Manzur H Maswood

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    Obesity cripples lives of children in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:39am on December 06, 2019

    Obesity and overweight are the plights that trouble children in Bangladesh today. Their prevalence among the urban children highlight the most pressing issues at hand...

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    Lifestyle making children unhealthy, unsocial: Salma Akhter

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:36am on December 06, 2019

    Dhaka University sociology professor Salma Akhter said the lifestyle in the capital was making children develop unhealthy habits, besides making them unsocial. ‘Children cannot spend...

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    Children given wrong food choices: Shamsunnaher Nahid Mohua

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:33am on December 06, 2019

    BIRDEM hospital head of nutrition Shamsunnaher Nahid Mohua said that children are being pushed to make wrong food choices from the very beginning of their...

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    Contraceptive use low among adolescent wives

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:31am on December 06, 2019

    Adolescent marriage is predominant in Bangladesh but more than half of the adolescent married girls do not use contraceptives, risking early pregnancy as well as...

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    ICDDR,B finds low-cost treatment sans hospitalisation

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 08:51pm on December 01, 2019

    ICDDR,b scientists have innovated low-cost and effective treatment of childhood pneumonia without hospitalization. Under the method, children with severe pneumonia can be...

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    Hospital admission for dengue crosses 1 lakh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:28am on November 30, 2019

    The number of dengue patients hospitalised in the country this year crossed the one-lakh mark to reach 1,00,021 on Friday. With the unprecedented rise of...

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    Antibiotic use in Bangladesh alarming

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:08am on November 28, 2019

    The alarmingly high rate of consumption of antibiotics in Bangladesh created a great risk of antibiotic resistance, a new study revealed. Consumption of antibiotics is...

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    90pc drugs not tested

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2019

    The people of Bangladesh have no way to know about the quality of medicine as the controlling authority has the capacity to test less than...

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    Low IEDCR dengue death figure questions treatment

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:05am on November 16, 2019

    The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research continues to show low figure of death toll from dengue putting the treatment of dengue patients and...

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    Bangladesh bans Ranitidine

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 07:20pm on November 14, 2019

    The government on Thursday permanently  banned production, marketing and sales of popular acidity drug ranitidine. Ranitidine with any brand name has been  banned for ever...