The Heat is On
BY KIM BELLARD Attention must be paid: the world is now hotter than it has been in 125,000 years. A week ago, we broke the record for average global temperature. That record was broken the next day.  Later in the week it was broken yet again.  Yeah, I know; weather records are broken all the time, so what’s the big deal?   Well, it is a big deal, and we should all be worried. “It’s not a record to celebrate and it won’t be a record for long,” Friederike Otto, senior lecturer in climate science at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, told CNN.   Bill Maguire, a professor a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Operation Searchlight: The American-supported Pakistani genocide you probably haven ’ t heard about
BY ANISH KOKA On March 25th, 1971, the Pakistani army launched Operation Searchlight, a military campaign to brutally suppress a Bengali nationalist movement. The roots of the genocide lie in the parting gift British rulers gave to the Indian subcontinent at the time of independence in 1947. British controlled India was separated into Hindu majority India and Muslim majority Pakistan. But because there were two dense non-contiguous Muslim majority areas in British controlled India, the muslim majority country of Pakistan was divided into East and West Pakistan. East and West Pakistan were linked by religion, b...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Anish Koka Bangladesh Bengali India Operation Searchlight Pakistan Source Type: blogs

The heart of a Desi doctor: Balancing emotions and resources in oncology
I am a Desi doctor, where Desi refers to someone from India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh. I am currently a final-year resident in radiation oncology at a private-sector hospital in Pakistan. During my medical school and house job, I worked in a public sector hospital where I experienced a high patient influx, a heavy workload, and Read more… The heart of a Desi doctor: Balancing emotions and resources in oncology originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 29, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

India ’s BBC Ban
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria AiyarThe Indian government has banned a BBC documentary series,India: The Modi Question, blocking it on Youtube and other digital outlets. The official reason —that it “undermines the sovereignty and integrity of India” and could affect public order and India’s relations with foreign countries—is farcical. The real reason is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) inability to swallow criticism of Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, whom the documentary accuses of being responsible for the death of over 700 Muslims in the 2002 Gujarat riots when Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat state.The go...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 23, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar Source Type: blogs

Right to Health in Bangladesh in the Situation of Post Natural Calamities: An Analytical Overview
Nazmul Islam Chowdhury (Independent), Right to Health in Bangladesh in the Situation of Post Natural Calamities: An Analytical Overview (2022): Right health or access to health treatment is a fundamental human right of every citizen of every state, and even... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - December 2, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

TWiV 951: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses Influenza incidence and vaccine effectiveness during the southern hemisphere influenza season in Chile, Nirsevimab for prevention of RSV infection in healthy late-preterm and term infants, severe Monkeypox in hospitalized patients, reinfections with different SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants, impact of community masking on COVID-19 in Bangladesh, unadjuvanted intranasal spike vaccine elicits protective […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - November 5, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology antiviral coronavirus COVID-19 delta inflammation influenza Long Covid marburg virus monkeypox monoclonal antibody Omicron pandemic poliovirus SARS-CoV-2 vaccine vaccine booster variant of concern Source Type: blogs

TWiV 951: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses Influenza incidence and vaccine effectiveness during the southern hemisphere influenza season in Chile, Nirsevimab for prevention of RSV infection in healthy late-preterm and term infants, severe Monkeypox in hospitalized patients, reinfections with different SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants, impact of community masking on COVID-19 in Bangladesh, unadjuvanted intranasal spike vaccine elicits protective … TWiV 951: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin Read More » (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - November 5, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology antiviral coronavirus COVID-19 delta inflammation influenza Long Covid marburg virus monkeypox monoclonal antibody Omicron pandemic poliovirus SARS-CoV-2 vaccine vaccine booster variant of concern Source Type: blogs

