3d ago| Star Health

Be aware of HIV/AIDS to fight against the disease

HIV is a serious worldwide public health concern, having claimed the lives of 36.3 million people to date. According to the World Health Organisation, by the end of 2020, an estimated 37.7 million...

3d ago| Star Health

Complications in pregnancy and birth increase with COVID-19

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to have complications with pregnancy and birth than those without, according to the research journal PLOS Medicine.

3d ago| Star Health

Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of the various common psychiatric disorders

A new study published in a journal Diabetologia finds that type 2 diabetes (T2D) prevalence is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder compared with the general population.

2w ago| Disease control

Rodents could be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-like Coronaviruses

SARS-like coronaviruses may be silent in rodents. Some ancestral rodents likely had repeated infections with SARS-like Coronaviruses, leading

2w ago| Disease

An integrated action plan is needed to overcome the diabetic pandemic

Diabetes is one of the four major types of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) that enormously contribute to morbidity and mortality worldwide.

2w ago| HEALTH BULLETIN

Low energy diets for weight management in adults with Type 2 Diabetes

A new study published in a journal entitled “Diabetologia” finds that low energy diets with formula meal replacements are the most effective

Role of antioxidants in cancer prevention

Cancer is becoming one of Bangladesh’s leading causes of mortality. The incidence of cancer is rising. The uncontrolled growth of body cells is called cancer.

Universal access to hand hygiene

All households in the world’s 46 least developed countries could have handwashing facilities by 2030 if the world invested less than US$1 per person per year in hand hygiene.

Genome sequencing to identify drug-resistant TB strains

On 20th October 2021, the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health (WCOLH) researchers presented data from a study that used genome sequencing to effectively predict tuberculosis (TB) strains...

Half of the global population lack access to basic diagnostics

Nearly half (47%) of the global population has limited or no access to key tests and services essential for diagnosing common diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, HIV, and tuberculosis, or...

COVID-19 raises mental health concerns in most women

According to a systemic review, in 2020, cases of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders increased by 28% and 26%.

WHO’s revised Essential Medicines Lists highlight diabetes and cancer meds

World Health Organisation (WHO) recently updated its Model Lists of Essential Medicines and Essential Medicines for Children, including new cancer treatments and diabetes medicines.