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Over 40 million health professionals demand bold health and climate action at COP28

On the first-ever Health Day at a COP, more than 40 million health professionals from around the globe joined the call to action by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and civil society organisations, to prioritise health in climate negotiations at COP28.

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Navigating breast cancer decisions / Balancing personal choices and medical insights

In recent years, women facing breast cancer decisions have grappled with choices regarding their treatment. People who have certain genetic mutations (BRCA1/2) and breast cancer in one breast have usually thought about either having a bilateral mastectomy to remove both breasts or keeping the healthy breast and using radiation therapy (RT) on the cancerous breast.

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Have a nice Day / Family poison: dealing with toxicity

Individuals who exhibit toxic behaviour tend to be unsupportive of their family members’ choices, interests, and accomplishments.

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Unveiling insights and strategies during constipation awareness month

December is the Constipation Awareness Month. The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disease (IFFGD) launches a campaign to address the dilemmas that so many people face each day when living with constipation and to increase public knowledge of a common yet often misunderstood condition.

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Chiretta: The underrated herb with remarkable health benefits

In the vibrant landscapes of Bangladesh, there lies a hidden gem—the unassuming herb known as Chiretta, called “Chirata” by locals. It is the herb not often in the limelight but revered by those who understand its natural gifts. Swertia chirata, its scientific name, may not boast colourful blooms or fragrant scents, yet its remarkable health benefits hold a special place in the traditional herbal remedies of the region.

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400-tonne dried fish to be produced in Kuakata

About 7,000-8,000 workers have taken up this seasonal occupation since November, working round the clock in the coasts of the Bay. About 12,000 fishers are also spending busy days, catching sea fish varieties used as raw materials

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Dengue: 2 die, 362 hospitalised in a day

1,652 deaths, 3,16,773 cases this year

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How unhealthy are ultra-processed foods?

Ultra-processed foods are commonly portrayed as a modern health scourge: a threat lurking on the shelves of every supermarket linked to obesity, heart disease, cancer and early death

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74pc university admission seekers suffer from depression: SUST study

Among them, 26pc suffer from mild depression, 26pc from moderate depression, and 22pc from severe depression

TCB fails to unload 90 tonnes of imported onions at Benapole

Amid surging prices of onions throughout the country, 90 tonnes of onions are waiting to be unloaded after imports from India through Benapole port five days ago

Dengue fever: 2 die, 682 hospitalised in a day

At least two more people died from dengue in 24 hours preceding 8:00am today as the country grapples with a record outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease

Dark side of human nature

The human being is the most brilliant social creature among all living beings. But to become truly humane, one needs to eliminate the top three emotional diseases that can eat away at happiness.

3w ago

Urgent call: protecting outdoor workers from sun-related hazards

According to estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), working outside in the sun causes nearly 1 in 3 deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer. The research released in Environment International finds that outdoor workers carry a large and increasing burden of non-melanoma skin cancer and calls for action to prevent this serious workplace hazard and the loss of workers’ lives it causes.

3w ago

World Diabetes Day 2023: Empowering access

World Diabetes Day which is celebrated on 14 November every year, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of diabetes as a global public health issue and what needs to be done, collectively and individually, for better prevention, diagnosis, and management of the condition.

3w ago

Breaking the ice

There are some health issues that are commonly stigmatised in our society. In some families, mental health conditions like mood disorders or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may not have been openly discussed, while issues such as anxiety disorders or ‘short-temper’ are more commonly talked about.

4w ago

Safeguarding against Nipah virus

Nipah virus (NiV) is a concerning zoonotic virus causing severe illness and death in Southeast Asia, primarily in Bangladesh and India. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of a unified One Health approach to prevent the transmission of pathogens from animals to humans.

4w ago

Health hazards of too much screen time

Without the use of colour screens, the present age is deprived of modernity. Especially for various needs, we have to use mobile devices and computers for a long time. Moreover, computer use has long been one of the main means of livelihood for many of us.

4w ago

Breakthrough Meningococcal vaccine offers comprehensive protection for all serotypes

Vaccines are crucial for protecting against meningococcal infections, and there are different types for various age groups. Infants as young as 2 months, along with older children starting at 11–12 years, are recommended to receive vaccines targeting serogroups A, C, W, and Y.

4w ago

Managing long-term back pain: a comprehensive approach

Back pain is a pervasive health concern worldwide, ranking at the top of the Global Burden of Disease list. Nearly every adult experiences back pain at some point in their life. Previously, it was believed that back pain primarily afflicted those in developed countries and was often linked to prolonged periods of sitting. However, recent studies reveal that back pain is on the rise across developed, middle-income, and underdeveloped nations alike.

4w ago

High-sugar diet and obesity linked to brain insulin resistance and neurodegeneration

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in the United States have found a connection between obesity and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Urge to invest in “One Health” actions for better health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls on world leaders to increase political commitment and action to invest in the “One Health” approach to prevent and tackle common threats affecting the health and well-being of humans, animals, plants and environment together.

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