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  • How To Age Gracefully

    Human skin, especially facial skin, is one of the most important factors in attractiveness. Skin acts as a barrier between the internal and external environments, protecting the body from mechanical damage, toxic substances, and radiation.

  • Fight Leprosy, Fight Stigma

    Leprosy, a long term bacterial infection and one of the scariest diseases of the world, is completely curable with timely and proper treatment.

  • Ramadan of 1954

    It was 1954; Dacca. The summer and Ramadan vacation of our school started together. It was summer. The sun was glowering. I was a student of class III; a boy of 7.

  • The Battle between Man and Mosquito

    It's that time of the year again, when city dwellers are worrying about diseases spread by mosquitoes and insects. People from all walks of life are facing serious trouble due to the rise of mosquitoes, in various cities of the country.

  • Calming the cramps

    It's 'that time of the month' and you are not looking forward to the regular menstrual cramps. The cramps definitely get worse during

  • A Colourful mind

    I won't bore you with another regular Apple A Day article, where I tell you what happens when something bad happens to you, and you can take care of it. No sir, today's Apple A Day will be a lesson, learning about something pretty cool, if you will.


    Child Pneumonia, also known as paediatric pneumonia is a very common malady for children, mostly in winter. Basically, it is a kind of

  • Save your Skin in Winter

    If winter comes, can dry skin be far behind? In fact skin disorders caused by dryness of the skin are the most prevalent physical


    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may sound uncommon to you, but actually, SAD is a kind of depression that often progresses during...

  • don't do that!

    Compared to the other significant body parts, nails are quite small in size. But they too deserve to be strong, healthy and trendy like


    "Nature has not intended mankind to work from eight in the morning until midnight without that refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts twenty minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces"

  • The Story of Saving Lives

    With their age old slogan 'Lifebuoy Jekhane Shasthho Shekhane,' Lifebuoy has indeed been fighting the good fight in Bangladesh.

  • Sad but True!

    Your hangouts, facebook check-ins, get-togethers, occasions every where, there is an inseparable word today.

  • For Easy Breathin’

    Living in Bangladesh, none of us are new to pollution– a little mud here, stink there, and dust almost everywhere.

  • Worried Sick?

    Hypochondria, also known as Hypochondriasis, Health Anxiety or Illness Anxiety, is best described as the obsessive, irrational fear of

  • Five five-minute stress busters

    Pradeep Kumar is a manager in a multinational company. His job entails a lot of office hours, dealing with office politics, deadlines,

  • For More Fun in the Sun

    Stepping out of the house, most people are busy squinting eyes, wrinkling noses, trying to avoid the scorching sun.

  • Bothersome Blisters

    You have an itchy tingling sensation. You see a hint of redness around your lips. Get ready to welcome a cluster of fluid filled pockets on your lips in the next 24 hours!

  • Using Contact Lenses Safely

    Contact lenses have become very popular in our country over the past 10 years or so.

  • Fatal Bites

    It is that time of the year again- hot, sunny and humid mornings turning into showers of rain for the rest of the day. Along with that comes the swarm of mosquitoes everywhere we go while we're terrified of what one bite will do to us. One of the scariest things a mosquito can do is give us dengue fever.

  • Say Yes to Yogurt

    “Oh my God, I ate way too much this Eid.” ”You think you ate too much? I can still taste the chicken biryani in my belches!”

  • For A Fresh Fast

    Coming back home around 10 or 11 at night, after a heavy iftar, a world full of shopping, traffic and human stampedes, one's mind may wander into the thoughts of sweet, sweet slumber.


    During Ramadan, everyone is concerned about physical strain. Anything and everything can dehydrate you in Bangladesh, and people are full to an almost immobile state after Iftar.

  • A No-Heartburn Ramadan

    The Holy month of Ramadan means late night shopping, eating out at night, jam packed roads and stores, and more. It also means an evening full of the unhealthiest food to eat on an empty stomach! In an attempt to not ruin any cultural traditions in Ramadan foods,

  • fill 'er up

    FILL 'ER UP!

    Ramadan is here and it's here with a challenge.

  • Preparing For The Blessed Month


    Ramadan is a blessed month. It is a month in which, according to our religion, we get the chance to start anew and wash away our sins and bad habits.


    Ever get that annoying feeling something is stuck in your eye and no matter how much you try, you can't get rid of it?

  • pink eye


    It is mid-May and summer has already hit the city with full blow. It's now time to gear-up and stay safe from all the summer-time health risks. One of the most common infections to spread in this dreaded weather is conjunctivitis.


    One of the most severe health injuries caused by over exposure to heat is known as a heat stroke. This is usually a result of


    On April 25, 2015 a healthcare awareness programme was organised by the Dhaka Club, where two renowned doctors from Malaysia, cardiologist Dr Balachandan Kandasamy and orthopaedic and spine surgeon Dr Abdul Hadi Husin were invited to speak about their areas of expertise and the facilities available at their respective institutions to treat these illnesses.