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Red-coloured packaging to be mandatory for antibiotics

Red-coloured packaging to be mandatory for antibiotics

-- 2022-10-05 16:52:33

The government is planning to introduce a provision that will require red-coloured packaging for antibiotics with an aim to regulate the 'indiscriminate' use of antibiotics. Health Minister Zahid Mal...

Nutrition policy needed to face  growing challenges: Experts

Nutrition policy needed to face growing challenges: Experts

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-10-04 10:48:13

Providing packed food items as tiffin for students during their school time could be the best solution to proper safety of food or hygienic food in terms of meeting their nutritional demands as well...

Swedish geneticist wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries linked to human evolution

Swedish geneticist wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries linked to human evolution

-- 2022-10-03 16:03:48

Scientist Svante Paabo won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries "concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution", the award-giving body said on Monday. T...

Feeling sleepy but cannot sleep? Here's why

Feeling sleepy but cannot sleep? Here's why

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-10-03 16:00:39

Imagine you are super exhausted after a busy day. Tomorrow will be more of the same, and you have to wake up early. You are struggling to keep your eyes open. Now you climb into bed and expect to be...

Young non-smokers told not to take up vaping by experts

Young non-smokers told not to take up vaping by experts

BBC 2022-09-30 14:26:06

Young non-smokers are being advised not to take up vaping. Researchers looked at the evidence and say while vaping is far safer than cigarettes, the long-term effects of vapes are still u...

BCSIR-developed Covid testing kit faces slow-pace in getting approval

BCSIR-developed Covid testing kit faces slow-pace in getting approval

SM NAJMUS SAKIB 2022-09-30 10:24:50

A cheap Covid testing kit developed by the government scientific research institute has seen a slow progress in obtaining official clearance. The developer of the newly-developed kit requires the no o...

Evils of a sedentary lifestyle

Evils of a sedentary lifestyle

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-09-29 17:43:45

World Health Organisation estimates that almost 85 per cent of the world’s people are leading a sedentary life. This means they are not doing enough physical activity and spend most of their tim...

Should we worry about dead nails?

Should we worry about dead nails?

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-09-29 11:35:00

Are you scared of a dead nail? Have you got a dead toenail hanging off and you are too afraid to pull it out? Rest assured, this is not anything unusual; a lot of people go through the same situation....

Special Covid-19 vaccination campaign begins marking PM’s birthday

Special Covid-19 vaccination campaign begins marking PM’s birthday

-- 2022-09-28 20:57:09

The government has launched a special mass inoculation campaign against COVID-19, aiming to give the first and second doses to the unvaccinated population. The Directorate General of Health Services...

Experts seek availability of medicare to fight hypertension

Experts seek availability of medicare to fight hypertension

FE REPORT 2022-09-22 10:10:04

Public-health experts have suggested easy availability of medications at community clinics to combat hypertension following its higher trend in Bangladesh. A large number of people here suffer from h...

Non-communicable diseases kill a person under 70 every two seconds: WHO

Non-communicable diseases kill a person under 70 every two seconds: WHO

-- 2022-09-21 21:42:51

Every two seconds one person under 70 dies of non-communicable disease (NCD), the majority of them in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to a new report by the UN health agency. The...

Brazil approves Pfizer vaccine for children as young as six months

Brazil approves Pfizer vaccine for children as young as six months

-- 2022-09-18 10:48:54

Brazilian national health regulator, Anvisa, has approved the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech for children aged between six months and four years, the government body said...

WHO chief says end of Covid pandemic 'is in sight'

WHO chief says end of Covid pandemic 'is in sight'

-- 2022-09-15 11:55:35

The world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis...

End of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, says WHO chief

End of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, says WHO chief

-- 2022-09-14 22:01:55

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that...

US FDA receives reports of cancer linked to breast implants

US FDA receives reports of cancer linked to breast implants

-- 2022-09-10 16:46:07

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received several reports of certain types of cancers in the scar tissue that forms around breast implants, the agency said in a safety notice on Thursday....

