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Call for ensuring kidney treatment for all

Call for ensuring kidney treatment for all

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-03-06 09:15:01

Speakers at a roundtable laid stress on concerted efforts of government, non-government and voluntary organisations to ensure kidney treatment for all. They highlighted the widespread prevalence of k...

Healthy dinner to manage weight

Healthy dinner to manage weight

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2022-03-05 17:26:53

Taking a healthy dinner is not the way to achieve/maintain a healthy weight. Rather it is part of a holistic approach. None can gain benefit from the following recommendations if he/she maintains the...

Bangladesh performs first mechanical heart implant successfully

Bangladesh performs first mechanical heart implant successfully

-- 2022-03-03 21:31:25

Bangladesh's has first mechanical heart Implant was successfully performed at a hospital in Dhaka. Dr Jahangir Kabir, the chief cardiac surgeon and director of the Cardiac Center at United Hospital,...

These foods in regular meals can boost your brain function

These foods in regular meals can boost your brain function

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed   2022-03-01 17:46:03

Our brains require a lot of energy, approximately 20 per cent of total body calories, to function properly. There are several sources of food that can give the brain energy a boost. Oily fish, rich i...

Autism Spectrum Disorder needs special treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorder needs special treatment

IMTIAZ AHMED 2022-02-24 16:48:09

There are several neurodevelopmental disorders affecting social and communication skills. Autism, or more correctly ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’ (ASD) is perhaps one of the most well known...

Sanofi says its vaccine 100pc effective against severe Covid-19

Sanofi says its vaccine 100pc effective against severe Covid-19

-- 2022-02-23 22:42:26

French drugmaker Sanofi and its British partner GlaxoSmithKline have said their Covid-19 vaccine candidate showed 100 per cent efficacy against severe Covid-19 and hospitalisation, with 75 per cent ef...

KAMPS organises free medical camp for patients

KAMPS organises free medical camp for patients

-- 2022-02-23 22:11:55

The Kidney Awareness Monitoring and Prevention Society (KAMPS), a voluntary healthcare provider, has provided free consultations, tests and medicines to disadvantaged patients in remote areas, says...

Dentists, environmentalists call for phasing out mercury amalgam by 2022

Dentists, environmentalists call for phasing out mercury amalgam by 2022

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-02-23 20:24:19

Dentists and environmentalists have called for phasing-out mercury amalgam in Bangladesh by 2022 and banning import due to its adverse impacts on health and the environment. They made the call as the...

COVID vaccine supply for global programme outpaces demand for first time

COVID vaccine supply for global programme outpaces demand for first time

-- 2022-02-23 16:48:51

The global project to share COVID-19 vaccines is struggling to place more than 300 million doses in the latest sign the problem with vaccinating the world is now more about demand than supply, reports...

Antibodies induced by mRNA shots improve for months

Antibodies induced by mRNA shots improve for months

-- 2022-02-19 17:15:20

Antibodies induced by mRNA Covid-19 vaccines keep improving in quality for at least six months while the immune system continues to "train" its antibody-producing B cells, according to a new study. A...

Fabulous fish-oil: All the benefits you can get

Fabulous fish-oil: All the benefits you can get

Shuvodip Biswas Turja 2022-02-19 15:51:30

Fish oil? Well, that is quite something unnecessary and, in some cases, unknown in the daily life of most of the ‘Maachhe-Bhaate Bangali’ people.  As fish is the principal source of...

Antacid shows promise addressing COVID symptoms

Antacid shows promise addressing COVID symptoms

-- 2022-02-17 09:31:23

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review, Re...

AstraZeneca’s short shelf life makes Covid vaccine rollout difficult to world's poorest

AstraZeneca’s short shelf life makes Covid vaccine rollout difficult to world's poorest

-- 2022-02-16 15:31:22

The relatively short shelf life of AstraZeneca Plc's COVID-19 vaccine is complicating the rollout to the world's poorest nations, according to officials and internal World Health Organization document...

First woman 'cured of HIV' after stem cell transplant

First woman 'cured of HIV' after stem cell transplant

-- 2022-02-16 13:15:03

A US patient with leukemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that...

Pollution contributing to more deaths than Covid-19, UN report says

Pollution contributing to more deaths than Covid-19, UN report says

-- 2022-02-15 19:37:30

Pollution by governments and companies is contributing to more deaths globally than Covid-19, a UN environmental report published on Tuesday said, calling for "immediate and ambitious action" to ban s...

