Health

Implement graphic health warning on tobacco packets: Activists

  

Pns: Anti-tobacco activists here on Thursday demanded immediate lawful implementation of the graphic health warning (GHW) on packets of tobacco products. The legal implementation of GHW is at stake due to the interference of tobacco companies, they told a human chain programme in front of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) at 11.00am. The human chain event was jointly organised by National Heart Foundation, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, ACD, YPSA, Protyasha, AID Foundation, UBINIG, WBB...

Tainted eggs scandal spreads to Britain, France

  

Pns: Britain and France said Monday that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered their countries, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scandal. Belgium, meanwhile, vowed full transparency about why it kept the scandal secret despite originally learning in June about the problem involving fipronil, a substance potentially dangerous to humans.Supermarkets in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium have pulled...

DSCC to release mosquito-killing guppy to prevent Chikungunya

  

Pns: With a view to preventing mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya, Dhaka South City Corporation has taken a programme to release mosquito-killing fish guppies into sewerage lines and other drainage areas in the city. "We have taken a plan to release the fries of guppy into 450-kilometre drain area of the city to prevent the outbreak of Chikungunya," said Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Sayeed Khokon on Monday while speaking at a seminar as the chief guest.Stamford...

Vitamin A increases disease resistant capacity of babies: Experts

  

Health experts at a ceremony here on Saturday said Vitamin A increases disease resistant capacity of the under five babies, reduces their death risks, prevents night blindness and other diseases. They came up with the opinion at the inaugural ceremony of the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign 5 August- 2017 (first round) at Guptapara in the city. Rangpur City Corporation Mayor Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu formally launched the campaign by administering Vitamin A Plus Capsules to a number...

Aortic valve replacement first time in Bangladesh

  

Pns: Successfully aortic valve replacement without open-heart surgery for the first time in the country has been accomplished. United Hospital Cardiac Centre, has conducted the first ever Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI) procedure which is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure done with local anesthesia under mild sedation.The information came out at a press briefing at the seminar hall of the hospital in the city.A team including Chief Cardiologist Dr...

Vitamin A plus campaign on Saturday

  

Pns: Around 2.25 crore children, aged between six months and five years, will be fed Vitamin A plus capsules under a national campaign on August 5. State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at the secretariat on Thursday morning. Children, aged between six and 11 months, will be given the blue-coloured high-powered Vitamin A capsules, while children, aged between 12 to 59 months, will receive the red-coloured...

Researchers question whether you should really finish your antibiotics

  

Pns: The standing argument that failing to complete a course of antibiotics could fuel the rise of antibiotic resistance has little evidence, a group of United Kingdom researchers argue in a new paper. In an analysis published in the medical journal the BMJ on Thursday, they say that completing a course of antibiotics may instead increase the risk of resistance. The "complete the course" advice given to patients taking antibiotics is "fallacious" and backed by little evidence, they...

Gum disease: Gingivitis and its treatment

  

Pns: Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease from least to most severe are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.Signs & Symptoms :Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:l Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gumsl Gums that recede or move away from the toothl Persistent bad breath or bad taste...

Heart attack risk for common painkillers

  

Pns: The paper, published in The BMJ, builds on a previous body of work linking these drugs to heart problems.This research suggests the risk could be greatest in the first 30 days of taking the drugs.But scientists say the findings are not clear cut. They say other factors - not just the pills - could be involved.In the study an international team of scientists analysed data from 446,763 people to try to understand when heart problems might arise.They focused on people...

Parents have vital role in raising autistic kids: Experts

  

Pns: Media personality and physician Abdur Nur Tusar on Wednesday said parents need to play the key role in raising their autistic children so that their talents and potentials flourish properly.He also said non-government organisations (NGOs) should arrange training for the media people working on this issue to raise their level of understanding about autism so that they can file better stories without hurting the sentiment of such people.Tusar was addressing a roundtable...

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