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Vision Centre opens at Ukhia Health Complex By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 20th November, 2018, 02:51

The centre will offer modern eye care services at the doorsteps of the people of Cox’s Bazar district

Vision Center opens at Ukhia Health Complex

Anti-Ebola efforts in DR Congo suspended amid violence

Anti-Ebola efforts suspended amid violence in Congo

The health ministry blamed the emergency centre attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist militant group


Omega-3 fatty acids reduces risk of premature birth: study Omega-3 fatty acids reduces risk of premature birth: study

Premature babies are at higher risk of a range of long-term conditions including visual impairment, developmental delay and learning difficulties


Lives at risk as drug prices soar in crisis-hit Zimbabwe Lives at risk as drug prices soar in crisis-hit Zimbabwe

The latest bout of trouble erupted last month when Finance Minister announced a two-percent tax on all electronic transactions to increase revenue


Surgical menopause increases risk of insomnia, says study Surgical menopause increases risk of insomnia, says study

Surgical menopause is often accompanied by more psychological and physical difficulties


Cases of polio-like illness, AFM, rise in US Cases of polio-like illness, AFM, rise in US

A total of 252 cases of the disorder known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) are currently under investigation nationwide, an increase of 33 since last


Cases of polio-like illness, AFM, rise in US Cases of polio-like illness, AFM, rise in US

A total of 252 cases of the disorder known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis are currently under investigation nationwide, an increase of 33 since last week


175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak 175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak

The humanitarian group said 10,000 people have been affected by the fast-spreading cholera outbreak


WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

WHO stressed that many countries face major challenges in collecting reliable data, including lack of funds and trained staff


DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'worst' in country's history DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'worst' in country's history

Almost 200 people have died since August, officials say, with more than 300 confirmed or probable cases


Heart attack risk high for women who smoke: Study Heart attack risk high for women who smoke: Study

High blood pressure was also found to be another risk factor


Tumour immune cells can aid cancer therapies, says study Tumour immune cells can aid cancer therapies, says study

Approach could help doctors choose treatments for individual patients and predict which tumours are likely to respond to particular therapy


'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates 'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust"


Prime Minister donates Tk 10 crore to BSMMU poor patients’ fund PM donates Tk 10cr to BSMMU poor patients’ fund

She donates the amount to “BSMMU Oti Daridra Rogi Kalyan Tahabil”, a fund meant for the very poor patients


Aspirin may cut liver cancer risk, says study Aspirin may cut liver cancer risk, says study

Regular use of aspirin led to significantly lower risk of developing HCC


Study finds ‘significant decline’ in genital mutilation rates in girls Study finds ‘significant decline’ in genital mutilation rates in girls

But the new research suggests the practice has been falling over time in younger children, the most at-risk group


Skin cancer deaths soar for men in developed nations Skin cancer deaths soar for men in developed nations

In eight of 18 countries examined, men's skin cancer death rates increased over three decades by at least 50 per cent


Expert warns taking leftover antibiotics can be harmful for your health Expert warns taking leftover antibiotics can be harmful for your health

Nearly half (48.2 percent) of the parents reported that they had kept leftover antibiotics rather than properly disposing them


Interval breast cancers risk high for women with rare cancer mutations Interval breast cancers risk high for women with rare cancer mutations

Interval breast cancers are detected between mammography screenings


Brunei eliminates rubella disease: WHO Brunei eliminates rubella disease: WHO

The rubella virus is highly contagious, but its spread is preventable with safe and cost-effective vaccines


Scientists develop contact lens that can treat eye injuries Scientists develop contact lens that can treat eye injuries

The 'bandage' consists of cells with special wound-healing properties


UK's 'unhealthiest' High Streets revealed

UK's 'unhealthiest' High Streets revealed

Grimsby led the unhealthy High Street list ahead of Walsall and Blackpool, while Edinburgh, Canterbury and Taunton had the healthiest outlets


Older dads’ kids run higher health risks at birth: study Older dads’ kids run higher health risks at birth: study

For fathers 55 and up, infants tended to score worse in a standardised test used to assess the baby’s health immediately after birth


Ideal timing between pregnancies is at least one year: study Ideal timing between pregnancies is at least one year: study

For women over 35, the risk of maternal complications was highest for pregnancies that began three, six or nine months following a prior birth


New study links tooth loss to malnutrition New study links tooth loss to malnutrition

According to a new study, older adults with tooth loss are at higher risk of both impaired oral health and malnutrition


High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

Conversely, fruit fly larvae without that mutation thrived on the high protein diet, but dropped in frequency when put on carbohydrates


New weapons drawn in global TB fight New weapons drawn in global TB fight

In terms of prevention, major headway has been made on a new vaccine against TB, the first in almost a century


Weight loss surgery may prevent womb cancer in obese women Weight loss surgery may prevent womb cancer in obese women

Inflammatory responses and insulin production are also changed in obese women and can cause cells in the womb to grow


Battles begin to turn in long war on TB Battles begin to turn in long war on TB

Tuberculosis, a curable and preventable lung infection, killed more than 1.6 million people last year


Could height be a cancer risk? Could height be a cancer risk?

Experts stress the results only point to a very small increase in risk compared with factors like smoking


High BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage High BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage

The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target organ injury followed by non-ST elevation myocardial infarction


Smoking during pregnancy may cause early puberty in children Smoking during pregnancy may cause early puberty in children

Mothers-to-be, take note! Smoking during pregnancy can put your child at risk attaining puberty early, a study has found


Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk, says study Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk, says study

Previous research highlighted how women under age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer later in life by having a baby


Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss

People who ate between 100 to 142 mgs of vegetable nitrates each day had a 35 per cent lower risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration


High Court asks medical centres to fix diagnostic fees in two-month HC asks medical centres to fix diagnostic fees in two-month

A HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passes the order after hearing a writ petition


U.S. scientists create new drug to sustain oxygen-starved hearts U.S. scientists create new drug to sustain oxygen-starved hearts

The new drug does not cause systemic side effects or overcorrect with excessive blood oxygenation, which can itself be toxic


Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute to be inaugurated on Wednesday
Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute to be inaugurated Wednesday

With most modern equipment and technology, the institute would be a centre of excellence for treatment, research and studies


E-cigarette additives can impair lung function, finds study E-cigarette additives can impair lung function, finds study

Flavouring and additive ingredients used in e-cigarettes are more likely to increase inflammation and impair lung function


Eat fruits daily for nutrition: Experts Eat fruits daily for nutrition: Experts

According to experts, Bangladesh has already achieved self sufficiency in food grain production, but its people should change their food habit


Physical activity in childhood improves bone health Physical activity in childhood improves bone health

Here is what a new study has found

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