Halt unnecessary C-sections, NHRC urges govt

The National Human Rights Commission has urged the secretary of the Directorate General of Health Services to halt unnecessary C-sections, enhance women’s awareness in this regard, and penalise those responsible for the abnormal spike in Caesareans

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Fight against TB back on track after Covid disruptions: WHO

Deaths from tuberculosis dipped last year amid a dramatic increase in diagnosis and treatment of the world's second deadliest disease, the World Health Organization said Tuesday

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Fact check: AI doctors on social media spreading fake claims

Videos of AI-generated doctors giving health and beauty tips on social media are becoming hugely popular, generating millions of clicks. How accurate are their claims? And how dangerous is AI in the medical field

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Containing dengue: The deaths belie claims of success

The crisis has reached a stage where a victim's family now accepts its fate as an unavoidable misfortune

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BSMMU opens 2-bed ICU unit for children with kidney disease

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University opened a two-bed intensive care unit (ICU) on the third flood of its Block-D today

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40,000 bags of saline needed daily: health minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said instruction has been given to keep ready enough supply of saline as dengue cases have increased tenfold across the country

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Migraine: How it starts and how to treat it

A migraine is more than just a bad headache. What can trigger a migraine and what effective treatments are available?

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Eliminating Aedes: JU, DNCC to set up research centre on campus

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Jahangirnagar University (JU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a research centre on the university campus with an aim to eliminate the menace of Aedes mosquitoes

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EU approves first vaccine against common respiratory virus

The European Commission has followed the United States in approving the world's first vaccine for the Respiratory Syncytial Virus, to be used by adults aged 60 and over, its maker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday

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I’m a non-smoker at last! Why you should give up smoking too

"When you stop smoking, a lot of positive things happen in your life very quickly," Addiction physician Tobias Rüther said.

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Community clinics: Medicine for hypertension, diabetes to be included in drug list

Medicine for hypertension and diabetes will be included in the drug list of community clinics to ensure primary healthcare in rural areas.

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46 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours

At least 46 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till this morning.

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‘Bangladesh, India can cooperate in research, development of millet’

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Pranay Verma has highlighted the important role of millet in ensuring food security, popularising nutritional diet, promoting sustainable agriculture, and securing financial empowerment of farmers

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Healthcare to people: PM lauds community clinics

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has been able to bring healthcare services at the door steps of the common people due to the community clinics.

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World Hypertension Day: Insights into the ‘silent killer’

On the occasion of World Hypertension Day 2023, Abhishek Bhadra, a public health expert and lecturer at Popular Medical College, Dhaka, spoke to The Daily Star about the significance of the day and the dangers of hypertension

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PM’s leadership decreased maternal, child mortality rates: JS speaker

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken various steps to provide healthcare to the people and under her able leadership, maternal and child mortality rates have decreased.

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Diarrhoea Outbreak: IEDCR team starts work in Ctg

A team from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research (IEDCR) has started visiting different parts of Chattogram to investigate into the cause of a diarrhoea outbreak

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Thalassaemia day: Over 5k babies born with the disease every year

Despite being a preventable disease, thalassaemia continues to spread in Bangladesh, with an average of around 15 children born with this blood disorder every day.

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