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From the Editor

From the Editor

Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of four related dengue viruses: DEN-1. DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4. This disease is also called “break-bone” fever because it sometimes causes severe joint and muscle pain that feels like bones are breaking, hence the name. You can get dengue virus infections from the…
Dengue

Dengue

How Dengue shock occur? Macrophage and monocyte infection by the Dengue virus sets off a chain of reactions causing release of cytokines and vaso active mediators resulting in increased capillary permeability and leakage of fluid into tissue spaces. This causes hypotension and shock. If there is excessive bleeding from any site the resulting blood…
Misconceptions about dengue

Misconceptions about dengue

Misconceptions about Dengue About the fatality of Dengue. About the fever and critical period. About the atypical presentations. About the investigations. About the treatment. A. Dengue- Is it a dangerous disease? No. Not at all. There is nothing to be apprehensive about the disease. Mortality in DHF is around 5-10 per cent, varying from country to…
dengue fever

dengue fever

Dengue fever has spread in many parts of South-East Asia since the 1950s and re-emerged in the Americas in the 1990s following deterioration in active mosquito control and spread of the vector into urban areas. Infection with dengue virus has often resulted in dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) in Asia, but rarely in the Americas until a severe outbreak…
Dengue and severe dengue

Dengue and severe dengue

Key facts •    Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. •    The infection causes flu-like illness, and occasionally develops into a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue. •    The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About half of the world's…
Researchers find that body clock, gut microbiota work together to pack on the pounds

Researchers find that body clock, gut microbiota work together to pack on the pounds

UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body's circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation. In a mouse study that may someday lead to new strategies to fight obesity, the scientists found that the gut bacteria, or microbiome, regulate lipid (fat) uptake and storage by hacking into and…
How does the thyroid gland function?

How does the thyroid gland function?

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ, about 2 inches wide and weighing 10 to 20 grams, located in the base of the neck in front of the trachea (windpipe). Its job is to make hormones that are vitally important to the body’s metabolism and other critical functions. The two major hormones released by the thyroid gland—thyroxine (T4)…
Researchers reveal possible origin of cancer-associated fibroblasts

Researchers reveal possible origin of cancer-associated fibroblasts

Researchers at Okayama University describe in Scientific Reports that cancer-associated fibroblasts — cells that play a key role in cancer progression — originate from cancer stem cells.  Preventing cancer stem cells from transforming into cancer-associated fibroblast may be a promising approach towards cancer treatment. Cancer progression…
Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine co­­­­uld work

Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine co­­­­uld work

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine. The scientists found that on the HIV envelope protein, at a site important for viral function, a small group of sugar molecules, known as glycans, serves as a key "anchor" for antibodies that can broadly…
Dry eyes with immune disorders

Dry eyes with immune disorders

Too many late nights. Too much screen time. Long flights. Menopause. Lots of things can cause your eyes to feel dry, gritty, and sore. But dry eyes can also be related to a medical condition that affects your immune system like diabetes, lupus, or HIV. And sometimes dry eyes are the first sign of a deeper problem. Inflammation can be a root cause There…
Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's

Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's

A test that involves drawing a spiral on a sheet of paper could be used to diagnose early Parkinson's disease. Australian researchers have trialled software that measures writing speed and pen pressure on the page. Both are useful for detecting the disease, which causes shaking and muscle rigidity. The Melbourne team said the test could be used…
Three-day workshop on diabetes begins Sept 21

Three-day workshop on diabetes begins Sept 21

Holistic Health Care Centre will organize a three-day workshop on control of diabetes through natural system at Sel Centre at Panthapath in the capital on September 21. The workshop is aimed at imparting technique of controlling diabetes in just 72 hours through natural ways such as healthy foods, meditation, exercise and neurobic. The workshop is…
New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

Dr Ananya Mandal, MD On the 13th of September 2017, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has voted 11 to 0 approving a shingles vaccine for its use in adults aged 50 and over. The panel unanimously accepted the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and thus GlaxoSmithKline’s Shingrix is on its way to FDA approval. The members…
FDA approves Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) for complicated UTI

FDA approves Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) for complicated UTI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific bacteria. Vabomere is a drug containing meropenem, an antibacterial, and vaborbactam, which inhibits certain types of resistance mechanisms used by bacteria.…
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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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