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The challenge of adolescent SRH services in Bangladesh

The challenge of adolescent SRH services in Bangladesh

The adolescent population (between the ages of 10 and 19) covers more than one-fifth of the total population of Bangladesh, which consists of approximately 36 million in total.

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    Eating more nuts is associated with less weight gain over time, according to an observational study in the BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

  • Saima Wazed among 100 women leaders in global mental health

    Saima Wazed Hossain, chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, has been listed among 100 “Innovative Women Leaders in Global Mental Health”.

  • World Heart Day 2019: my heart, your heart

    World Heart Day 2019 focuses on creating a global community of heart heroes. People from all walks of life who are acting now to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives by making a promise.

  • The role of gene in health and diseases

    Human genes help make them unique as the basis for inheritance. They are passed from parent to offspring and hold the DNA, the instruction for making proteins which do most of the work in cells.

  • Obesity linked to 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

    Obesity is linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), with high genetic risk and unfavourable lifestyle also increasing risk but to a much lesser extent. The findings were presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Spain.

  • Soft drink consumption is associated with mortality!

    Soft drink consumption has been associated not only with weight gain and obesity but also with excess mortality in U.S. studies.

  • Apollo Hospitals Dhaka celebrated World Heart Day

    The Paediatric Cardiology department of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka celebrated the ‘World Heart Day 2019’ by offering treatment for under privileged children with congenital heart diseases like Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), says a press release.

  • ‘Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products’

    Many of the hundreds of e-cigarette users who have developed lung problems in recent months, some of them fatal, used black market marijuana products, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

  • Cystic fibrosis: a deadly disease of children

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary deadly disease affecting mainly the lungs. It is an inborn disease and the chance is more in children when the parents are cousins.

  • First-of-its-kind oral diabetes drug got approval in the US

    Novo Nordisk announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rybelsus® (oral semaglutide tablets) on Friday September 20, 2019, as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  • More social media use linked to more depression and anxiety in teens

    Adolescents’ risk for problems like depression and anxiety increases as the amount of time they spend on social media increases, according to a prospective, longitudinal study in JAMA Psychiatry.

  • Avoid Vaping Products

    Caution to avoid vaping products with THC oil, vitamin E acetate

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found significant amounts of vitamin E acetate in most of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vaping products tested from people who have become ill with severe respiratory illness. The agency says that “it is prudent to avoid inhaling this substance.”

  • Clinically silent relapsing malaria may still pose a threat

    Nonhuman primates with clinically undetectable Plasmodium relapse infections still harbor parasitic gametocytes that may be infectious to mosquitoes, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens recently. The study has important epidemiological implications relevant to malaria elimination strategies.

  • Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in US

    More than 500 people have been sickened in an outbreak of vaping-related illness in the United States, health authorities say, as Los Angeles became the latest city to take steps to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

  • Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

    A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus.

  • global C-section epidemic

    Gut feeling: How C-sections change a baby's gut ecosystem

    The complex ecosystem of the human gut influences our health for life, and new research shows it may be crucially shaped by the way we come into the world.

  • Suicidal Incidents

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    The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of World

  • Keeping every mother and child alive

    More than 5 million families across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean spend over 40% of their non-food household expenses on maternal health services every year, says UNICEF’s new analysis on maternal health released in the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Canada.

  • Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

    Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10 cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women.

  • Reinforcing the value of screening for hepatitis B during pregnancy

    United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guideline update reaffirms that universal maternal testing and neonatal immunisation is effective against hepatitis B infection.

  • Second death linked to vaping reported

    A person in Oregon, United States died from severe lung illness in July after using an e-cigarette or other vaping device,

  • Dengue: More than 1,000 dead in Philippines

    Much is still to be desired from the efforts of local governments to stop the dengue epidemic as the number of cases has risen to nearly 250,000 nationwide with more than 1,000 dead, over a third them children.

  • Deaths in dengue fever

    2 dengue patients die in Mymensingh, Faridpur

    Two dengue patients including a member of village police die at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital(MMCH) and Faridpur Medical College Hospital(FMCH).

  • Functional disease of heart

    Fast heart beat: A functional disease of heart

    A 6 months old baby girl suddenly became very restless and fussy. Her mother noticed that she had profuse sweating for last few hours. She was not consoled by any means. The mother tried to feed her and play with her, but she was not able to make the child comfortable.

  • Parents’ guide to newborn skin care

    Babies are born with very gentle and fragile skin. New parents are often concerned about their baby’s skin, which is not surprising.

  • A Cancer Patient

    Cancer now leading cause of death

    Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality among middle aged adults globally, accounting for 40% of all deaths, but this is no longer the case in high-income countries (HIC), where cancer is now responsible for twice as many deaths as CVD, according to a new report from the PURE study published in The Lancet.

  • Stronger focus on nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025

    Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is estimated that the right investment in nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025.

  • Policy dialogue on multisectoral second National Plan of Action for nutrition

    A roundtable discussion was held in the capital recently where the focus was to capture the readiness of the enabling environment for programme roll-out and to identify the challenges and opportunities across sectors for inter-sectoral collaboration and programme convergence for the implementation of the second Bangladesh National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2), says a press release.

  • dies of dengue fever in Dhaka

    Another dies of dengue in Dhaka

    One more patient has died of dengue, mosquito-borne disease, at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), taking the countrywide death toll to 128.

  • Post-dengue fever precautions

    Post-dengue precautions to avoid further complications

    In recent years, dengue has been a great public health concern worldwide. Most of the time it is seen that people are more aware of dengue when they are suffering from it than when they have recovered. This is because they are not concerned about post dengue complications which sometimes cause serious illnesses.