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Haemophilia, a bleeding disorder, is our cover story this week. Haemophilia is caused by a deficiency in one of the blood clotting factors. Haemophilia A (classic haemophilia), which accounts for about 80 percent of all cases is a deficiency in clotting factor VIII. Haemophilia B (Christmas disease) is a deficiency in clotting factor IX. The bleeding…
Haemophilia and World Haemophilia Day

Haemophilia and World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day is an international awareness day for haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. It is held annually on April 17, date of the birthday of Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Federation of Haemophilia. Since 1989, World Haemophilia Day is the day the whole bleeding disorders community comes together to celebrate the continuous…
Haemophilia A: Genetic testing and what to expect

Haemophilia A: Genetic testing and what to expect

LANA BARHUM   Genetic testing for Hemophilia A is widely available and includes carrier testing, direct DNA mutation testing, linkage testing, and prenatal testing. Affecting more than 20,000 Americans, hemophilia is a bleeding disorder caused by genetic defect where the body is unable to produce one of the factors crucial for clotting. Thus,…
Blood disorders and its affects

Blood disorders and its affects

Blood disorders can affect any of the three main components of blood: Red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body's tissues White blood cells, which fight infections Platelets, which help blood to clot Blood disorders can also affect the liquid portion of blood, called plasma. Treatments and prognosis for blood diseases vary, depending on the…
Bleeding tendencies in children

Bleeding tendencies in children

Rahim, a 3 year old boy hailing from Manikgonj presented in Paediatric OPD of Dhaka Shishu Hospital with his mother who complained that Rahim had fine bruising over his trunk and limbs with a fine rash over his body. On their way by bus from Manikgonj, Rahim had a nose bleed which lasted for twenty minutes. The rash looked like small red or purple…
10 facts on blood transfusion

10 facts on blood transfusion

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood. The need for blood transfusion may arise at any time in both urban and rural areas. The unavailability of blood has led to deaths and many patients suffering from ill-health. Around 107 million units of blood donations…
Bruises and its treatments

Bruises and its treatments

A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin, resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark. Causes of a bruise People typically get bruises when they bump into something or when something bumps into them. Bruises can…
A tiny cry for help from inside the liver could lead to better treatment

A tiny cry for help from inside the liver could lead to better treatment

On a normal day, the cells of a human liver do what they do best—making key blood proteins, clearing toxins from the blood and sending their remains down the digestive tract in a never-ending stream of bile. But when something comes along that badly injures enough of those cells—such as a liver-damaging overdose of pain medicine—this…
Food better than supplements for longevity

Food better than supplements for longevity

 TRISHA CALVO A new Tufts University study involving more than 27,000 Americans is the latest research to show that most supplements may not do much to improve health—or at least can’t compete with the benefits of a healthy diet. The researchers found that taking supplements didn’t lower the risk of death during the study follow-up…
icddr,b and partners explore pathways of antibiotic use in Bangladesh and ways to intervene

icddr,b and partners explore pathways of antibiotic use in Bangladesh and ways to intervene

Recently, scientists at icddr,b in collaboration with Loughborough University, Durham University and the University of Bristol, UK have organised a dissemination seminar at icddr,b’s Sasakawa auditorium in Mohakhali, Dhaka to share insights regarding pathways of antibiotic use in Bangladesh. The scientists have also shared ways to address this…
Recurrence score may cut costs for high-risk breast cancer care

Recurrence score may cut costs for high-risk breast cancer care

Genomic recurrence score (RS) testing using a 21-gene assay is associated with decreased cancer care costs in real-world practice among certain patients with breast cancer who would otherwise receive standard chemotherapy, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Michaela A. Dinan,…
Call to ensure universal health coverage

Call to ensure universal health coverage

Health experts called for taking necessary steps for ensuring universal health coverage across the country in the greater interest of the country. A huge number of our people are being deprived of getting necessary health services across the country, they said while addressing the discussion titled ‘Universal Health Coverage: Bangladesh Perspective’…
FDA approves Dovato (dolutegravir/lamivudine) for HIV-1 infection

FDA approves Dovato (dolutegravir/lamivudine) for HIV-1 infection

ViiV Healthcare recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dovato, a complete, once-daily, single-tablet regimen of dolutegravir (DTG) 50 mg and lamivudine (3TC) 300 mg for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults with no antiretroviral (ARV) treatment history and with no known resistance to either DTG or 3TC. Dovato,…
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