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Health Bondhu arranges conference on creating digital healthcare ecosystem

Health Bondhu arranges conference on creating digital healthcare ecosystem

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-07-03 12:30:24

Health Bondhu, a digital healthcare aggregator platform, arranged a conference on creating digital healthcare ecosystem for the first time at Gulshan Shooting Club in the capital on Friday. The inaug...

Monkeypox symptoms differ from previous outbreaks: UK study

Monkeypox symptoms differ from previous outbreaks: UK study

-- 2022-07-02 18:17:56

Patients with monkeypox in the UK have noticeably different symptoms from those seen in previous outbreaks, according to researchers in London, raising concerns cases are being missed. Patients repor...

Pfizer-BioNTech to start testing universal vaccine for coronaviruses

Pfizer-BioNTech to start testing universal vaccine for coronaviruses

-- 2022-06-30 11:24:51

Germany's BioNTech, Pfizer's partner in Covid-19 vaccines, said the two companies would start tests on humans of next-generation shots that protect against a wide variety of coronaviruses in the secon...

Focus on creating cataract awareness

Focus on creating cataract awareness

FE REPORT 2022-06-30 11:18:21

There is a dearth of adequate number of ophthalmologists to provide treatment to the cataract patients in the country, speakers at a programme in the city on Wednesday said. They also said the countr...

The pain of gout: A disease that never goes away

The pain of gout: A disease that never goes away

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-06-29 16:42:06

Let us recall the experience of British physician Thomas Sydenham who lived in the seventeenth century. He was suffering from gout. One night, in his own description, he suddenly woke up from sleep w...

Monkeypox case count rises to more than 3,400 globally, WHO says

Monkeypox case count rises to more than 3,400 globally, WHO says

-- 2022-06-28 17:25:08

More than 3,400 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organisation as of last Wednesday, with a majority of them from Europe, the agency said in an update on Monday...

Cholera vaccination campaign for 2.4m children inaugurated in city

Cholera vaccination campaign for 2.4m children inaugurated in city

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-26 20:06:29

Oral cholera vaccination campaign for 2.4 million residents in the city has been inaugurated on Sunday in order to protect people from the outbreaks of deadly diarrhoea disease. Health and Family Wel...

Residents in five areas of Dhaka  will receive oral cholera vaccine from Sunday

Residents in five areas of Dhaka will receive oral cholera vaccine from Sunday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-26 19:48:50

Some 2.4 million residents living in five areas of Dhaka city will receive the oral cholera vaccine from Sunday. Health minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the country’s largest-ever oral choler...

WHO says monkeypox is not yet a health emergency

WHO says monkeypox is not yet a health emergency

-- 2022-06-26 13:34:26

Monkeypox is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ruled on Saturday, although WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was deeply concerned about the...

Colour blindness: What it is and how to manage

Colour blindness: What it is and how to manage

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-06-25 15:22:07

One of the common eye disorders is colour blindness. This refers to the inability to identify the difference between some colours. A more accurate name is deficient colour vision. It is also called D...

Next Covid booster shots likely to be updated for omicron

Next Covid booster shots likely to be updated for omicron

-- 2022-06-24 17:44:21

Covid-19 vaccines this fall are likely to be based on the omicron variant of the coronavirus rather than the original strain, although some experts suggest they may only offer significant benefits for...

Sanofi says its Covid vaccine candidate yields positive trial data

Sanofi says its Covid vaccine candidate yields positive trial data

-- 2022-06-24 13:30:08

Sanofi's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, which is modelled on the virus's Beta antigen, delivered 72 per cent efficacy in adults against the Omicron strain, the French drugmaker said on Friday, citing dat...

Healthy ways to gain weight for underweight people

Healthy ways to gain weight for underweight people

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-06-23 11:58:55

While being overweight is a health concern, not having enough weight is a hazard too. Many people, in their zeal to lose weight, go overboard and become skeletal; this is completely inadvisable. Check...

Researchers detect new omicron sub-variant in Bangladesh

Researchers detect new omicron sub-variant in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-21 18:42:47

Researchers on Tuesday detected a new Omicron sub-variant in the country named BA.4/5 in the bodies of two Bangladeshi men at the Genome Center of Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST)....

