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FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-01-27 10:25:32

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating viru...

Walking 10000 steps a day: Is it optimum for health?

Walking 10000 steps a day: Is it optimum for health?

Dr IMTIAZ AHMED 2023-01-25 11:43:19

The benefits of regular walking are numerous. The 'US Department of Health and Human Services' suggests at least 140 minutes of weekly exercise, which includes walking. It has been shown that walking...

Nipah virus: Transfer of immunity from mother to newborn confirmed for the first time

Nipah virus: Transfer of immunity from mother to newborn confirmed for the first time

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-24 18:08:01

Transfer of immunity against Nipah virus from mother to child has been confirmed for the first time, according to a latest icddr,b study. Recently, the findings by icddr,b scientists, and partners pu...

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths

-- 2023-01-24 17:11:15

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating whether there is any connection between manufacturers whose contaminated cough syrups it has linked to the deaths of more than 300 children in thre...

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

WHO investigating links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

Reuters 2023-01-24 14:02:30

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating whether there is any connection between manufacturers whose contaminated cough syrups it has linked to the deaths of more than 300 children in thre...

Global Covid-19 cases now over 673m

Global Covid-19 cases now over 673m

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-01-24 10:31:21

The overall number of Covid-19 cases around the world has now surpassed 673 million, with a sudden surge of cases in Asia and some other parts of the world. According to the latest global data, the t...

Feel like something is in your eye? Here’s what to do

Feel like something is in your eye? Here’s what to do

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2023-01-22 16:44:19

The uncomfortable feeling that something is lodged into our eyes is often called a foreign body sensation. Interestingly, it can happen even when there is nothing in our eyes. But just the feelin...

Bangladesh ill-equipped to manage hypertension

Bangladesh ill-equipped to manage hypertension

Doulot Akter Mala 2023-01-22 08:56:55

A large number of patients with hypertension are being deprived of proper treatment as the country's community clinics are yet to include necessary drugs in its list. The country has a total of 14,20...

Irregular menstruation: A cause of concern?

Irregular menstruation: A cause of concern?

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed 2023-01-18 16:59:49

Have you ever faced a change in the duration of your menstrual cycle, even when you are neither pregnant nor close to menopause?  You are having what is called irregular periods when the menstru...

Improving blood flow in scalp helps hair growth

Improving blood flow in scalp helps hair growth

MAHIA AFRIN 2023-01-18 12:46:35

We often take care of our hair but ignore our scalp's health. If you do not have a healthy scalp, you can face hair issues like hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp, weak hair, and split ends. And to comb...

Universal health coverage, joint forces need to ensure quality healthcare services

Universal health coverage, joint forces need to ensure quality healthcare services

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-17 19:06:02

Health sector specialists have urged the government to introduce universal health coverage as people are struggling to afford the healthcare service expenditure in the country. They suggested the gov...

Govt plans to set up one-stop emergency service at every district hospital

Govt plans to set up one-stop emergency service at every district hospital

-- 2023-01-16 21:52:56

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has taken an initiative to introduce one-stop emergency and casualty (OSEC) service at every district hospita...

How the government can decrease thalassemia deaths effectively

How the government can decrease thalassemia deaths effectively

Dr. M. Mahboob Hossain 2023-01-16 17:15:55

Thousands of children worldwide, including in Bangladesh, die every year due to thalassemia. However, the government can stop or reduce its frequency significantly by making and implementing a law in...

WHO appeals to China to release more COVID-19 information

WHO appeals to China to release more COVID-19 information

FE ONLINE DESK 2023-01-15 15:41:48

The World Health Organization has appealed to China to keep releasing information about its wave of COVID-19 infections after the government announced nearly 60,000 deaths since early December followi...

Nearly 5,000 women die of cervical cancer each year in Bangladesh

Nearly 5,000 women die of cervical cancer each year in Bangladesh

-- 2023-01-14 21:04:45

Nearly 5,000 women die of cervical cancer each year in Bangladesh while 8,000 women are infected with cervical cancer in the country in the same period, according to International Agency for Research...

