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Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says

Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says

-- 2022-05-30 10:27:55

The World Health Organization said on Sunday that monkey pox constitutes a "moderate risk" to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typi...

23 unauthorised clinics, diagnostic centres sealed off in four districts

23 unauthorised clinics, diagnostic centres sealed off in four districts

-- 2022-05-28 20:35:45

The government has shut down 23 clinics and diagnostic centres in four districts for running businesses without authorisation. Authorities also fined them and some other private health facilities on...

Disease experts call on WHO, governments for more action on monkeypox

Disease experts call on WHO, governments for more action on monkeypox

-- 2022-05-28 18:24:30

Some prominent infectious disease experts are pushing for faster action from global health authorities to contain a growing monkeypox outbreak that has spread to at least 20 countries. They are argui...

Monkeypox can be contained through quick actions, says WHO

Monkeypox can be contained through quick actions, says WHO

-- 2022-05-27 18:19:14

A World Health Organization senior official said on Friday that the priority needs to be containing monkeypox in non-endemic countries, saying that this can be achieved through quick action. Monkeypo...

Mandatory pre-marriage test can cut thalassaemia cases

Mandatory pre-marriage test can cut thalassaemia cases

FE REPORT 2022-05-27 09:05:20

Thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder that causes human body to have less hemoglobin than normal, can easily be prevented through prohibiting marriage between two carriers, experts said on Thursda...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A troubling disease for women 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A troubling disease for women 

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED  2022-05-26 16:51:46

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, popularly known as PCOS, is one of the hormonal diseases affecting women worldwide. This is often characterised by increased male hormones (i.e. androgens) in women, dev...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to lead WHO for another five years

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to lead WHO for another five years

-- 2022-05-25 19:46:16

The World Health Organization's (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on...

More govts start limited vaccinations to combat monkeypox

More govts start limited vaccinations to combat monkeypox

-- 2022-05-25 10:43:11

The outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of Africa can be contained, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as more governments said they would launch limited vaccinations to combat rising infe...

Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 Covid shots elicit good response in children under 5

Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 Covid shots elicit good response in children under 5

-- 2022-05-24 10:40:36

Drugmakers Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday that three doses of their COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children under age 5 and was safe and well-tolerated in their clin...

Three Covid shots protect children under five, says Pfizer

Three Covid shots protect children under five, says Pfizer

-- 2022-05-23 17:26:21

Three doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than five, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to US regulators later this week in a step...

New research on antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh paints a bleak picture

New research on antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh paints a bleak picture

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-05-23 16:03:28

For more than a decade, pathogenic microorganisms are showing a growing trend of resistance to our arsenal of antibiotics. This is known as antimicrobial resistance or AMR. WHO identifies this as one...

WHO DG announces Global Health Leaders Awards

WHO DG announces Global Health Leaders Awards

-- 2022-05-22 19:07:47

The WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday announced six awards to recognise outstanding contributions to advancing global health, demonstrated leadership and commitment to regio...

Intake of excessive gastric medicine leads to ulcer

Intake of excessive gastric medicine leads to ulcer

-- 2022-05-22 18:20:56

Intake of excessive amounts of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) or gastric medications can cause gastric ulcers among 45 per cent of patients, said the doctors at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical Univers...

Monkeypox usually self-limiting but may be severe in some individuals: WHO

Monkeypox usually self-limiting but may be severe in some individuals: WHO

-- 2022-05-22 14:59:55

Monkeypox is usually self-limiting but may be severe in some individuals, such as children, pregnant women or persons with immune suppression due to other health conditions, says the World Health Orga...

How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

-- 2022-05-21 20:04:17

Global health officials have sounded the alarm over rising cases in Europe and elsewhere of monkeypox, a type of viral infection more common to west and central Africa. As of Friday, some 80 monkeypo...

Monkeypox: 80 cases confirmed in 12 countries

Monkeypox: 80 cases confirmed in 12 countries

-- 2022-05-21 19:58:59

The World Health Organization has said another 50 suspected cases are being investigated - without naming any countries - and warned that more cases are likely to be reported. Infections have been co...

