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Lose weight this Ramadan

Last updated: 14th May 2015
The diet that we follow during Ramadan is very unhealthy. After a day of fasting, we end it with fried food, sugary drinks and desserts. Not to forget, the meal before dawn, Sehri, which is often a 4 to 5 course meal. The result of this diet is a rise in your blood lipid levels and your weight. Most people end up gaining weight, whereas, this holy month is s...

Urinary Tract Infection-home remedies

Last updated: 14th May 2015
A hot weather, a public toilet, holding back urine for too long or drinking less water can all cause urine infection within a day or too. Women are most prone to UTI and some may even need treatments with antibiotics for months. Self care tips: The usual solution- Plenty of water!!! Use the bathroom every 2 hours. When cleaning the area after having us...

Dermatitis

Last updated: 14th May 2015
Dermatitis, which includes conditions such as mild eczema, occurs when your body comes into contact with a substance that irritates your skin or causes an allergic reaction. Self care tips: Avoid scratching. Scratching may damage your skin and allow bacteria to get in, leading to infection. Try to identify the irritant or allergen, and avoid coming into...

Cervical Screening Test (smear test)

Last updated: 14th May 2015
A cervical screening test (smear test) is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb). Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. Most women's test results show that everything is normal. But for one in 20 women, the test will show some change...

Combined Pill

Last updated: 14th May 2015
What is it?The combined pill is a tablet that contains the hormones oestrogen and progestogen (synthetic versions of the hormones that are naturally released from the ovaries). You take the pill every day for 21 days, then stop for seven days. During that week, you have your period. After seven days, you start taking the pill again. How does it work? The ho...

Every Mother Counts

Last updated: 14th May 2015
On Mother’s Day, 20 women will die somewhere in Bangladesh while giving birth... Motherhood is a time of expectations. Every woman has the right to safe motherhood. Every woman has the right to live through her nine-months of pregnancy. Every woman has the right to give birth in a conducive environment. Most of all, every woman has the right to surviv...

A Father's Love

Last updated: 14th May 2015
The Maya team sat down with Sadiq Quddus, Director and Designer at Cats Eye, one of the leading Bangladeshi clothing retails to talk about fatherhood and family life for this Father’s Day.  Sadiq and his wife Rummaella Siddiqui (also one of the directors and co-designer at Cats Eye) are proud parents of two beautiful children, Razaan (age 7) and R...

Preparing For Eid

Last updated: 14th May 2015
Good times are almost over. It feels as if Ramadan had just started, but sadly it is coming to an end now. Oh! How I will miss the jilapis, haleem, chhola and sharbat. Family gatherings everyday at the Iftar table is priceless. Personally, I am feeling sad because the yummy offers of all the restaurants in Dhaka will not be there anymore. Also, how canI forg...

Eid for the newlyweds!

Last updated: 14th May 2015
If you have been married within the last year, this will probably be the first Eid you will have to spend with your spouse. Not to mention the in-laws.  You love birds will probably have a lovely time doing the pre Eid shopping, buying that pink punjabi for him, to match your hot pink saree or the little trinkets for your lady’s ears. We hope hu...

Ramadan And Women

Last updated: 14th May 2015
Do pregnant women have to fast? You do not need to fast during pregnancy. It is not compulsory. Islamic law permits you to not fast during Ramadan if you fear that fasting may endanger your child’s health. The Prophet is quoted as saying: “God has relieved a traveling person from fasting and from half of his prayers, and He has relieved pregnan...

Beat the Heat!

Last updated: 17th May 2015
Burning Up!   How awful is the heat wave?  As much as we wait for the summer to bring us the Bengali new year and delicious summer fruits, this summer has started on the wrong foot with averaging to nearly 40 degrees in celcius!  It is particularly difficult in the urban areas where lack of planning has led to filling up of natural waterways, buildin...

Period Problems: When to seek help

Last updated: 14th May 2015
The menstrual cycle is the time from the first day of a woman’s period to the day before her next period. A woman's menstrual cycle, lasts for anything between 21 to even up to 45 days, on an average for 28 days. The menstruation, that is period, continues for 3 to 7 days. The dates for a woman's period can change and it does not always have to be a se...

