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By Depu Pulak | 153 11-Jul-2023

A surge in dengue cases adds to the hospital burden in Bangladesh

As many as 189 dengue patients have been hospitalised in the highest daily surge of cases this year, as the monsoon, an ideal season for the surge of Aedes mosquito-borne

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By Depu Pulak | 211 29-May-2023

A combination of healthy diets linked with longer life

In the journals

Healthier eating leads to better health. But does it matter what kind of healthy eating plan you follow? Researchers looked at the effect of four healthy eating patterns

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By Depu Pulak | 219 29-May-2023

6 natural ways to lower blood pressure

Lifestyle changes can be as effective as medication.

Taking medication to lower high blood pressure is a proven way to reduce your risk for heart disease. But adopting lifestyle changes may

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By Depu Pulak | 242 29-May-2023

Apps to accelerometers Can technology improve mental health in older adults

Technology can aid older adults' mental health and medication management.

It can be devastating to watch older adults struggle with memory problems, low mood, anxiety, or a lack of motivation, particularly

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By Depu Pulak | 243 13-Jul-2022

Screening tests may save lives — so when is it time to stop?

A new study suggests many women continue to get Pap smears they no longer need.

Screening tests, such as Pap smears or blood pressure checks, could save your life. They can

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By Depu Pulak | 280 10-Sep-2022

Save the trees, prevent the sneeze

When I worked at Greenpeace for five years before I attended medical school, a popular slogan was, "Think globally, act locally." As I write this blog about climate change and

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By Depu Pulak | 217 14-Feb-2023

Preventable liver disease is rising: What you eat — and avoid — counts

Metabolic risk factors and alcohol fuel higher rates of fatty liver disease.

In today's fast-paced world, our waking hours are filled with decisions — often surrounding what to eat. After a

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By Depu Pulak | 256 05-Apr-2023

Lead poisoning: What parents should know and do

Reports of defective tests put lead poisoning — and ways to prevent it — back in the spotlight.

You may have heard recent news reports about a company that knowingly sold

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By Depu Pulak | 238 07-Apr-2022

Healthier planet, healthier people

Five small steps toward better health for you and planet Earth.

Everything is connected. You've probably heard that before, but it bears repeating. Below are five ways to boost both your individual

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By Depu Pulak | 207 30-Nov-2022

Does less TV time lower your risk for dementia?

Television viewing is associated with increased risks of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Be honest: just how much television are you watching? One study has estimated that half of American adults spend

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By Depu Pulak | 276 10-May-2023

Can long COVID affect the gut?

Emerging evidence suggests that GI problems may persist in some people who have had COVID-19.

Low energy, brain fog, and lung problems are a few of the lingering aftereffects reported by

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