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  • Detecting cholera in 15 minutes

    Scientists at the icddr,b, in partnership with Incepta Pharmaceuticals, have developed a low-cost device which can detect cholera in only 15 minutes.

  • Diarrhoea cases soar amid heat

    With a heat wave sweeping across the country, several hundred diarrhoea patients have been admitted to hospitals across the country.

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    HC questions icddr,b top official’s holding office

    The High Court issues a rule asking the authorities of icddr,b to explain under what authorities the human resource director has been holding her office.

  • Watch out for electrolyte imbalance

    In Ramadan, the body uses more energy as one carries on with his or her daily activities along with fasting. As a result, higher levels of perspiration and dehydration can cause electrolyte imbalance.

  • Miracle food to fight malnutrition (video)

    A promising cereal formula has been invented by Bangladesh experts to fight deadly acute malnutrition in children. The ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is made of locally available ingredients.