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Zika virus 'scarier than thought' says US Zika virus 'scarier than thought' says US

The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than…


Parkinson's drugs ups risk of hypersexuality: Study Parkinson's drugs ups risk of hypersexuality: Study

Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease may increase the risk of impulse control…


New way to trap, kill mosquito eggs New way to trap, kill mosquito eggs

Scientists have successfully developed a low cost way to trap and destroy the eggs of the mosquito genus…


Does banana cause cold? Does banana cause cold?

In Bangladesh, we all are familiar with all season’s fruit Banana. Many of us even cannot think…


Deep Brain Stimulation can improve life of Parkinson's patients Deep Brain Stimulation can improve life of Parkinson's patients

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a neuro surgical procedure, can give a better sense of life to patients…


Anti-Tobacco Groups Target Child Smokers Anti-Tobacco Groups Target Child Smokers

Children younger than 10 years old lighting up cigarettes, some hooked on one to two packs a day, is…


WHO: Drowning Among Top Causes of Death in Children WHO: Drowning Among Top Causes of Death in Children

BANGKOK—The World Health Organization (WHO) says drowning is among the top five causes of death…


Irregular heart rhythm leads to poor physical performance Irregular heart rhythm leads to poor physical performance

Adults who develop irregular heartbeat are likely to have more age-related declines in walking speed,…


Two health information mobile apps launched Two health information mobile apps launched

Aponjon, a mobile health messaging service for mothers and newborns, has launched two mobile phone apps…


Researchers identify potent antibodies against HIV Researchers identify potent antibodies against HIV

Scientists have developed a structure-based vaccine design that can jump start an effective immune response…


8 lakh diabetic patients now in Bangladesh: Zahid 8 lakh diabetic patients now in Bangladesh: Zahid

About 80 lakh people have been suffering from diabetes in the county, said State Minister for Health…


Two health information mobile apps launched Two health information mobile apps launched

Aponjon, a mobile health messaging service for mothers and newborns, on Thursday launched two mobile…


Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO

The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years, the World…


Fresh Fruit Reduces Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke Fresh Fruit Reduces Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

London:  A fruit a day can keep heart diseases at bay, a new study has found, adding that people…


Oily Fish in Pregnancy May Cut Asthma Risk in Kids Oily Fish in Pregnancy May Cut Asthma Risk in Kids

LONDON: Consumption of oily fish like salmon while pregnant may reduce the risk of babies developing…


How Our Lungs Respond During Asthma Attacks How Our Lungs Respond During Asthma Attacks

London:  Scientists have discovered a new biochemical process, which reveals how the lungs operate…


'Anti-vax' mother's regret over whooping cough 'nightmare' 'Anti-vax' mother's regret over whooping cough 'nightmare'

An Australian mother has said she regrets refusing the whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy after…


Burn Institute to be a milestone in history: Nasim Burn Institute to be a milestone in history: Nasim

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim Tuesday said the Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute…


Steroid use can turn ‘good’ fat into ‘bad’: Study Steroid use can turn ‘good’ fat into ‘bad’: Study

Steroids that are generally given to treat inflammatory diseases can slow down calorie burning in brown…


Vitamin D3 May Improve Heart Functioning: Study Vitamin D3 May Improve Heart Functioning: Study

London:  A daily dose of vitamin D3 is likely to improve the functioning of the heart in people…


Oxytocin nasal spray improves self-control in obese men Oxytocin nasal spray improves self-control in obese men

A single dose of oxytocin nasal spray, known to reduce food intake, decreases impulsive behaviour in…


New technique for quick blood test results could help emergency patients New technique for quick blood test results could help emergency patients

In a boon for trauma and emergency transplant patients, a new revolutionary technique promises to give…


Drinking coffee may cut colorectal cancer risk, says study Drinking coffee may cut colorectal cancer risk, says study

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Drinking coffee, including decaf, instant and black, may decrease the risk of…


Kill depression to cut heart risks Kill depression to cut heart risks

Depression often puts people's hearts in danger, but now, a team of researchers has revealed that…


Low levels of vitamin D can risk your heart Low levels of vitamin D can risk your heart

Low levels of total vitamin D and bio-available vitamin D can help predict a person's risk of major…


Waist Size 'Strongly Predicts' Heart Disease Risk: Study Waist Size 'Strongly Predicts' Heart Disease Risk: Study

A study involving people with diabetes has shown that belly size is a stronger predictor of a dangerous…


Pot belly ups heart failure risk Pot belly ups heart failure risk

Obesity not only increases the risk of heart failure, but increased belly fat, combined with an ageing…


Excess weight can increase odds of asthma in women Excess weight can increase odds of asthma in women

Obesity and a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age - polycystic ovary syndrome…


Common migraine medication can affect baby


Common migraine medication can affect baby

  Certain medications and treatments long considered safe to treat pregnant women with migraines…


More obese people in the world than underweight, says study More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested.…


Seasonal influenza vaccination cuts stillbirth risk by half Seasonal influenza vaccination cuts stillbirth risk by half

Women who receive seasonal influenza vaccine during pregnancy may have over 50 percent reduced risk…


Vegetarian Diet Makes Indians More Prone to Colon Cancer Vegetarian Diet Makes Indians More Prone to Colon Cancer

NEW YORK: A vegetarian diet has led to a gene mutation that may make Indians more susceptible to inflammation,…


Brain injury linked to stiffened arteries Brain injury linked to stiffened arteries

Individuals who suffer from stiffening of the arteries and are in their 40s may experience subtle and…


Patients with skin infections hardly complete antibiotic doses Patients with skin infections hardly complete antibiotic doses

Patients with skin infections are less likely to take all their prescribed antibiotic doses after leaving…


Officials: Zika-infected Couples Should Postpone Pregnancy Officials: Zika-infected Couples Should Postpone Pregnancy

Federal health officials on Friday issued first-time guidance for couples planning a pregnancy if either…


Biological markers identified in the blood Biological markers identified in the blood

An international team of researchers has identified biological markers in the blood that can help doctors…


Malaria first spread from birds: Study Malaria first spread from birds: Study

Malaria, a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through mosquitoe…


Zika arrived in Americas in 2013: study Zika arrived in Americas in 2013: study

The Zika virus now spreading widely throughout the hemisphere probably arrived in the Americas in a…


WHO: Yellow fever outbreak kills 178 in Angola WHO: Yellow fever outbreak kills 178 in Angola

JOHANNESBURG: The World Health Organization says the first yellow fever outbreak in Angola in decades…

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