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Healthcare to be made available for marginalised: Samanta

Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen today said the government is taking initiatives to upgrade all public hospitals, including upazila, to reach healthcare services to the doorsteps of rural people

1d ago

WHO releases the first-ever clinical treatment guideline for tobacco cessation in adults

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a comprehensive set of tobacco cessation, including behavioural support delivered by healthcare providers, digital cessation interventions, and pharmacological treatments, in a first guideline on tobacco cessation.

3d ago

Sleep duration linked to blood vessel damage in Diabetes

If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, paying attention to your sleep habits might be more important than you think. A recent study published in The Lancet reveals that both too little and too much sleep can increase the risk of developing serious complications related to diabetes.

3d ago

Unravelling The Mystery: Dry skin vs. eczema

Ever wondered why your skin feels itchy, scaly, or irritated? It could be dry skin or eczema, two conditions that often share similar symptoms but have distinct differences. Dry skin is a common issue exacerbated by factors like weather and harsh soaps, while eczema, a type of dermatitis, involves a faulty skin barrier and immune system response.

3d ago

Unlocking your body’s potential: The power of metabolic conditioning

Heading outdoors for work or study often involves more physical activity than we realise. Whether it is brisk walking to catch a bus or climbing stairs to a meeting, our bodies constantly utilise energy.

3d ago

How delaying diabetes by four years can improve your long-term health

Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. It serves as a crucial warning sign that you might develop type 2 diabetes if you do not take action. Addressing prediabetes promptly through lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can make a significant difference in your health.

3d ago

Enjoying the outdoors safely: Summer skin protection tips

As we head outdoors for work, study, or simply to enjoy the sunny days, it is important to keep our skin protected from the summer sun’s rays. While sunshine brings joy, it also brings risks to our skin’s health.

3d ago

Never dreamt of becoming a minister: Samanta Lal Sen

Health Minister Dr Samanta Lal Sen today said he had never thought that he would become a minister one day

1w ago

CMCH Burn unit: Construction work to start in September

Health Minister Dr Samanta Lal Sen yesterday said the construction works of a 150-bed specialised Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit at Chittagong Medical College Hospital will start from September.

1w ago

Ctg hospital shut over irregularities

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has directed to close Central City Hospital at Parbartak Intersection in Chattogram city due to various irregularities.

1w ago

Upazila Health Complex: Patients suffer for shortage of doctors

The 50-bed Sarishabari Upazila Health Complex, serving over four lakh residents across Jamalpur and Sirajganj, is facing a severe shortage of medical staff.

1w ago

Monsur Ali Medical College: Swachip leader accused of mistreating principal

The principal of a private medical college in the capital's Uttara has accused a leader of a pro-government doctors' organisation of "indecent behaviour".

1w ago

Lipid-lowering drug slows progression of diabetic retinopathy

Fenofibrate is an FDA-approved medication for treating severe high triglycerides. Although it has not been shown to provide extra heart health benefits when added to statins, some studies suggest it might help reduce the need for laser treatment in diabetic retinopathy (a diabetes-related eye condition).

2w ago

Accessible education for children with special needs

Education is one of the most crucial basic rights for all children. Children with special needs also have an equal right to educate themselves. Education may impact their everyday lifestyle. It may also improve personal development and increase people’s independence in their daily lives.

2w ago

Embracing Meliorism: Hope amidst uncertainty

In the late nineteenth century, George Eliot believed she had coined the term ‘meliorist’ when she wrote, “I do not know that I ever heard anybody use the word ‘meliorist’ except myself.” Her contemporaries credited her with coining both ‘meliorist’ and

2w ago

The dangerous link between obesity and dengue hospitalisation in children

Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral infection, can range from mild flu-like symptoms to severe, life-threatening conditions. While obesity is already known to worsen the severity of dengue in hospitalised patients, its role in increasing the likelihood of hospitalisation has not been thoroughly explored.

2w ago

Global health alert

New data show that nearly one-third (31%) of adults worldwide, approximately 1.8 billion people, did not meet the recommended levels of physical activity in 2022.

2w ago

Antivenoms of Russell’s viper available at hospitals: Samanta

Russell's viper bite is treatable and most patients can recover using existing antivenom available at every upazila-level hospitals, say physicians

2w ago
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