Dr Zubair Khaled Huq | The Daily Star
  • Dr Zubair Khaled Huq

  • Importance of Quarantine

    Why quarantine is important to put brakes on COVID-19 outbreak?

    There are public health tools that could slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, like washing hands with soap, not touching the face, staying away from patients etc.
  • Staying healthy in old age

    Persons aged 60 years and above are considered as senior citizens. Various statistics show that the number of elderly population in Bangladesh is approximately 13 million which represents 8 percent of the total population and the average life expectancy is about 72 years.
  • Health problems in old age

    Growing older is no longer something to be feared of. Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, it is possible to live a happier, fuller life over a longer period of time.
  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia

    Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with dementia, making the disease a global health crisis. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is life changing for the person with the disease, as well as their family and friends, but information and support are available. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.
  • Polypharmacy: taking care of the elderly patients

    Many people consume a cocktail of drugs targeted simultaneously at several ailments. But poly pharmacy, as this phenomenon is called, invariably has an adverse effect on their health and finances.