Human progress retreats to 2016 levels by COVID, other crises: UN

Human progress retreats to 2016 levels by COVID, other crises: UN

-- 2022-09-09 17:41:08

Back-to-back global crises have set back human development by five years, a new report by a United Nations agency has warned. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) said on Thursday that, for the first...

India approves Covid-19 nasal vaccine for restricted use

India approves Covid-19 nasal vaccine for restricted use

-- 2022-09-06 21:12:03

India has approved a recombinant nasal vaccine, developed by Indian multinational biotechnology company Bharat Biotech to combat Covid-19. The country's Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave the inf...

Is onion juice good for your scalp? 

Is onion juice good for your scalp? 

Mahia Afrin 2022-09-05 17:36:56

Almost everyone passionate about beauty and self-care loves to try some home remedies as an experiment. Especially during the pandemic period, we were all attempting trendy hair-growing hacks. ...

Britain approves Pfizer/BioNTech's updated Covid-19 booster vaccine

Britain approves Pfizer/BioNTech's updated Covid-19 booster vaccine

-- 2022-09-03 18:42:18

Britain's medicines regulator on Saturday approved Pfizer/BioNTech's updated bivalent Covid-19 booster shot for people aged 12 years and older, Reuters. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulato...

Govt looks to double allotment for hospitals

Govt looks to double allotment for hospitals

SYFUL ISLAM 2022-09-03 08:22:07

With prices of the essential commodities soaring, the government hospitals are likely to get their allocations doubled for providing food to the non-Covid or general patients, officials said. The M...

India develops its first cervical cancer vaccine

India develops its first cervical cancer vaccine

-- 2022-09-02 18:34:42

The Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's biggest vaccine maker, has developed the country's first cervical cancer shot that will hit the market soon, the company and the government said on Thur...

US CDC backs use of redesigned omicron COVID boosters

US CDC backs use of redesigned omicron COVID boosters

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-09-02 10:02:02

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended the use of redesigned COVID-19 booster shots for people aged 12 years and older to target the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subv...

23pc urban population suffers hypertension: study

23pc urban population suffers hypertension: study

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-09-01 15:58:12

Nearly 23 per cent urban population of four city corporations in the country are suffering from hypertension, a common risk factor amongst the city dwellers that leads to several life-threatening comp...

International Overdose Awareness Day: Do we know the harms of overdose?

International Overdose Awareness Day: Do we know the harms of overdose?

Swastika Karmaker 2022-08-31 17:04:46

Every year on August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day is observed with the goals of erasing the stigma associated with drug-related fatalities and increasing awareness about overdose. It is a...

Postpartum depression: Do not underestimate the threat

Postpartum depression: Do not underestimate the threat

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-08-31 13:53:49

As a mom, have you ever felt empty and hopeless following the birth of a child? How often was it ignored as a regular part of having a child? How often does the newborn baby become the centre of atten...

Only 38pc health facilities have basic hygiene services in Bangladesh: Report

Only 38pc health facilities have basic hygiene services in Bangladesh: Report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-30 16:57:56

In Bangladesh, only 38 per cent of health care facilities have basic hygiene services, with significant differences between government and non-government facilities, according to the latest Joint Mo...

Bangladesh plans to manufacture anti-venom serum

Bangladesh plans to manufacture anti-venom serum

-- 2022-08-29 19:02:01

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said the government has a plan to manufacture anti-venom serum locally as the lives of people could be saved from snake biting. "We usually...

Crackdown against unauthorised health facilities to resume on Monday

Crackdown against unauthorised health facilities to resume on Monday

-- 2022-08-28 20:40:12

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Get rid of smelly feet and fungal infections 

Get rid of smelly feet and fungal infections 

Mahia Afrin 2022-08-27 17:36:14

A jump in the puddle of rain may satisfy your inner child. Unfortunately, this makes your feet damp and can cause smelly feet.  Fungus love moisture. If you are keeping your feet wet and walking...

Study finds alarming prevalence of TB in Bangladesh

Study finds alarming prevalence of TB in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT  2022-08-25 20:03:02

Nearly 9.9 per cent of household contacts had TB-like symptoms and subsequently, 6.7 per cent were diagnosed with TB, thus indicating an alarming and higher prevalence of Tuberculosis in Bangladesh, t...