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  • U.S. investment in the Global Fund and Global Health

    In 2002, the United States joined with countries across the world to create the Global Fund, a 21st century public-private partnership

  • Polypharmacy and patients’ quality of life

    The simultaneous use of multiple medications by a single patient for one or more conditions is called polypharmacy. Polypharmacy

  • Who should get the flu shot?

    Seasonal influenza (or “flu”) is most often caused by type A or B influenza viruses. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, cough

  • Seminar on 'Rational Use of Blood' held in Dhaka

    Bangladesh Thalassemia Foundation organised a seminar on the 'Rational Use of Blood' at Sagor Runi Auditorium in Dhaka Reporter's

  • QUIT: Smokers who know personal risk more likely to quit

    Offering smokers a taster session at an NHS (National Health Service) Stop Smoking Service and explaining their personal risk of developing smoking-related diseases doubles their likelihood of attending a stop smoking course, according to a study in The Lancet.

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    Diagnosing skin cancer: Software as good as doctors

    Image-scanning software developed at Stanford University can distinguish deadly skin cancers from benign ones as accurately as top dermatologists, according to a study.

  • Stay healthy this winter

    Dr Mujahidul Islam Nipun, senior medical officer at Care Specialised Hospital in Dhaka, spoke to The Daily Star about winter health and skin complications and gives tips to stay fit.

  • Heart attack triggers that may surprise you

    Did you know that cold weather can cause a heart attack? We explain how, along with other triggers you might not know about.

  • Suspected prostate cancer patients could avoid unnecessary biopsy

    Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published in The Lancet.

  • Malaria, its fatal impact and treatment

    From time immemorial men have been surviving amongst a lot of deadly diseases among which Malaria is a primitive one.

  • Stomach problems in winter

    The digestive system can be a source of considerable illness in winter if people eat the wrong food and don't rug up.

  • MSD for Mothers commits $10 million

    MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., inside the United States and Canada, announced recently its $10 million commitment to the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child to improve maternal and child health in low- and lower-middle-income countries worldwide through its MSD for Mothers initiative.

  • What tobacco control could do to the world

    Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases can generate significant government revenues for health and

  • How stress may increase risk of heart diseases and stroke

    Heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and

  • What tobacco control could do to the world

    Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases can generate significant government revenues for health and

  • How stress may increase risk of heart diseases and stroke

    Heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and

  • Reducing dietary risks associated with NCDs

    Centre for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS), a forerunner of nature conversation NGO of Bangladesh recently launched a project titled

  • A guide to COPD

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disorder that makes it hard to breathe. COPD tends to get worse over time,

  • Voluntary blood donors honoured

    Quantum Foundation honoured the voluntary blood donors by awarding them in a formal ceremony held recently in the National Press

  • A quest for critical care

    In a country like Bangladesh, emergency medical care or critical medical services are very scanty. There are extreme low number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for the entire nation. Dr Raghib Manzoor Dr Raghib Manzoor, who is mainly an anaesthesiologist, shared some insights in this regard with Star Health recently.

  • Living close to major roads linked to small increase in dementia risk

    Dementia is more common in people who live within 50 metres of a major road than those who live further away, according to a study

  • Life begins at 60, it’s the new 40

    The concept of “golden years” is now changing. 50 and above are not what they used to be — they are getting even better. Now, a new research has found that life begins at 60.

  • Broken heart syndrome

    Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that is often brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they are having a heart attack.

  • Ways to help your body detox

    What do the healthiest people have in common? For starters, they limit the junk that enters their body. But even if you don’t eat perfectly 24/7, you can do simple things to help the liver — your body’s natural filter — do its job. Forget "cleansing." Instead use these simple tricks to boost your natural filtration system.

  • Cured meats linked to worsening asthma symptoms

    Eating large amounts of cured meats is linked to worse symptoms among asthma sufferers, a French study finds.

  • Healthier you in New Year

    New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They are fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. It is hard to keep up the

  • CPR for saving lives

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is one of the most startling discoveries of the modern science. The most scintillating success

  • Controlling our temper

    Healthy life begins with physical consciousness and calm temper, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity. Today,

  • Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer

    Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for

  • Int’l conference on emergency medicine in Dhaka

    Bangladesh Society of Emergency Medicine organised workshop and an international conference at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and

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