nutrition

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Fighting dengue with proper diet

Along with proper medication, the right food intake is essential in fighting dengue and ensuring quick recovery of patients. Through a balanced diet one can not only detoxify the body and improve...

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

The health challenges for the urban poor

Bangladesh is being urbanised at a rapid pace, fuelled by rural poverty, climate change and the promise of a better economic future.

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Healthier mothers for a brighter future

Providing all pregnant Bangladeshi women with iron and folic acid would decrease the risk of anaemia in mothers by 69 percent and reduce low-weight births by nearly 3 percent. The majority of the...

November 5, 2015
November 5, 2015

Bangladesh on track for reducing stunting

It is assuring to note that Bangladesh is on course to meet the global targets for reducing the rate of stunting, low height for age among children under five.

July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015

US Dietary guidelines for 2015 to lift restriction on fats, except for saturated kind

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is likely to recommend lifting its previous restrictions on most fats as a new report signals change may be afoot.

June 24, 2015
June 24, 2015

Best food practices in Ramadan (video)

Ramadan is upon us and Muslims all around the world have embarked in a month of fasting and abstinence. The Daily Star suggests some healthy practices to keep you fit and healthy this Ramadan.

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015

Miracle food to fight malnutrition (video)

A promising cereal formula has been invented by Bangladesh experts to fight deadly acute malnutrition in children. The ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is made of locally available ingredients.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Contribution of forests to end hunger

A new United Nations-backed report on the link between forests and food production and nutrition says that woodlands could be the key to ending hunger and will be intimately linked to the global...

March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015

Milk not so healthy really

Studies show that drinking milk, which has been a staple food in every household for better growth and nourishment, might not be good for your health and may cause bone fractures in adults.