Prior Covid offers less protection against omicron, mRNA booster shot efficacy declines within months

Prior Covid offers less protection against omicron, mRNA booster shot efficacy declines within months

-- 2022-02-15 17:28:10

Previous Covid-19 less protective against omicron variant, reports Reuters. The immune response to Covid-19 helps protect against reinfection, but that protection is weaker against omicron than it wa...

In support of epilepsy patients

In support of epilepsy patients

Muhammad Sayed Inam 2022-02-14 14:24:40

It's an opportunity for us to show love for epilepsy patients on a day which is being celebrated as the Valentine's Day. International Epilepsy Day is also being observed on February 14 this year...

Reheating these foods can cause serious health issues

Reheating these foods can cause serious health issues

Sirajum Munira 2022-02-13 15:55:05

The invention of the refrigerator has reduced food wastage significantly and increased the tendency to reheat cooked food stored in the refrigerator to save time.  This is especially noticeable...

Pandemic’s acute phase to end this year with 70pc vaccination by July, WHO says

Pandemic’s acute phase to end this year with 70pc vaccination by July, WHO says

-- 2022-02-12 19:20:59

The head of the World Health Organization has said the acute phase of the pandemic could end this year, if about 70 per cent of the world gets vaccinated. “Our expectation is that the acute pha...

Omicron may leave behind high level of immunity in Bangladesh,  experts say

Omicron may leave behind high level of immunity in Bangladesh, experts say

-- 2022-02-11 16:38:07

The transmission of the highly contagious Omicron variant of coronavirus may subside at the end of this month, experts said, hoping that it may leave behind an extremely high level of immunity. They...

‘Cancer claims 273 lives every day in Bangladesh’

‘Cancer claims 273 lives every day in Bangladesh’

-- 2022-02-10 20:48:28

At least 273 people die from cancer every day in Bangladesh, according to Health Minister Zahid Maleque. While speaking at a programme marking the World Cancer Day at Mohakhali’s National Insti...

88pc recent Covid infections are of the omicron variant

88pc recent Covid infections are of the omicron variant

-- 2022-02-10 17:35:15

Research has found that 88 per cent of current Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh are of the omicron variant, says Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed, vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical Univer...

Global COVID response programme 'running on fumes' as budget falls short

Global COVID response programme 'running on fumes' as budget falls short

-- 2022-02-09 11:20:26

A global initiative to get COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines to poorer nations has only received 5 per cent of the donations sought to deliver on its aims this year, according to the World Healt...

Easing COVID-19 curbs may cause 2.0m deaths in a year, say Chinese researchers

Easing COVID-19 curbs may cause 2.0m deaths in a year, say Chinese researchers

-- 2022-02-07 16:57:13

Restoring normal population mobility to "COVID-zero regions" like China will cause some 2 million deaths in a year and the key to controlling the virus is developing vaccines that are better at preven...

Omicron-specific booster may not be needed, study finds

Omicron-specific booster may not be needed, study finds

-- 2022-02-05 13:47:06

A study in monkeys pitting the current Moderna Inc COVID-19 booster against an omicron-specific booster showed no significant differences in protection, suggesting an omicron-specific booster may not...

Only 10pc Bangladeshi cancer patients covered by government facilities

Only 10pc Bangladeshi cancer patients covered by government facilities

SM Najmus Sakib 2022-02-05 13:14:45

Despite an apparent rise in deaths from cancer, Bangladesh has no national arrangement for securing statistics of patients of the deadly lifestyle disease, health practitioners admit. Also, the count...

Doctor Dekhao serving patients online

Doctor Dekhao serving patients online

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-02-04 22:48:25

Most offices remained closed during initial period of the Covid-19 when people were worried about themselves and their loved ones. Daily wage earners were facing difficulties while many lost their job...

icddr,b opens sample collection centre in Uttara

icddr,b opens sample collection centre in Uttara

FE REPORT 2022-02-04 12:50:22

Diagnostic Laboratories, the first ISO15189 (Quality) and ISO15190 (Safety) accredited laboratory in Bangladesh, launched its sample collection centre at Uttara in the capital on Friday. icddr,b&rsqu...

WHO says Omicron subvariant BA.2 likely to have same severity as 'original'

WHO says Omicron subvariant BA.2 likely to have same severity as 'original'

-- 2022-02-02 18:26:08

The emerging BA.2 form of the Omicron coronavirus variant does not seem to be any more severe than the original BA.1 form, an official of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Vaccines also...

Many countries yet to see peak in Omicron wave: WHO

Many countries yet to see peak in Omicron wave: WHO

-- 2022-02-02 09:19:35

Many countries have not reached their peak in cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus and measures imposed to curb its spread should be eased slowly, the World Health Orga...