Fibroadenosis

Last updated: 14th May 2015
Fibrocystic breast disease, also known as fibroadenosis, is a term used to describe a group of benign (non-cancerous) conditions that affect the breast. It is mostly seen in pre-menopausal women but may occur at any age. The symptoms of fibroadenosis include: breast pain (mastalgia) breast enlargement lumpiness of the breast (nodularity), particularly j...

Breast Lumps

Last updated: 14th May 2015
Breast lumps along with lumps in the underarms are common problems faced by many women. Though most of these problems are not cancerous, any unusual changes in these lumps should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. Find out 4 steps of self-examination of breast. The female breast is a complex gland that is made up of several different types of t...

Breast Cyst

Last updated: 14th May 2015
A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops within the breast tissue and may feel like a soft grape. Breast cysts are very common and normal. Cysts form as a natural part of the ageing of breast tissue and are most commonly found in women aged 35-50 years. Cysts vary in size. Some can be very tiny, while others can grow up to several centimetres in di...

Breast Abscess

Last updated: 14th May 2015
A breast abscess is a painful collection of pus that forms in the breast. Most abscesses form just under the skin and are the result of a bacterial infection. Symptoms of a breast abscess    A breast abscess is a painful, swollen lump in the breast. Look out for: Redness Warmth (usually hot in comparison to skin in other parts of the body) ...

Nipple Discharge

Last updated: 14th May 2015
Leakage of any kind of fluid (discharge) from the nipples can occur due to many causes. This happens most commonly in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Most of the causes of breast feeding are usually harmless and easily treated. When should you be worried? If the discharge is stained with blood or comes from a single breast. Are you pregnant? If ...

Urinary Tract Infection

Last updated: 18th May 2015
UTI or Urinary Tract Infection is a common problem for women of all ages and races. It does affect many men but is significantly a bigger problem for women. I do not think there is anyone who can say that they have not been affected by it at some point or the other. So, what is UTI? Who is affected by it? And what should you do when you have it? We will atte...

A Message For Daddies To Be

Last updated: 18th May 2015
“We’re pregnant!” proclaimed Shahriar. It was wonderful to see how excited this 28 year old was, as he was gradually preparing himself for daddyhood. On the other hand, 30 year old Shafaat had gotten busier with work since he had found out about his wife’s pregnancy. He had taken frequent work trips, come home late more than 3 t...

Depression in Teens

Last updated: 17th May 2015
Being sad sometimes is perfectly normal but have you been sad for longer than weeks or months? Are you irritable or sad and the feeling just won’t go away, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a problem that can arise at any age, and it’s especially painful for teenagers. This article has been written so that you can understand whether you...

Things you should know about sex

Last updated: 17th May 2015
1: Yes, you can get pregnant the first time that you have sex.You may have heard that a girl can't get pregnant the first time that she has sex. The truth is, if a boy and a girl have sex and don’t use contraception, she can get pregnant, whether it’s her first time or she has had sex lots of times.A boy can get a girl pregnant the first time he has sex....

Your Child's Speech

Last updated: 17th May 2015
Being able to talk is vital for making friends, as well as learning and understanding the world around you. Babies have to understand words before they can start to talk. You can help your child learn by holding them close, making eye contact and talking to them as soon as they're born. They will look back at you and very soon begin to understand how conve...

Did you know the rights of a female worker in Bangladesh?

Last updated: 17th May 2015
1) According to the 109th rule of the Bangladesh Labor Act, 2006, assigning any work from 10 pm to 6 am without her consent is illegal. But it will not be a problem if she agrees with the timing. It is completely illegal to assign a female worker anything to do after 10 pm. 2) According to the 94th rule of the Bangladesh Labor Act, 2006, any organiz...

Self-esteem and Body Image

Last updated: 17th May 2015
Your body image is what you think or feel about your looks. Self-esteem relates to how much you like yourself, and how you recognize or appreciate your individual character, qualities, skills, and accomplishments. And both body image and self-esteem is based on how you think other people look at you as a person. The effects of body image on self-esteem can b...