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DNCC to monitor kitchen markets during Ramadan: Mayor Atiqul

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today said they would monitor the kitchen markets strictly to keep supply of daily essentials and its prices in a stable state during the month of Ramadan.

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Prevalence of post-Covid complications up to 4 times higher in women

A joint study by BSMMU and icddr,b also found that Covid survivors over 60 face more long-term complications than those under 40

1d ago

Mayors from around the world met for inaugural partnership for healthy cities summit

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and Vital Strategies co-hosted the inaugural partnership for healthy cities summit with London Mayor Sadiq Khan on March 15, 2023. The summit brought together mayors and other city leaders from the Partnership for Healthy Cities global network to discuss strategies to combat the global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries.

3d ago

Acupuncture for pain management

Acupuncture is a unique form of treatment for pain management that have been around for over 5,000 years, and it originated in China. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1979 and is used in 120 countries. It is effective for 103 physical problems including insomnia, stress, migraines, depression, back pain, sciatica, arthritis, sports injuries, etc. It heals 90 percent of a person’s body and works like magic to fix chronic pain.

3d ago

Sex differences in the brain

Some behavioural scientists published an infographic on the ‘Battle of the Brain: Men vs. Women.’ Despite the size difference (the male brain is 10% larger), differences in performances between men and women have long been a topic of debate among scholars. Most psychologists now believe that there are no significant sex differences in general intelligence, although ability in particular types of intelligence does appear to vary slightly on average.

3d ago

Global maternal Strep B vaccination programme could save millions

A global maternal immunisation programme for group B Streptococcus - strep B - would save millions in healthcare costs by reducing death and disability, but without tiered pricing, equitable access would likely not be achieved.

3d ago

Where we stand now and the road ahead

So far, around 20.38 lakh Covid-19 cases were detected and 29,445 lives lost due to the viral disease

4d ago

Chicken price unthinkable

With Ramadan less than a week away, the high prices of chicken and meat are not likely to come down anytime soon.

5d ago

Why we tend to avoid therapy

There are many reasons why people choose to refrain from getting the help they need.

Diabetic patients to get free insulin at community clinics: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today announced that the government will provide free insulin to diabetic patients of the country through community clinics.

Does masking prevent community-acquired respiratory viral infections?

A new meta-analysis raises questions about efficacy of respirators and masks despite known poor adherence and other limitations highlighted by a secondary analysis.

Artificial lab-based blood transfusion: the future of medicine

Blood transfusions have been a crucial part of modern medicine. A blood transfusion transfers healthy blood from a donor to a recipient. It replaces blood lost during surgery or injury or treats certain medical conditions.

2w ago

Numbness of senses

“Content is fire. Social media is gasoline.” It is said that this media emphasises sociology, psychology and marketology over technology. Switching from current news to hungry people to war and calamities to a comedy show on the screen in minutes, makes us insensitive to social values.

2w ago

Common walking mistakes and how to fix them

Walking is a great way to get exercise and improve your overall health, but there are some common mistakes people make that can lead to discomfort or injury.

2w ago

Why women get emotional during PMS: factors & strategies for coping

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common condition that affects many women of reproductive age. While physical symptoms such as bloating and cramping are well-known, emotional symptoms during PMS are often overlooked. Emotional symptoms can include irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and depression, and they can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life.

2w ago

Does a healthful eating pattern extend life?

Nearly everyone believes that an unhealthful diet has adverse consequences, including heightened risk for early death. A prospective cohort study was conducted to examine the associations of dietary scores for 4 healthy eating patterns with risk of total and cause-specific mortality, which was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine recently.

3w ago

United Kingdom (UK) soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls

Study tracking childhood obesity in England from 2014-2020 found 8% reduction in obesity among 10-11 year old girls coinciding with 2018 soft drinks industry levy.

3w ago

Our second brain

From our immune system to our mood, our gut affects everything. My father used to say that most diseases started in the gut. Scientists call the gut-regulating enteric nervous system (ENS) the ‘little brain’ or ‘second brain.’

3w ago

Wearable cardiac ultrasound device allows measurements during stress testing

Increasingly, the miniaturisation of electronic technology allows tiny microsensors attached to the skin to take continuous physiological measurements — heart rate, oxygen saturation, and even blood pressure.

3w ago

What to do when your eczema itches?

Atopic dermatitis (AD) can be a long-lasting condition that causes severe, itchy rashes. At times, you may feel like you cannot stop scratching, which can lead to other problems.

3w ago

Dementia centre launched in Dhaka

Dementia awareness in Bangladesh is still in its early stages. Our knowledge about dementia and its proper care is very limited. People with dementia are being deprived of proper care, and their families are constantly facing various problems. We need to focus on prevention and care.