Can KI beat Harvard?

It was the first day as a master thesis student at the department of Medical Epidemiology and Bio-statistics, aka MEB, at Karolinska Institutet. And I had the opportunity to attend this very interesting and intriguing seminar "Can KI beat Harvard?" The speaker of the seminar was Professor Hans-Olov Adami and surely he is the right person to... Continue Reading →

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Public Health Pyramid

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Tom Frienden has recently published a special article in The New England journal of medicine entitled "The future of public health". In that article, he discussed about the public health pyramid. Public health pyramid consists of five levels as described in figure 1. At the bottom... Continue Reading →

Was John Snow lucky?

John Snow, the father of modern epidemiology, is a well-known figure to the public health practitioners, epidemiologists and students. In mid-19th Century he discovered that Cholera was caused by contaminated water. Shortly put, the story behind that discovery was - in 1854 there was a cholera outbreak in Broad Street area, London. Around 600 people died... Continue Reading →

Self-Harm In Young People: Time For Action

Self-harm in young people is emerging as a major public health problem all over the world. Self-injury and/or self-poisoning regardless the motivation or intention is considered as self-harm. Most of the time self-harm is an expression of underlying mental health problem of an individual. Usually people from 10 years to 24 years are considered as... Continue Reading →

Obesity in children and its consequences

Bangladesh has been experiencing an epidemiological transition from communicable to non-communicable chronic diseases. While childhood under-nutrition is still highly prevalent in the country, there has been a steep rise in childhood obesity and overweight in the last 2 decades leading to double burden of malnutrition. World Health Organisation (WHO) declared childhood obesity as one of... Continue Reading →

Are The Doctors Solely Responsible For Corruptions In Bangladesh Healthcare System?

Bangladesh has been an outstanding example of healthcare achievements over the last few decades. However, these successes would have been more and more, if there were less corruptions and administrative mismanagement in health sector. Recent Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)  report elucidate the extent of corruptions in Bangladesh healthcare system. The report focused on the bribes... Continue Reading →

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