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Published Date: December 14, 2014
Accelerating access to universal health coverage

Accelerating access to universal health coverage

More than 1 billion people in the world lack access to basic health care, and another 100 million fall into poverty trying to access it each year. Nearly a third of households in Southeast Asia that includes Bangladesh have to borrow money or sell assets to pay for health care. Study conducted by...

Published Date: December 14, 2014
Obesity in children and its consequences

Obesity in children and its consequences

Bangladesh has been experiencing an epidemiological transition from communicable to non-communicable chronic diseases. While childhood under-nutrition is still highly prevalent in the country, there has been a steep rise in childhood obesity and overweight in the last 2 decades leading to double burden of malnutrition. World Health Organisation (WHO) declared childhood obesity as one...

Fruit Facts

Published Date: December 14, 2014
Potential benefits of Pomegranate

Potential benefits of Pomegranate

The vibrant red coloured sweet and tasty fruit Pomegranate locally known as Anar or Bedana is a widely consumed fruit in Bangladesh. This delicious fruit has been very popular from ancient time for its potential beneficial effects on human body and protection against numerous ailments. Different parts of this plant and fruit contain...

Health Tips

Published Date: December 14, 2014
Is your baby in pain? Know warning signs

Is your baby in pain? Know warning signs

Babies may not be able to speak, but that does not mean they cannot communicate. Babies often give signals that they are in pain, and parents should pay attention. The University of Michigan Health System mentions these warning signs that baby may be in pain: Crying for an unusually long time, or crying that sounds...

Health Bulletin

Published Date: December 14, 2014
Bed-sharing toddlers more likely to develop asthma later

Toddlers who sleep in the same bed as their parents may be at increased risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study reports that children who shared the bed with their parents when they were infants were not more likely to be diagnosed with asthma or have a higher risk of wheezing during their first 6 years of life. But the researchers found that bed-sharing at 24 months was associated with increased...

Health Bulletin

Published Date: December 14, 2014
More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure

New evidence published in the online journal Open Heart suggests that added sugars probably matter more than dietary sodium/salts for risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Research implicates sugars, and particularly the monosaccharide fructose, as playing a major role in the development of hypertension and overall cardiovascular risk. The evidence shows that even moderate doses of added sugar for short durations may cause substantial harm. Experts opined that reducing consumption of added sugars by limiting processed foods containing them could...

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