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Pain management of older persons: physiotherapy is a hope

Pain management of older persons: physiotherapy is a hope

Pain in older people is highly prevalent and regarded as ‘normal’ in later life. Hence, sufferings associated with persistent pain in older people often left without the appropriate assessment and treatment.

  • Avoid Vaping Products

    Caution to avoid vaping products with THC oil, vitamin E acetate

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found significant amounts of vitamin E acetate in most of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vaping products tested from people who have become ill with severe respiratory illness. The agency says that “it is prudent to avoid inhaling this substance.”

  • Clinically silent relapsing malaria may still pose a threat

    Nonhuman primates with clinically undetectable Plasmodium relapse infections still harbor parasitic gametocytes that may be infectious to mosquitoes, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens recently. The study has important epidemiological implications relevant to malaria elimination strategies.

  • Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in US

    More than 500 people have been sickened in an outbreak of vaping-related illness in the United States, health authorities say, as Los Angeles became the latest city to take steps to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

  • Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

    A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus.

  • global C-section epidemic

    Gut feeling: How C-sections change a baby's gut ecosystem

    The complex ecosystem of the human gut influences our health for life, and new research shows it may be crucially shaped by the way we come into the world.

  • Suicidal Incidents

    Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds

    The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of World

  • Keeping every mother and child alive

    More than 5 million families across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean spend over 40% of their non-food household expenses on maternal health services every year, says UNICEF’s new analysis on maternal health released in the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Canada.

  • Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

    Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10 cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women.

  • Reinforcing the value of screening for hepatitis B during pregnancy

    United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guideline update reaffirms that universal maternal testing and neonatal immunisation is effective against hepatitis B infection.

  • Second death linked to vaping reported

    A person in Oregon, United States died from severe lung illness in July after using an e-cigarette or other vaping device,

  • Dengue: More than 1,000 dead in Philippines

    Much is still to be desired from the efforts of local governments to stop the dengue epidemic as the number of cases has risen to nearly 250,000 nationwide with more than 1,000 dead, over a third them children.

  • Deaths in dengue fever

    2 dengue patients die in Mymensingh, Faridpur

    Two dengue patients including a member of village police die at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital(MMCH) and Faridpur Medical College Hospital(FMCH).

  • Functional disease of heart

    Fast heart beat: A functional disease of heart

    A 6 months old baby girl suddenly became very restless and fussy. Her mother noticed that she had profuse sweating for last few hours. She was not consoled by any means. The mother tried to feed her and play with her, but she was not able to make the child comfortable.

  • Parents’ guide to newborn skin care

    Babies are born with very gentle and fragile skin. New parents are often concerned about their baby’s skin, which is not surprising.

  • A Cancer Patient

    Cancer now leading cause of death

    Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality among middle aged adults globally, accounting for 40% of all deaths, but this is no longer the case in high-income countries (HIC), where cancer is now responsible for twice as many deaths as CVD, according to a new report from the PURE study published in The Lancet.

  • Stronger focus on nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025

    Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is estimated that the right investment in nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025.

  • Policy dialogue on multisectoral second National Plan of Action for nutrition

    A roundtable discussion was held in the capital recently where the focus was to capture the readiness of the enabling environment for programme roll-out and to identify the challenges and opportunities across sectors for inter-sectoral collaboration and programme convergence for the implementation of the second Bangladesh National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2), says a press release.

  • dies of dengue fever in Dhaka

    Another dies of dengue in Dhaka

    One more patient has died of dengue, mosquito-borne disease, at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), taking the countrywide death toll to 128.

  • Post-dengue fever precautions

    Post-dengue precautions to avoid further complications

    In recent years, dengue has been a great public health concern worldwide. Most of the time it is seen that people are more aware of dengue when they are suffering from it than when they have recovered. This is because they are not concerned about post dengue complications which sometimes cause serious illnesses.

  • dengue fever patients

    Manikganj sixth grader dies of dengue

    A sixth grader from Manikganj dies last night after being diagnosed with dengue.

  • Robotic-arm assisted surgery for full hip and knee replacement

    Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. Osteoarthritis symptoms can usually be managed, although the damage to joints cannot be reversed.

  • Plant protein linked to longer life

    Greater consumption of plant-based proteins — like those found in cereals and legumes — is associated with lower mortality risk, according to an observational study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

  • Water and sanitation at risk in the world’s poorest countries

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN-Water sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems recently.

  • Top migraine hacks

    A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. In most cases they hamper and alter our lifestyle to a great extent. Here are some migraine hacks that you may find helpful.

  • Amazon fires pose health risks to children: WHO

    Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM receives treatment like a general patient

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives treatment like a general patient from the National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital at Agargaon in Dhaka.

  • World’s most dangerous creature Dengue Fever

    Dengue: Scientists taking the fight to world’s most dangerous creature

    Around the world, mosquitoes are winning their war of attrition. With the help from a tiny bacterium, scientists are fighting back.

  • As the world warms up, dengue could spread

    Scientists expect warming temperatures will lead to worse dengue outbreaks in places the disease already lurks, and outbreaks in brand new places.

  • Synopsis of primary biliary cirrhosis

    Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic and progressive liver disease. PBC starts at the small bile duct located in the liver - intrahepatic bile ducts - which are then destroyed in the course of the disease. As a consequence, since bile cannot be excreted into the gut, it is retained and accelerates liver damage.

  • Dengue Fever Death in Khulna

    2 die of dengue in Khulna, Mymensingh

    Two people die after being diagnosed with dengue in Khulna and Mymensingh.