Health Situation in Myanmar

Myanmar Today has published an article detailing the Health situation in Myanmar from the latest DHS (Demographic and Health Survey) conducted in Myanmar in 2015. The survey was conducted in 2015 all over Myanmar by the Ministry of , with the aids from DHS foundation and USAID funding. A total of 12,885 women and 4,737 men aged between 15 – 49 years old in 12,500 selected households were interviewed. The sample is nationally representative and findings give better results than previous estimates. And the findings from this survey paint a grim picture of the situation in Myanmar. Read the full article at Myanmar Today[.....]  read more

Public Health in Myanmar

I recently come across a very informative blog on health in Myanmar (Burma). Written in Myanmar (Burmese) language, this site aims for the Myanmar (Burmese) people, to distribute and educate health problems encountered in Myanmar to the Myanmar people. The site is written by a group of Myanmar (Burmese) health professional, and moderated by an experience doctor from Myanmar (Burma). The aim of the Public Health in Myanmar is (according to the site): [.....]  read more

Bone stem cells turned into primitive sperm cells!

According to this New Scientist report, scientists at University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK had turned bone marrow stem cells into primitive sperm cells. They obtained bone marrow stem cells from four adult men who were about to undergo bone marrow transplantation and turned them in cells that are precursors of human sperm cells. So what does that mean? Scientist believe, although it is just the start, one day we might be able to turn them into functioning sperm cells, thus helping infertile couples having babies. They even think it might be possible for women to produce their own sperm cells, making it possible for lesbian couples to have children. However, the biggest obstacle is to turn these primitive sperm cells into real functioning cells, and that will take a long time to be successful. [.....]  read more

Do coffee and cigarettes protect against Parkinson’s disease?

Oh my God! Finally I think I found a reason to start smoking. According to this news report from New Scientist, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes might protect an individual from getting Parkinson’s disease, a disease of older people with loss of memory and coordination. A team of researchers did a study comparing the Parkinson’s patients and their non Parkinson closed relatives on their habit on smoking and coffee drinking. They found that the patients are more likely to be non smokers and drink less coffee than their non-diseased siblings. So next time your mother or your girlfriend asks you to quit smoking, you have a reason to tell them why you should smoke. [.....]  read more

A Breath of Fresh Air: To Fight TB, Open a Window

According to recent news article from Scientific America, fighting TB is as simple as opening a window. Researchers in Peru found that good ventilation helps prevent spread of TB in hospitals. Good ventilation reduces the amount of germs in the air thus reducing the chance of contracting TB as well as other air borne diseases. WHO also recommends natural ventilation as one way to limit spread of TB. So next time when you see someone cough near you, just open the window. [.....]  read more

Take care of your Baby’s soft and delicate skin

သင့္ကေလးရဲ့ အေရျပားကို ဂ႐ုစိုက္ပါ

ေမြးကင္းစ ကေလးငယ္ ေတြရဲ့ အေရျပားဟာ လူႀကီးေတြရဲ့ အေရျပားနဲ႔ မတူပါဘူး။ ေမြးကင္းစ ကေလးငယ္ ေတြရဲ့ အေရျပားဟာ အလြန္ ႏူးညံ့ၿပီး ျပႆနာ အခ်ိဳ႕လဲ အလြယ္တကူ ျဖစ္ေစနိုင္ ပါတယ္။ ဥပမာ ေမြးကင္းစ ကေလးငယ္ ေတြရဲ့ ေခၽြးအိတ္ (Sweat Glands) ေတြဟာ ပိတ္ဆို႔ ေနတတ္ၿပီး အလုပ္ေကာင္းစြာ မလုပ္တဲ့ အတြက္ အပူကန္ျခင္း (Heat Rash) ပိုျဖစ္ နိုင္ပါတယ္။ အေရျပား ေတြကလဲ အရမ္းကို ပါးလႊာ တဲ့အတြက္ ပိုးမႊားေတြရဲ့ အႏၱရာယ္လဲ (Skin Infections) အလြယ္တကူ က်ေရာက္ နိုင္ပါတယ္။ အေရျပား ပါးလႊာ လြန္းတဲ့ အတြက္ အေရျပားေပၚ လိမ္းတဲ့ ေဆး (Lotion, cream စတာေတြ) ဟာ အေရျပား ထဲကို အလြယ္ တကူနဲ႔ ျမန္ျမန္ဆန္ဆန္ ဝင္ေရာက္ သြားနိုင္ပါတယ္။  [.....]  read more

How to eat Garlic effectively?

It is said that garlic has protective effective on heart disease, stroke, hypertension and cancer. However, it is also said that if you eat garlic straight, you won’t get these protective effects. However small the garlic cove is, first wash it properly and cut into pieces, and leave them for about 15 minutes. Only then you will get these protective effects.
However, one recent study stated that “they found no evidence that garlic has protective actions against these diseases”. Please note the usage of “found no evidence”, as it doesn’t mean “no protection”. It simply means the scientists cannot (yet) find any evidence for the protective action of garlic. [.....]  read more