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From the Editor

From the Editor

The increasing interest in mental health in recent years and the knowldege that certain drugs can stimulate, depress, or modify the state of mind has led to much publicity on the subject. Some young people, and also some of the older generation worldwide, with a desire to experiment, to alleviate boredom, or to burn the candle at both ends are intrigued…
Being told I was a disappointment to medicine haunted me for years

Being told I was a disappointment to medicine haunted me for years

Praise is largely a forgotten concept in medicine, with the myth that trainees learn through ‘tough love’ still perpetuated. This needs to change       Many years ago, when I was a trainee physician, a formal feedback to track my progress never materialised. Instead, late one evening, with no prior notice, I was marched into…
Hepatitis C: New drugs cure it, but most people don’t know they have it

Hepatitis C: New drugs cure it, but most people don’t know they have it

Douglas T. Dieterich, MD Hepatitis C is a potentially deadly liver disease that affects an estimated 3.5 millionpeople in the United States and up to 150 million worldwide. In fact, it kills more Americans than all other infectious diseases together! But in just the past few years, advances in treatment have been nothing short of astounding. A condition…
WHO on substance abuse

WHO on substance abuse

Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome - a cluster of behavioural, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties…
Drug abuse in Bangladesh

Drug abuse in Bangladesh

Rowshan Ara Firoz Drug abuse is a gruesome menace in the society with grave biological, social, financial, psychological and security effect on the individuals, families and the community. It is a curse of the modern free world and the scientific and technological civilization. The widespread abuse of drugs has become a human tragedy. In Bangladesh…
Drugs and crime in Bangladesh

Drugs and crime in Bangladesh

Despite recent strong economic growth, poverty in Bangladesh continues to be pervasive. Nearly half of its 160 million population live below the poverty line. Bangladesh features the third highest number of poor people living in a single country after India and China. These  challenges are magnified by a population density of roughly 800 people…
Drug addiction on the rise in Bangladesh

Drug addiction on the rise in Bangladesh

Dr. Saif Ullah Munshi Bangladeshi father Aslam Hossain still remembers the shame and despair that forced him to turn his heroin addict son in to police. Two years ago the 23-year-old got hooked on heroin, one of a growing number of better-off Bangladeshis -- from female college students to farmers -- who are falling victim to a problem once confined…
Mutations arising after conception may play vital role in autism

Mutations arising after conception may play vital role in autism

A study of nearly 6,000 families, combining three genetic sequencing technologies, finds that mutations that occur after conception play an important role in autism. A team led by investigators at Boston Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reports the findings today in Nature Neuroscience. Over the past decade, mutations…
What is a convulsion?

What is a convulsion?

Heidi Moawad, MD If you or someone you know has had a convulsion, you likely have many questions about what that means and what you should expect. Convulsions are often unexpected and generally cause concern for everyone involved. If you experience or witness a convulsion, it can be difficult to identify it and to decide what you should do. What is…
Importance of ADLs for person with disability

Importance of ADLs for person with disability

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are very important for everyone. People do many activities from morning to sleep like brushing, toileting, washing, eating, bathing etc. when anyone have disability they cannot perform his daily activities and cannot perform his role. For example, when a housewife have stroke and if her right side affects then he cannot…
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can intensify inflammatory reaction in patients with colitis

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can intensify inflammatory reaction in patients with colitis

Titanium dioxide, one of the most-produced nanoparticles worldwide, is being used increasingly in foodstuffs. When intestinal cells absorb titanium dioxide particles, this leads to increased inflammation and damage to the intestinal mucosa in mice with colitis. Researchers at the University of Zurich recommend that patients with colitis should avoid…
FDA approves Nerlynx

FDA approves Nerlynx

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nerlynx (neratinib), a once-daily oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the extended adjuvant treatment of adult patients with early stage HER2-overexpressed/amplified breast cancer, following adjuvant trastuzumab-based therapy. Important information Nerlynx may cause serious side effects, including:…
FDA approves Tremfya

FDA approves Tremfya

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tremfya (guselkumab), an interleukin-23 blocker for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. Important information Tremfya may cause serious side effects, including: Infections. Tremfya is a medicine that…
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