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Why we need to talk about losing a baby

Why we need to talk about losing a baby

Losing a baby in pregnancy through miscarriage or stillbirth is still a taboo subject worldwide, linked to stigma and shame. Many women still do not receive appropriate and respectful care when their baby dies during pregnancy or childbirth.

  • A clock inside you!

    "Mon Amar Deho Ghori" a famous song sung by Fakir Alamgir might create a question in your mind, “Do I really have a clock inside of me?". Science says, yes, you have.

  • Bike users’ back and joint pain: A growing concern

    Dhaka suffers from some of the worst traffic congestions in the world. There is a demand for more options for reliable, efficient and affordable ways to get to and from work, particularly around commuting routes underserved by public transport. This is where different ride-sharing apps come into play.

  • Anaesthesia is unlikely to have lasting effects on developing brains

    A single hour of general anaesthesia in early infancy — longer than is necessary to perform the most common types of minor surgeries in childhood

  • Embarrassing: Gas, bloating,belching

    Do you have excessive fart or gas problems. During every day life all of you, whether you admit it or not, have feeling discomfort with having gas causing distention of your tummy,

  • 14th February! Why not you?

    It's gone — just last week. I am talking about the 14th February! When the date comes, everyone talks about the Valentine’s Day, but this is also a very special day for many unfortunate people on this earth — who wait for an organ anxiously throughout the year.

  • People with one psychiatric disorder are likely to have another one

    To determine rates of psychiatric comorbidity in a 17-year period, investigators cross-referenced Danish national databases on 5.9

  • vaccine for cervical cancer

    Vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer

    The rapid scale-up of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer in a handful of rich countries within three decades, and in most other nations by century's end, researchers says..

  • Private Hospital Fees in Bangladesh

    HC seeks progress report on private hospital fees

    The High Court (HC) wants to know the progress for fixing charges and fees of private clinics and hospitals and diagnostic centres and displaying the charges’ chart in public view.

  • Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

    People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a US study suggests.

  • Ways to reduce the burden of CVD risk factors

    Exposure to known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remains alarmingly common and presents one of the largest barriers to improved global health.

  • Preventing squamous cell carcinoma

    Squamous cell carcinoma (SSC) is a type of skin cancer that begins in the squamous cells. These cells are the thin, flat cells that make

  • The chemistry of addicted brain

    Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in use of a substance or in a behaviour for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behaviour despite detrimental consequences. It is where there is compulsive seeking attitude while obtaining a substance when behaviour becomes out of control.

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Gastric bypass surgery causes type 2 diabetes to go into remission

    A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) has found that three quarters of individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who were treated with obesity surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) experienced diabetes remission within one year of treatment.

  • How to tackle motion sickness during travel

    I travel regularly by bus and often find some of my travel mates are vomiting 20-30 minutes after commencing the journey.

  • Got knee issues? Opt for the sumo squat!

    The squat should be a compulsory exercise for everyone. Squats help build your leg muscles but they also create an anabolic environment, which promotes body-wide muscle building. They engage the legs to handle the weight and the core to stabilise the trunk.

  • Diet drinks may raise risk of stroke for post-menopausal women

    New US research has found that post-menopausal women who drink more than two diet drinks each day may have a higher risk of stroke.

  • pesticides in milk

    Lead, Pesticides in Milk: HC orders ACC to launch probe

    The High Court yesterday directed the Anti-Corruption Commission to enquire about the adulteration of milk, curd and cattle feed and to take legal action against those found responsible.

  • Pesticides Residue in Milk

    Lead, pesticides in milk

    A government-commissioned study has found in raw cow milk excessive levels of lead, regular consumption of which is harmful to human health.

  • Eating breakfast to lose weight may not work

    “The most important meal of the day” may not be helping people control their weight. There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain.

  • Rethinking obesity pandemics

    Rethinking obesity pandemics

    Leaders must take a hard line against powerful commercial interests and rethink global economic incentives within the food system in order to tackle the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change, according to a major new report by The Lancet Commission on Obesity.

  • Delivery after care

    A 29 years old woman delivered a healthy male baby after giving birth of 3 female babies previously. All family members were very happy and were busy with the baby boy. But the mother developed severe per vaginal bleeding within half an hour after delivery.

  • E-cig outperform nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation

    Adults who smoke conventional cigarettes are more likely to quit smoking successfully when they use electronic cigarettes rather than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as a quit aid, according to a randomised trial results publsihed in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • What happens when sand fleas burrow in your skin?

    Tungiasis, a tropical disease associated with poverty, is caused by the penetration of female sand fleas into a person’s skin, usually in their toes or feet.

  • An overdose of paracetamol can cause liver damage

    Paracetamol is one of the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) drugs as an analgesic and antipyretic medicine.

  • kidney decease

    Transplant of kidney from brain-dead to begin soon

    Bangladesh is all set to begin kidney transplant from brain-dead to partially meet the demand of kidney transplant.

  • How to eat right to prevent cancer

    One-third of all cancer deaths are preventable and can be attributed to lifestyle choices that we all make every day.

  • Malaysia ranks 1st in world's best healthcare

    With a score of 95 points out of 100, Malaysia has been ranked first as the world's best in healthcare with its world-class healthcare services and sophisticated infrastructure.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump seeks to 'eliminate HIV' in US within 10yrs

    President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate AIDS in the United States within a decade.

  • Women's brains appear younger than men's

    Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger.

  • Man dies after vape pen explodes in his face

    A medical examiner says a North Texas man was killed when an e-cigarette exploded in his face.