Threat of hypertension in young people

Threat of hypertension in young people

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-06-21 12:11:20

High blood pressure, commonly known as hypertension (HTN), is highly prevalent. It is often called the ‘Silent Killer,’ since it may go unrecognised until some other serious conditions roo...

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral

-- 2022-06-18 10:41:12

For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp's decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technolog...

FDA authorises first Covid-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

FDA authorises first Covid-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

-- 2022-06-17 20:52:54

US regulators on Friday authorised the first Covid-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. The Food and Drug Administration's action follows its adv...

Omicron less likely to cause long Covid, says study

Omicron less likely to cause long Covid, says study

-- 2022-06-17 12:27:31

The omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long Covid than previous variants, according to the first peer-reviewed study of its kind from the United Kingdom. Researchers at King's Col...

Increased health allocation can help cut out-of-pocket spending

Increased health allocation can help cut out-of-pocket spending

FE REPORT 2022-06-17 09:41:14

An increase in budgetary allocation for the country's healthcare sector could help people cut their out-of-pocket expenditure, former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman suggested on Thursday....

Management of Tonsillitis

Management of Tonsillitis

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-06-15 17:35:05

There are two small glands on either side of the back of our throat called tonsils. Tonsils produce antibodies and serve as one of the first lines of defence against many germs. When these tonsils get...

BSMMU introduces genetic defect test to prevent autism

BSMMU introduces genetic defect test to prevent autism

FE Online Report 2022-06-14 20:13:55

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has introduced the facility to examine chromosomal or genetic defects in fetuses during pregnancy for the first time ever in the country to detect a...

Air pollution cuts life expectancy by over two years: study

Air pollution cuts life expectancy by over two years: study

-- 2022-06-14 18:22:30

Chronic air pollution cuts average global life expectancy by more than two years per person, a study published on Tuesday showed, an impact comparable to that of smoking and far worse than HIV/AIDS or...

Control your Asthma problems with exercise and diet

Control your Asthma problems with exercise and diet

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-06-13 13:21:44

Asthma is a lifelong disease that needs to be kept under control. Physical activities are sometimes challenging, as there is a risk that it may lead to breathlessness. However, if done properly, exerc...

Pfizer Covid vaccines safe and effective for small children: FDA

Pfizer Covid vaccines safe and effective for small children: FDA

-- 2022-06-13 10:37:24

US Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers on Sunday said Pfizer-BioNTech's, Covid-19 vaccines were effective and safe for use in children aged 6 months to 4 years. The FDA reviewers said in bri...

Diabetes may increase long Covid-19 risk: Studies

Diabetes may increase long Covid-19 risk: Studies

-- 2022-06-10 17:14:56

Diabetes may increase the risk of long Covid-19, new analyses of seven previous studies on the disease suggest. The studies include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings an...

Youths working to raise menstrual hygiene awareness

Youths working to raise menstrual hygiene awareness

FE Online 2022-06-09 19:19:11

LIFE Bangladesh, a humanitarian nonprofit organisation dedicated to bringing positive change to society, has begun its journey with Project Mo which aims to ensure menstrual hygiene.  The organi...

Day-long workshop on Digital Healthcare held in Dhaka

Day-long workshop on Digital Healthcare held in Dhaka

Hasan Sojib, JU 2022-06-09 19:17:31

Nottingham Trent University (UK), Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh) and Applied Intelligence and Informatics Lab (AII LAB) organised a workshop and co-design session on ‘Digital Healthcare A...

Turkish passenger with rashes suffering from skin disease for many years: Doctor

Turkish passenger with rashes suffering from skin disease for many years: Doctor

-- 2022-06-08 23:35:56

The Turkish national, who was admitted to the Infectious Disease Hospital in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on suspicion of having monkeypox, has been under observation a day after he was taken to the facili...

1,000 monkeypox cases were reported to WHO

1,000 monkeypox cases were reported to WHO

-- 2022-06-08 20:50:01

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases were reported to the World Health Organization in the current outbreak outside the countries in Africa where it more commonly spreads. WHO Director-General Tedros Adha...

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine booster produces better immune response

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine booster produces better immune response

-- 2022-06-08 18:17:33

Moderna Inc said on Wednesday its Covid-19 vaccine booster that targets both the original coronavirus strain and omicron produced a better immune response against the variant than its original vaccine...