19h ago| Hospitals

A 100-bed facility only on paper

Even when it’s afternoon, one can barely see anything inside. Many beds are worn-down, while others don’t have any covers.

1d ago| Hospitals

Mahanagar Hospital: Surgery dept closed for 6yrs, ICU inactive, 50% doctor posts vacant

The Dhaka Mahanagar General Hospital is located at Naya Bazar, near the Babubazar Bridge. Its outdoor department is always crowded with patients, many of whom go there for Covid vaccines these days.

1d ago| Healthcare

Know your ‘superfoods’: Aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the most popular medicinal plants that people have used for thousands of years.

2w ago| Hospitals

Kidney patients in a fix

Patients of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) are gravely worried about whether they would be able to avail of dialysis service from next week.

3w ago| Healthcare

Why do we urinate more in winter?

You are warm and cosy under the blanket and suddenly you feel the need to pee, even though you emptied your bladder just a little while back.

3w ago| Hospitals

Savar Health Complex: Hamstrung by doctor shortage

Savar Upazila Health Complex has been suffering from capacity issues for quite a long time now. From lack of beds, doctors and every other required facility, the state-sponsored health service is...

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

A 100-bed facility only on paper

Even when it’s afternoon, one can barely see anything inside. Many beds are worn-down, while others don’t have any covers.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Know your ‘superfoods’: Aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the most popular medicinal plants that people have used for thousands of years.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Mahanagar Hospital: Surgery dept closed for 6yrs, ICU inactive, 50% doctor posts vacant

The Dhaka Mahanagar General Hospital is located at Naya Bazar, near the Babubazar Bridge. Its outdoor department is always crowded with patients, many of whom go there for Covid vaccines these days.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Teenage depression: What to look out for and how to help

Depression is more than just a feeling of being sad for a short period. Among teens, depression can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities and it can control...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Know your ‘superfoods’: Moringa

Moringa oleifera is a tree native to the subcontinent.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

Sciatica in winter What should you do?

Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the back of your leg to your buttock and to your back, becomes irritated. The irritation may be caused by a herniated...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

Children with ADHD can thrive with parent-teacher support

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood, which often continues into adulthood.

January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022

Know your deshi superfoods Neem

Almost all parts of the neem tree, also known as Azadirachta indica, have medicinal properties and have been used in traditional home remedies for centuries.

January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022

Where putrid stench greets patients

Imagine a dumpster sitting right opposite the main gate of a hospital, spreading a ghastly stench. Those who dump waste here don’t even bother to make sure their trash is placed at the bin, which...

January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022

Know your deshi ‘superfoods’: Thankuni leaves

Thankuni leaves or Centella asiatica is one of the most-revered herbal medicines used in traditional home remedies in the subcontinent.