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Europe must act now or risk tougher COVID measures later: WHO

Europe must act now or risk tougher COVID measures later: WHO

-- 2022-07-19 19:31:09

European nations must accelerate vaccine uptake and bring back mask wearing to tackle a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by an omicron offshoot and avoid stricter measures later in the year, a senior Wo...

Dementia: The killing of our memories

Dementia: The killing of our memories

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-07-19 12:17:24

Have you ever seen your loved ones gradually turn into a stranger losing all memories of their former self, friends and family? Dementia can do that, and the result may be worse than death. Dementia...

7.5 million people likely to get Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday

7.5 million people likely to get Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday

-- 2022-07-18 17:43:09

Around 7.5 million people would get second doses and booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine during a nationwide vaccination campaign on Tuesday. Ahead of the campaign, Health Minister Zahid Maleque ad...

Human trial of Bangavax Covid-19 vaccine approved

Human trial of Bangavax Covid-19 vaccine approved

-- 2022-07-17 19:44:41

Bangladesh’s Globe Biotech has received the approval from the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) to launch a clinical trial on humans for the home-grown Bangavax Covid-19 vaccine....

Animal-to-human diseases rise in Africa: WHO

Animal-to-human diseases rise in Africa: WHO

-- 2022-07-16 19:37:00

Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa jumped 63 per cent in the last decade, compared with the previous 10 years, according to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) analysis, UNB re...

Choosing a suitable sunscreen

Choosing a suitable sunscreen

Mahia Afrin 2022-07-16 14:52:35

Exposure to the sun for a long time can cause skin cancer. UV radiation from the sun is the main reason for this.  It is a must, from a child to the elderly, to protect skin from UV rays. Many o...

Pandemic triggers largest decline in child vaccinations in three decades

Pandemic triggers largest decline in child vaccinations in three decades

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-07-15 15:46:57

The largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years has been recorded in official data published today by WHO and UNICEF. The percentage of children who received three d...

US regulators OK new Covid-19 shot option from Novavax

US regulators OK new Covid-19 shot option from Novavax

-- 2022-07-14 17:00:53

The US is getting another Covid-19 vaccine choice as the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared Novavax shots for adults. Novavax makes a more traditional type of shot than the three other...

US regulators OK new Covid-19 shot option from Novavax

US regulators OK new Covid-19 shot option from Novavax

-- 2022-07-14 17:00:53

The US is getting another Covid-19 vaccine choice as the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared Novavax shots for adults. Novavax makes a more traditional type of shot than the three other...

Fresh Covid-19 wave rapidly spreading through Asia

Fresh Covid-19 wave rapidly spreading through Asia

-- 2022-07-14 15:28:20

A new wave of coronavirus infections is rapidly spreading through Asia, prompting warnings for residents from New Zealand to Japan to take precautions to slow the outbreak and help prevent healthcare...

Covid-19 still remains a global health emergency, says WHO

Covid-19 still remains a global health emergency, says WHO

-- 2022-07-13 16:19:38

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Covid-19 remains a global emergency, nearly two and a half years after it was first declared. The Emergency Committee, made up of independent expert...

Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

REUTERS 2022-07-13 12:54:02

After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year - a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In...

WHO emphasises vaccine development to tackle AMR

WHO emphasises vaccine development to tackle AMR

-- 2022-07-12 20:42:48

The World Health Organization has stressed the need to ramp up trials for vaccines designed to fight antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacterial pathogens and maximise the use of existing ones to stave of...

EU recommends second Covid booster for over-60s

EU recommends second Covid booster for over-60s

-- 2022-07-11 16:24:10

European Union health agencies on Monday recommended a second Covid-19 booster for everyone above 60 amid a new rise in infections and hospitalisations across Europe. While the existing coronavirus v...

New omicron subvariant found in China 

New omicron subvariant found in China 

-- 2022-07-10 18:56:53

The city of Shanghai has discovered a Covid-19 case involving a new subvariant omicron BA.5.2.1, an official told a briefing on Sunday, signalling the complications China faces to keep up with new mut...

Hair loss: You might be dealing with your hair wrongly

Hair loss: You might be dealing with your hair wrongly

Mahia Afrin 2022-07-09 03:47:30

Hair is an ornamental part of our body. Hair is mainly composed of a tough protein called Keratin.  Many of us are dealing with massive hair loss, hair breakage, thin hair, and split ends. First...

Getting through the Eid day in a healthy way

Getting through the Eid day in a healthy way

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-07-09 02:59:05

It’s the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha when capable Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal and distribute a large portion of the meat to relatives, neighbours and people in need. This is the day...

Osteoporosis: Warning signs and how to manage it

Osteoporosis: Warning signs and how to manage it

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-07-06 17:33:02

Like any other living tissue, bones decay with age. Sometimes it may happen pathologically due to diseases or medications. Whatever the reason is, a decaying bone is weak and prone to fracture. This c...

Foods rich in calcium, phosphorus strengthen teeth

Foods rich in calcium, phosphorus strengthen teeth

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-07-04 20:06:28

Maintaining oral health requires a balanced diet consisting of a variety of food elements. A lack of certain vitamins and minerals can seriously impair the integrity of our teeth, so foods should be c...

Unnecessary C-sections rampant for lax monitoring

Unnecessary C-sections rampant for lax monitoring

SM NAJMUS SAKIB 2022-07-04 08:46:00

Unnecessary caesarean sections have reached peak because of the unhealthy profit-making trend in the country's health sector and an apparent inaction of health authorities to establish transparency an...

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...