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  • Baby

    Group-B strep causes 150,000 stillbirths, baby deaths a yr

    A bacterial infection found in one in five pregnant women worldwide is responsible for an estimated 147,000 stillbirths and infant deaths each year, and a vaccine is urgently needed, researchers say.

  • viral hepatitis

    52 million children living with viral hepatitis

    New data presented at this year’s World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) show that 52 million children are living

  • World stroke day

    World Stroke Day: Some lifestyle changes to cut risk

    Ahead of World Stroke Day, October 29, here are some preventative measures that could help reduce the risk of stroke and keep the heart healthy.

  • Heart surgery? Slate it for the afternoon: Study

    The risk of serious heart problems after open heart surgery nearly doubles when the operation is performed in the morning rather than the afternoon, researchers say.

  • Osteoporosis Treatment

    Osteoporosis: a silent killer

    World Osteoporosis Day takes place on October 20 each year dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and

  • undernourishment in Asia

    Sri Lanka, Pakistan among Asia’s most undernourished countries

    Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have the highest rates of undernourishment in Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank.

  • Prolonged disability due to post chikungunya arthritis

    Chikungunya is a viral disease that spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It is a debilitating but usually non fatal disease. The

  • 3 health dangers that your New Millennium Kid may face

    It is not easy being a parent of a generation born during and after 2000. They have grown up with the Internet, social media, the rise

  • The Paris Statement: "HIV Science Matters"

    Scientific knowledge is the backbone of the HIV response. Over the past 30 years, scientific research has shaped and influenced our

  • Caution: Puffer fish poisoning and few deaths

    Five persons including two children died after eating puffer fish recently. This tragic incidence occurred in Sylhet district. This

  • urban air pollution, blood pressure, environment, health

    Air pollution can affect blood pressure: study

    Long-term exposure to urban air pollution incrementally increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to a study.

  • Guide to surgical options and chemotherapy

    Some of the cancers that most often affect women are breast, colon, endometrial, lung, cervical, skin, and ovarian cancers.

  • Most at risk of maternal death

    The poorest and most marginalised women continue to face the highest risk of death from causes related to pregnancy and

  • are you sleeping well

    Are you sleeping well?

    Are you someone who struggles with good sleep? If you have problems with sleep or know someone who does, this article may be helpful.

  • Know your symptom of depression

    Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptom. It is important to remember that

  • Simpler ovarian cancer testing saves lives

    Simplifying the way ovarian patients are tested is a "win-win" that saves both lives and money, a study shows. Testing their

  • The mosquito menace and our duties

    The mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is causing widespread fear by spreading the Zika virus that has been linked to thousands of babies

  • Viral hepatitis kills as many as Aids or TB

    Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests, reports BBC.

  • The cancer symptoms you should never ignore

    Cancer, also called malignancy, is an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of cancer. Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. Constant bloating or a nagging cough — you might not think of these as warning signs of cancer, but they can be.

  • Fever is common, but causes may not

    Tahsin a ten years old boy is my regular patient. Recently he came to me with fever, cough, malaise and headache for seven

  • One in three older women suffer from Osteoporosis

    Around the world, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are at risk of an osteoporosis fracture, says the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).

  • Heart attack test 'cuts hospital stays'

    A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack, say doctors.

  • World Hepatitis Day: Prevent hepatitis. Act now

    'Hepatitis' means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. They are transmitted through different routes: Hepatitis A and E through contaminated food and water; Hepatitis B – through unsafe blood and other bodily fluids; Hepatitis C – mostly through infectious blood; and Hepatitis D – serving as an additional infection in the presence of Hepatitis B.

  • Call for innovations to reduce child deaths

    Glaxosmithkline (GSK) and Save the Children announced the launch of their third annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award that rewards innovations in healthcare that have helped to reduce child deaths in developing countries.

  • Interactive Infograph: 10 common diseases

    Interactive inforgraph of twelve common diseases of male and female

  • Risk communication

    Risk communication is an integral part of any public health emergency response. In epidemics and pandemics, in humanitarian crises and natural disasters, risk communication

  • Prevent hepatitis: Act now

    Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.5 million people every year, mostly from hepatitis B and C. These infections can be prevented, but most people don't know how.

  • Are you aware of MERS?

    Are you going for Hajj this year? Then you should be careful. Please go through the following preventive measure which can protect you from being the fatal outcome.

  • A less recognised emerging public health problem

    The physical consequences of a disaster are more prominent than the emotional effects. Health effects in changing climatic conditions such as respiratory and cardiovascular

  • Break the silence around menstrual hygiene

    Worldwide 28th May is celebrated as World Menstrual Hygiene Day and WASH United is the initiator of this day from the year 2014.