Two-thirds of patients who visited a doctor in 2017 did not use a health portal that could help improve their health in the long run, according to a new study by the University of Michigan.
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The humanitarian emergency in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh is one of three around the world where a Dutch Government funded pilot project is taking place, targeting the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of forcibly displaced women and girls. Bangladesh is sheltering nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees who have crossed over from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar and are living in camps there.
Breast cancer survivors who used a smartphone app created at Houston Methodist consistently lost weight, largely due to daily, real-time interactions with their health care team via the mobile app. Few clinically-tested mobile apps exist today with clear measurable goals to support continued care of cancer survivors and patients.
Nepal has been receiving foreign aid since the early 1950s. Currently, the country’s health care system is heavily dependent on welfare, even for the provision of essential health services to its people. Globally, the mechanism for the dispersal of foreign aid is becoming increasingly complex
A novel investigational weight-loss device called the TransPyloric Shuttle (TPS) system (BAROnova) was safe and effective in a 12-month phase 3 pivotal trial.
In Bhutan, medical errors and their causes are least studied and understood due to lack of data, inexperienced staff, inadequate skills, influences of traditional beliefs and practices. This issue was discussed at panel discussion at the pre-conference workshop of fourth International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences in Thimphu.
Scientists have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to both save and process information, as well as receive numerous signals in parallel. The resistive switching cell made from oxide crystal nanowires is thus proving to be the ideal candidate for use in building bioinspired 'neuromorphic' processors.
The tendency to overuse antibiotics without proper medical supervision was posing a serious danger to public health in the country, doctors and researchers warned yesterday. Bangladeshis were increasingly becoming vulnerable to the exposure of antibiotic-resistant super-bug, they said at a programme titled “Antibiotic-resistant superbug: Public health in danger”. It was organized by Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) in its Dhaka headquarters.
The world's smallest wearable, the battery-free device has been developed by Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths, from the ultraviolet (UV) to visible and even infrared parts of the solar spectrum. It can record up to three separate wavelengths of light at one time.
A new report shows that three out of five young people in Bangladesh do not meet the WHO recommendations for daily physical activity. The Report Card published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health shows that only 41.4% of students aged 13-17 years were physically active for at least 60 minutes per day during the seven days of the survey.
A new, low-cost wound dressing could drastically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.