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From the Editor

From the Editor

The eye is the most vital of all the sense organs of humankind. Through the eye we can see the most precious of the gifts of God; this most bounteous and beautiful universe. Impairment of the other sense organs can be overcome in some way or other, through therapy and training in order to subsume the physcal lacuna, but  diseases and disorders…
Top causes of eye problems

Top causes of eye problems

Most people have eye problems at one time or another. Some are minor and will go away on their own, or are easy to treat at home. Others need a specialist’s care. Whether your vision isn’t what it used to be, or never was that great, there are things you can do to get your eye health back on track. See if any of these common problems sound…
Refractive disorders

Refractive disorders

Normally, the eye creates a clear image because the cornea and lens bend (refract) incoming light rays to focus them on the retina. The shape of the cornea is fixed, but the lens changes shape to focus on objects at various distances from the eye. The shape of the eyeball further helps to create a clear image on the retina. People who are farsighted…
Lasik eye surgery

Lasik eye surgery

If you're tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, you may be considering Lasik eye surgery.  Lasik is one of the newest procedures to correct vision problems.   Before you sign up for lasik surgery, be sure to get a clear picture of what you can expect. What is Lasik? Lasik is eye surgery to a very delicate part of the eye. Hundreds…
Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is wear and tear of the macula - the part of the retina responsible for central vision. It usually affects both eyes but may produce symptoms in one eye long before affecting the other eye. Visual loss is restricted to the central part of the vision and will not affect peripheral vision if there are no other diseases. Causes The…
Scientists reveal likely cause of childhood leukaemia

Scientists reveal likely cause of childhood leukaemia

A major new analysis reveals for the first time the likely cause of most cases of childhood leukaemia, following more than a century of controversy about its origins. Professor Mel Greaves from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, assessed the most comprehensive body of evidence ever collected on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) - the most…
For first time, WHO names some lab tests ‘Essential’

For first time, WHO names some lab tests ‘Essential’

For the first time, the World Health Organization has published a list of diagnostic tests that it considers essential to every health care system in the world. The list, published Wednesday, is similar to the agency’s essential medicines list, which the WHO launched in 1977. In its day, the medicines list was revolutionary because it was both…
Maintaining healthy weight between early adulthood and middle age could help avoid diabetes

Maintaining healthy weight between early adulthood and middle age could help avoid diabetes

Young adults suffering from obesity who lose enough weight to no longer be considered obese before early middle age reduce their risk of developing diabetes by nearly 70 percent compared to those who remain obese over the same life interval, according to a new study in the journal Diabetes Care. The research was supported by the National Institute…
Can’t stop going to the bathroom? 4 Reasons why you’re peeing so much

Can’t stop going to the bathroom? 4 Reasons why you’re peeing so much

ISADORA BAUM Are you always hitting the bathrooms every hour? It can feel excessive, and who wants to be that office goof who spends half the day on the toilet? The good news is peeing an abnormal amount does mean something, and with a few lifestyle tips and a diagnosis from a doctor, you can reduce that frequency and find some relief. We discussed…
Occupational therapy for bariatric

Occupational therapy for bariatric

Obesity is the result of genetic, behavioral, environmental, physiological, social and cultural factors that result in an imbalance between energy intake (food) and energy expenditure (exercise) over an extended period of time promoting excessive fat deposition. Obesity has become an increasingly common condition that problematically places those affected…
Scientists uncover the cause of insulin resistance in obesity

Scientists uncover the cause of insulin resistance in obesity

 Kate Bass Obesity (body mass index of 30 or more) is a global health problem that significantly increases the risk of developing a range of chronic disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders. Consequently, being overweight can shorten life expectancy by ≤8 years and reduce the duration of healthy life…
FDA approves Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) as a preventive treatment for migraine

FDA approves Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) as a preventive treatment for migraine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. The treatment is given by once-monthly self-injections. Aimovig is the first FDA-approved preventive migraine treatment in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule…
FDA approves Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) for the treatment of adults with hyperkalemia

FDA approves Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) for the treatment of adults with hyperkalemia

AstraZeneca recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate), formerly ZS-9, for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults. Hyperkalemia is a serious condition characterized by high levels of potassium in the blood (greater than 5.0 mEq/L). The risk of hyperkalemia increases significantly…
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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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