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Is your workplace impacting your waistline? Is your workplace impacting your waistline?

A new survey shows that the workplace can wreak havoc on your waistline.   According to a new survey…


Oral cholera vaccine protects against endemic disease: icddr,b study Oral cholera vaccine protects against endemic disease: icddr,b study

A double-dose, low-cost oral cholera vaccine administered through routine government health services…


Viagra use on the rise among British men Viagra use on the rise among British men

More prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs were issued in Britain than ever before last year,…


Australian gets fatal 'one-in-a-million' brain disease
Australian gets fatal 'one-in-a-million' brain disease

SYDNEY: An Australian has been diagnosed with a deadly "one-in-a-million" degenerative brain…


Pills, thrills and polymer gels: what's the future for male contraception? Pills, thrills and polymer gels: what's the future for male contraception?

There are, despite an ancient and colourful history, only three forms of male contraception: condoms,…


Diabetes drug may help fight obesity: New Study Diabetes drug may help fight obesity: New Study

NEW YORK: A drug to treat diabetes can help obese people who don't have the disease lose weight…


BSMMU lab ready to organ transplantation BSMMU lab ready to organ transplantation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) fulfilled its laboratory facilities to transplant…


Jim Carrey Unwittingly Brings Attention To Something Actually Linked To Autism Jim Carrey Unwittingly Brings Attention To Something Actually Linked To Autism

Actor Jim Carrey took to Twitter this week to draw attention to a long-time cause of his, campaigning…


Sugary drinks kill 184,000 people every year Sugary drinks kill 184,000 people every year

Sugary drinks cause 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, including 25,000 deaths in the United States,…


Liberia announces return of Ebola, with one new death Liberia announces return of Ebola, with one new death

MONROVIA: Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, more than six weeks…


Beximco Pharma launches generic drug of hepatitis C Beximco Pharma launches generic drug of hepatitis C

Beximco Pharma introduced the generic version of the wonder drug Sofosbuvir under the brand name "Sofovir…


Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread: study Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread: study

Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in AIDS-endemic…


Smoking linked to breast cancer in young women Smoking linked to breast cancer in young women

Smoking may increase the risk of dying early in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer, a research…


Ebola cases not slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone Ebola cases not slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs…


Five unusual tips to staying fit Five unusual tips to staying fit

You want to get fit. But don't want to join the gym as you aren't comfortable exercising with…


How to eat right during your period! How to eat right during your period!

It's that time of the month again and you are filled with uncomfortable symptoms such as stomach…


Mushroom used in Chinese medicine 'slows weight gain' Mushroom used in Chinese medicine 'slows weight gain'

A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in…


Skinny jeans given health warning Skinny jeans given health warning

Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves, doctors have said.   A 35-year-old woman…


UK’s fattest man, weighing 412 kg, dies at 33 UK’s fattest man, weighing 412 kg, dies at 33

A man in the UK, who weighed an astonishing 412 kg and was dubbed Britain’s fattest man, has died…


Govt has no control  over drug prices Govt has no control over drug prices

The government has no control over the prices of medicines as the power to fix the prices of 1,100 generic…


Baby born from ovary frozen in mother's childhood Baby born from ovary frozen in mother's childhood

A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue…


China: Doctors remove 420 kidney stones from patient China: Doctors remove 420 kidney stones from patient

Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a single patient, it's reported. The man, named…


Male ‘boobs’ a growing problem Male ‘boobs’ a growing problem

NEW DELHI: Cosmetic surgeons in Delhi are baffled by the sudden increase in demand for breast reduction…


Fitness lesson from world's oldest yoga teacher! Fitness lesson from world's oldest yoga teacher!

Lynch is the world's oldest yoga teacher. Here, she talks about how she keeps a body of a 30-year-old.…


Fruit snacks 'contain more sugar than sweets' Fruit snacks 'contain more sugar than sweets'

Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than sweets, says…


Mouth, breast cancers on the rise in Bangladesh Mouth, breast cancers on the rise in Bangladesh

The number of cases of the cancers most common in men and women have shown an upward trend since 1990…


Few simple ways to de-stress yourself Few simple ways to de-stress yourself

While stress levels are getting higher with busy lives and increasing workloads, here are few simple…


12-yrs girl diagnosed with a rare kidney disease 12-yrs girl diagnosed with a rare kidney disease

Abi Longfellow, 12, was once a happy, outgoing child, whose boundless energy left her parents struggling…


Heart failure victims require depression counselling Heart failure victims require depression counselling

People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists…


Patients know little about drug quality Patients know little about drug quality

The pharmaceutical companies are keeping the people in the dark about the details of the medicines they…


South Korea confirms 3 cases of new virus called MERS South Korea confirms 3 cases of new virus called MERS

SEOUL: South Korea says it has confirmed three cases of a new respiratory virus that has mostly been…


Key to cancer's spread discovered? Key to cancer's spread discovered?

In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer spreads, researchers at the University of Virginia…


Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine

Longtime smokers know that smoking may lead to cancer, but quitting cold turkey isn't easy and may…


Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage! Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage!

A chemical that can accumulate in seafood and is known to cause brain damage is also toxic to the kidneys,…


Kidney disease treatment may be improving, study suggests Kidney disease treatment may be improving, study suggests

Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining…


Medicines for Dementia Medicines for Dementia

Medicines for dementia are used to help with symptoms that affect thinking and memory. They are also…


Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma

Researchers behind a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer were surprised when…


Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection

Scientists have long known that the measles virus can temporarily weaken a child's immune system,…


Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology

For the first time in a lab, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence supporting…

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