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Half of all hypertension patients are unaware of the fact

Dr. Taslima Akter

In this day and age of seemingly endless stress, hypertension or high blood pressure is emerging as an increasingly common comorbid condition. An individual’s blood pressure changes each day, depending on her/his movement and activity. However, if you have hypertension, it means that your blood pressure is chronically higher than it should be. May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, with the 17th of the month observed glob...

Keep in mind your nutrition and health after Ramadan

Fasting cleans our liver, the body fats and toxins and helps us to stay healthy and fit. During the holy month of Ramadan, we also grew some good habits such as, we quit smoking, having a healthy diet, improved stamina through exercise. Now Eid is just around the corner and now, we are about to switch to our regular meals.

By: Anika Tabassum Mohona 

Yet, it will need a few days to get back to the usual food habit and sleeping routines.

Bec...

19 deaths today, more 1604 new virus cases

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Friday rose to 406,364 as 1,604 more cases were reported, after testing 14141,357 samples in the last 24 hours. During that time 19 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 5,905, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS...

Females’ drug addiction threat to social fabric

Ria Rahman (not real name), aged 28, landed in trouble as she got addicted to drugs being motivated by her husband. Before marriage, Ria, a resident of Mohammadpur in the capital, knew her future husband as a drug addict. She thought that she would be able to correct him after marriage. But her assumption proved wrong. After marriage, frustration gripped her as relations with her mother-in-law deteriorated due to maladjustment with her.

Corona vaccine approved for use in Russia

A locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been given regulatory approval in Russia after less than two months of testing on humans. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine had passed all the required checks, adding that his daughter had already been given it, reports BBC. Officials have said they plan to start mass vaccination in October. Experts have raised concerns about the speed of Russia’s work, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners. Amid fears that safety could have been compromised, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Russia last week to follow international guidelines for producing a vaccine against Covid-19. [caption id="attachment_27822" align="alignright" width="660"]