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Operations of five medical colleges suspended

Operations of five medical colleges suspended

-- 2023-02-05 20:04:42

Activities of five medical colleges were suspended and approval of one medical college was revoked for not conducting quality education as per law and policy. Health Minister Zahid Maleque came up wi...

Number of arsenic patients decreases in Bangladesh

Number of arsenic patients decreases in Bangladesh

-- 2023-02-05 19:17:34

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the number of patients suffering from arsenic poisoning has decreased in the country. In reply to a tabled question from Jatiya Party MP Moshiur Rahman Ranga in...

Bangladesh flags risk of Nipah virus in 32 districts

Bangladesh flags risk of Nipah virus in 32 districts

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-02-04 12:55:38

Health authorities have marked 32 districts in Bangladesh as being at risk of the Nipah virus infection and directed physicians to take adequate precautionary measures while attending to patients with...

India-made eye drop linked to infections, death: US FDA

India-made eye drop linked to infections, death: US FDA

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-02-04 11:58:47

The US Food and Drug Administration has warned against using an India-made eye drop that has been linked to the outbreak of a drug-resistant bacteria leading to adverse events in at least 55 patients...

WHO targets to save 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040

WHO targets to save 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040

-- 2023-02-03 22:29:36

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new Global Breast Cancer Initiative Framework on Friday providing a roadmap to attain the targets to save 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040....

UN expert on leprosy to visit Bangladesh

UN expert on leprosy to visit Bangladesh

-- 2023-02-03 16:17:22

The UN Special Rapporteur on discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, will pay an official visit to Bangladesh from February 7 to 15. "The UN Committee...

Bone marrow transplant at Evercare Hospital Chattogram

Bone marrow transplant at Evercare Hospital Chattogram

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-02-02 11:18:41

Evercare Hospital Chattogram is proud to announce the successful completion of the first autologous bone marrow transplant (BMT) in Chattogram. The procedure was performed on a multiple myeloma patien...

Gum bleeding: Cause, prevention and treatment 

Gum bleeding: Cause, prevention and treatment 

Firuz Nawer 2023-02-01 19:39:16

Gum bleeding is a common oral health issue that affects many people. It is also known as gingival bleeding. It occurs when the gums, the soft tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth, bleed during...

Long-term Covid effect  found in recovered patients: Study

Long-term Covid effect found in recovered patients: Study

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-30 19:58:44

Long-term effects have been found in people recovered from Covid infection, with 12 per cent of the recovered developing depression from the mild to severe category as a long-term Covid psychological...

Suffering from joint pains? Try these

Suffering from joint pains? Try these

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2023-01-30 17:01:06

If you suffer from joint pain, you know how painful and inconvenient that is. Occasional joint pain happens to almost all of us at least once in our life. In addition, there is a group of diseases cal...

Nipah virus kills 5 this year, says health minister

Nipah virus kills 5 this year, says health minister

-- 2023-01-29 19:19:50

A total of five people died of Nipah virus across the country this year, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday. “Eight people were infected with Nipah virus and of them five people died,...

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-01-27 10:25:32

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating viru...

Walking 10000 steps a day: Is it optimum for health?

Walking 10000 steps a day: Is it optimum for health?

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED 2023-01-25 11:43:19

The benefits of regular walking are numerous. The 'US Department of Health and Human Services' suggests at least 140 minutes of weekly exercise, which includes walking. It has been shown that walking...

Nipah virus: Transfer of immunity from mother to newborn confirmed for the first time

Nipah virus: Transfer of immunity from mother to newborn confirmed for the first time

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-24 18:08:01

Transfer of immunity against Nipah virus from mother to child has been confirmed for the first time, according to a latest icddr,b study. Recently, the findings by icddr,b scientists, and partners pu...

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths

-- 2023-01-24 17:11:15

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating whether there is any connection between manufacturers whose contaminated cough syrups it has linked to the deaths of more than 300 children in thre...

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

Reuters 2023-01-24 14:02:30

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating whether there is any connection between manufacturers whose contaminated cough syrups it has linked to the deaths of more than 300 children in thre...

