67% medicine retailers not cognizant on antimicrobial drugs: DGDA By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com

May 18, 2022

Around 67 percent of medicine retailers cannot identify antibiotics from regular medicines properly as they do not have adequate knowledge about antimicrobial drugs, finds a study by the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA).
Sabrina Alam, assistant director at DGDA, disclosed the information at the dissemination programme on current antimicrobial resistance and the usage pattern in Bangladesh, at Read more

Worst habits for belly fat

April 11, 2022

The worst fat is belly fat. Overeating may lead to heart disease and diabetes. Doctors think a larger waist indicates a shorter life. Following are the facts that contribute to belly fat:
Eating while distracted: Instead of browsing through your phone as you snack, focus on your food and taste it. Overeating is less probable if you eat mindfully.
Eating too fast: It takes Read more

Deficiency of intestinal enzyme one of leading causes of diabetes, finds study

March 24, 2022

It has been long known that diabetes is caused by a variety of factors such as genetic influences, insulin resistance, and physical inactivity, but now a team of Bangladeshi scientists has come up with a new cause of the disease.
Deficiency of intestinal enzyme, Alkaline Phosphatase, is one of the leading causes of developing diabetes among people, said a study revealed in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Read more

How the formula milk industry exploits over half of Bangladeshi parents

February 26, 2022

Baby formula makers still violating global marketing rules – study
More than half of the parents and pregnant women from eight countries, including Bangladesh, say they have been targeted with marketing in breach of international standards on infant feeding practices.
A new study by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, which draws on interviews with parents, pregnant women and health workers also from China, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, the Read more

What is causing your loss of smell and taste?

February 22, 2022

We take our sense of smell for granted. But have you ever imagined losing your sense of smell? Food tastes different without your sense of smell, you cannot smell a flower, and you could be in a dangerous situation without realising it! Find out the following causes of smell loss:
The smell-taste connection: Taste usually follows the smell. Because your nose’s olfactory area controls both. Your nose Read more

Amazing health benefits of running regularly

September 23, 2021

We all know running is good for us. It is perhaps the easiest form of exercise. It improves the way we feel and look. Running can give you a longer life, better sleep, improved immunity, weight loss, it’s even good for your knees & bones and more. In fact, there isn’t a system in the body that doesn’t benefit from running. From the top of your head to the tip of your toes, running gives you a total body workout and improve all Read more

5 foods to eat for healthy, glowing skin

September 8, 2015

Image-unavailableYou 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

Easy breastfeeding techniques for new mothers

August 17, 2015

Easy breastfeeding techniques for new mothersThe 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

Air pollution now leading cause of lung cancer

October 23, 2013

AIR pollution has been named as the leading cause of lung cancer, the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency said.
Air pollution now leading cause of lung cancerThe 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

Sleep cleans brain

October 21, 2013

Sleep cleans brainThe 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

Creating an inclusive and accessible world

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

Strategies for preventing suicide

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

Chocolates can prevent brain stroke

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

Eating egg yolks as bad as smoking

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

Junk foods lead to early-age diabetes

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

Calcium pills pose ‘heart risk’

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

Dieting ‘safe for pregnant women’

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

Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

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

Psychological treatment : getting maximum from minimum resources

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

It’s just 3 steps to healthier bone

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

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