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Molecular cancer diagnosis in Bangladesh

Molecular cancer diagnosis in Bangladesh

Praava Health, a network of family health centres in Dhaka, has opened molecular cancer diagnostics laboratory in Bangladesh. Praava will soon offer immunohistochemistry services and expanded cancer risk panels to provide more nuanced cancer diagnoses.

  • Private Hospital Fees in Bangladesh

    HC seeks progress report on private hospital fees

    The High Court (HC) wants to know the progress for fixing charges and fees of private clinics and hospitals and diagnostic centres and displaying the charges’ chart in public view.

  • Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

    People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a US study suggests.

  • Ways to reduce the burden of CVD risk factors

    Exposure to known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remains alarmingly common and presents one of the largest barriers to improved global health.

  • Preventing squamous cell carcinoma

    Squamous cell carcinoma (SSC) is a type of skin cancer that begins in the squamous cells. These cells are the thin, flat cells that make

  • The chemistry of addicted brain

    Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in use of a substance or in a behaviour for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behaviour despite detrimental consequences. It is where there is compulsive seeking attitude while obtaining a substance when behaviour becomes out of control.

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Gastric bypass surgery causes type 2 diabetes to go into remission

    A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) has found that three quarters of individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who were treated with obesity surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) experienced diabetes remission within one year of treatment.

  • How to tackle motion sickness during travel

    I travel regularly by bus and often find some of my travel mates are vomiting 20-30 minutes after commencing the journey.

  • Got knee issues? Opt for the sumo squat!

    The squat should be a compulsory exercise for everyone. Squats help build your leg muscles but they also create an anabolic environment, which promotes body-wide muscle building. They engage the legs to handle the weight and the core to stabilise the trunk.

  • Diet drinks may raise risk of stroke for post-menopausal women

    New US research has found that post-menopausal women who drink more than two diet drinks each day may have a higher risk of stroke.

  • pesticides in milk

    Lead, Pesticides in Milk: HC orders ACC to launch probe

    The High Court yesterday directed the Anti-Corruption Commission to enquire about the adulteration of milk, curd and cattle feed and to take legal action against those found responsible.

  • Pesticides Residue in Milk

    Lead, pesticides in milk

    A government-commissioned study has found in raw cow milk excessive levels of lead, regular consumption of which is harmful to human health.

  • Eating breakfast to lose weight may not work

    “The most important meal of the day” may not be helping people control their weight. There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain.

  • Rethinking obesity pandemics

    Rethinking obesity pandemics

    Leaders must take a hard line against powerful commercial interests and rethink global economic incentives within the food system in order to tackle the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change, according to a major new report by The Lancet Commission on Obesity.

  • Delivery after care

    A 29 years old woman delivered a healthy male baby after giving birth of 3 female babies previously. All family members were very happy and were busy with the baby boy. But the mother developed severe per vaginal bleeding within half an hour after delivery.

  • E-cig outperform nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation

    Adults who smoke conventional cigarettes are more likely to quit smoking successfully when they use electronic cigarettes rather than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as a quit aid, according to a randomised trial results publsihed in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • What happens when sand fleas burrow in your skin?

    Tungiasis, a tropical disease associated with poverty, is caused by the penetration of female sand fleas into a person’s skin, usually in their toes or feet.

  • An overdose of paracetamol can cause liver damage

    Paracetamol is one of the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) drugs as an analgesic and antipyretic medicine.

  • kidney decease

    Transplant of kidney from brain-dead to begin soon

    Bangladesh is all set to begin kidney transplant from brain-dead to partially meet the demand of kidney transplant.

  • How to eat right to prevent cancer

    One-third of all cancer deaths are preventable and can be attributed to lifestyle choices that we all make every day.

  • Malaysia ranks 1st in world's best healthcare

    With a score of 95 points out of 100, Malaysia has been ranked first as the world's best in healthcare with its world-class healthcare services and sophisticated infrastructure.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump seeks to 'eliminate HIV' in US within 10yrs

    President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate AIDS in the United States within a decade.

  • Women's brains appear younger than men's

    Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger.

  • Man dies after vape pen explodes in his face

    A medical examiner says a North Texas man was killed when an e-cigarette exploded in his face.

  • Apple cider vinegar diet

    Apple cider vinegar diet: Does it really help you lose weight?

    At some point in your life, you have probably had someone preach the varied benefits of apple cider vinegar to you.

  • HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency

    "Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, which kills more than 300,000 women every year, health authorities said Monday.

  • myths and realities

    Cancer: myths and realities

    The 4th of February is the World Cancer Day. The theme of this year is — I am and I will. One of the last things you want to hear your doctor say is, “You have cancer.”

  • 25% of antibiotic prescriptions could be inappropriate

    At least a quarter of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions filled in 2016 may have been unnecessary, researchers conclude in The BMJ.

  • The health of refugees and migrants

    Around 68.5 million people worldwide are currently displaced, with 25.4 million of these crossing international boundaries in search of protection.

  • Parents unaware of kids' suicidal thoughts

    Parents are frequently unaware of their adolescents' suicidal thoughts, and adolescents often deny the suicidal thoughts their parents report, according to a Paediatrics study.

  • Empagliflozin reduces the risk of diabetic patients cardiovascular death by 38%

    A scientific seminar on ‘Novel glucose lowering medication — Empagliflozin, a groundbreaking innovation for Type 2 Diabetes” was held in Dhaka recently, says a press release.