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2010-11-15 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 77 million people in Bangladesh, or roughly half of the country's population, have been exposed to toxic arsenic levels in their drinking water since the 1970s. That's when the installation of hand-pumped wells throughout Bangladesh began tapping groundwater laden with naturally occurring arsenic. In response to this crisis, the Ecological Management Foundation (EMF) launched The Bangladesh Water Project in 2008, to create an...

2010-11-03 00:00:41

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Joins mHealth Alliance Board Inventor of micro-credit and leader in helping the world's poor joins mobile health group Dhaka, Bangladesh and Washington, DC (Vocus) November 2, 2010 The mHealth Alliance, a group that is leveraging the growing reach of wireless technologies to support improved health delivery and outcomes in underserved communities today announced the appointment of Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Movement and winner of the 2006...

2010-10-04 08:00:00

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunridge International (OTC Bulletin Board: SNDZ), announced today that successful negotiations have concluded with the signing of exclusive distribution rights to its PNT product line in Bangladesh. The agreement has been reached between Sunridge and New Amsterdam Marketing (NAM), its current exclusive distributor in India. "There has been a large increase in interest in our PNT product line and glaucoma treatment, ever since NAM starting...

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2010-10-04 06:15:00

A recent study has found that tigers living in Bangladesh mangrove forests are only about half the weight of other wild Bengal tigers in South Asia. According to research by US Fish and Wildlife Service, the average weight of female tigers in the Sundarbans forests was 170 pounds. But other Bengal tigers in the wild weighed almost 310 pounds on average. A possible reason for the Sundarbans tigers being so much smaller is that they typically eat smaller deer. Researchers believe the tigers...

2010-09-16 17:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seafood safety experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the University of Maryland Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) are training 10 scientists from Bangladesh on how to eliminate health hazards from aquaculture - the controlled production of seafood, much of which is exported to the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-26 15:33:00

BOSTON, Aug 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China PharmaHub Corp. ("PharmaHub"), which has recently merged with World Wide Relics (OTC Bulletin Board: WRLC) which has changed its name to China PharmaHub Corp, and is in the process of obtaining approval from FINRA to trade under its new name with a new symbol, announced today that it has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement ("Agreement") with a world leader in precision glass technology which can be utilized to manufacture high precision...

2010-08-26 12:30:00

BOSTON, Aug 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China PharmaHub Corp. ("PharmaHub"), which has recently merged with World Wide Relics (OTC Bulletin Board: WRLC) which has changed its name to China PharmaHub Corp, and is in the process of obtaining approval from FINRA to trade under its new name with a new symbol, announced today that it has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement ("Agreement") with a world leader in precision glass technology which can be utilized to manufacture high precision...

2010-08-26 13:58:27

Clinical depression and anxiety during pregnancy results in smaller babies that are more likely to die in infancy, according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. The study, which focused on women living in rural Bangladesh, provides the first finding of its kind in a non-Western population. The research indicates that mental health issues are likely to be a primary contributor to infant mortality and poor child health, above poverty, malnutrition or low...

2010-06-24 04:33:43

Increased mortality is linked to chronic diseases with a 70 percent increased mortality risk among those with the highest level of exposure Between 33 and 77 million people in Bangladesh have been exposed to arsenic in the drinking water"”a catastrophe that the World Health Organization has called "the largest mass poisoning in history." A new study published in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet provides the most complete and detailed picture to date of the high...

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2010-06-02 07:50:00

Over 100 million people in rural southern Asia are exposed every day to unsafe levels of arsenic from the well-water they drink. It more than doubles their risks for cancer, causes cardiovascular disease, and inhibits the mental development of children, among other serious effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) has referred to the situation in Bangladesh, where an estimated 60 million people are affected, as "the largest mass poisoning of a population in history." In the May 28 issue of...


Latest Bangladesh Reference Libraries

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

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2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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2007-06-25 08:41:41

The Chital Deer, Axis axis, is a species of deer that is commonly found in the wooded regions of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common species of deer in Indian forests. Other common names given to this species are the Spotted Deer, and the Axis Deer. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and it's under parts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 30 inches. Chital...

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2007-01-23 15:37:33

The Mugger Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, also called the Iranian, Marsh, or Persian Crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries. These countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Iran. Mainly a freshwater species, the Mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather than, fast-flowing, deep areas. The Mugger Crocodile is also known to thrive in man-made reservoirs and...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.