• Monday, April 21, 2014

Health

World Malaria Day

Published Date: April 20, 2014
Invest in the future, defeat malaria

Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 42% globally and 49% in Africa. Increased political commitment and expanded funding have helped to reduce malaria incidence by 25% globally, and 31% in Africa. But we are not there yet. Malaria still kills an estimated 6,27,000 people every year, mainly children under 5 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, 97 countries had on-going malaria transmission. Every year,...

Published Date: April 20, 2014
Increase tobacco price for health safety

Scorching heat, sweats trickling down from the forehead and he is literally gasping. Standing beside the roadside tea-cigarette stall, rickshaw puller Alom Mia orders a bread and banana. Galloping them hurriedly, he takes a pause and after a while orders for a cigarette. Flashing the lighter, he soaks the feelings inside him and a smiling note reveals in his face. It seems at last he has taken something for having a happy-heart. What he is consuming everyday that gives...

Home care

Published Date: April 20, 2014
Managing food poisoning

Safwan, a 6 years old boy came to me after celebration of Bangla New Year, he came to me with acute diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and muscle cramp. His younger sister and parents also developed similar symptoms. On query he told me that he took panta, dry hilsha fry and other items as a part of celebration of new year the previous last night and following which his tummy was not behaving well. This is a typical scenario of food...

Health Tips

Published Date: April 20, 2014
If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes

Your doctor has told you that you have pre-diabetes; that your blood sugar is high, but not too high to be considered diabetic. So what do you do to avoid developing the full-blown disease? The American Council on Exercise recommends these lifestyle changes: • Commit to eating healthier, avoiding fad diets or products that guarantee quick and easy weight loss. • Set aside at least 150 minutes per week for exercise. • Set realistic, achievable weight-loss goals. • Eliminate barriers to your healthy...

Published Date: April 20, 2014
Health Bulletin

Married people may be likelier to survive cancer Researchers found a strong tie between tying the knot and clearing cancer. Married cancer patients are less likely to die of their disease than those who aren't wed, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests.     Big cigarette tax hikes might prevent 200m deaths in a century Tripling cigarette taxes around the world — an ambitious notion — would prevent 200 million people from dying prematurely over a century and shrink...

Published Date: April 20, 2014
Health Bulletin

Married people may be likelier to survive cancer Researchers found a strong tie between tying the knot and clearing cancer. Married cancer patients are less likely to die of their disease than those who aren't wed, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests.     Big cigarette tax hikes might prevent 200m deaths in a century Tripling cigarette taxes around the world — an ambitious notion — would prevent 200 million people from dying prematurely over a century and shrink...