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    Indonesians top smokers in world

    Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world’s top smokers as 76% of them smoke.

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    ‘Secret to longevity lies in healing body’

    The secret to longevity lies in healing the body, says a Singaporean doctor.

  • Prolonged disability due to post chikungunya arthritis

    Chikungunya is a viral disease that spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It is a debilitating but usually non fatal disease. The

  • Screening reduces mortality for detectable type 2 diabetics

    Studies published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) show that screening for type 2

  • Late stage cancer remission technology

    Praava Health, a health startup focusing on patient-centric care, organised a seminar yesterday on the breakthrough CAR T Cell

  • Men may have a biological clock too

    While scientists and doctors have long known that a woman's chances of having a child drop the older she gets, a new study suggests

  • Cancer-fighting super foods

    All the studies on cancer and nutrition point to eating plant-based foods for their phytonutrients and other special compounds. Aim

  • Smoker at 17, cancer patient at 24

    Muhammad Faid started smoking at age 17 and smoked five sticks a day with his friends. He is now 24 and is one of the youngest patients in Malaysia to have been diagnosed with oral cancer.

  • Empowering people in TB control: Key to success

    The world is changing ever with major departure from the past. It is becoming richer with massive growth of economy supported by gigantic development of technology bringing about changes in life style. Old society disintegrates to shape cosmopolitan one where

  • COPD caused 3.2 million deaths worldwide in 2015

    Latest global estimates illustrate the vast impact of the two most common chronic respiratory diseases, with 3.2 million deaths from

  • The danger of pathological jaundice in newborn

    Mrs Piara Begum (not a real name) paid a visit to me in our out patient department in the morning with a 3 days old boy in her lap.

  • Policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage

    Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides — commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia — should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health journals.

  • Black salt and its health hazard

    Black salt is a type of rock salt, a salty and pungent-smelling condiment used in the South Asia. It is also known as Himalayan black salt. Popularly known in Bangladesh as bit laban, it is a food additive for incrementing the taste of food. But it is not safe for health.

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    4 basic steps to good skin

    Skincare can be a bit daunting with all this talk about the Korean 10-step routines, but the truth is no one ever starts with 10 steps. A good routine starts with only a handful of products and the most basic of steps until you work your way up to figuring out your skin’s individual needs. Only then do skin-specific steps like serums, ampoules, and acids come in.

  • A guide to personality disorders

    There are some mental health conditions that affect your everyday life and relationships. They are about how you think, feel, and act.

  • 2 lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015

    The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, a tally in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine says.

  • Higher death risk for 'alternative' cancer cures

    People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments, says the lead scientist of a new study.

  • Homecare for chikungunya by physiotherapy

    Almost every family in Dhaka city is attacked by chikungunya recently. It is most commonly caused by the bites of infected female

  • A smart investment

    Breastfeeding is not a one-woman job. Mothers need support from their health providers, families, employers, communities, and

  • Blindness affects people with greatest burden in developing countries

    Worldwide, there are an estimated 36 million people who are blind, and this is set to grow to almost 115 million people by 2050, with

  • Almonds boost the elimination of bad cholesterol

    Researchers at Pennsylvania State University recently confirm the anti-cholesterol benefits of almonds. Regular intake of a handful of almonds increased levels of mature HDL or "good cholesterol" particles, which are associated with cardiovascular health, by 19 percent.

  • Impressive health-benefits of egg

    Eggs are pretty much the nature's perfect food. For centuries, eggs have been prised for their health-protective properties.

  • Loneliness, social isolation can impact longevity

    The growing phenomenon of loneliness, which international experts have described as a global epidemic, may be responsible for as many deaths as obesity, according to American Psychological Association in Washington.

  • Pregnancy: sleep disorders increase risk of premature birth

    Sleep disorders during pregnancy, notably insomnia and sleep apnea, are a risk factor for preterm births, according to a new American study published in the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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    Chinese villager hero to US leukemia patient

    Zhao Yuedong, a 39-year-old villager from China's Liaoning province, becomes a hero to a leukemia patient in the US city of Los Angeles when he became the first international bone marrow donor from Shenyang.

  • How to use your vacation to find inner peace

    Being on vacation is a great time to get some much-needed rest and recharge the batteries. However, if you can set new healthy habits while away it can also help you maintain a feeling of relaxation even when you return to the regular routine.

  • Muktamoni to be operated on Saturday

    Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) will conduct a surgery on 12-year-old girl Muktamoni, who has been suffering from an “unknown disease”, on Saturday after biopsy results showed she has a tumor in her blood vessels on the right hand.

  • Australia vitamin 'breakthrough' to cut miscarriages, birth defects

    Taking a common vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects worldwide, says Australian scientists, in what they described as a major breakthrough in pregnancy research.

  • Eliminate hepatitis

    Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver

  • Urban Health Department must be strengthened

    Very recently city dwellers of Dhaka were in great crisis and had to pay enough money out of their own pocket to get recovery from a

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