Global Covid-19 cases now over 673m

Global Covid-19 cases now over 673m

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-01-24 10:31:21

The overall number of Covid-19 cases around the world has now surpassed 673 million, with a sudden surge of cases in Asia and some other parts of the world. According to the latest global data, the t...

Feel like something is in your eye? Here’s what to do

Feel like something is in your eye? Here’s what to do

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2023-01-22 16:44:19

The uncomfortable feeling that something is lodged into our eyes is often called a foreign body sensation. Interestingly, it can happen even when there is nothing in our eyes. But just the feelin...

Bangladesh ill-equipped to manage hypertension

Bangladesh ill-equipped to manage hypertension

Doulot Akter Mala 2023-01-22 08:56:55

A large number of patients with hypertension are being deprived of proper treatment as the country's community clinics are yet to include necessary drugs in its list. The country has a total of 14,20...

Irregular menstruation: A cause of concern?

Irregular menstruation: A cause of concern?

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2023-01-18 16:59:49

Have you ever faced a change in the duration of your menstrual cycle, even when you are neither pregnant nor close to menopause?  You are having what is called irregular periods when the menstru...

Improving blood flow in scalp helps hair growth

Improving blood flow in scalp helps hair growth

MAHIA AFRIN 2023-01-18 12:46:35

We often take care of our hair but ignore our scalp's health. If you do not have a healthy scalp, you can face hair issues like hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp, weak hair, and split ends. And to comb...

Universal health coverage, joint forces need to ensure quality healthcare services

Universal health coverage, joint forces need to ensure quality healthcare services

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-17 19:06:02

Health sector specialists have urged the government to introduce universal health coverage as people are struggling to afford the healthcare service expenditure in the country. They suggested the gov...

Govt plans to set up one-stop emergency service at every district hospital

Govt plans to set up one-stop emergency service at every district hospital

-- 2023-01-16 21:52:56

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has taken an initiative to introduce one-stop emergency and casualty (OSEC) service at every district hospita...

How the government can decrease thalassemia deaths effectively

How the government can decrease thalassemia deaths effectively

Dr. M. Mahboob Hossain 2023-01-16 17:15:55

Thousands of children worldwide, including in Bangladesh, die every year due to thalassemia. However, the government can stop or reduce its frequency significantly by making and implementing a law in...

WHO appeals to China to release more COVID-19 information

WHO appeals to China to release more COVID-19 information

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-01-15 15:41:48

The World Health Organization has appealed to China to keep releasing information about its wave of COVID-19 infections after the government announced nearly 60,000 deaths since early December followi...

Nearly 5,000 women die of cervical cancer each year in Bangladesh

Nearly 5,000 women die of cervical cancer each year in Bangladesh

-- 2023-01-14 21:04:45

Nearly 5,000 women die of cervical cancer each year in Bangladesh while 8,000 women are infected with cervical cancer in the country in the same period, according to International Agency for Research...

US FDA, CDC see early signal of Pfizer bivalent COVID shot's link to stroke

US FDA, CDC see early signal of Pfizer bivalent COVID shot's link to stroke

Reuters 2023-01-14 12:09:38

A safety monitoring system flagged that US drugmaker Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech's updated COVID-19 shot could be linked to a type of brain stroke in older adults, according to preliminary...

Scarless thyroid surgery performed in Bangladesh for the first time

Scarless thyroid surgery performed in Bangladesh for the first time

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-13 23:25:48

Scarless thyroid surgery was performed at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka recently for the first time in Bangladesh. Dr Mahbub Alam, a professor at the Department of Nose, Ear an...

Heart palpitations need proper attention

Heart palpitations need proper attention

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2023-01-11 14:47:24

Watched the World Cup Final? The see-saw battle kept all of us at the edge of our seats. But did you notice anything else? Were you able to hear your own heartbeats during the exciting contest? If so,...

Every citizen to get a health card, says health minister

Every citizen to get a health card, says health minister

-- 2023-01-10 19:53:01

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said the government will issue health ID cards for all citizens of Bangladesh. The minister gave the information while speaking at the &lsq...