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93 pc deaths from Malaria occur in 3 CHT districts By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 24th April, 2018, 17:58

All are set to observe World Malaria Day 2018 tomorrow (Wednesday) with the theme 'Ready to Beat Malaria'

93 per cent deaths from Malaria occur in 3 Chittagong Hill Tract districts

170 potential lung cancer drug targets identified 170 potential lung cancer drug targets identified

The five-year project set out to identify new therapeutic targets for non-small cell lung cancer as well as potential drugs for these targets


Meditation may lower anxiety, boost heart health Meditation may lower anxiety, boost heart health

Just a single session of meditation can alleviate anxiety and boost heart health, a study has found


Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men

The total levels of the hormone is commonly associated with just sexual health and muscle mass preservation


Vitamin D deficiency may up diabetes risk: study Vitamin D deficiency may up diabetes risk: study

Over the course of time, there were 47 new cases of diabetes and 337 new cases of pre-diabetes


Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

The findings showed that fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles


7 amazing health benefits of cycling 7 amazing health benefits of cycling

The United Nations declared June 3 as World Bicycle Day last week during the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly in New York


Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence

Experts and Bill Gates, are urging country leaders gathering at the Commonwealth summit in London to pledge more money to fight the illness


Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child’s health Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child’s health

The research emphasises the need for greater awareness of preconception health and improved guidance, with a greater focus on diet and nutrition


Taking painkillers in pregnancy may harm baby’s fertility Taking painkillers in pregnancy may harm baby’s fertility

Study say that, if necessary, paracetamol - also known as acetaminophen - should be used at the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time


Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk, says study Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk, says study

Reducing sedentary behaviour may be a possible target for interventions designed to improve brain health in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease


Typhoid vaccine efficacy study begins in Dhaka Typhoid vaccine efficacy study begins in Dhaka

The study will be conducted among 43,350 children of the age group of nine-month to under-16 years in the city’s Mirpur area


Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say Genes found for deadly heart condition

Now experts say they have discovered five genes that cause the illness


Omega-3 not as beneficial for dry eye disease as believed Omega-3 not as beneficial for dry eye disease as believed

Dry eye disease is an often chronic condition that causes burning, itching, or stinging sensations in the eye, as well as impairs vision


Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

This chemical synergist stops insects from breaking down the pyrethroid within their bodies, so the insecticide stays toxic to the insect


Severe menopausal symptoms may spike risk of heart disease Severe menopausal symptoms may spike risk of heart disease

Menopause, associated with frequent and severe symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may increase the risk of CVD


Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease


More than half your body is not human More than half your body is not human

Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count


Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery

The results showed that there was a 7.1 per cent increase each year in heart failure diagnoses among postpartum hospitalisations


Eating berries may prevent cancer: Study Eating berries may prevent cancer: Study

Berries help in improving digestive system, aid in weight loss, scientists have now found that they also has anti-cancer properties


Muscle loss may up mortality risk in breast cancer patients Muscle loss may up mortality risk in breast cancer patients

Poor muscle quality was not associated with survival, and highest mortality was in patients with sarcopenia and high total adipose tissue (body fat)


Awareness seminar on ‘Heart Diseases of Children’ held in Apollo 25 children in thousand born with congenital heart diseases

Worldwide 8 to 10 children out of 1000 live birth with congenital heart diseases while the number is 25 out of 1000 in Bangladesh


Childhood illnesses like asthma can trigger COPD later Childhood illnesses like asthma can trigger COPD later

Three-quarters of COPD cases have their origins in poor lung function pathways beginning in childhood


Dairy products may increase bone density in older men: Study Dairy products may increase bone density in older men: Study

The study found that a higher intake of dairy foods is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density & vertebral strength at the spine in men


“Combined efforts essential for mainstreaming autistics” “Combined efforts essential for mainstreaming autistics”

Saima Wazed expresses her concern while inaugurating an exhibition at United Nations Headquarters in New York of the United States on Thursday


World Health Day Saturday World Health Day Saturday

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day observed every year on April 7


Protein from nuts and seeds could be good for your heart Protein from nuts, seeds good for heart

Healthy diets can be advocated based on protein sources, preferring low contributions of protein from meat


Unnecessary cesarean to invite action, warns DGHS Stop unnecessary cesarean

DGHS will introduce a system so that no caesarian section is done without necessity. In this system a form has to be filled up before the operation


Broccoli may prevent hardening of neck arteries in the elderly Broccoli may prevent hardening of neck arteries in the elderly

Dietary guidelines should highlight the importance of increasing consumption of cruciferous vegetables for protection from vascular disease


High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

The researchers also found a 17 per cent increase in pregnancy loss for every 10 mm Hg increase in mean arterial pressure


Red meat may up bowel cancer risk Red meat may up bowel cancer risk

Previous studies have suggested that eating lots of red and processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer


Scientists discover promising off-switch for inflammation Scientists discover promising off-switch for inflammation

Scientists have discovered a new metabolic process in the body that can switch off inflammation


Ensure rights of people with autism: UN chief Ensure rights of people with autism: UN chief

According to recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report, 15 percent people of the world population are victim of autism at some extent


Eggs can be dangerous to health Eggs can be dangerous to health

Egg shells are powdered and used for fortification of breads and confectioneries, fruit drinks, crackers, condiments


President urges physicians to follow ‘Code of Medical Ethics’ President urges physicians to follow ‘Code of Medical Ethics’

He urges the specialised physicians to conduct medical education and research activities considering the nature and type of diseases


President asks physicians not to prescribe unnecessary tests President asks physicians not to prescribe unnecessary tests

President Hamid also calls upon the doctors and others concerned to consider the ability of people while providing treatment


Epilepsy drug exposure in womb linked to poorer school test: Study Epilepsy drug exposure in womb linked to poorer school test: Study

Several studies indicate that epilepsy drugs are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders


Childhood cancer patient is on rise Childhood cancer patient is on rise

Pediatric Oncologists says children usually affected with two types of cancer --leukemia (hematological malignancy) and solid tumor


Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age

The research evaluates the benefits that people gained after three months of full-time meditation training


Young obese at higher risk of cancer says a study Young obese at higher risk of cancer says a study

Obesity causes changes in a person's DNA that can add up over time


Mother’s stress during pregnancy affects baby’s brain Mother’s stress during pregnancy affects baby’s brain

The study found that mothers reporting high stress had foetuses with a reduced efficiency in how their neural functional systems are organised

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