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Power nap: Short break to prolong working energy

Power nap: Short break to prolong working energy

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-04-25 13:45:27

A short daytime nap is often a great way to reinvigorate ourselves. Even for people who sleep soundly for 7-8 hours at night, it might be beneficial. Why? Because after 08 hours of wakefulness, natur...

Hollywood actor Liam Neeson hails UNICEF vaccination efforts

Hollywood actor Liam Neeson hails UNICEF vaccination efforts

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-04-24 15:26:57

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson is leading UNICEF’s global immunisation initiative with a global message thanking the scientists, parents, health workers, and others who have been so crit...

WHO says at least one child has died after increase of acute hepatitis cases in children

WHO says at least one child has died after increase of acute hepatitis cases in children

-- 2022-04-24 11:33:05

The World Health Organization said on Saturday that at least one child death had been reported following an increase of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children, and that at least 169 cases had b...

EU regulator backs using Pfizer Covid shot as booster after other vaccines

EU regulator backs using Pfizer Covid shot as booster after other vaccines

-- 2022-04-22 23:02:18

A European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee on Friday recommended approving the use of Pfizer PFE.N and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine, Comirnaty, as a booster for adults who have previously been inocula...

Proper exercise to keep your spine fit

Proper exercise to keep your spine fit

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-04-21 13:36:00

The spine is related to a wide range of body movements. A strong spine can help to avoid back pain. If not properly taken care of, the muscles and ligaments of the spine can weaken making movements pa...

Woman contracted coronavirus twice within record 20 days

Woman contracted coronavirus twice within record 20 days

-- 2022-04-21 13:02:51

A 31-year-old healthcare worker caught Covid twice within 20 days - the shortest-known gap between infections, Spanish researchers have claimed. Tests show the woman was infected with two differe...

Demand for Pfizer's COVID pills lags around the world

Demand for Pfizer's COVID pills lags around the world

-- 2022-04-19 17:19:43

Worldwide demand for Pfizer Inc's oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been unexpectedly light due to complicated eligibility requirements, reduced testing, and potential for drug interactio...

US announces second global Covid-19 summit on May 12

US announces second global Covid-19 summit on May 12

-- 2022-04-18 19:53:42

A second Global Covid-19 Summit will be held virtually on May 12 for countries to discuss efforts to end the pandemic and prepare for future health threats, according to a joint statement on Monday....

BSMMU VC warns against excessive use of antibiotics

BSMMU VC warns against excessive use of antibiotics

-- 2022-04-18 16:28:39

Bangladesh will face a greater health crisis than that of Covid-19 due to antibiotics resistance by 2050, warned Prof Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical Univer...

Boils: Why and how to deal with it

Boils: Why and how to deal with it

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-04-17 17:40:04

All of us have suffered from boil at least once in our lifetime. It is an infection, caused usually by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus affecting the hair follicles and surrounding sweat glands. Thi...

Omicron-specific Sinopharm COVID vaccine candidates cleared for clinical trial

Omicron-specific Sinopharm COVID vaccine candidates cleared for clinical trial

-- 2022-04-16 15:36:33

Two COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by units of China National Biotec Group (CNBG) to target the Omicron variant were approved for clinical trials as boosters in Hong Kong, the Sinopharm subsidi...

Fingertip peeling: How to take care of it

Fingertip peeling: How to take care of it

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-04-16 14:39:48

Skin peeling (also known as desquamation) is a condition where the outer layer of the epidermis falls off. It is a consequence of skin healing from damage. It may look bad, but skin peeling from the f...

Diarrhoea outburst occurred earlier than expected, doctors advise precautions

Diarrhoea outburst occurred earlier than expected, doctors advise precautions

Swastika Karmaker 2022-04-13 15:40:28

A sudden outbreak of diarrhoea has swept Dhaka city and its surrounding areas for the last few weeks. Instances of diarrhoea usually increase during summer, but this year the disease has spread a bit...

Diarrhoea outburst occurred earlier than expected, doctors advise precautions

Diarrhoea outburst occurred earlier than expected, doctors advise precautions

Swastika Karmaker 2022-04-13 15:40:28

A sudden outbreak of diarrhoea has swept Dhaka city and its surrounding areas for the last few weeks. Instances of diarrhoea usually increase during summer, but this year the disease has spread a bit...

Hot weather and Jock Itch: Know the preventive measures

Hot weather and Jock Itch: Know the preventive measures

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-04-12 16:24:55

Jock itch is a colloquial term for a type of fungal infection. In North America, athletes are known as jocks, and this infection is quite common among them, hence the name. As we are gearing up for t...