US FDA, CDC see early signal of Pfizer bivalent COVID shot's link to stroke

US FDA, CDC see early signal of Pfizer bivalent COVID shot's link to stroke

Reuters 2023-01-14 12:09:38

A safety monitoring system flagged that US drugmaker Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech's updated COVID-19 shot could be linked to a type of brain stroke in older adults, according to preliminary...

Scarless thyroid surgery performed in Bangladesh for the first time

Scarless thyroid surgery performed in Bangladesh for the first time

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-13 23:25:48

Scarless thyroid surgery was performed at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka recently for the first time in Bangladesh. Dr Mahbub Alam, a professor at the Department of Nose, Ear an...

Heart palpitations need proper attention

Heart palpitations need proper attention

DR IMTIAZ AHMED 2023-01-11 14:47:24

Watched the World Cup Final? The see-saw battle kept all of us at the edge of our seats. But did you notice anything else? Were you able to hear your own heartbeats during the exciting contest? If so,...

Every citizen to get a health card, says health minister

Every citizen to get a health card, says health minister

-- 2023-01-10 19:53:01

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said the government will issue health ID cards for all citizens of Bangladesh. The minister gave the information while speaking at the &lsq...

Omicron Covid booster cuts hospitalisation in over 65s, study finds

Omicron Covid booster cuts hospitalisation in over 65s, study finds

-- 2023-01-10 14:27:57

The Omicron-adapted Covid-19 vaccine booster developed by Pfizer and BioNTech SE sharply reduced hospitalisations among older patients, Israeli researchers said on Monday, in some of the fir...

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Reuters 2023-01-10 13:26:45

Pfizer Inc is not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, but is in discussions about a price for the branded product, Chief Ex...

US experts recommend weight-loss drugs for obese children

US experts recommend weight-loss drugs for obese children

Reuters 2023-01-10 09:28:14

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday recommended use of weight-loss drugs in children ages 12 years or older for treatment of obesity, which impacts about 14.4 million kids and adolescen...

BD's one-fourth population suffers from hypertension, says BSMMU VC

BD's one-fourth population suffers from hypertension, says BSMMU VC

FE REPORT 2023-01-09 09:02:11

One-fourth of the country's population is suffering from hypertension which causes risk to many health complications, including heart attack, cardiomyopathy and stroke due to neurological disorder. C...

High blood sugar poses greater risk of TB

High blood sugar poses greater risk of TB

SM NAJMUS SAKIB 2023-01-09 08:56:04

Millions of people with high blood sugar across the globe are at greater risk of getting tuberculosis (TB); and when TB combines with diabetes, it can create a havoc of diseases. A recent study --...

No unauthorised clinics in Dhaka, says health minister

No unauthorised clinics in Dhaka, says health minister

-- 2023-01-08 19:48:51

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has informed the parliament that there are no unauthorised clinics operating in the capital. The minister gave the information while responding to a tabled question from...

Maintaining healthy skin during extra cold weather

Maintaining healthy skin during extra cold weather

Mahia Afrin 2023-01-07 14:53:22

The temperature is gradually decreasing, and your skin health too. Your skin is not as smooth as before and lost its shine and glow. It's expected as your skincare needs some changes according to the...

Total Fitness Day observed

Total Fitness Day observed

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-06 15:12:51

The first-ever Total Fitness Day was observed in various parts of the country amid enthusiasm among people to be fit physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Several hundred people from differ...

Bangladesh to observe ‘Total Fitness Day’ Friday

Bangladesh to observe ‘Total Fitness Day’ Friday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2023-01-05 19:28:53

The country will observe 'Total Fitness Day' for the first time on Friday aiming at creating awareness among people on physical, mental, social and spiritual health to be totally fit in life. The day...

BWHC provided health services to over 78.8m women, children

BWHC provided health services to over 78.8m women, children

-- 2023-01-05 18:46:50

Over the last 40 years, the Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition (BWHC) has provided various health services to 78.8 million women and children, overcoming numerous challenges in breaking taboos and so...

Medical cost a head rose to $54 in 2020

Medical cost a head rose to $54 in 2020

FE REPORT 2023-01-05 08:53:59

Per-capita healthcare expenditure in Bangladesh increased to $54 in 2020 from $37 in 2015, according to a new government report. Out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenditure at individual level was recor...