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Chinese hospital denies approving gene-edited babies experiment Chinese hospital denies approving gene-edited babies experiment

Chinese hospital linked to a controversial experiment purporting to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies denied its involvement


Study finds link between lung disease and dementia Study finds link between lung disease and dementia

Researchers say preventing dementia is a public health priority


France to reimburse condoms in fight against AIDS and STIs France to reimburse condoms in fight against AIDS

The study indicated the rise was due to people having sex with "an increasing number of partners coupled with the non-systematic use of condoms"


E. coli lettuce outbreak traced to California E. coli lettuce outbreak traced to California

The outbreak has caused 43 people to become sick in the US and another 22 in Canada, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


Health experts for building awareness to prevent fistula Health experts for building awareness to prevent fistula

In Bangladesh, 70,000 women are suffering from fistula and the number is increasing by 2,000 annually


Modern hospital replaces bamboo clinic in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp Modern hospital replaces bamboo clinic in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp

A new USD 240,000, 33-room in-patient hospital now stands on the site of what was formerly a small medical post constructed from bamboo and tarpaulins


No doctors, nurses or painkillers: surviving pregnancy in Venezuela No doctors, nurses or painkillers: surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Venezuela is in the midst of an economic meltdown triggered by mismanagement and a slump in oil prices followed by US sanctions


Here’s how smoking during pregnancy affects babies Here’s how smoking during pregnancy affects babies

The research examined potential reasons for this phenomenon, using a tissue, which is normally discarded following birth


Mental health: One in four young women struggling One in four young women has mental illness

The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder


World COPD Day: Bangladesh Lung Foundation, Incepta Pharma arrange Bi-cycle Rally World COPD Day: Lung Foundation, Incepta Pharm arrange Bi-cycle rally

The main agenda of this year World COPD day is`Smoking free life-Fresh air-Risk free Lung'


Experts warn proposed cancer treatment may boost the disease Experts warn proposed cancer treatment may boost the disease

Researchers say this therapy boosts cancer stem cells that are believed to drive tumours


Low-protein high-carbohydrate diet best for longevity, healthy brain ageing: Aussie study Low-protein high-carbohydrate diet best for longevity, healthy brain ageing

Similar benefits to that of a low-calorie diet, which is widely known for its longevity benefits, are largely unsustainable in most cases


Multivitamin – don’t take that pill Multivitamin – don’t take that pill

Excess dosage/undesirable quantity leads to toxicity along with imbalancing the absorption of other essential nutrients


Global fight against malaria has stalled, WHO warns Global fight against malaria has stalled, WHO warns

The latest WHO report showed that the number of malaria cases climbed to 219 million last year, two million higher than 2016


Vision Center opens at Ukhia Health Complex Vision Centre opens at Ukhia Health Complex

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


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

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