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The importance of awareness in cancer prevention

GD Assist The paradox with cancer is that an estimated two-thirds of all cancers are preventable. However, the situation on the ground is so grim that according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Furthermore, across large swathes of the developing world, reports suggest that […]

CPR: A life-saving technique that everyone should know

On a busy road in downtown Dhaka, Tarannum, sitting on her scooter and waiting for the traffic lights to turn green, suddenly she fell off and lay crumpled on the road. Sensing an emergency, Tara, who was passing by, ran towards her and administered CPR, keeping as calm as possible while trying to revive Tarannum. […]

First aid: Foremost in ensuring everyday safety

Though we hope this would never come true for you, there will be a time when you wish you had a proper first-aid kit close by. Here’s why. If your injury involves blood-loss, you only have precious seconds to get the necessary supplies to stem the bleeding. Keeping a first-aid kit can provide you with the […]

Durga Pujo festivities are here!

It is that time of the year when even the most laid-back Bengali will become the most energetic member of his para. It is that time of the year when even the most mundane spaces in the city of Kolkata will magically transform into mesmerising art-scape. It is that time of the year when even […]

Impact of surgical costs on your financial health

Homemaker Khatoon Reza, 55, felt acute chest pain and upon investigation, it was found that she had coronary artery disease, which entailed the removal of the accumulated plaque in her arteries. Though her bypass surgery costs were principally covered under her medical insurance, yet she had to pay to out-of-network medical service providers. She did not […]

Celebrating World Heart Day 2018

The typical human heart beats about 115,000 times a day and is the most crucial for survival since it enables blood circulation throughout the body. However, despite the criticality of this organ in human survival, little do we know or care about the state of our heart. It is only if we feel blinding chest […]

Importance of deciding the best doctor for your treatment

Though healthcare choices are highly personal, most would agree that excellence and expertise in medical care is crucially important. On the contrary, inadequate screenings during routine check-ups and subpar treatment of critical illnesses may result in inferior care and can have costly and tragic results. This exercise underscores an important realisation: In curing patient, top […]

Hello Chattogram!

Chattogram might appear as a small dot on the map of Bangladesh. But look closer and you will find that the city has a rich history – and a future that is strong with potential. Chattogram – eventful past, exciting future The historical significance of Chattogram can be gauged from the fact that it is […]

15 useful money-saving tips while travelling abroad for medical treatment

Many would know that travelling abroad for availing medical treatment by itself represents a cost-effective proposition. However, few would know how to minimise the ancillary costs to supplement the overall value offered by overseas medical travel. It also happens that though one budgets for all the primary costs relating to healthcare travel, one might not […]

Balm for the stressed-out corporate employee

Note to self:“It’s not stress that burdens us. It’s our reaction to it that does. So I’ll always stay positive, calm and breathe easy while putting my best at work.” An employee working in a large corporate had pinned this message on his soft-board. A wellness trainer hired by his organisation happened to walk by […]