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Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, Bangladesh

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:42

A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that`s causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

First MERS case confirmed in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 17:35

Bangladesh has confirmed the first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) after a man returned from the US via Abu Dhabi was found afflicted with it.

WHO passes Bangladesh-backed resolution on autism

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:12

The World Health Assembly of World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday passed a Bangladesh-pushed resolution on autism in Geneva.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have beaten India in healthcare: Harpal Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 17:07

MDGs have not only pulled large number of people out of poverty but many of the health issues like child mortality and infant mortality have also been addressed.

Bangladesh bats harbouring deadly Ebola variant

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 16:04

Fruit bats in Bangladesh are harbouring a new version of Ebola virus, which causes severe hemorrhagic fever, a fatal condition afflicting humans and primates, says a new finding.

Dhaka urged to tighten anti-tobacco measures

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012, 09:43

Bangladesh urged to tighten tobacco control measures to prevent deaths and disabilities.

Genes that trigger arsenic-related skin lesions identified

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 13:39

Genetic variants that elevate the risk for skin lesions in people chronically exposed to arsenic have been discovered.

Arsenic in water tied to breathing issues

Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 10:04

People exposed to high levels of arsenic in drinking water report shortness of breath.

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