14h ago| Healthcare

Measles unusual before 9 months of age

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a highly contagious viral disease characterised by fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and a spreading skin rash. The disease causes red and blotchy rash, which...

3d ago| Hospitals

Public hospitals serving three times their capacity

The country’s public hospitals have been serving patients over three times their capacity, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said yesterday.

3d ago| Healthcare

Hiccups are harmless, but when should you see a doctor?

We are all familiar with hiccups. It’s a fairly common phenomenon that comes and goes, but sometimes it stays and we don’t know what to do.

2w ago| Healthcare

High BP: The silent killer

For some, high blood pressure does not require any introduction. They have been living with it for years, with an accompanying general anxiety. But for others, especially young adults busy building...

2w ago| Hospitals

Kushtia medical college hospital project: Delayed by 100 months

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to take punitive action against those responsible for unusual delays and irregularities in a project for building a medical...

2w ago| Healthcare

Don’t give up carbs

Of late, carbohydrates have been getting a bad rep. By eating more processed, less filling carbs, we’re consuming more calories than needed -- calories we don’t necessarily burn. That second...

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Pabna Mental Hospital: Resources fall short for rehabilitation

Russel Hossain has been afflicted with mental health issues for a long time. The Dhulauri village native -- under Chatmohar upazila -- was admitted to Pabna Mental Hospital several times, to be...

October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021

The simplest thing you: can do to be healthier

There is one thing that anyone can do that takes very little time, no money, and is not complicated at all -- be healthier.

October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021

High BP: The silent killer

For some, high blood pressure does not require any introduction. They have been living with it for years, with an accompanying general anxiety. But for others, especially young adults busy building...

October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021

Kushtia medical college hospital project: Delayed by 100 months

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to take punitive action against those responsible for unusual delays and irregularities in a project for building a medical...

October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021

Don’t give up carbs

Of late, carbohydrates have been getting a bad rep. By eating more processed, less filling carbs, we’re consuming more calories than needed -- calories we don’t necessarily burn. That second...

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Beware of some common masking errors

To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, you should wear a mask when you are indoors around other people. But common errors can leave you unprotected. Here are some mistakes you may be making ...

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Faridpur General Hospital limps for shortage of doctors, staffs

Medical services for 1.913 million people (2011 census) in Faridpur district is limping amid an acute shortage of doctors and staff at Faridpur General Hospital, one of the frequently sought after...

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Brain magnetic stimulation can enhance memory performance

Memories of past events and experiences are what define us as who we are. Yet, the ability to form these episodic memories declines with age, certain dementias, and brain injury.

October 2, 2021
October 2, 2021

Asthma more prevalent in children aged 5-14

Bronchial asthma is a condition in which airways are inflamed and become more sensitive. When sensitive airways are exposed to certain triggers, they overreact, become narrower and breathing...

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

Snoring: Why it happens and what can be done

Have you ever heard your family members complain about how you transform into a tractor at night in your sleep? Well, according to research, 45 percent of adults snore at night. So, cheer up; you...