2d ago| Healthcare

‘Sharing the responsibility’ for protecting breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the best investments for saving lives and for the socioeconomic development of a nation. It significantly improves the wellbeing of both the children and their mothers....

2d ago| Coronavirus

Long COVID syndrome: tips for recovery

Mr Ahamed Noor 65 year’s old gentleman recovered from COVID-19 four weeks ago, while Coronavirus symptoms passed quickly but now-a-days  Mr Ahamed feels fatigue, tiredness and often forgets...

2d ago| Coronavirus

COVID-19 reduced lifespan by up to 9 years

A new metric, the “mean unfulfilled lifespan”, estimates the impact on lifespan of temporary “shocks” such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrick Heuveline of the University of California, Los Angeles,...

2w ago| Coronavirus

Inadequate sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 variants impedes global response

The lack of sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 variants is imperilling the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, argues Dana Crawford of Case Western Reserve University in a new Viewpoint published...

2w ago| Lifestyle

Alcohol consumption linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases in 2020

Four percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases in 2020 may by associated with drinking alcohol, according to a global study published in The Lancet Oncology,


Poorer people less likely to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, more likely to be hospitalised, enter ICU and die

New research from Switzerland presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that people living in poorer neighbourhoods were less likely...

No vacant ICU bed in Rangpur division

With the massive surge of Covid-19 patients in the eight districts of Rangpur division, authorities of two major Covid treatment hospitals in Dinajpur and Rangpur have stopped taking patients with...

Ensuring zero separation for a better newborn outcome

The premature newborns are sometimes inevitably kept separated from their mothers for their compulsory care in the newborn-care nurseries or intensive care units. In Bangladesh's cultural...

Selfitis: the selfie caused mental disorder

Selfie is a well-known word in the modern world of social media violence.

WHO recommends COVID-19 tests in schools to avoid closures

The World Health Organization said Friday that COVID-19 tests should be carried out in schools in some circumstances to avoid the “harmful” effects of closures and remote learning.

Covid-19 positivity rate in Kushtia 41.48%, 7 dead in 24 hours

Seven people have died of Covid-19 in 24 hours, till this morning, in Kushtia.

45 lakh doses of Moderna, Sinopharm vaccines arrive between last night and this morning

More doses of Moderna and Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this morning.