Individuals with high blood pressure or hypertension, and especially those with bigger tummy may be more likely to develop diabetes, suggests a multi-country COBRA BPS study with icddr,b.
Around 23 percent of people with hypertension in Bangladeshi rural communities were found experiencing diabetes while another 24 percent were found with borderline diabetes (prediabetes).
In some rural regions of Bangladesh, one in every three people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, have a greater chance of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), suggests the COBRA-BPS (Control of Blood Pressure and Risk Attenuation – Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) multi-country study with icddr,b.
Elevated blood pressure more prevalent in some coastal communities - new icddr,b study argues that higher water salinity levels, possibly triggered by climate change, may have a role in this.
Bangladesh needs strict action against cigarettes and smokeless tobacco
In Bangladesh, many of our schoolchildren begin smoking under the age of ten and most have not been questioned over their age when buying cigarettes, shows an icddr,b study.
Patients' perception vital to medication adherence for type-2 diabetes
A recent icddr,b study has recommended effective health education interventions to improve diabetes care because of recent alarming growth in people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as such.
Intervention in South Asia aims to tame blood pressure
People with hypertension, particularly in disadvantaged communities in places like rural Bangladesh are more likely to have uncontrolled blood pressure (BP), indicates recent findings from the trial called COBRA-BPS.
Pasteurised milk in Bangladesh markets may be unsafe for direct consumption
Over 75 percent of commercially available pasteurised milk in Bangladesh may be unsafe for direct consumption due to bacterial contamination, indicates an icddr,b study.
Are mothers having children with autism more likely to suffer from depression?
A new icddr,b study is exploring whether mothers who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are affected by depression.
Hearing loss screening for patients with TB and diabetes urged
An icddr,b study in collaboration with National TB Control Program (NTP) has found that patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) also having diabetes may be more likely to experience early hearing loss.
Addressing children with autism
Misdiagnosis and improper treatment for children and adults with autism only compound the suffering faced by these individuals, and prevent special-needs children from receiving a properly caring environment.
Estimating the burden diabetic retinopathy
The theme 'Eyes on diabetes' focuses on promoting screening to ensure early diagnosis of type-2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications
Beating diabetes in Bangladesh
The theme 'Beat diabetes' aims to increase awareness about this disease, which has shown dramatic increase in low- and middle-income countries including Bangladesh.
Obesity and overweight – a growing concern for married women in Bangladesh?
Nearly one in five married women in Bangladesh are obese or overweight, new research from icddr,b has established.
Patients with diabetes should be screened for depression to lower threats from both
Patients with diabetes are more than six times likely to suffer from depression than patients without diabetes, finds a new icddr,b studyexamining the coexistence of the two health conditions in Bangladesh.
Major research to tackle hypertension in South Asia
The new study aims to generate new knowledge about interventions to improve health in low and middle income countries that can be quickly implemented.
Are health systems ready for the chronic disease challenge?
A recent study documenting the shift of chronic disease from the rich to the poor is the latest piece of evidence generated by icddr,b scientists to highlight an alarming upcoming challenge for health systems in Bangladesh
Hypertension is a growing problem that needs attention in Bangladesh
New icddr,b studies show rising prevalence of hypertension in both urban and rural Bangladesh
Experiences of addressing cardiovascular disease at the community level
Community members in Bangladesh do not perceive risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but health workers are now ready to diagnosis it
Understanding why rural hypertensive patients fail to stick with their treatment
A new study by icddr,b scientists examines the reasons behind non-adherence to hypertension treatment, which leaves patients vulnerable to risk of stroke and related heart disease.