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Malaysian experts to train doctors of Bangladesh hospital

Malaysia's expertise in the healthcare sector is being tapped by the Bangladeshi government via the newly launched Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital and Nursing College. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said through the joint undertaking with KPJ Healthcare Bhd, the hospital would have a qualified and experienced team of hospital managers in place, comprising the chief executive officer, chief finance officer and chief nursing officer. "KPJ will also bring in specialists, nurses and other key personnel to serve at the hospital alongside local professionals. "The hospital will offer first-class healthcare, providing Bangladeshis with greater access to international standards of treatment. "It will support national efforts to provide a safety n...

Corporal punishment causes irreparable mental damage

Corporal punishment is a form of mental and physical torture that causes pain, humiliation, low self-esteem, deep psychological trauma, distress and irreparable mental damage, experts said. It may causes a multitude physical and social problems like school drop- outs, mood and anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, cardio- vascular disease, arthritis, obesity including irreparable mental damage," said Psychology expert Prof Dr MSI Mullick. A parent, whom the child is totally dependent on, when uses physical punishment, the child feels betrayed in the worst way possible. Regular physical punishment is responsible for lack of faith and may provoke rebellion, he added. Dr. Mullick also the Chairman, Department of Psychiatry of Bangabandhu SheikhMujibMedicalUniversity said, "Ch...

Targeting brain region may help smokers quit

"When we activated the GABAergic neurons in the interpeduncular nucleus, mice suffered withdrawal symptoms even if they had no previous nicotine exposure," Tapper noted. Scientists have found that targeting a specific brain region may help smokers kick the butt. Researchers at the University of  Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have identified the region of the brain responsible for symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, such as headache and anxiety, that keep smokers from quitting. They found that physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms are triggered by activation of GABAergic neurons (neurons that secrete GABA, the brain's predominant inhibitory neurotransmitter), in the interpeduncular nucleus. 1420310_468887073231313_88744277...
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Nostalgia can make you more optimistic

Feeling nostalgic about the past can increase optimism about the future, a new study has found M_Id_439206_Nostalgia . The research examined the idea that nostalgia is not simply a past-orientated emotion but its scope extends into the future, with a positive outlook. "Nostalgia is experienced frequently and virtually by everyone and we know that it can maintain psychological comfort. For example, nostalgic reverie can combat loneliness," said Dr Tim Wildschut, co-author of the study from the University of Southampton. "We wanted to take that a step further and assess whether it can increase a feeling of opti...

Save your bones! Osteoporosis can kill

One woman in every four who fractures a hip never comes out of hospital — she dies there. This is a statistic provided by the UK-based National Osteoporosis Society. Worse still, the organisation’s report reveals that one in five women has to suffer three fractures before the diagnosis of their brittle bones — not surprising, given that, after hitting menopause, a woman can lose a whopping one-third of her bone in three years. The latest report from the National Osteoporosis Society emphasises the unnecessary suffering that women are experiencing. It makes painful reading. bones

The health dangers that each shoe carries

If stilettos harm feet, flat shoes can also be dangerous. Find out how these pretty shoes can be hazardous to health. High-HeelsJacqueline Sutera, a doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery, and Neal Blitz, Chief of Foot Surgery and Associate Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronx-LebanonHospital, share the dangers of our favourite shoes, reports a website.

 Running sneakers

Too much cushion is not the best thing. When you have a lot of cushion, you’re not getting the foot-brain feedback that allows you to sense the ground. These shoes...