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More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health


Dhaka, 4 May, 2021: More sleep could offset children’s excess indulgence over school holidays as new research from the University of South Australia shows the same health benefits may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise. The striking new finding is part of a study that shows how children can achieve equivalent physical and mental […]

Tips to turn your kids into avid readers


Dhaka, 11 April, 2021: 01/11Tips to turn your kids into avid reads “To learn to read is to light a fire” — Victor Hugo Reading is a habit that not only educates but also makes one reflect upon life and teaches valuable life lessons. And so, many parents are always on the lookout for tips […]

Lead poisoning and stunting in Bangladesh: a missing link


Dhaka, 1 April, 2021: Long-term malnutrition might at first seem like a medical condition and its remedial measures easy, using balanced diet, appropriate for age, along with needed micronutrients. In Bangladesh, around 36% of the children are suffering from chronic malnutrition (stunting or low height-for-age). Not only they are more vulnerable to infections, but more importantly, […]

Vitamin D deficiency during COVID-19: a paediatric perspective


Dhaka, 29 March, 2021: Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies in the world. It has emerged as a public health problem in many developing countries of the world including Bangladesh. Over a billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient. The worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is 30-50% among children […]

Prevent Children’s Exposure to Lead


Dhaka, 7 March, 2021: Lead exposure can cause serious damage to children's developing brains.  Pediatricians play a key role in preventing exposure, identifying and treating lead poisoning in patients, and advocating for public health measures to address the problem. How Are Children Exposed to Lead? Since lead was removed from gasoline and paint and reduced […]

FDA Pledges to Take Action on Heavy Metals in Baby Food


Dhaka, 6 March, 2021: The Food and Drug Administration announced plans aimed at limiting the amount of heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic, in baby food. But consumer advocates said it was unclear how effective the effort would be without further details.   The FDA announcement follows a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee report in […]

Unnecessary C-Sections: A major public health issue in Bangladesh


Dhaka, March 3, 2021: Caesarean section (C-section) is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby by cutting an opening in the mother's abdomen. It was developed as a way to enable a safe birth when complications in the pregnancy threatened harm for either the mother or the baby. I did not think a lot […]

Listen to children for a child-sensitive society


Today's children will be known as the "Covid Generation". Their health, nutrition, education, protection and overall wellbeing will be profoundly influenced by the impacts of the global pandemic. The next decade could see a huge reversal in children's rights or be a significant moment in the fight for a world where all children can grow […]

Why early child development needs urgent focus


Dhaka, 18 February, 2021: The year is young, holding out much promise for a better tomorrow. Our young children are showing a preparedness, even a degree of eagerness, for going “back to schooling”. Our policymakers and leaders have begun the discussion on national priorities ahead of the budget season, with the word “tomorrow” assuming much […]

Common winter illnesses in children


Dhaka, 24 January, 2020: Winter is knocking at the door and few diseases are quite common in our children at this time. Most of the diseases that affect children in winter are common cold, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis and sore throat, asthma, earache, whooping cough, stomach flu or viral diarrhoea, scabies etc. Common cold or influenza […]


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