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Indonesian girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up

Indonesian toddler Salsa Djafar was wearing a glittering golden crown decorated with ribbons and a shiny purple dress to mark a special occasion — her circumcision day. At the celebrations attended by relatives, shrieks filled the modest, yellow-walled house in remote Gorontalo province as a traditional healer covered the 18-month-old girl with a white sheet and sliced skin off her ... Read More »

Cardiac stents put under price control in India

On 13 February India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) issued an order to fix the ceiling prices for the two main categories of cardiac stents. The order stated that “huge unethical markups at each stage in the supply chain” resulted in “irrational, restrictive and exorbitant prices in a failed market system driven by information asymmetry between the patient and doctors ... Read More »

India doctor to operate on ‘500kg’ Egyptian woman

An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate. The Indian embassy in Cairo initially denied her visa request as she was ... Read More »

US Doctors successfully separate twin boys joined at the head

New York — Forty medical experts at a New York hospital Friday successfully separated conjoined twins attached at the head after a 20-hour procedure. Officials at Brooklyn’s Montefiore Medical Center said the 13-month-old boys, Jadon and Anias McDonald, were recovering from the marathon surgery that ended about 2 a.m., hospital officials said. Read More »

Nanotech bandage heals wounds in days

Hazem Badr [Cairo] Egyptian researchers have developed a bandage embedded with nanoparticles for the treatment of wounds using the anti-epilepsy drug Phenytoin, known for its capacity to treat skin injuries. The bandage can heal wounds in a few days, after just one application to soft tissue. Wounds normally take several days to a few weeks to heal completely, and some ... Read More »

Bangladesh ‘successfully’ performs 21 bone-marrow transplants

The first-ever bone marrow transplant unit in Bangladesh has ‘successfully’ performed 21 transplants in the last two years. The centre in-charge at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Prof MA Khan, told journalists on Sunday that the success rate was 100 percent. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim visited the centre in the day and met the press flanked by Prof Khan who ... Read More »

Treeman undergoes dressing change

Dhaka – The dressing on the right hand of ‘Tree Man’, Abul Bajandar, which was operated upon due to a rare skin disease, was changed at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday. Chief Coordinator of the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Dr Samanta Lal Sen told UNB that they put new dressing on Bajandar’s right hand successfully. Read More »

617 disabled get artificial limb from joint India-Bangla camp

Dhaka, A 24-day long artificial limb fitment camp jointly organised by the India based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti(BMVSS) of Jaipur (Rajasthan),the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation(NITOR), Bangladesh Orthopedic Society (BOS),and Jaipur Foot-Bangladesh Initiative ended with 617 disabled Bangladeshi persons getting artificial limbs. The camp at NITOR benefited not only disabled from Dhaka,but from far away places like ... Read More »

Second bone marrow transplant successful

Doctors at Bangladesh’s first-ever bone marrow transplant unit conducted the second stem cell transplant on Saturday even as the first patient was released from the hospital and recovering fast at home. Prof MA Khan who led the team told that they had done the second procedure “successfully”. The first patient Omar Ali was released from the hospital on Apr ... Read More »