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Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert

Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions before…


Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund
Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund following…


Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer' Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers…


'Home-brewed morphine' made possible 'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home. They…


Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately,…


Natural substance to prevent dental plaque identified Natural substance to prevent dental plaque identified

An amino acid found naturally in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products breaks down dental plaque, which…


Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle

In a pioneering feat, a group of researchers from National Taiwan University has created an artificial…


PM opens Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre at Dhaka CMH PM opens Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre at Dhaka CMH

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated the Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Centre, the…


Yaba causes depression, dementia Yaba causes depression, dementia

Youngsters who take narcotic drug Yaba may face a gradual loss of their memory and inability to make…


HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home…


Exercise \'not key to obesity fight\' Exercise \'not key to obesity fight\'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely…


Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with virus Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with virus

An experimental Ebola drug cured all three monkeys intentionally infected with the virus, scientists…


Your child and diabetes Your child and diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children: 90 to 95 per cent of under 16s with…


Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\' Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\'

Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation…


Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\' Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\'

Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make even more pop up in their place, a US study suggests. Playing…

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