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Health

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Higher global burden of tuberculosis

Higher global burden of tuberculosis

Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. WHO’s "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014", published recently, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
WaSH critical to child nutrition

WaSH critical to child nutrition

Children are at their most vulnerable stages of mental and physical development during the 1,000 day window of opportunity — the time from conception to the child’s second birthday. Good water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) practices during this critical time can reduce the number of infections and support good appetites. Even if families feed...

Health Tips

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Get healthy before pregnancy

Get healthy before pregnancy

Planning to become pregnant? Now is the time to get your body in shape and ready for baby. Try to follow these pre-conception advice for a healthy pregnancy: Take a folic acid supplement every day to help lower the risk of having a baby with birth defects. Avoid alcohol, and quit smoking. Maintain good control of...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Human chain against dowry, child marriage

Human chain against dowry, child marriage

Girls and women in countries like Bangladesh face violence everyday due to dowry and child marriage. They face discrimination and get deprived of right to education, health and economic future. None can ignore that the girl facing child marriage today could have become a resource in the society while she is turning into...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Health Bulletin

Abdominal fat linked to raised heart, cancer risks People with excessive belly fat have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than those who have fat in other body areas, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reveals. Coffee might lower risk of liver cancer Drinking coffee might reduce your risk of liver cancer, a review published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology suggests. The researchers said that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of hepatocellular...