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Prime Bank inks deal with Bangladesh Specialized Hospital

Prime Bank inks deal with Bangladesh Specialized Hospital

FE Online Desk 2017-11-19 11:44:05

Prime Bank recently signed an agreement with Bangladesh Specialized Hospital Limited, said a statement. Head of Sales & Collection of Consumer Banking Division of Prime Bank Mamur Ahmed and Man...

Giving birth on due date 'less risky'

Giving birth on due date 'less risky'

BBC 2017-11-16 10:59:56

Stillbirth and newborn death risk could be reduced by offering more pregnant women the chance to give birth on their due date, experts believe. Currently, women who are overdue but well are often giv...

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

BBC 2017-11-15 12:00:00

People who overdose on paracetamol could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage. Researchers in Edinburgh and Liverpool said the test would help doc...

World Diabetes Day being observed

World Diabetes Day being observed

-- 2017-11-14 12:24:38

World Diabetes Day is being observed today in the country as elsewhere around the world in a befitting manner to create awareness about diabetes among millions of people worldwide.  This year, t...

Researchers likely to find a way to keep young

Researchers likely to find a way to keep young

-- 2017-11-14 12:00:00

Thinking that time is the most valuable thing in the world , researchers have been investigating for long time keeping in their heads that how people keep young . At last they have been able to find a...

Novo Nordisk launches nationwide diabetes awareness campaign

Novo Nordisk launches nationwide diabetes awareness campaign

-- 2017-11-14 11:57:17

World Diabetes Day was observed in the country on Tuesday with a view to raising awareness and promoting early diagnosis to prevent this non-communicable disease. To mark the day, insulin market gian...

Common myths about diabetes

Common myths about diabetes

-- 2017-11-14 08:42:15

Diabetes is a group of metabolic syndromes in which there are high blood sugar levels over a lengthy period. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is caused by the immune system destroying the cell...

Drivers need compulsory eye tests

Drivers need compulsory eye tests

-- 2017-11-14 05:09:08

Drivers should have compulsory eye tests every 10 years, the Association of Optometrists has said. One in three optometrists say they have seen patients in the last month who continue to drive with v...

Women less likely to receive CPR : Study

Women less likely to receive CPR : Study

AP 2017-11-13 11:28:03

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason. Only 39 p...

Alcohol kills new brain cells: Study

Alcohol kills new brain cells: Study

Xinhua 2017-11-12 11:45:20

Frequent alcohol drinking kills new cells in key brain regions, with females being more vulnerable, a new study on mice said Thursday. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) a...

Massive awareness campaign on diabetes

Massive awareness campaign on diabetes

FE Online Desk 2017-11-12 01:18:37

Novo Nordisk in partnership with Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB) and Padma Textiles Ltd recently launched a countrywide massive awareness building activity leading to the World Diabetes Day (...

Breast cancer ‘can return 15 years after treatment’

Breast cancer ‘can return 15 years after treatment’

BBC 2017-11-11 12:00:00

Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the high...

48 seconds for a patient on average!

48 seconds for a patient on average!

FE Online Desk 2017-11-10 12:00:00

Physicians in Bangladesh see patients for merely 48 seconds on average, according to a global study published in online British medical journal BMJ Open. "Little can be achieved in less than 5 minute...

HIV patients ‘at high risk of’ heart attack

HIV patients ‘at high risk of’ heart attack

-- 2017-11-09 01:44:56

HIV patients are at greater risk for a heart attack or stroke and are also at risk for chronic kidney disease, according to a study. More than 1400 people in the study being treated for HIV had been...

Cutting back on alcohol ‘can prevent cancers’

Cutting back on alcohol ‘can prevent cancers’

Reuters 2017-11-08 11:33:21

A large organization of cancer doctors has issued a call to action to minimize alcohol consumption. With a newly released position paper, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hopes to dra...

Pollution: 'Medical emergency' in New Delhi

Pollution: 'Medical emergency' in New Delhi

Reuters 2017-11-08 10:46:26

Pollution in the Indian capital hit a dangerous level on Tuesday, putting residents at risk, forcing the closure of schools, and bringing calls from doctors for the city’s half marathon to be ca...

Skin creams exports pose severe risk

Skin creams exports pose severe risk

FE Online Desk 2017-11-08 03:45:01

The imported skin creams that are easily accessible by Amazon and usually exported to Asia and Africa pose severe risk on the skin of the patients, finds out a dermatologist in Washington DC. The c...

Malaria breath test shows promise: Study

Malaria breath test shows promise: Study

BBC 2017-11-07 02:23:32

People with malaria give off a distinctive "breath-print" that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists. They had already tried out a crude prototype breathalyser in...

Air pollution ‘causing kidney disease’ in millions

Air pollution ‘causing kidney disease’ in millions

Xinhua 2017-11-06 12:58:26

The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to air pollution has reached more than 10 million each year, a new study revealed. The study was presented by the American Society of Neph...

PCOS increases risk of mental health disorders in women

PCOS increases risk of mental health disorders in women

-- 2017-11-06 10:04:24

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition, affecting five per cent to 10 per cent  of women globally, in which elevated male hormone levels can cause a range of distressing and life-...

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Calorie intake by Bangladeshis was falling significantly, faster in urban areas, by official count. It fuels twin fears of adverse impacts on nutrition level and productivity programmes. Nutritionist...

PHFBD conference to focus on public health challenges

PHFBD conference to focus on public health challenges

-- 2017-11-05 09:06:11

The Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh (PHFBD) is going to organise the 5th Public Health Foundation Day & International Conference to address current public health challenges. The programme...

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

BBC 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumours shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers. They tested the microbiome - the collection...

Sharp rise in self-harm among teen girls

Sharp rise in self-harm among teen girls

-- 2017-11-04 07:32:25

Reports of self-harm jumped nearly 70 per cent among younger teen girls in the UK between 2011 and 2014, suggesting an urgent need for interventions targeted to this group, researchers say. Self-harm...

Impulse Hospital launches BD’s first stroke unit

Impulse Hospital launches BD’s first stroke unit

-- 2017-11-04 07:21:52

Impulse Hospital has inaugurated the country’s first complete stroke unit on the occasion of World Stroke Day at Tejgaon in the city today, said a press release. The hospital also organised a s...

Environmental toxins up cancer, diabetes risks: Study

Environmental toxins up cancer, diabetes risks: Study

-- 2017-11-04 07:16:47

Exposure to environmental toxins may be depressing the function of our circadian clock, the disruption of which is linked to increased rates of cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression...

Early blood test could indicate miscarriage risk

Early blood test could indicate miscarriage risk

-- 2017-11-01 09:50:13

A blood test in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy could indicate a risk of miscarriage or premature birth, early research suggests. US doctors believe they have found molecules in the blood that can be...

UCB organises breast cancer awareness campaign

UCB organises breast cancer awareness campaign

FE Online Desk 2017-10-31 12:00:00

United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) organised a breast cancer awareness campaign at the Learning & Development Centre of the bank in the city on Monday.   Mrs. Rukhmila Zaman, Chairman of U...

DMCH doctors shut outdoor services over ‘assault’

DMCH doctors shut outdoor services over ‘assault’

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

The doctors and staff members of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday have postponed all outdoor services after the relatives of a deceased patient allegedly attacked some physicians on Oc...

Outpatients suffer at DMCH for interns' work abstention

Outpatients suffer at DMCH for interns' work abstention

FE Report 2017-10-31 10:40:54

Outdoor medical services at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) remained suspended on Tuesday, causing immense suffering to the patients, as intern doctors went on work abstention to press home thei...