• Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Health

Progress card of Bangladesh

Published Date: July 27, 2014
Progress card of Bangladesh

Findings of a study co-authored by icddr,b scientist Dr Aliya Naheed and recently published in the prestigious journal The Lancet reveal that, fewer people are dying from TB and malaria in Bangladesh, and at the same time, more Bangladeshis are being infected with and dying from HIV/AIDS than in the past. Published in The...

Published Date: July 27, 2014
Physical exercise during Ramadan

Many people who exercise or who are concerned about their physical fitness find themselves wondering how and when to continue their fitness programme during the month of Ramadan. They find it difficult to exercise during Ramadan, but it is important to note that this is also a month of patience, sacrifice — and exercising during Ramadan is purely mind over matter. The most important thing to do this month is to continue to exercise. During Ramadan people might not be...

Drug Development

Published Date: July 27, 2014
New cure for Hepatitis C with $84000 price tag

New cure for Hepatitis C with $84000 price tag

Hepatitis C is one of the deadliest virus infections in the world, damaging liver and affecting more than 150 million people. The good news is a recently developed cure could save thousands of lives. There is a catch, however. The drug marketed in the US, patients will be required to pay $84,000 for a...

Health Tips

Published Date: July 27, 2014
Using the web for health information

Using the web for health information

While the Internet can be a great source of health knowledge, it is important to make sure that you're getting sound advice from a trusted source. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these guidelines: Make sure the information was either written or medically reviewed by a doctor, or that the original source is...

Published Date: July 27, 2014
Health Bulletin

Health Bulletin

Stress, depression may boost stroke risk Stress, hostility and depression may increase the risk for stroke, a new study published in the journal Stroke suggests. The study found that depression seemed to raise the risk of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by 86 percent. It also found that stress apparently raised stroke...