WHO analysing two new sub-variants of omicron

WHO analysing two new sub-variants of omicron

-- 2022-04-11 19:08:36

The World Health Organization said on Monday it is tracking a few dozen cases of two new sub-variants of the highly transmissible omicron strain of the coronavirus to assess whether they are more infe...

Cancer-causing BPA, BPS found in cash receipts

Cancer-causing BPA, BPS found in cash receipts

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-04-11 17:15:04

Bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) that can potentially disrupt the human body’s normal functioning and develop cancer have been found in cash receipts, says a study drawing grave concern....

How to deal with excessive sweating

How to deal with excessive sweating

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-04-11 17:14:32

Ever had the feeling that you are sweating too much, more than what is considered normal? It may be due to a condition called hyperhidrosis. Sweating is a natural mechanism to regulate our body tempe...

Get rid of the annoyance of prickly heat

Get rid of the annoyance of prickly heat

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-04-09 14:34:37

Prickly heat is an irritating condition that is particularly common during the summer months. It is the result of sweat being trapped inside the skin. But how does it happen? During hot and humid con...

Beware of heatstroke this Ramadan

Beware of heatstroke this Ramadan

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-04-07 15:42:12

As the temperature keeps rising, there is an increasing risk of many heat-related illnesses. One of the common illnesses is heatstroke. During the holy month of Ramadan, people who fast all day long...

United Kingdom adds new nine signs of coronavirus infection

United Kingdom adds new nine signs of coronavirus infection

-- 2022-04-05 21:35:32

The United Kingdom has expanded the official list of Covid-19 symptoms, including another nine signs of coronavirus infection. The UK Health Security Agency's updated guidance now lists symptoms incl...

One in every five adults suffers from hypertension: Experts

One in every five adults suffers from hypertension: Experts

FE REPORT 2022-04-02 09:37:51

Fifty-one per cent of women and 67 per cent of men with hypertension in Bangladesh do not know they have high blood pressure, public health experts said quoting a study. One in every five or 21 per c...

Safe dairy options for lactose intolerants

Safe dairy options for lactose intolerants

SHUVODIP BISWAS TURJA 2022-03-31 16:40:42

The life of lactose-intolerant people must be hard. They cannot take a bowl full of milk with cereal, cannot grab a scoop of ice cream while hanging out with friends. That is nothing but a disappointm...

Covid-19 severity likely to reduce over time as immunity increases, says WHO

Covid-19 severity likely to reduce over time as immunity increases, says WHO

-- 2022-03-30 23:16:19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday released an updated plan for COVID-19, laying out three possible scenarios for how the pandemic will evolve this year. "Based on what we know now, the...

Symptoms of kidney disease that we often ignore

Symptoms of kidney disease that we often ignore

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-03-30 16:30:08

It must be stressed that the definitive way to know whether your kidneys are functioning properly is to consult a physician. The symptoms are only an indication of when you might need to take that rou...

1,250 diarrhoea patients stream into icddr,b every day on average

1,250 diarrhoea patients stream into icddr,b every day on average

-- 2022-03-29 22:40:16

Over the last eight days, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) reported 9,844 diarrhoea cases as 1,250 patients stream into the cholera hospital every day on...

US green lights second booster of Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 shot

US green lights second booster of Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 shot

-- 2022-03-29 22:16:04

US regulators on Tuesday authorised a second booster dose of the two most commonly used Covid-19 vaccines for people age 50 and older, given data showing waning immunity and the risks posed by Omicron...

The robot surgeons and virtual surgery

The robot surgeons and virtual surgery

MD ZAHIDUR RABBI 2022-03-29 17:32:02

A recent report by BBC revealed that around five billion people in the world do not have access to safe surgery which kills more people than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. While robotic sur...

Boomerang foods while in stress

Boomerang foods while in stress

Shuvodip Biswas Turja 2022-03-29 14:50:54

The most common emotional obstacle that we face in our daily life is most probably nothing but stress. There is stress because of work, because of studies, because of relationships, sometimes even bec...

icddr,b records 8,500 cases of diarrhoea over a week in an unforeseen spike

icddr,b records 8,500 cases of diarrhoea over a week in an unforeseen spike

-- 2022-03-29 11:29:53

An alarming uptick in diarrhoea cases has become a cause for concern for cholera hospital at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, bdnews24.com reports. As many as 8,5...