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  • Govt, Green Delta sign deal on healthcare project

    Govt, Green Delta sign deal on healthcare project

    SSK is a “dream project” of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the population living below poverty line

  • Draft law unlikely to stop illegal organ trade

    Draft law unlikely to stop illegal organ trade

    ‘Complying with this law is difficult as cases show organs are matched with family members in only 50% of cases. There are cases when people want to donate a kidney to a friend or someone else for humanitarian reasons. But the law creates a barrier’

  • First Chikungunya, now dengue strikes Dhaka

    First Chikungunya, now dengue strikes Dhaka

    Dengue is spread by two mosquito species-Aedes aegypti and to a lesser extent Aedes albopictus-both of which breed in stagnant water pools

  • Did Bangladesh slip up in chikungunya prevention?

    Did Bangladesh slip up in chikungunya prevention?

    According to data collected from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), thousands of cases of chikunguniya have been treated at the hospital this year

  • Pharmacies run out of suppositories as chikungunya cases rise

    Pharmacies run out of suppositories as chikungunya cases rise

    ‘Over the past two weeks, the supply of suppositories have increased, but it is still not enough to meet the hike in demand’

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    Intensity is more important than duration in exercise

    If a 5 ft 5 inch woman regularly adds a minute of exercise to her daily regime she should weigh almost half a pound less
    Lots of studies are going on all over the world to show the association between duration, intensity of exercise and body weight. Official NHS health guidelines advise that adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise weekly and the exercise should be done in such a way, there should not be 2 consecutive exercise free days.

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    Natural sore-throat remedies

    There are countless home and natural remedies to soothe the soreness for those who prefer more organic health care or just can’t make it to the pharmacy
    Millions of people get the major warning signal of flu, or a bacterial infection like strep throat from sore throat. On a far less ominous note, allergies, dry air and pollutants can also cause them.

  • When pregnancy threatens life

    When pregnancy threatens life

    An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside the womb or uterus. It is also called a tubal pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies occur once in every 100 pregnancies. It is a life-threatening condition to the mother, and the baby or fetus does not survive
    A normal pregnancy begins with a fertilised egg. Normally, the fertilised egg attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. With an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilised egg implants somewhere outside the uterus. It typically occurs in one of the tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus (fallopian tubes). This type of ectopic pregnancy is known as a tubal pregnancy. In some cases, however, an ectopic pregnancy occurs in the abdominal cavity, ovary or neck of the uterus (cervix).

    Causes

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    Five ways to lose five kilos

    Breakfasting on fibre-dense multigrain toast or wholegrain cereal makes you less likely to feel empty by mid-morning
    It’s easy to put on that extra 5 kilos, but it’s just as easy to lose them. Small changes are a big help in reaching a healthy weight, without feeling deprived.

    Have fibre, first up

    Breakfasting on fibre-dense multigrain toast or wholegrain cereal makes you less likely to feel empty by mid-morning.

    Swap hands

    Using your nondominant hand when eating will slow your pace and help you realise when you’re full, making you more conscious of overeating.

    Use less fat

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    Top anti-aging superfoods

    Researchers concluded that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer
    Everyone wants to stay young forever, and for this purpose people are taking help from surgery and exercise. It is quite impossible to stop aging. But we can slow down the process by adding a few foods to our daily lives. If we try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, these superfoods can help us to stay younger and healthier for a long time.

    Olive oil

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    Natural sore-throat remedies

    We have compiled a guide of everyday affordable materials that have been shown to relieve pain and wipe out early infections
    Millions of people get the major warning signal of flu, or a bacterial infection like strep throat from sore throat. On a far less ominous note, allergies, dry air and pollutants can also cause them.

  • Pharmaceuticals earn sky-high profits by setting drug prices at will

    Pharmaceuticals earn sky-high profits by setting drug prices at will

    DGDA controls prices of 117 out of 22,000 drugs
    The top pharmaceutical companies in the country have allegedly been racking up billions of taka in profits, taking benefit of the drugs authorities’ limited powers over controlling drug prices in the market.

