Thursday, December 12, 2019 | ePaper

CDC, Tongi - At a Glance

Taimur Alam Khandaker :Under the provision of Section 59 of the Children Act' 2013 the Government has established and maintain required number of Child Development Centres (CDCs), based on gender

Hazards to lung health due to air pollution

Md. Sazedul Islam :Dhaka's air quality worsened alarmingly and the capital ranked No. 1 in the Air Quality Index across the world recently. According to government sources, brick kilns,

The Clash of Civilizations

Scott Atran :In 2019, Brenton Tarrant, who murdered 50 Muslim worshippers in a rampage attack on a mosque in New Zealand, posted an online manifesto that cited as inspirations

Women face social stigma in reporting sexual abuse

Gulam Rabbani :Fear of 'social stigma' is still a major barrier in reporting over the gender-based violence in our country. Raising question about the character and dress up of

Consciousness Questions

Consciousness Questions

Susan Blackmore :Consciousness has been called the deepest mystery facing modern science, which is odd if you think you know exactly what your own consciousness is like and what it

The most critical red flag of domestic violence

The most critical red flag of domestic violence

Joni E. Johnston :October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It's a sad reminder that what starts out with intimacy and love can become ugly and tragic. It's also a reminder

Learning from a Princess

Learning from a Princess

Michael Alcee :A successful career woman who prided herself on her uncanny ability to manage chaos and cross all the t's of life, my patient was holding back tears. To

Thermoplasty

Thermoplasty

Life Desk :According to a recently conducted nationwide survey, the burden of asthma is estimated to be around 18 million in India. The study also highlighted the growing incidence

Teen Girls' Social Media Use

Teen Girls' Social Media Use

Terri Apter, Ph.D :Social media is embedded in the lives of teens: 95 percent look at social media regularly. Parents, teachers, and policymakers are concerned about the detrimental effects

Policy accountability on women, adolescent health

Policy accountability on women, adolescent health

Life Desk :Bangladesh has strong commitments on population and health goals and has made important progress in many fronts. Nevertheless, critical challenges loom including slowing in the decline of

Skills for future success in business

Skills for future success in business

Marcia Reynolds :Technology has changed how we communicate and will continue modifying what we call effective communication. Many of our connections will be virtual; the use of video platforms

Is work making you ill?

Is work making you ill?

Caroline Kamau and Asta Medisauskaite :In a large study of physicians in the United Kingdom [1], we examined the many problems that doctors struggle with: 44% of doctors binge-drink

Working for a cause

Working for a cause

Katharine Brooks :From all the headlines these days, it seems like everyone has a cause-a significant area of passion, interest, or concern. And whether your concerns center on children,

Danger of relying on intuition

Robert Smither :Earlier this year Business Week profiled Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, a company with annual revenues of $13 billion.  Benioff, who describes himself as being "quite spiritual,"

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Prof Dr Hamida Begum :A toddler by the age of 10-14 years when gradually becomes an adolescent (teen age) -then various changes occur in her body (physical) and mind

It's Not Easy Being Green

It's Not Easy Being Green

Allison Kelly :We are bombarded with so many terrible things facing our world that if you're anything like me, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The planet is warming at

Mass Shootings, Guns and Suicide

Mass Shootings, Guns and Suicide

Brendan Kelly :Last August, at least 31 people died in the US following mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. In response, President Donald Trump announced that

The Positives of Dyslexia

The Positives of Dyslexia

Robert Chapman :Dyslexia is typically framed through a medical-deficit model. Take the following definition: "Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by

Skills for future success in business

Marcia Reynolds :Technology has changed how we communicate and will continue modifying what we call effective communication. Many of our connections will be virtual; the use of video platforms

Age-Gap Romance: Recipe for Stigma or Success?

Age-Gap Romance: Recipe for Stigma or Success?

Wendy L. Patrick :We have all seen them, or met them: couples that are obviously from two different generations. When we are introduced, the visual mismatch may leave us

Curing Cancer, Curing CancerPhobia

Curing Cancer, Curing CancerPhobia

David Ropeik :September is cancer awareness month for advocates promoting concern about leukemia and lymphoma, childhood, gynecological, ovarian, prostate and thyroid cancers. Those honourable advocates are driving home the

Working for a cause

Working for a cause

Katharine Brooks :From all the headlines these days, it seems like everyone has a cause-a significant area of passion, interest, or concern. And whether your concerns center on children,

Shield the heart before it attacks you

Shield the heart before it attacks you

Prof. Dr. Gobinda Chnadra Das :This year, the World Heart Day ihas been observed on Sept 29 in Bangladesh along with other parts of the world. The World Heart

Policy accountability on women, adolescent health

Policy accountability on women, adolescent health

Life Desk :Bangladesh has strong commitments on population and health goals and has made important progress in many fronts. Nevertheless, critical challenges loom including slowing in the decline of

Experiencing in a mountain setting

Experiencing in a mountain setting

Ned Morgan :Melanie Rudd grew up within sight of Mount Rainier in Washington State. Now an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Houston, she specializes in studies

The teenage brain : Risky or ready to learn?

The teenage brain : Risky or ready to learn?

Erin Walsh and David Walsh :This was not an infrequent refrain when I was a teenager. I am sure that some of my behavior (So. Much. Crying.) wasn't easy

Stress, Insomnia: Pestilential to family and society

Stress, Insomnia: Pestilential to family and society

Dr. Syed Nesar Ahmad Rumy :Stress and Insomnia are two special situations of human being. These situations are sometimes so acute that those are reflected in human behavior. Person

Experiencing in a mountain setting

Experiencing in a mountain setting

Ned Morgan :Melanie Rudd grew up within sight of Mount Rainier in Washington State. Now an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Houston, she specializes in studies of

Challenges of childhood

Challenges of childhood

Maureen Healy :"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." -Chinese ProverbBeing small and new to the world has its challenges. Said differently, there are some

Social media and the rising trend of cosmetic surgery

Social media and the rising trend of cosmetic surgery

Michael Reilly :Social media provides users the opportunity to present the best versions of themselves to the public. Unfortunately, this has led many users to base their self-worth as