Bengali New Year Greetings!

Bengali New Year Greetings! Dear  Patrons, Wish you and your family members a very happy and prosperous Nababarsha (new year) . May God bless each one of you with good health, wisdom, success, happiness and progress in the years 1425 to come. Health is Wealth. Success, happiness and progress follow when health I is taken care of adequately. Our humble initiatives of ensuring good health for all took the shape in our online health magazine which you have greatly liked since its inception. We therefore take this opportunity to thank…

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Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations in the World

Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations in the World [Bharat Jha] Medical tourism where patients struggling to afford or find the right treatment at home head overseas is booming, with many countries jostling to offer high-quality health care at a good price.  here are the top 5 medical tourism destinations around the world: India India boasts of large number of Medical Tourists every year approximately 10 lakhs and Bangladesh forms the major portion of it. It has top Corporate Hospitals Good Number of good Medical Tourism facilitators to take care of…

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Dental Surgery – The Important yet most Important

  Dental Surgery: The Important yet most Important [By Dr Utshab Bhattacharjya] Yes the field which caters to the health of humans, the field which is one among the most sophisticated and demanding  fields in western countries, is the field which is going neglected in this region. Yes this is Dental Surgery. One among  the most important  cause of this is lack of awareness among common man. Second reason is dental surgery involves surgical or non surgical operations which are so costly that many people cannot afford it. The condition…

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Fight Against Thalassemia

Fight Against Thalassemia [By Mrs. Tinku Rajeev Gupta] Thalassemia has been one of the major challenges which is underlying the already inadequately developed Health care facilities in the war ravaged country of Afghanistan. Illiteracy, social set up, lack of awareness, non availability of blood and many other factors are posing a great challenge to health workers who have been working to fight thalassemia. There is little support from the government and hence social workers like Mr Najm  U Saqib has been trying hard to spread awareness about thalassemia and bring…

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Prolonged use of antacids harms kidneys: Doctors

Prolonged use of antacids harms kidneys: Doctors Rupali  Mukherjee, Mumbai Recent global studies suggesting that the prolonged use of widely prescribed anti-acidity pills to treat “gas” and heartburn might be linked to long-term kidney damage, acute renal disease and chronic kidney disease have sparked fresh debate in the medical community here.  Though a few initial reports about the association of these drugs — also called PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) — with kidney disease have been published in reputed international medical journals over the last couple of years, it is only…

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Bangladeshi doctors take new approach to stroke treatment

Bangladeshi doctors take new approach to stroke treatment [Sastha Bangla] Amid the rising brain stroke rates, the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital for the first time in Bangladesh brought the treatment to restore blood flow by dissolving the blood clot causing the stroke without cutting the skull open. Dr Sirajee Shafiqul Islam, an associate professor at the institute and one of the specialists of the hospital’s Neurointervention Team, told UNB that in developed countries, an alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator) injection is pushed into patient’s vein in the arm…

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New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer

New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer   By Charles Schmidt Does cell phone radiation cause cancer? New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality or whether any effects arise in people. The ionizing radiation given off by sources such as x-ray machines and the sun boosts cancer risk by shredding molecules in the body. But the non-ionizing radio-frequency (RF) radiation that cell phones and other wireless devices emit has just one known biological effect: an ability to heat tissue…

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A short note on male infertility

A short note on male infertility [Dr. Sujoy Dasgupta] Causes of Male Infertility Inadequate Sperm Production, Block in Sperm conducting duct, Sexual Dysfunction Lifestyle- smoking, drugs, obesity Usual Investigations Semen Analysis (At least twice), Evaluation of Testicular Size, Hormone Tests in blood, Ultrasound, Chromosomal Analysis (Blood) Treatment options Life Style Changes, Medicines- Natural Conception, IUI- self sperm, IVF/ ICSI- self sperm, Donor-IUI How Sperms can be collected? Self-Manipulation,Vibroejaculation,From Urine (Retrograde Ejaculation), From Testes/ Epididymes (Biopsy or needle) Author: Gyn. Infertility & Sexual Dysfunction specialist Genome fertility centre Kolkata, India Please Share:

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A very much challenging but satisfactory day

A very much challenging but satisfactory day [By Dr. Sujoy Dasgupta] It was a  very much challenging but satisfactory day for us. A woman with previous C section, presented to us at 18 weeks with Quadruple test result. She was in Japan in initial few weeks of pregnancy and then shifted to Kolkata. Thus she missed the opportunity of First Trimester Screening (FTS). The Quad test showed “High Risk for Down Syndrome”. So we offered her Amniocentesis to confirm the diagnosis (putting a needle in the fluid around the baby).…

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8 UTI Symptoms All Women Should Know

8 UTI Symptoms All Women Should Know [By Mandy Ferreira] Chances are high you will get a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some point. Thanks to our anatomy, women have more than a 50% chance of getting a UTI in their lifetime. The infections result in about 8.1 million visits to the doctor each year, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. If you’re postmenopausal, your likelihood of having a UTI increases. “In women after menopause, an average of one UTI a year is pretty…

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