Sylvana Sinha, CEO, Praava Health
Sylvana Sinha is CEO of Praava Health, a primary & specialty care network based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. While the average American may only think about Bangladesh when there’s some disaster on the news it’s a country of 165m+ people with a GDP per capita exceeding India’s. It lacks excellent health services for its growing middle class, and that’s the gap Praava Health is filling. I learned a lot about Sylvana, Bangladesh, and Praava in this quick interview —Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: THCB Spotlights The Business of Health Care Bangladesh Praava Health Sylvana Sinha Source Type: blogs

The college football fans that beat COVID and the experts that couldn ’t
BY ANISH KOKA The COVID pandemic was supposed to herald the end of the idea that a smaller government is a better government. The experts who desperately seek to be in charge of a sprawling bureaucratic state told us that it was only a powerful central authority that could do what was needed to safeguard individual liberties at a time when a highly contagious respiratory virus was spreading across the globe. New Zealand may have imposed draconian policies that did not even allow its own citizens to return, but scenes of cheering unmasked New Zealanders stood in sharp contrast to empty seats in American stadiums when ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy College Football New Zealand Source Type: blogs

Bangladesh ’s Stitch in Time Saves Nine
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria AiyarIs Bangladesh, the latest applicant for an IMF loan (likely to be $4.5 billion) going the same way as Sri Lanka and Pakistan? No, the other two went to the IMF after emptying their coffers whereas Bangladesh is seeking precautionary assistance when its forex reserves are still a healthy $40 billion, enough to cover five months of imports. Bangladesh ’s public debt is just 36% of GDP, with an external component of only 14%, mostly on highly concessional terms. But it has been hit by the sharp rise in oil and fertilizer prices, while a global recession is hurting its exports. Bangla...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 6, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar Source Type: blogs

Abortion Laws and Bangladesh in 2022
Samia Jaman Karobi (Independent), Abortion Laws and Bangladesh in 2022, SSRN (2022): It becomes withering to turn to covert abortions for legal contextual contentions, resulting in a high rate of abortion death. Aside from society ' s ignorance, there are several other... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 9, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Friday Feature: Urban Cottage Educational Collaborative
Colleen Hroncich“Kids are each unique. But in too many school settings, they aren’t allowed to need individual differentiation—the system tries to take their uniqueness out of them,” says Marissa Hess, founder ofUrban Cottage in Tampa, FL.Marissa wanted something different for herself and her children. “Even within my own three children, there were different needs,” she says. “Some were gifted and needed extra challenges. But we also had some learning disabilities that needed extra time. I wanted each of them to be seen for who they are, and that wasn’t happening.”A former homeschooler herself, Marissa d...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 17, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Colleen Hroncich Source Type: blogs

Leprosy: a disease that turns hands into paws, feet into stumps, and eyes into darkness
I have been a staunch advocate for the fight against leprosy since 1991, when I first witnessed afflicted human beings in their advanced stages of the illness traipsing the streets of India and Bangladesh, most if not all begging to survive. In medical school, I learned the basics of this“biblical” disease, but now asRead more …Leprosy: a disease that turns hands into paws, feet into stumps, and eyes into darkness originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/glenn-mark-losack" rel="tag" > Glenn Mark Losack, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Intellectual Property Protection in Agriculture: Plant Variety Protection and Farmers ’ Rights in Bangladesh
Md Uddin (Independent), Intellectual Property Protection in Agriculture: Plant Variety Protection and Farmers ’ Rights in Bangladesh, SSRN (2021): Since agriculture has a significant amount of contribution to the national economy of Bangladesh, it is important to assess the role of... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - February 26, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Life along the railway lines in Bangladesh during Bishwa Ijtema: a physician ’s photojournal
The Bishwa Ijtema meaning“global congregation” is an annual gathering of millions of Muslims in Tongi, by the banks of the Turag river, just north of Dhaka, in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is predominantly a Muslim nation. This yearly“BI” is one of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world. The Ijtema is a prayer meeting spreadRead more …Life along the railway lines in Bangladesh during Bishwa Ijtema: a physician’s photojournal originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/glenn-mark-losack" rel="tag" > Glenn Mark Losack, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs