September 8, 2015
You probably think about how nutrition affects your internal health and your weight, but eating the right foods can also improve the quality of your skin. “You can look at food as the raw materials for a factory,” says Ian Koo, a naturopathic doctor based in Mississauga, Ont. “The better the quality of the raw materials we have to start with, the greater the chance that we’ll end up with a good durable product.” Here are what to add Read more
August 17, 2015
The bond between a mother and her child is like no other. Their first baby steps, the first awkward laughter, tiny fingers curling up on your index finger – these are memories that remains etched in your mind forever.
At the core to this unique bond remains the intimate touch when the mother takes to her bosom the newborn for breastfeeding.
Nursing is a different experience for Read more
October 23, 2013
AIR pollution has been named as the leading cause of lung cancer, the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency said.
The International Agency for Research for Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organisation (WHO), announced that there is “sufficient evidence”
that exposure to
air pollution is a key cause of lung cancer.
Data revealed by the IARC showed that in 2010, 223,000 deaths worldwide from lung cancer were caused Read more
October 21, 2013
The brain uses sleep to clean away waste toxins that have collected during the day, a new study has shown.
The brain uses the time we spend asleep to remove all the waste that builds up when we are awake, much like a “garbage removal system”, the US based scientists found.
A team at the University of Read more
December 9, 2012
International Day Of Persons With Disabilities
Creating an inclusive and accessible world
Dr Tamanna Afroz
Around 15% of the world’s population, or one billion people, live with disabilities. And the rates of disability are increasing due to population ageing and increases in chronic health conditions. People with disabilities have less access to health care services and therefore experience unmet health care need. However, financing more in rehabilitation services and timely intervention can prevent many these disabilities Read more
September 22, 2012
Every year, almost one million people die by suicide around the world. Young people are increasingly vulnerable to suicidal behaviours. Worldwide, suicide is one of the three leading causes of death among those in the most economically productive age group (15-44 years), and the second leading cause of death in the 15-19 years age group.
However, suicide is largely Read more
September 2, 2012
Chocolate might not be the healthiest thing for your waistline – but research suggests it may protect against stroke.
A study following more than 37,000 Swedish men showed those eating the most chocolate were the least likely to have a stroke.
It follows on from other studies that have suggested eating chocolate can improve the health of the Read more
August 18, 2012
Scientists have unscrambled the truth about eggs – eating the yolk is almost as bad as smoking for people at risk of heart disease.
The problem lies in an increased risk of the hardening of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis.
It is a disorder of the arteries where plaques, aggravated by cholesterol, form on the inner arterial Read more
June 7, 2012
Frequent consumption of fast foods and lack of physical exercise are causing lifestyle diseases, particularly diabetes, among urban people even before they reach 35 years of age, according to physicians.
They say the increasing popularity of junk foods — popularly called fast foods — among the youngsters leads them to burden their blood with cholesterol and weaken pancreas Read more
May 25, 2012
People who take calcium supplements could be increasing their risk of having a heart attack, according to researchers in Germany.
Calcium is often taken by older people to strengthen bones and prevent fractures. But the study, published in the journal Heart, said the supplements “should be taken with caution”.
Experts say promoting Read more
May 19, 2012
Dieting in pregnancy is safe for women and does not carry risks for the baby, a review of research has suggested.
The British Medical Journal analysis looked at the findings from 44 previous studies involving more than 7,000 women.
The London-based team said following a healthy diet – and not eating for two – prevents excess weight Read more
April 18, 2012
World Voice Day
Key steps for keeping your voice healthy
Vocal health is critical to our communication-oriented society, but the voice does not receive public recognition and appreciation it deserves. In order to educate patients and communities about the ways to protect their precious voice and to refamiliarise ourselves with the latest advances in voice care.
World Voice Day is observed on April 16 every year. The theme of the day — Make your voice count Read more
December 22, 2011
Graham Edward Powell
Mental Health problems are common in Bangladesh and have a serious impact. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), about 14 million people are suffering from mental illness in Bangladesh and the common problems are depression and anxiety disorders.
WHO says that the impact of depression on functioning is 50 percent greater than that of angina/chest Read more
October 25, 2011
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density decreases and becomes porous leading to frequent fractures. It is a silent epidemic and largely preventable through just three steps C, D, E — Calcium, Vitamin D and Exercise.
Unfortunately, many people do not know that they have it until their bones start breaking. Experts urged to create mass awareness campaign on osteoporosis prevention countrywide Read more
October 25, 2011
Governments around the world could save huge health costs and avert millions of early deaths if they introduced laws to cut salt levels in food, US researchers claimed.
Shaving 3 grams off the daily salt intake could prevent up to 66,000 strokes, 99,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths in the United States, while saving $24 billion in health costs per Read more