16h ago| Hospitals

If you find a doctor, consider yourself lucky

The block lettered sign on the ochre yellow building reads “Nazirabazar Matri Sadan”. Right beside it, a large banner reads -- “24-hour normal delivery service for expecting mothers”.

16h ago| Healthcare

Know your deshi ‘superfoods’ Raw turmeric

Raw turmeric is the ground root of the turmeric plant. The roots have been used in various forms for centuries in the subcontinent. Many of its health benefits have also been proven by science.

1d ago| Hospitals

A 100-bed facility only on paper

Even when it’s afternoon, one can barely see anything inside. Many beds are worn-down, while others don’t have any covers.

2w ago| Healthcare

Know your deshi ‘superfoods’: Nigella seeds

Many of us know kalojeera or Nigella seeds from the time when our grandmother handed us a small cloth pouch filled with the black seeds to sniff -- for relief from a stuffy nose.

2w ago| Healthcare

Know your deshi ‘superfoods’: Holy basil

Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), popularly known as “tulsi”, is one of the most used medicinal herbs in Bangladesh.

2w ago| Hospitals

Kidney patients in a fix

Patients of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) are gravely worried about whether they would be able to avail of dialysis service from next week.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

Know your deshi ‘superfoods’ Raw turmeric

Raw turmeric is the ground root of the turmeric plant. The roots have been used in various forms for centuries in the subcontinent. Many of its health benefits have also been proven by science.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

If you find a doctor, consider yourself lucky

The block lettered sign on the ochre yellow building reads “Nazirabazar Matri Sadan”. Right beside it, a large banner reads -- “24-hour normal delivery service for expecting mothers”.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

A 100-bed facility only on paper

Even when it’s afternoon, one can barely see anything inside. Many beds are worn-down, while others don’t have any covers.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Know your ‘superfoods’: Aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the most popular medicinal plants that people have used for thousands of years.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Mahanagar Hospital: Surgery dept closed for 6yrs, ICU inactive, 50% doctor posts vacant

The Dhaka Mahanagar General Hospital is located at Naya Bazar, near the Babubazar Bridge. Its outdoor department is always crowded with patients, many of whom go there for Covid vaccines these days.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Teenage depression: What to look out for and how to help

Depression is more than just a feeling of being sad for a short period. Among teens, depression can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities and it can control...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Know your ‘superfoods’: Moringa

Moringa oleifera is a tree native to the subcontinent.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

Sciatica in winter What should you do?

Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the back of your leg to your buttock and to your back, becomes irritated. The irritation may be caused by a herniated...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

Children with ADHD can thrive with parent-teacher support

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood, which often continues into adulthood.

January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022

Know your deshi superfoods Neem

Almost all parts of the neem tree, also known as Azadirachta indica, have medicinal properties and have been used in traditional home remedies for centuries.