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Nutrition starts in the embryonic life as the trophoblast cells invade the deciduas digesting and imbibing it. Progesterone secreted during last half of sexual cycles convert endometrial stromal cells into swollen cells with extra glycogen, protein, lipids, minerals for development of zygote (fertilized egg). Energy requirement for heavy work is 3500…
Overview of nutrition

Overview of nutrition

Nutrition id the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth particularly in humans. It is the nourishment of energy and is how food affects the health and body. It includes intake, absorption assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. There are two types of nutrients: Macronutrients and Micronutrients. …
Nutritional disorders

Nutritional disorders

John C.M. Brust Nutritional deficiency can adversely affect the nervous system, both centrally and peripherally, leading to problems in thinking and other brain functions as well as in the brain’s regulation of the body. In developing countries such deficiency is usually the result of starvation or dietary restriction. In developed countries,…
Nutritional status in Bangladesh

Nutritional status in Bangladesh

Rates of malnutrition in Bangladesh are among the highest in the world. More than 54% of preschool-age children, equivalent to more than 9.5 million children, are stunted, 56% are underweight and more than 17% are wasted. Although all administrative divisions were affected by child malnutrition there were important differences in the prevalences of…
Global nutrition targets 2025

Global nutrition targets 2025

Recognizing that accelerated global action is needed to address the pervasive and corrosive problem of the double burden of malnutrition, in 2012 the World Health Assembly Resolution 65.6 endorsed a Comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, which specified a set of six global nutrition targets that by 2025 aim…
10 facts on nutrition

10 facts on nutrition

Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity. Healthy children learn better. People with adequate nutrition…
What exactly is a disease?

What exactly is a disease?

DUANE MELLOR There is an ongoing lively debate among healthcare professionals about whether or not obesity is a disease. Differences between those who argue that it’s a disease and those who argue that it’s just a risk factor for conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease are unlikely to be resolved any time soon. The debate,…
OB/GYNs explain when you should (and shouldn’t) worry about period blood clots

OB/GYNs explain when you should (and shouldn’t) worry about period blood clots

KAITLYN PIRIE Even though blood clots sound scary, they’re usually a good thing. When you experience an injury—say, you accidentally cut yourself—your blood cells and proteins in your body join forces to form a clot and prevent excessive bleeding. But those jelly-like blobs that appear during your period are a bit different than other…
Deadly new fungal superbug is worrying doctors — here's what you need to know

Deadly new fungal superbug is worrying doctors — here's what you need to know

ABBY HAGLAGE Months after health officials in New York, New Jersey and Illinois raised concerns about a new deadly fungal superbug, a study has suggested climate change may be playing a role in its troubling rise. “Candida auris fungus” (C. auris) is a multi-drug–resistant fungal infection that spreads in hospitals and is extremely…
Should you take daily aspirin for your heart?

Should you take daily aspirin for your heart?

LINDSEY KONKEL  Nearly 30 million Americans who are 40 or older—who don’t have cardiovascular disease—take aspirin every day anyway, with the aim of protecting their hearts. Of these, 6.6 million do it without any recommendation from their doctor, according to new research published online today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.…
SHARE project of icddr,b launch documentary films on prevention of NCDs

SHARE project of icddr,b launch documentary films on prevention of NCDs

Recently, Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence (SHARE) project of icddr,b in collaboration with University College London (UCL), United Kingdom organised an event to discuss and launch two documentary films on prevention of non-communicable diseases among urban adolescents. Addressing the question of ‘What influences what we eat?’,…
Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'

Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'

Older women are at most risk of contracting Lyme disease, a study suggests - and parts of southern and south-west England are "hotspots". There are around 3,000 cases of the disease - a bacterial infection carried by ticks - each year in the UK. But experts say everyone should become aware of the characteristic bulls-eye rash and flu-like…
FDA approves Pretomanid for highly drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis

FDA approves Pretomanid for highly drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis

Pretomanid, a novel compound developed by the non-profit organization TB Alliance, was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently for treating some of the most drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB). The new drug was approved under the Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs (LPAD pathway) as part…
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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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