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  • Going gently into that good night

    A look into what palliative care is available for those with life-limiting illnesses in Bangladesh.

  • What is really killing the children of Tripura Para?

    Forgotten by healthcare workers for seven years, 10 children in Sitakunda died from a disease that takes a single shot to prevent.

  • The curious case of the C-section

    Ideally, caesareans are a process that should be used only when there's an emergency and when the life of either the baby or the mother is in danger. But in Bangladesh, more than 80 percent of the deliveries in private hospitals are caesarean.

  • Before cancer: Treating arsenic early

    First comes the wheezing. It happens decades before the skin lesions appear – the tell-tale signs of arsenic poisoning.

  • Got enough iron?

    If you feel exhausted all day long for no apparent reason, if your face and palms look as pale as a character in a vampire movie, if you often feel faint, lightheaded and dizzy, especially while working out or climbing stairs - you probably are anaemic.

  • The Plight of Menstruating Women

    My imbrued frock disclosed to my displeasure- my entrance into puberty. Two days prior to my twelfth birthday, it ensued- the 'biological inevitable.' The flowing down of thick red fluid did not place me into perplexity, but it made the next seven days

  • It Never Works!

    Crash diets – that ever popular way to drop some extra pounds fast and a dieting fashion that seems set to remain as shrinking celebrities promote the message that ‘thin is the new black’.

  • Awareness on breastfeeding

    According to World Health Organisation's (WHO) calculations, every year, the untimely death of 15 lakh children can be prevented if they are only breast fed during the first six months after birth.

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