is likely to increase the risk of schizophrenia and may even trigger a heart attack


China confirms one more H7N9 bird flu death China confirms one more H7N9 bird flu death

China’s last major outbreak killed 36 people and caused more than $6 billion in losses for the agricultural sector


Free gate passes for patients’ attendances on sale at DMCH! Patients’ free gate pass on sale

DMCH authorities issue gate passes to the attendants of patients for free in a bid to keep unnecessary visitors away from the hospital


Alzheimer's drug can help mend cavity naturally Alzheimer's drug can help mend cavity naturally

Following trauma or an infection, the inner, soft pulp of a tooth can become exposed and infected. In order to protect the tooth from infection


Cancer spread cut by three-quarters in tests Cancer spread cut by 75% in animal experiments

The early work gives new insight into how tumours spread and may lead to new treatments


Implantable cardiac devices under hacking threat, US issues alert Implantable cardiac devices under hacking threat, US issues alert

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues new advice about how to safeguard implantable cardiac devices against hackers


Weekend exercise has important health benefits Weekend exercise has important health benefits

Exercise and a healthy diet can reduce the risk of a range of diseases - such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes


Zika may get pandemic in Vietnam in 2017: health official Zika may get pandemic in Vietnam in 2017: health official

Phu urges local people not to panic as most of the Zika infections in Vietnam have been in mild condition


Vietnam drafting law considering compulsory blood donation Vietnam considering compulsory blood donation

With the first plan, some 46 million adults, excluding some 14.2 million blood-related patients, to donate blood once a year, and the donated blood


New human H7N9 case reported in SW China New human H7N9 case reported in SW China

Another human H7N9 avian flu case has been reported in southwest China's Guizhou Province, health…


Change eating schedule to lose weight Change eating schedule to lose weight

With eTRF, people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and do not eat again until breakfast the next morning


Give peanut to babies early to reduce risk of allergy Give peanut to babies early to reduce risk of allergy

Young children should not eat whole peanuts, because of the risk of choking


Nearly 50m people facing dementia in the world Nearly 50m people facing dementia

The analysis suggests 7-11% of dementia cases within 50m of a major road could be caused by traffic


Ireland confirms bird flu case Ireland confirms bird flu case

Several European countries have found cases of H5N8 bird flu in recent weeks

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