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Dengue fever in Bangladesh, Rise in the Cases in Dhaka

Dengue season usually begins with June’s monsoon rains in Dhaka. An unavoidable fact of life, it proves deadly to a handful of unfortunate victims but by September it has mostly disappeared from the Bangladeshi capital.

But this year the disease has seen more than a tripling of numbers of recorded cases in the city – alongside a lengthening of its season. And the explosion is being reported in other countries too. Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease, has been spreading rapidly in the past few years.

Medical Targets Might be Achieved by Battling Social Factors

Engulfed in social stigma and discrimination, HIV / AIDS is an issue of society still addresses in hushed voices despite the progression we claim to have achieved globally. In honor of World AIDS Day 2018 (Celebrated on December 1) the National STD / AIDS Control Program (NSACP) has partnered up with its stakeholders, NGO partners and the private sector to approach this disease with open hearts and minds.

Implantable Medical Devices: Cotton-based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Power It

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells, could be paired with batteries or supercapacitors to provide a hybrid power source for the medical devices.

Diabetes in Sri Lanka : A Concern for Every Family

While the nation focuses on the ongoing political crisis and the Supreme Court's historic verdict, we also need to focus on vital issues such as healthcare and education especially for the younger generation. On World Diabetes Day and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in a statement says the theme for this year and next year is 'The family and Diabetes'.