Genetically modified crops: a hazard or a possible solution to combat micronutrient deficiency?

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    Today’s problem of undernutrition around the world manifests itself not only as an inadequate intake of calories, but also as a lack of essential micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, often referred to as the “hidden hunger”. Much effort has been made in research and relief on undernutrition to supplement crucial micronutrients such […]

The philosophy and the values of the Mediterranean diet for prevention and longevity

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  The Mediterranean diet (MD) is widely- known to the majority of the population as a well- balanced diet for losing weight and keep one’s body in form and shape. However, MD offers a variety of benefits with more profound values to someone’s health status. MD can be adequate as an advantageous method of prevention […]

Mental Health Care: a Blind Spot in the Bangladeshi Health System

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Dr. Moyukh Chowdhury, SNIH Advisory Board Coordinator, Umea University Dr. Shuchesmita Das, Medical officer and Clinic Manager, Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project, Bangladesh     Prologue: Mental well-being is a fundamental component of WHO’s definition of “health” and one of the major public health concerns of this era, in which mental disorders contribute […]

Five countries – five healthcare systems in a nutshell. What makes them different?

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By Antigoni Papaioannou, Uppsala University   In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) carried out an assessment of the healthcare system among 191 countries. According to WHO, France, Italy, and Japan alongside with other countries were listed among the top 10 countries with excellent health care structures.(1) Certainly, somebody will wonder how the WHO came to […]