Psychological treatment : getting maximum from minimum resources

Graham Edward Powell
Mental Health problems are common in Bangladesh and have a serious impact. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), about 14 million people are suffering from mental illness in Bangladesh and the common problems are depression and anxiety disorders.
WHO says that the impact of depression on functioning is 50 percent greater than that of angina/chest

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It’s just 3 steps to healthier bone

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density decreases and becomes porous leading to frequent fractures. It is a silent epidemic and largely preventable through just three steps C, D, E — Calcium, Vitamin D and Exercise.
Unfortunately, many people do not know that they have it until their bones start breaking. Experts urged to create mass awareness campaign on osteoporosis prevention countrywide

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Shaving salt, saving lives

Governments around the world could save huge health costs and avert millions of early deaths if they introduced laws to cut salt levels in food, US researchers claimed.
Shaving 3 grams off the daily salt intake could prevent up to 66,000 strokes, 99,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths in the United States, while saving $24 billion in health costs per

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Sound investment needed for sound mind

One in four people will require mental healthcare at some point in their lives, but in many countries — only two per cent of all health sector resources are invested in mental health services. About 80 percent of people with serious mental disorders living in low and middle income countries like Bangladesh do not receive mental health services they need.
Experts urge to increase

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Marriage, divorce up weight

Both marriage and divorce can trigger weight gain, according to research being presented at the American Sociological Association.
There is an increased risk of piling on the pounds in the two years after a marriage starts or ends, according to their study of 10,071 people.
Newly-married women were at greatest risk of “large” weight gains.
Some gains may “pose

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Daily exercise ‘cuts death risk’

Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years and cut death risk by 14 per cent, research from Taiwan suggests.
Experts in The Lancet say this is the least amount of activity an adult can do to gain any health benefit.
This is about half the quantity currently recommended in the UK.
Meanwhile, work in the

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Morning smoking has cancer risk

People who smoke soon after getting up in the morning are more likely to develop cancer than those who light up later in the day, say US researchers.
A study of 7,610 smokers, published in the journal Cancer, said the effect was independent of other smoking habits.
Smoking in the first 30 minutes after waking nearly doubled the, already high, risk of lung cancer

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Fragmented sleep ‘harms memory’

Broken sleep affects the ability to build memories, a study of mice suggests.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science findings could help explain memory problems linked to conditions including Alzheimer’s and sleep apnoea.
The Stanford University found disrupting sleep made it harder for the animals to recognise familiar objects.
A UK sleep expert said

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Breastfed children are better behaved

Breast-fed babies grow into better behaved and more emotionally stable children than those that are bottle fed, a study has shown.
Five-year-olds who had been breast fed were almost a third less likely to suffer behavioural problems severe enough to disrupt family life.
Those reared on bottled milk formula tended to display more troublesome traits such as neediness,

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The health benefits of blood donation

From Bangkok Post
There is no substitute for human blood. Only blood from one person can save another. And did you know that donating blood not only benefits the recipient but may also improve the health of the donor? So if you donate blood on a regular basis, you’ll get more than just that great feeling of saving a life – you are also saving your own.
IRON REMOVAL
About 70% of your body’s iron is

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The basics of a healthy diet

Olive oil, cereals, pulses, oily fish, fruits, vegetables… what makes them so important in our diet?
Good health is the foundation of beauty, and a healthy diet is the foundation of good health. By watching our diet to ensure it includes certain foods, we can make sure that the foundation is as sound as possible, as well as preventing certain illnesses and slowing

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Diet Drinks Make You Fat

Regularly consuming diet fizzy drinks will only make you ­fatter, new research shows.
Although they have fewer calories, the drinks fail to stop you piling on the pounds – and could trigger your appetite so that you eat more.
The news is a blow to millions of Britons who believe such drinks help to keep them in trim. Scientists came to their conclusion after looking at two important studies.
One involving more than 500 participants found that those who guzzled diet soft drinks every day had

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Chocolate milk is best drink after exercise,claim scientists

Scientists have claimed that chocolate milk is the best recovery drink to have after exercise, as it helps build more muscles, boost performance and keep off the fat.
After an exhausting session on the treadmill, many athletes usually reach for an isotonic sports drink or good old-fashioned water, but two new studies from The University of Texas at Austin have shown that chocolate milk is the ideal post-workout recovery

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Diabetes ‘can be reversed through low calorie diet’

People with Type 2 diabetes could reverse their condition by following a very low calorie diet, according to new research.
The expert behind the study said the “remarkable” findings showed an eight-week diet could prompt the body to produce its own insulin.
The breakthrough suggests a dramatic drop in calories has a direct effect on reducing fat accumulated

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Why Smokers Gain Weight When Quitting

Washington: Scientists say they’ve finally discovered why smokers tend to gain some weight when they kick the habit.
It turns out that nicotine can rev up brain cells that normally signal people to stop eating when they’re full, researchers report in Friday’s edition of the journal Science.
The weight connection isn’t

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Eat right for your age

Your body’s nutritional needs will change throughout life…
THE core principles of a healthy, balanced diet remain the same whether you’re 20  or 60. However as we grow older various physiological and psychological changes occur that have a direct effect on nutritional requirements. So how do you eat for your age?
Teens
Adolescence is a time when boys and girls can gain or lose significant amounts of weight, both of which

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New research discovers tangerines help obesity

A surprising new discovery will help fight obesity and heart problems. The University of Western Ontario has carried out research and discovered a substance in tangerines that helps obesity and gives protection against type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Nobiletin is found in high concentrations in the tangerine fruit. The research was published on Science Daily.

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