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  • Menstrual hygiene in Bangladesh

    Breaking the silence: menstrual hygiene in Bangladesh

    The taboo around menstrual health is still as prevalent in the society of Bangladesh as it was for many years — despite the issue concerning half of the population. These taboos emerge from an absence of proper awareness and management of menstrual hygiene, causing more complications to the already sensitive and painful occurrence.

  • A simpler solution with once- daily dosing and reduced risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia

    When treated with once-daily Ryzodeg®, people with type 2 diabetes achieved similar blood sugar control with half the number of daily injections, significantly lower total daily insulin dose and significantly reduced risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia in the Step by Step trial compared with once-daily insulin glargine U100 plus once-daily insulin aspart after 26 weeks — says a press release.

  • Invest more for mental health

    Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness.

  • Adolescents: health risks and solutions

    Around 1.2 billion people, or 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 to 19. Most are healthy, but there is still substantial premature death, illness, and injury among adolescents.

  • Keeping your heart healthy

    ‘My Heart, Your Heart’ — the theme is about celebrating and connecting like-minded people. Which create a sense of commitment around the common cause of heart health. It is a concept that encapsulate the values of the World Heart Day.

  • Surprising causes of sudden tooth sensitivity

    Do you ever feel a sudden, sharp sensation in your teeth when you are drinking something cold, hot or eating something sweet or sour? If so, then you are suffering from teeth sensitivity and according to a study, 1 out of 3 people suffer from teeth sensitivity in Bangladesh. Here is how to figure out the source of sudden discomfort.

  • Why you should wear sunscreen

    Why you should wear sunscreen?

    Let us have a look at these interesting reasons on why you should wear sunscreen throughout the year:

  • Should a pregnant women be rescreened for syphilis?

    In some models, repeat screening improved infant outcomes and was cost-effective.

  • Frequently asked questions by the mother of a newborn

    New mothers are always curious, excited and anxious. They might have many questions to ask to their doctors. I always ask the new mother to write all the questions that are in their mind and ask them one by one when they visit me with their baby for checkup. Here I am trying to put the frequently ask questions by mother & their answers.

  • When to toss food out

    Not all germs make food smell or taste bad. Learn how to tell when raw and cooked foods go from being a little past their prime to potentially deadly.

  • Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

    How can you get rid of your urinary tract infection

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) usually occurs in women due to their short urethra (urinary passage) and close proximity to anus from where it might be a source. But nevertheless men are also sufferers from the UTI.

  • Personalise your acne treatment

    Acne is a troublesome skin condition that affects nearly 10% of the world’s population. Acne is a skin disorder involving the sebaceous

  • Witnessing slaughtering of sacrificial animal by children to be allowed or not?

    During Eid-ul-Adha every year thousands of animals are being slaughtered in our country and in many other countries. The question is

  • Monsoon and Joint Pain

    It is that time of the year again! Monsoon - when greenery returns to the gardens and fields, leaves begin to sprout, the peacock dances, frogs croak with abandon, and crickets shatter the night’s silence. Children wait eagerly to get a glimpse of a rainbow, and also to get a fresh 'rain bath.'

  • Routine lab investigations in diagnosing

    Routine lab investigations in diagnosing the diseases

    To diagnose a disease correctly, we have three tools in our hand. The first one is meticulous history taking. Taking history with due

  • Childbirth Experience

    Key to positive childbirth experience

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant

  • Keep your eyes healthy during winter

    The winter season can take its toll on your mood, health, and body. Your eyes are no exception! Pay attention to your vision and eyes as

  • Protect your child from hand, foot and mouth disease

    Hand, foot and mouth disease is common in children but can also occur in adults. Now a days school going children especially in the

  • perfect posture

    Are you standing the right way?

    Without a good posture, your overall health and total efficiency may be compromised. Since the long-term effects of poor posture can be on your bodily systems (such as digestion, breathing, muscles, joints and ligaments), a person who has a poor posture may often be tired or unable to work efficiently or move properly.

  • Make health your resolution in 2018

    Make 2018 your healthiest year yet. Add these tips to your resolution list to boost your health and well-being!

  • dry winter skin

    A guide to save your dry winter skin

    The weather is changing and you probably focus on organising clothes and wardrobe for winter. Now let us try the same with skin care

  • Coffee's numerous health benefits

    Coffee consumption — in particular, several cups daily — is associated with a wide range of health benefits, according to an umbrella

  • Improving quality of life for people with asthma

    Self-taught breathing retraining improves quality of life just as much as training by a physiotherapist, according to the largest

  • diabetes

    How to keep blood sugar levels normal and stable

    Diabetic patients will be relieved to know that they need not totally remove their favourite foods from their to-eat list. There are a few ways to achieve normal and stable blood sugar ­levels. Dietitian Poh Kai Ling explains how.

  • 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.

  • Twice-daily aspirin could lead to more cardiovascular benefits

    Taking aspirin twice daily, rather than the current recommendation of once daily, could enhance cardiovascular protection in people with

  • A guide to eye cancers

    When healthy cells in your eye change or mutate and grow too quickly in a disorganised way, they can form a mass of tissue called a

  • secrets-of-health-Dr Ang Poon Liat

    ‘Secret to longevity lies in healing body’

    The secret to longevity lies in healing the body, says a Singaporean doctor.

  • Cancer-fighting super foods

    All the studies on cancer and nutrition point to eating plant-based foods for their phytonutrients and other special compounds. Aim