    For nearly 20 years, the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) authorities have no power in fixing drug prices, except for only 117 generic drugs.

  • Relinquish myths of breast cancer

    Relinquish myths of breast cancer

    Breast cancer is now one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. But how much do most women really know about this disease? Through the years, there have been quite a few misconceptions about breast cancer. This list dispels these rumours and myths. Know the difference between breast cancer facts and fiction
     

    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the latest WHO data published in April 2011, breast cancer deaths in Bangladesh reached 8,396 or 0.88% of total deaths. Breast cancer specialists said, misconceptions often cause women more anxiety than necessary. And in some cases the fear paralyses women and prevents them from seeking the care that could lead to successful treatment. Here are some of the most common myths about breast cancer.

     

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    World Polio Day being marked

    World Health Organisation (WHO) published 10 facts about polio in its website
    The World Polio Day is being marked in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the globe on Thursday.

    The day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who had led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

    World Health Organisation (WHO) published 10 facts about polio in its website. The facts are:

  • Garbage still not fully cleared

    Garbage still not fully cleared

    City dwellers complained of bad smells coming off the garbage from slaughtered animals in the dustbins
    Two days after Eid-ul-Azha, cleaners of the two Dhaka City Corporations have already cleared the waste from the legal and illegal cattle markets in the capital but dustbins are still filled with piles of garbage from three days of animal sacrifice.

    City dwellers complained of bad smells coming off the garbage from slaughtered animals in the dustbins.

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    Nasal foreign bodies

    This is not an emergency, unless the foreign body is a disk or ‘button’ battery
    Your 3-year-old is “helping” his big sister (7 years old) clean her room. He finds a necklace of glass beads, and of course wonders whether they will fit into his nose. Because he is a little scientist, he performs an experiment, and et voila nasal foreign body. An object that does not belong there a “foreign body.”

    Common Nasal Foreign Bodies

    Beads, Buttons, Toy parts (shoe from Polly Pocket, for example), Pebbles, Food particles, Crumpled paper, Small disk batteries. Don’t ask “why” they just do.

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    Poor oral health can cause heart attack

    Bacteria on teeth and gums could travel through bloodstream and attach to fatty plaques in arteries (atherosclerosis), making the plaques become more swollen (inflamed)
    Poor oral health is unlikely to be the primary cause for heart diseases. But poor oral health combined with other risk factors may contribute to heart disease. Bacteria on your teeth and gums could travel through your bloodstream and attach to fatty plaques in your arteries (atherosclerosis), making the plaques become more swollen (inflamed). If one of the plaques bursts and causes a blood clot to form, you can have a heart attack or stroke. Swollen gums can run you the same risk.

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    New hope for breast cancer vaccine

    Doctors at the Cleveland clinic say the next step is to get permission from the FDA to test the vaccine on women that could take at least two years
    Breast cancer is the second deadliest cancer in women.  Worldwide, breast cancer accounts for 23% of all cancers in women. According to the latest WHO data published in April 2011, breast cancer deaths in Bangladesh reached 8,396 or 0.88% of total deaths. In 2010, researchers at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute found that a single vaccination could prevent breast tumors from occurring in mice genetically bred to develop breast cancer, while also inhibiting the growth of already existing breast tumours.

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    Three questions asked to Doctors

    There are many questions on different health issues. These questions aren’t often answered properly, and the questions remain. Here we have tried to dig out the answers to these three commonly asked questions
    Most people are conscious about their health. They like to know the benefits of the food they usually consume. Egg and milk is central to their queries. In case of protecting the organs of the body, many people think of their kidneys first.

    What is a recommended diet for preventing kidney stones?

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    A guide to healthy cuts of beef

    Whether you’re watching your health or your weight, you can still enjoy beef on occasion. You have the opportunity to choose leanest part of your sacrificed animal in this Eid Ul Azha.

    How to choose lean beef

    Tastiest cuts of beef are often the ones with more fat. But when you’re concerned about your health, you should choose cuts from the leg or loin of an animal. If you’re having a steak, choose a rump or sirloin cut, Rib eye, top and bottom round steaks for less fat. Least healthy is the rib eye.

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