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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

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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.

1w 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.

1w 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.

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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.

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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.

1w 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.

1w ago

Dengue: One killed, 63 hospitalised in a day

One dengue patient died and 63 others were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till this morning

2w 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

India issues nationwide alert over Zika virus

India today sounded a nationwide alert following some reported cases of Zika virus, an aedes mosquito-borne viral disease like dengue and chikungunya, from Maharashtra, stressing the need for taking particular care of pregnant women

Have a nice Day / 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

Does coffee affect blood pressure?

Caffeine can temporarily raise blood pressure (BP), but the long-term effects of regular coffee drinking are less clear. In a study from Italy, published in the Journal of Hypertension,

2w ago

The impact of heatwaves on children

A heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year, which may be accompanied by high humidity. Children face more vulnerable situations at this time. A few days ago we faced a heatwave.

2w ago

A new approach to diagnosis and treatment

A groundbreaking framework for diagnosing and managing obesity in adults, launched by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and published in Nature Medicine,

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Knowing more about ‘moralogy’

Since the millennium, global unrest has surged, heightening the risk of social upheaval. Today, corruption remains a critical issue.

2w ago

Dengue linked to heightened risk of depression

Research from Taiwan suggests that dengue fever may increase the risk of depression in both the short and long term. Hsin-I Shih and colleagues from the National Cheng Kung University

2w ago

Over 3 million annual deaths due to alcohol and drug use, the majority among men

A new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) underscores the profound impact of alcohol and drug consumption worldwide. In 2019, alcohol alone contributed to 2.6 million deaths annually,

2w ago

Long COVID linked to lasting cognitive issues

A recent study published in the Brain found that people who suffer from long-term COVID may experience significant cognitive issues lasting for over a year.

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Unlocking the health benefits of Vitamin D

In our daily rush, it is simple to overlook the vital role that vitamin D plays in our health. Often called the sunshine vitamin, it is crucial for building and maintaining strong bones. But what happens when you do not get enough of it?

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Severe health impacts of child marriage

Researchers in Liberia and Sierra Leone have found a close link between child marriage and negative reproductive and maternal health outcomes among young women.

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Gavi to boost access to life-saving human rabies vaccines in over 50 countries

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is providing support for human rabies vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) as part of routine immunisation.

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