8h ago| Healthcare

Role of occupational therapists in diseased conditions

October 27 is observed as the World Occupational Therapy Day. On this day, occupational therapists promote their profession throughout the world. The programme of the day varies from culture to...

1d ago| Healthcare

Irritated by IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not all that uncommon -- affecting 10-15 percent of people worldwide. It’s characterised as discomfort or pain in the belly and trouble with bowel habits: either...

2d ago| Healthcare

Measles unusual before 9 months of age

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a highly contagious viral disease characterised by fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and a spreading skin rash. The disease causes red and blotchy rash, which...

2w ago| Healthcare

Is mental health illness the next pandemic?

One in five people in Bangladesh is affected by anxiety and depression. There is only one mental health professional for 100,000 people.

2w ago| Healthcare

The simplest thing you: can do to be healthier

There is one thing that anyone can do that takes very little time, no money, and is not complicated at all -- be healthier.

2w ago| Healthcare

High BP: The silent killer

For some, high blood pressure does not require any introduction. They have been living with it for years, with an accompanying general anxiety. But for others, especially young adults busy building...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Role of occupational therapists in diseased conditions

October 27 is observed as the World Occupational Therapy Day. On this day, occupational therapists promote their profession throughout the world. The programme of the day varies from culture to...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Irritated by IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not all that uncommon -- affecting 10-15 percent of people worldwide. It’s characterised as discomfort or pain in the belly and trouble with bowel habits: either...

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Measles unusual before 9 months of age

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a highly contagious viral disease characterised by fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and a spreading skin rash. The disease causes red and blotchy rash, which...

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Hiccups are harmless, but when should you see a doctor?

We are all familiar with hiccups. It’s a fairly common phenomenon that comes and goes, but sometimes it stays and we don’t know what to do.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Public hospitals serving three times their capacity

The country’s public hospitals have been serving patients over three times their capacity, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said yesterday.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

COVID-19 raises mental health concerns in most women

According to a systemic review, in 2020, cases of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders increased by 28% and 26%.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

Half of the global population lack access to basic diagnostics

Nearly half (47%) of the global population has limited or no access to key tests and services essential for diagnosing common diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, HIV, and tuberculosis, or...

October 16, 2021
October 16, 2021

Insomnia: What’s keeping you up?

In today’s world with so much day-to-day stress, insomnia presents itself as a quiet irritant -- keeping us awake at night, waking us up every time we close our eyes, and making us feel fatigued...

October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Vacant Radiologist Posts in Upazilas: 3 ultrasound machines dead already, 5 still collecting dust

At least three out of eight ultrasound machines, which had been lying idle for years at different government health complexes in eight upazilas of Faridpur, have gone out of order.

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

Low BP: How to manage the symptoms

In contrast to high blood pressure, low BP -- or hypotension -- becomes serious if certain symptoms persist for long.