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Doctors can start private practice from Mar 30

Doctors in 10 district hospitals and 20 upazila-level hospitals can start their institutional practice from March 30, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Monday. He said, “Initially, they started the process at the respective hospitals as piloting basis. The doctors will provide their services to the patients from 3pm-6pm.” The minister came up with the disclosure today after a meeting ...

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25 thousand 918 TB patients identified in Sylhet

More than 100 people die of tuberculosis every day in the country. However, if tuberculosis is diagnosed at the right time and the medicine is taken correctly, it is possible to recover in 96 percent cases, according to the relevant experts. They said that the number of deaths due to Tuberculosis (TB) has been reduced by half in the last ...

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When Rheumatoid Arthritis affects your lungs

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common inflammatory disease of the joints. It affects multiple joints, mainly small joints of the hands and wrists but also larger ones. It causes painful joints with stiffness that is typically more in the morning and progresses with time causing joint deformities and, ultimately, a crippling state. Effective treatments are available and therefore, early diagnosis ...

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Antibiotics may not help patients hospitalised with viral infections

Most patients admitted to hospitals with acute viral infections are given antibiotics as a precaution against bacterial co-infection, but this practice may not improve survival, new research suggests. Researchers investigated the impact of antibiotic use on survival in more than 2,100 patients in a hospital in Norway between 2017 and 2021 and found that giving antibiotics to people with common ...

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Do pills for PCOS really help?

PCOS is a chronic endocrinological condition that affects various facets of your health including your reproductive, metabolic and psychological. But with awareness, early identification of symptoms and proper guidance it can be managed. Lifestyle modification, dietary changes, and exercise are the first line of treatment and are the most effective solution for the long term but some women may need ...

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TB still a major concern

Despite a great success in treatment of the infectious disease, tuberculosis (TB) still remains a serious public health problem in the country with one person falling ill with it every minute and one dying of the disease every 12 minutes here. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), six of the global high TB burden countries are in the Southeast ...

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Bangladesh reports four more Covid cases

Bangladesh reported four more Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours till Thursday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total caseload rose to 20, 37,986 according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). However, the official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,445 as no new fatalities were reported. The daily case test positivity rate dropped to ...

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China approves first domestic mRNA vaccine for Covid-19

China has approved its first locally developed messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine against Covid-19, its manufacturer said Wednesday, months after the relaxation of strict Covid-zero regulations sparked a surge in cases. The vaccine, developed by CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd, has been approved for “emergency use” by Beijing’s health regulator, the company said in a statement. It showed high efficacy in a ...

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Women above 30 must consider these health tests

We have all heard that “age doesn’t matter if your heart is full of life,” while it may be true in some sense, one needs to be attentive about their age and address the complexities it brings into life. As women move to their 30’s, the body instantly starts experiencing the turbulence of hormonal changes. They become more susceptible to ...

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Global Health Research Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Change launched in Dhaka

The recently established NIHR Global Health Research Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Change started its operations in the capital Monday. The centre was launched at a seminar organised by the Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC) Programme of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and icddr,b, in partnership with Imperial College London, The George Institute for Global Health, Sri Ramachandra ...

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