Health

Sharing knowledge on latest treatment methods in Dhaka

Sharing knowledge on latest treatment methods in Dhaka

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Farrer Park Hospital affirms friendship with Bangladesh through sharing of knowledge and expertise, says a press release. The hospital has been bringing specialists to share knowledge and expertise with the people and doctors of Bangladesh. The hospital recently brought two of the most sought after specialist, Dr Cindy Pang, Gynaecologist and Dr Mohammad Mashfiqul Siddique,…
Strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis
Strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis
Improving primary health care, starting with better data
Strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis
Breaking the silence: menstrual hygiene in Bangladesh

Breaking the silence: menstrual hygiene in Bangladesh

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The taboo around menstrual health is still as prevalent in the society of Bangladesh as it was for many years — despite the issue concerning half of the population. These taboos emerge from an absence of proper awareness and management of menstrual hygiene, causing more complications to the already sensitive and painful occurrence. Menstrual hygiene…
Antibiotics Awareness Week: How we can prevent resistance

Antibiotics Awareness Week: How we can prevent resistance

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World Antibiotics Awareness Week, which takes place November 12 to 18 and is managed by the World Health Organization, aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and prevent it spreading further. Here we round up some facts and figures on antibiotic resistance and why it is important we all play our role in fighting…
Millions with high blood sugar face TB risk

Millions with high blood sugar face TB risk

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Millions of people with high blood sugar may be at greater risk of tuberculosis than previously thought, scientists said Friday, warning that diabetes and TB could combine to create the "perfect storm" of disease. Tuberculosis, a severe infection caused by bacteria in the lungs, kills almost as many people each year as HIV/AIDS and malaria…
An alternative to surgery for some meniscal tears

An alternative to surgery for some meniscal tears

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Physical therapy (PT) seems to be a reasonable alternative to early surgery for adults with non-obstructive meniscal tears, according to a non-inferiority trial in JAMA. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee joint. They can be damaged…