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Sleep Problem in children

Sleep problem in children

When you face any sort of sleep difficulty regularly, life becomes troublesome. But if your baby faces same problem you become apprehensive. Sleep problems in children often have an impact on the whole family.

  • High blood sugar levels and BMI linked to stillbirth in mothers with diabetes

    High maternal blood sugar levels and BMI are risk factors for stillbirth in mothers with diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), with babies at the lowest and highest weights being most at risk. Mothers with pre-pregnancy diabetes are at a four to five times increased risk of stillbirth - with no improvement seen over recent years, in contrast with decreasing stillbirth rates seen in the general obstetric population.

  • Dengue under control likely by early Sept: Khokon

    Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon has said that the authorities concerned are trying their best to control the dengue outbreak by early September.

  • Is the global HIV response in crisis?

    More than 5,000 people from 140 counties gathered in Mexico City for the opening of the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), where global experts called for urgent action to address the health needs of millions of people affected by humanitarian crises.

  • Estimating the real-world benefits of HPV immunisation

    HPV vaccination substantially reduced the burden of HPV infection, genital warts, and cervical precancers, especially in highly immunised populations.

  • Providing quality care key to earn trust of the patients

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number 1 cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, 85% are due to heart attack and stroke.

  • Big sugar and neglect by global health community fuel oral health crisis

    Oral health has been isolated from traditional healthcare and health policy for too long, despite the major global public health burden of oral diseases, according to a Lancet Series on Oral Health, published in The Lancet.

  • WHO recommends dolutegravir as preferred HIV treatment

    Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends the use of the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations, including pregnant women and those of childbearing potential.

  • DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam

    People can get free dengue test from Monday: DNCC Mayor

    Citizens under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) would get free dengue test at 52 health complexes under the city corporation,says DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam.

  • Dengue is getting dangerous!

    The scarring illness of dengue in the urban area is not uncommon, for decades it usually occurs during the end of rainy seasons.

  • Gynaecological cancers and how to fight them

    Cancers are on the rise due to various factors. Women are not exception to this. In addition to the breast cancer, women carry the risk of several gynaecological cancers those develop in a woman’s reproductive tract. Cervical cancer is only one type of gynaecological cancer. Other types include ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer.

  • Sugary drink consumption tied to cancer risk

    Patients may ask about a widely reported study, published in The BMJ, linking sugary drinks to cancer. Researchers studied over 100,000 French adults (nearly 80% women) who completed at least two 24-hour dietary assessments over a 2-year period. The average age at baseline was 42.

  • Newly appointed Director General of DGFP

    The newly appointed Director General of the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) of the Ministry of Health and Family Planning

  • Free thalassaemia screening camp

    The School of Life Sciences at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in collaboration with ideSHi (Institute for Developing Science

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    Diabetes increases the risk of heart failure more in women than men

    Diabetes confers a greater excess risk of heart failure in women than men, according to new research in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).

  • DNCC mayor cancels leave of officials

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) cancels leave of all officials of its waste and health management departments in a bid to control the spread of dengue, chikungunya and other similar diseases in the city.

  • WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

    The World Health Organization declares Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries.

  • How to boost immunity and prevent yourself from falling ill

    How we age and our quality of life also depends on the health of our immune system although there is no single magic bullet to strengthen it. A comprehensive approach is required.

  • How to prevent dengue fever

    DSCC launches healthcare service for dengue patients

    Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) launches a healthcare service for the people affected by dengue and chikungunya in the city’s different areas.

  • How to prevent dengue fever

    'Take steps in 24hrs to prevent spread of dengue, chikungunya'

    High Court has directed the authorities concerned to take effective steps in 24 hours on priority basis to destroy Aedes mosquitos and take other measures to prevent spread of dengue, chikungunya and other similar diseases in Dhaka city.

  • Is Paedophilia increasing in Bangladesh?

    A few days ago a seven-year-old girl was raped by an adult man. She was not the only victim of such crime.

  • Choice or nothing:youth demands for services

    Family planning is a critical issue around the world in terms of accessing the services, supplies and enabling the environment to express an individual’s autonomous choice. In Bangladesh,

  • Physical activity is good for anxiety too!

    A meta-analysis published in the journal Depression and Anxiety associates high levels of physical activity with 26% lower rates of new onset of anxiety disorder or symptoms.

  • Eat your yoghurt

    Yoghurt consumption has been associated with lower colorectal cancer (CRC) risk, but its relation to polyp risk is unknown. To

  • Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake linked to lower mortality risk in diabetes

    Higher consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is associated with lower mortality risk in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to an observational study in the BMJ.

  • sugar drinks causing cancer

    Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

    People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers have said.

  • Aedes albopictus mosquitoes

    Dengue: Husband serves legal notice to DSCC over wife's illness

    A Supreme Court lawyer sends a legal notice to the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) seeking Tk 50 lakh as compensation for his wife who has been affected by dengue fever.

  • Giving birth before 18 sets back women economically

    A new study conducted by the Population Council and Women Deliver, found a strong and consistent lifelong negative association between giving birth before age 18 and a woman’s economic empowerment. The research, previewed at the Women Deliver 2019

  • Access to health services with self-care interventions

    At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to the most essential health services. By 2035, there will be an estimated shortage of nearly 13 million healthcare workers. Around 1 in 5 of the world’s population will be living in settings that are experiencing humanitarian crises.

  • Resistance: Antibiotic therapy: How long is long enough?

    Antibiotic courses of 8 days or less were not associated with increased treatment failure in studies of skin and soft-tissue infection and of male urinary tract infection.

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    3 easy ways to save almost 100 million lives worldwide

    Expanding blood pressure treatment, reducing dietary sodium, and eliminating trans fats could dramatically decrease mortality. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide and are largely preventable through changes in modifiable