Staff Reporter: Oath and inauguration of the 8th batch of Ad-Din women’s medical college intern doctors was held recently.Dr. Mahmuda Hasan, Professor of Pediatrics department, conducted the oath taking ceremony...
Staff Reporter:Evercare Hospital Chattogram organizes an awareness program to raise awareness on stroke prevention and the importance of stroke. Renowned neurologists of the country presented their speeches in this awareness...
According to a recently conducted nationwide survey, the burden of asthma is estimated to be around 18 million in India. The study also highlighted the growing incidence of asthma and its challenges. The complexity of the underlying clinical condition and poor response to medications in a subset of patients are reasons of concern in managing the disease.People suffering from long-standing asthma have worsening respiratory symptoms and severe asthma attacks which may be fatal. Assessing and achieving a control on asthma...
WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced it had approved a vaccine. “We are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and discussions are ongoing with respect to possible WHO pre-qualification of the vaccine,” the United Nations health agency’s spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva at an online press briefing. “Pre-qualification of...
Jacqueline Howard, CNN : Covid-19 rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories have been circulating in 25 different languages across at least 87 countries — including the United States — and this spread of misinformation has led to deaths and injuries, according to a new study.These young medics are fighting Covid-19 misinformation in 30 languagesThese young medics are fighting Covid-19 misinformation in 30 languages 02:27The study, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on Monday, involved analyzing coronavirus-related rumors,...
Dr. Muhammad Torequl Islam :The use of hand sanitizers is expected in health care where there is not enough opportunity to wash hands with soap/detergent and water. Needless to say, one of the first steps taken to prevent novel coronavirus (also called severe acute respiratory distress syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2) infection is to use regular soap/detergent or hand sanitizers in accordance with the health rules. The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified the components of hand sanitizers (e.g., ethanol,...
Health Desk :The enteric nervous system (ENS) – sometimes referred to as the “second brain” – is the nervous system of the gut.It contains some 500 million neurons and controls important reflexes, such as peristalsis, the contraction of muscles in the gut to enable digestion. It is also responsible for the secretion of digestive enzymes that help break down food.The ENS is also a critical part of the gut-brain axis, through which the gut communicates with the brain – and...
India reports 933 deaths India has recorded 933 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours as fresh infections surged by another 61,537 cases to reach nearly 2.1 million.The Health Ministry said the number of total deaths stood at 42,518, including more than 20,000 in the past 30 days. An average of about 50,000 new cases has been reported each day since mid-June.The ministry asked state authorities to test grocery shop workers and street vendors, saying that if undetected they...
Health Desk : Masks can prevent the spread of COVID-19, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).According to a new observational study, face masks with up to three layers of material are much more effective than thinner ones.Another study found silk performs similarly to surgical masks when used together with N95 respirators. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), and agencies, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have recommendedTrusted Source we...
Each of us contributes to the impact that our food system has on the planet. We can all commit to making the world a healthier place to live, through small but achievable changes to our diets. 1. Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruit and vegetables are good for our health, and most come with a low environmental impact. There are exceptions, as some require a lot of resources to transport and keep fresh, so eating these less frequently can increase...
Rachel Schraer : People with symptomless Covid-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested.South Korea was able to identify and isolate asymptomatic cases through mass testing as early as the start of March.There is mounting evidence these cases represent a considerable proportion of coronavirus infections.But the researchers weren’t able to say how much these people actually passed the virus on.People with a positive coronavirus test were monitored in a community...