WHO calls emergency meeting to discuss monkeypox outbreak

WHO calls emergency meeting to discuss monkeypox outbreak

-- 2022-05-20 21:53:31

The World Health Organization was due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common in the west and central Africa, after more than...

Portugal identifies five monkeypox infections, Europe on alert

Portugal identifies five monkeypox infections, Europe on alert

-- 2022-05-18 22:43:30

Portuguese authorities said on Wednesday they had identified five cases of rare monkeypox infection and Spain's health services are testing eight potential cases after Britain put Europe on alert for...

‘World is not better prepared for new pandemic than before Covid-19’

‘World is not better prepared for new pandemic than before Covid-19’

-- 2022-05-18 20:53:05

The world is not better prepared for a new pandemic than it was when coronavirus emerged in 2019 and maybe in a worse place given the economic toll, according to a panel set up by the World Health Org...

Pollution killing 9 million people a year: Report

Pollution killing 9 million people a year: Report

-- 2022-05-18 11:16:57

Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an estimated 9 million per year since 2015 – countering modest progress made...

Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children

Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children

-- 2022-05-17 14:23:39

Children with Covid-19 are at significantly increased risk for liver dysfunction afterward, according to a report posted on Saturday on medRxiv ahead of peer review. But most of the children with acu...

Prediabetes or borderline diabetes: What can we do?

Prediabetes or borderline diabetes: What can we do?

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-05-17 14:22:10

There is a condition called prediabetes or borderline diabetes when someone doesn’t have a blood sugar level to be diagnosed as a diabetic, but still has high enough sugar to be concerned about....

Digital marketing of alcohol increasingly targets young people, says WHO

Digital marketing of alcohol increasingly targets young people, says WHO

-- 2022-05-13 23:22:59

Alcohol is increasingly being marketed across borders, with young people and heavy drinkers particularly targeted, according to a recent report by the UN health agency. The study shows how the digita...

Raise health allocation to 30pc

Raise health allocation to 30pc

FE REPORT 2022-05-13 09:19:17

Speakers at a programme on Thursday suggested the government raise allocation for primary healthcare in the 2022-23 national budget to ease the burden of out-of-pocket health expenditure on the public...

Large study finds Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants

Large study finds Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants

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

The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions made in previous studies that it was more transmissible but less severe, a large stu...

Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants, large study finds

Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants, large study finds

-- 2022-05-05 14:09:45

The omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions made in previous studies that it was more transmissible but less severe, a large study in...

WHO says it receives reports of at least 228 probable cases of child hepatitis

WHO says it receives reports of at least 228 probable cases of child hepatitis

-- 2022-05-03 21:01:21

A World Health Organization spokesperson said on Tuesday that it had received reports of at least 228 probable cases of child hepatitis with dozens more under investigation. "As of May 1, at least 22...

Regulate overuse of antibiotics

Regulate overuse of antibiotics

FE REPORT 2022-04-29 08:51:11

Indiscriminate and excessive use of antibiotics without prescription in Bangladesh requires strict regulation to prevent outbreak of drug-resistant diseases, Neely Kaydos-Daniels, Country Director, U....

Moderna seeks US authorisation of Covid-19 shot for kids under 6

Moderna seeks US authorisation of Covid-19 shot for kids under 6

-- 2022-04-28 20:38:00

Moderna Inc said on Thursday it asked US regulators to authorise its Covid-19 vaccine for children under the age of 6, which would make it the first shot against the coronavirus available for those un...

‘Regulate overuse of antibiotics’   

‘Regulate overuse of antibiotics’  

FE ONLINE REPORT  2022-04-28 19:30:14

Indiscriminate and excessive use of antibiotics without prescription in Bangladesh requires strict regulation to prevent outbreak of drug-resistant diseases, Neely Kaydos-Daniels, country director, U....