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Bangladesh in control of Hepatitis B, WHO declares

Bangladesh along with Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand has become the...

WHO calls for increased global action in fight against tobacco

Many governments in the world are making progress in the...

Too much spicy food likely to cause dementia: Study

A new study on the link between chili and dementia...

Snakebite now a severe threat to public health

Snakebite has emerged as a severe threat to thousands of...

WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak a global health emergency

The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in Democratic...

First Ebola patient in DRC dies

The first Ebola patient in Goma, capital of the province...

Baby foods high in sugar, inappropriately marked as suitable: WHO

Baby foods are high in sugar and inappropriately marked as...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a...

‘Bypass surgery at DMCH to cost Tk 40,000’

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday said people can now...

Smoking ‘damages eyes as well as lungs’

Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight...

New contraceptive pill launched

The government has launched a new contraceptive pill named ‘Shukhi...

Writ seeks end to unnecessary C-sections

A writ petition was filed with the High Court on...

District-level hospitals to get ICU: Minister

The government will introduce ICU (intensive care unit) at zila...

Vitamin A plus campaign gets underway

The national Vitamin A plus campaign is underway across the...

Tobacco kills 441 people every day in Bangladesh

Tobacco-related diseases kill around 161,000 people annually and 441 persons...

Dengue cases on the rise despite huge spending on mosquito control

The authorities have spent nearly half a billion in the...

Nipah virus resurfaces in Kerala

The deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus has resurfaced in the southern Indian state of Kerala a year after it killed 17 people, state officials said on Tuesday. A 23-year-old student tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted to humans through direct contact with infected bats, pigs or other people, reports...