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An eye hospital for the marginalised people

An eye hospital for the marginalised people

Standard Chartered Bank is collaborating with Friendship to perform 400 eye-cataract surgeries for people in the remote coastal areas of Bangladesh for the marginalised population who otherwise would not have any opportunity for the cure from mostly the preventable types of blindness.

  • Long-term antibiotic consumption can increase heart disease

    New US research suggests that women who take antibiotics over a longer period of time may have an increased risk of death from heart disease and other causes.

  • pathologists

    Shortage of pathologists inhibits progress on UHC

    Pathology is the cornerstone of modern medicine, ensuring that patients are correctly diagnosed and given an appropriate treatment.

  • Digital rectal exams for routine prostate screening discouraged

    Digital rectal examination (DRE) for prostate cancer screening in primary care should be discouraged given "the lack of evidence supporting its use", according to a meta-analysis.

  • Sugary drinks linked to an increased risk of death

    New US research finds that drinking a large amount of sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit juice, can increase the risk of dying from heart disease, as well as all other causes.

  • How important is the time of having meals?

    For a long time, some experts consider that timing of meals is as important as what we eat. Interestingly, more new results are coming as new researches are emerging. Well, late-night eaters would not like the answer as late-night eating really affects our body. But how bad is it?

  • JCI

    JCI Dhaka Central organised an art exhibition by gifted children

    Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dhaka Central, a regional chapter of JCI Bangladesh, organised an art exhibition titled ‘Haatchani’ in

  • World Sleep Day

    World Sleep Day, March 16: Here's why to get enough sleep

    Friday, March 16, World Sleep Day is a little reminder to us all to try to get some much-needed shut-eye. Here we round up some recent studies which show how important sleep is for good health.

  • Menopausal hormone

    ‘Menopausal hormone therapy could be good for heart’

    After previous studies have failed to provide a clear answer on the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on heart health, a new UK study has found that the therapy could have a positive effect, potentially lowering the risk of heart failure.

  • Health benifits

    Health benefits of exquisite tea

    Tea is not only tea; it is a cup of positivity. Someone said, "A cup of tea is an excuse to share great thoughts with great minds". I would like to dedicate my article for all true tea lovers. Pick one or more that is best suited to your entire health.

  • Women are more likely to donate a kidney

    This year’s World Kidney Day, on the same day as International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March) highlighted how women are more likely to donate kidneys than men, and also more likely to suffer from the most serious stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD), mainly because they tend to live longer than men with serious CKD and take longer to reach a critical stage requiring transplantation.