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  • Villagers worried as 'unknown disease' kills five of a family

    Panic gripped villagers of Bhandardaha Morichpara area in Thakurgaon's Baliadangi upazila after five of a family died from an “unknown disease”, while three others, related to the deceased, were hospitalised with similar symptoms in the last twenty days.

  • Rhoingya Crisis

    Tall task in hand

    The threat of infectious diseases looms large in Cox's Bazar Rohingya refugee camps as well as the local communities and beyond with hardly any sign of the Myanmar nationals going back anytime soon. Experts fear that the bordering district, where more than six lakh refugees are sheltered in overcrowded camps lacking pure water and sanitation facilities, is faced with a long-term public health challenge.

  • Gastric? Get his gastrometer

    Gastric maladies like dyspepsia, heat-burn, acidity and abdominal pain can be difficult to accurately diagnose and effectively treat. In

  • New vaccine in push to eradicate polio

    More than 150 countries have begun switching to a different polio vaccine - an important milestone towards polio eradication, health campaigners say.

  • Vitamin D 'heals damaged hearts'

    Vitamin D supplements may help people with diseased hearts, a study suggests.

  • Coronavirus Present Situation in Bangladesh

    Outbreak now more frequent

    Outbreaks of food- and water-borne diseases in the country are on the rise. Last year, there were 15 outbreaks of diseases related to food and water compared to 11 the previous year, according to a government research.

  • Zika virus, Colombia

    2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

    More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute says, as the disease continues its spread across the Americas.

  • Zika

    Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.

  • Arsenic danger still not over

    The government is not paying adequate attention to the health hazards caused by arsenic contamination even though millions of people are exposed to it, says Professor Abul Hussam, a US researcher of Bangladesh origin.

  • Blockade ‘risk’ to Nepalese children

    Shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines are putting more than three million infants at risk of death or disease as winter begins in Nepal, the UN children's fund (Unicef) has warned.

  • Virtual reality ‘predicts Alzheimer’s’

    Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

  • Indian doctors join hands against practice of unwanted tests

    Several doctors from all over India and across disciplines are joining hands to fight against the menace of unnecessary investigations.