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From the Editor

Sound mental health can be defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect…
Doctors’ sickest patients struggle to be heard, but the ABC taught me to listen

Doctors’ sickest patients struggle to be heard, but the ABC taught me to listen

When my patient Paul died unexpectedly, there was an outpouring of grief. He’d considered himself an ordinary man but his memorial was filled with those who spoke of his selflessness, goodwill and uncommon poise in the face of a terminal illness. The funeral came and went. The insurance forms, too. But whenever I handed over another form to his…
Mental health: A state of well-being

Mental health: A state of well-being

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. The positive dimension of mental health is stressed in WHO's definition of health as contained…
Mental retardation

Mental retardation

Mental retardation is subaverage intellectual ability present from birth or early infancy. People who are mentally retarded have a lower intellectual development than normal and difficulties in learning and social adaptation. About 3 percent of the total population are mentally retarded in USA. Causes Intelligence is determined by both heredity and…
Mental health and anger management

Mental health and anger management

Anger is a very powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance or disappointment. It is a normal human emotion that can range from slight irritation to strong rage. Anger can be harmful or helpful, depending upon how it is expressed. Knowing how to recognize and express anger in appropriate ways can help people to reach…
Medical gas’ safety in your hospital (Part-2)

Medical gas’ safety in your hospital (Part-2)

Standard Safety Precautions: Medical gas cylinder storage may seem simple, but one wrong move could result in a lot of damage and injuries. Cylinders should be stored by content; so there is no danger of connecting the wrong gas to the house manifold. In order to store medical gas cylinders in a safe manner, they must be separated into at least two…
Handwashing: A cheap and easy way to prevent many infections

Handwashing: A cheap and easy way to prevent many infections

‘Hygiene’ is commonly understood as preventing infection through cleanliness. Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Washing hands is the most common example of hygienic behaviour. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not…
Supporting children with ASD in special school

Supporting children with ASD in special school

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with lifelong impacts. There is no known cause for ASD, but it's prevalence rate is on the rise.  According   to current data  of  Institute of  Paediatric  Neurodisorder and Autism, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, the prevalence…
Coping  mental problems with acupuncture treatment

Coping mental problems with acupuncture treatment

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) health is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease". Mental health, therefore, is an integral part of human health and wellbeing”. From time to time we all have to deal with emotional distress or major events in our lives, for the…
Mock drill on earthquake and fire at hospital level held

Mock drill on earthquake and fire at hospital level held

A mock drill aimed at increasing capacity of hospital for minimizing losses in case of earthquake and fire incident was held on Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (SuMCH) premises. Extinguishing fire, repairing leaked gas line, rescuing affected people and bringing them to hospital for treatment was held as part of the drill. Ministry of Disaster…
Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections

Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections

Michelle Roberts Scientists say they have found a way to make self-lubricating latex condoms that become slippery on contact. It is thanks to a special, durable coating that should last throughout intercourse, says the team, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They hope it will make condoms more appealing to use and thereby prevent sexually…
FDA approves Xyosted (testosterone enanthate) injection for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males

FDA approves Xyosted (testosterone enanthate) injection for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males

Antares Pharma, Inc. recently announced the approval of Xyosted (testosterone enanthate) injection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Xyosted is the first FDA approved subcutaneous testosterone enanthate product for once-weekly, at-home self-administration with an easy-to-use, single dose, disposable QuickShot® auto injector. Xyosted…
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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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