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    How to keep blood sugar levels normal and stable

    Diabetic patients will be relieved to know that they need not totally remove their favourite foods from their to-eat list. There are a few ways to achieve normal and stable blood sugar ­levels. Dietitian Poh Kai Ling explains how.

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    World Stroke Day: Some lifestyle changes to cut risk

    Ahead of World Stroke Day, October 29, here are some preventative measures that could help reduce the risk of stroke and keep the heart healthy.

  • Heart surgery? Slate it for the afternoon: Study

    The risk of serious heart problems after open heart surgery nearly doubles when the operation is performed in the morning rather than the afternoon, researchers say.

  • Twice-daily aspirin could lead to more cardiovascular benefits

    Taking aspirin twice daily, rather than the current recommendation of once daily, could enhance cardiovascular protection in people with

  • A guide to eye cancers

    When healthy cells in your eye change or mutate and grow too quickly in a disorganised way, they can form a mass of tissue called a

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    ‘Secret to longevity lies in healing body’

    The secret to longevity lies in healing the body, says a Singaporean doctor.

  • Cancer-fighting super foods

    All the studies on cancer and nutrition point to eating plant-based foods for their phytonutrients and other special compounds. Aim

  • Screening reduces mortality for detectable type 2 diabetics

    Studies published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) show that screening for type 2

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    4 basic steps to good skin

    Skincare can be a bit daunting with all this talk about the Korean 10-step routines, but the truth is no one ever starts with 10 steps. A good routine starts with only a handful of products and the most basic of steps until you work your way up to figuring out your skin’s individual needs. Only then do skin-specific steps like serums, ampoules, and acids come in.

  • Impressive health-benefits of egg

    Eggs are pretty much the nature's perfect food. For centuries, eggs have been prised for their health-protective properties.

  • A smart investment

    Breastfeeding is not a one-woman job. Mothers need support from their health providers, families, employers, communities, and

  • Homecare for chikungunya by physiotherapy

    Almost every family in Dhaka city is attacked by chikungunya recently. It is most commonly caused by the bites of infected female

  • Urban Health Department must be strengthened

    Very recently city dwellers of Dhaka were in great crisis and had to pay enough money out of their own pocket to get recovery from a

  • How to avoid yellow fever

    Yellow fever is a viral disease of typically short duration. The disease is caused by the yellow fever virus and is spread by the bite of an

  • Shouting: Your way to awful life

    If you are short tempered or impatient all the time, you just might find yourself feeling sick more often. In fact, shouting and screaming

  • Expert tips on how women can boost wellness

    May is Women's Health Month, making it a great time to take stock of your wellbeing. Experts from the UConn Health Women's Center, USA, give their tips on how to boost and maintain health every day now and in the future.

  • Why eat beets?

    Although beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, most people can safely eat beet roots a few times a week enjoying not

  • Health benefits of sweet potatoes

    Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Find some of them below.

  • Stay healthy this winter

    Dr Mujahidul Islam Nipun, senior medical officer at Care Specialised Hospital in Dhaka, spoke to The Daily Star about winter health and skin complications and gives tips to stay fit.

  • Ways to help your body detox

    What do the healthiest people have in common? For starters, they limit the junk that enters their body. But even if you don’t eat perfectly 24/7, you can do simple things to help the liver — your body’s natural filter — do its job. Forget "cleansing." Instead use these simple tricks to boost your natural filtration system.

  • Take care of your knees

    Knees are important joints of our body because they bear whole body weight during standing, walking and running.

  • The changing treatment of congestive heart failure

    A malfunctioning mitral heart valve (a valve that lets blood flow from one chamber of the heart, the left atrium, to another

  • What to eat when you have a cold

    Is chicken soup really a cold remedy? What about citrus? Here is what to eat and what to avoid when you are trying to beat a cold.

  • Depression: let’s talk

    Depression is an illness that can happen to anybody. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday

  • Tips for healthy eating

    A healthy diet should include a wide variety of nutritious foods for sufficient intake of all nutrients. A healthy diet can help you

  • Natural cures for anxiety

    There are many safe non-drug remedies for anxiety, from mind-body techniques to supplements to calming teas. Some start

  • 6 Iron-rich food combos — no meat required

    If you have been considering cutting out or cutting back on red meat, you may be wondering if you will wind up depriving your

  • Fat facts to know after Eid

    Too much fat in your diet, specially saturated fats, can raise your cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. Cutting

  • Advantages of eating oranges

    There are thousands of reasons why eating an orange a day is a good idea; they are low in calories but full of nutrients, they

  • Tips for a healthy Eid-ul-Azha

    Eid-ul-Azha is an important and memorable event which Muslims of the world celebrate. It is important to remain healthy in