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Tuberculosis is an age old disease and first spread probably 8000 years back. Killer T.B was described in India 3000 B.C. Mummified bodies of Egypt have revealed evidence of T.B of Bones and Joints. It has become a world problem because of AIDS which lowers immunity. Most T.B infection is caused by acid-fast bacilli Mycobacterium Tuberculosis but Mycobacterium…
World Tuberculosis Day 2020

World Tuberculosis Day 2020

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way…
Tuberculosis (TB): Symptoms, causes & treatment

Tuberculosis (TB): Symptoms, causes & treatment

What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis -- or TB, as it’s commonly called -- is a contagious infection that usually attacks your lungs. It can spread to other parts of your body, like your brain and spine. A type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes it. In the early 20th century, TB was a leading cause of death in the United States.…
WHO on Tuberculosis

WHO on Tuberculosis

Key facts •    A total of 1.5 million people died from TB in 2018 (including 251 000 people with HIV). Worldwide, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause from a single infectious agent (above HIV/AIDS). •    In 2018, an estimated 10 million people fell ill with tuberculosis(TB) worldwide.…
Hearing loss screening for patients with TB and diabetes urged

Hearing loss screening for patients with TB and diabetes urged

MUHAMAMD ZAHIR HASSAN NABIL On this World Tuberculosis Day, Bangladesh remains one of 30 high TB and MDR-TB burden countries with 221 people affected in every of the 100,000 population, according to the 2017 Global Tuberculosis Report by World Health Organization (WHO). In Bangladesh, icddr,b researchers have been at the forefront of tackling the spread…
Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, escalating among poor

Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, escalating among poor

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation's hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ticking up, new CU Boulder research has found. The study, published Thursday in the Journal of Autism and Developmental…
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COLLEEN DOHERTY, MD   The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus, a common family of viruses, which surfaced in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. This particular type is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2.1 Similar to MERS and SARS, this coronavirus likely jumped from an animal (probably a bat, although…
Coronavirus patients, doctors seem to be temporarily losing their sense of taste and smell — here’s why

Coronavirus patients, doctors seem to be temporarily losing their sense of taste and smell — here’s why

ABBY HAGLAGE Healthcare workers wait for people to arrive at a COVID-19 mobile testing site in Florida. New reports from the UK show that both doctors and patients with exposure to the coronavirus are temporarily losing their sense of smell and taste. As COVID-19 continues to spread, now topping 370,000 cases worldwide, mentions of a previously unknown…
10 common health conditions that may increase risk of death from the coronavirus, including diabetes and heart disease

10 common health conditions that may increase risk of death from the coronavirus, including diabetes and heart disease

According to a report on patient characteristics from Italy's National Institute of Health released on March 17, 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died in the country had at least one preexisting condition. Nearly 50% of the patients who died had three preexisting conditions. Here's what we know about how much various conditions affect the…
Coronavirus: Doctors urge conversations about dying

Coronavirus: Doctors urge conversations about dying

DR FAYE KIRKLAND Palliative care doctors are urging people to have a conversation about what they would want if they, or their loved ones, became seriously unwell with coronavirus. We should discuss all possible scenarios - even those we are not "comfortable to talk about", they said. Medics said the virus underlined the importance of these…
What does a self-quarantine look like?

What does a self-quarantine look like?

Many peoples are choosing -- or have been told -- to self-quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19. Doctors at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston break down what that is supposed to look like. Isolation separates sick people from those who are not sick, while quarantine restricts the movement of people exposed to a contagious…
ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may increase the risk of severe COVID-19

ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may increase the risk of severe COVID-19

James Diaz, MD, MHA, MPH & TM, Dr. PH, Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has proposed a possible explanation for the severe lung complications being seen in some people diagnosed with COVID-19. The SARS beta coronaviruses, SARS-CoV, which caused the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory…
FDA approves Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) for the acute treatment of migraine in adults

FDA approves Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) for the acute treatment of migraine in adults

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. Nurtec ODT is the first FDA-approved product for Biohaven, a company dedicated to advancing innovative therapies for neurological diseases. A single quick-dissolving…
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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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