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193 tested HIV positive in 8 southern districts: Report   193 tested HIV positive in 8 southern districts: Report

The number of deaths caused by HIV is rapidly going in the southern districts, the report mentions


Dark chocolate, cocoa butter important source of vitamin D Dark chocolate, cocoa butter important source of vitamin D

Study found that cocoa and foods containing cocoa have significant amounts of vitamin D2


HIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases

China sees surge in HIV/Aids cases

More than 820,000 people are affected in the country, health officials say


Oral contraceptives could reduce risk of ovarian cancer: Study Oral contraceptives could reduce risk of ovarian cancer: Study

Research has shown a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in women who take combined oral contraceptives


Placenta complications: 'Women must know the risks'

Placenta complications 'need earlier diagnosis'

Expectant mothers should be told that the risk of placenta complications rises after a caesarean or fertility treatment


Higher BMI can have negative effect on mental health: study Higher BMI can have negative effect on mental health: study

Results so far highlight the pressing need to tackle the obesity crisis because higher BMI is causing the population to be less happy


Speakers call for breaking cycle of malnutrition Speakers call for breaking cycle of malnutrition

They also urge for scaling up nutrition programme alongside efforts to ensure food security through higher productivity & investments in agriculture


Implant helps paralysed man walk again Implant helps paralysed man walk again

The study was conducted in conjunction with the University of California Los Angeles & was partly funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation


Researchers warn prosthetic valve increases risk of death Researchers warn prosthetic valve increases risk of death

The implanted heart valve is too small for the patient, which can lead to inadequate blood flow


ACC raids civil surgeon offices in Dhaka, Tangail, Madaripur
ACC raids civil surgeon offices in three districts

The aim of their drive is to keep government offices free from corruption,according to an official


Researchers discover gene that protects against dementia Researchers discover gene that protects against dementia

A previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and dementia has been uncovered


Cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast kills nearly 100 Cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast kills nearly 100

The Lake Chad area, which straddles parts of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, has also been hit by cholera


Urban poor get less access to maternal and child health service: Experts Urban poor get less access to maternal and child health service: Experts

Only 29 percent population of the urban slum community gets access to maternal and child health service


Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

The UN health agency urges countries to do more to counter harmful drinking practices


ACC unearths fraud in doctors’ registration ACC unearths fraud in doctors’ registration

In a drive ACC on Thursday unearthed gross irregularities in the way BMDC is giving registration to fake MBBS degree holders


Strength-based exercises may help kids fight obesity Strength-based exercises may help kids fight obesity

Taking part in exercises that cause muscles to contract, and strengthen muscles and bones, reduce children's body fat percentage


Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Worldwide, about seven percent of people over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia


Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight

Associations with altered gut flora in babies 3-4 months old were strongest for frequent use of household disinfectants


Bill on communicable disease prevention placed in JS Bill on communicable disease prevention placed in JS

State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque on behalf of Health Minister Mohammad Nasim places the Bill


NIPRO JMI Pharma’s CEO awarded NIPRO JMI Pharma’s CEO awarded

Dhaka Media Club Limited conferred this esteemed award recently for his excellence


South Africa superbug kills six newborns South Africa superbug kills six newborns

The Thelle Mogoerane hospital in the eastern Johannesburg township of Vosloorus has been in the grip of antibiotic resistant bacteria since July 11


Exposure to pollen during pregnancy ups risk of asthma in babies Exposure to pollen during pregnancy ups risk of asthma in babies

The study provides new insight that could help us predict and manage diseases like asthma


UN agrees global plan to battle TB ahead of first-ever summit UN agrees global plan to battle TB ahead of first-ever summit

In July, S Africa clashed with the USA over proposals to water down language recognizing the right of poorer countries to access cheaper medicines


High blood pressure linked to aortic valve disease High blood pressure linked to aortic valve disease

AVD is a condition in which the valve between the main pumping chamber of your heart and main artery to your body do not function properly


Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster

The US researchers who carried out the work recommend that those afflicted with the condition should regularly use the theme park attractions


Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention

An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases were predicted worldwide for 2018, with 9.6 million deaths


New study finds active kids may have a healthier heart New study finds active kids may have a healthier heart

Adolescents with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their peers who are not physically active


Simple blood test can measure a person's internal body clock Simple blood test can measure a person's internal body clock

This biological clock regulates biological processes, when you feel sleepy, when you feel hungry and when your immune system is active


Doctors or criminals? Doctors or criminals?

Hospital authorities and the doctors have become desperate to hide the issue after the mobile phones conversation went viral on the social media


T cell behavior has major implications for cancer immunotherapy T cell behavior has major implications for cancer immunotherapy

Study found that critical white blood cells, which attack and kill the infection, did not rely on glucose to fuel their rapid division


South Korea reports first MERS case in three years South Korea reports first MERS case in three years

South Korea reported its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in three years, health officials said Saturday


Scientists developing new blood test to screen for secondary heart attack Scientists developing new blood test to screen for secondary heart attack

Researchers identified plasma lipid biomarkers that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease and stroke


Treating prostate cancer with hormone therapy could be risky Treating prostate cancer with hormone therapy could be risky

A new study's finding has potential implications for treating prostate cancer patients


UN emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia UN emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia

African swine fever does not affect humans but causes haemorrhagic fever in pigs and wild boars that is nearly always fatal


Deadly ‘rat fever’ in flood-ravaged Indian state Deadly ‘rat fever’ in flood-ravaged Indian state

The separate death toll from the monsoon floods that forced more than a million people from their homes in Kerala last month has risen to 486


Half of over 60s 'ignore bowel cancer screening in England' Half of over 60s 'ignore bowel screening'

Fewer men than women returned the kits, which are designed to detect the disease before symptoms appear


New vaccine could soon treat acne New vaccine could soon treat acne

It is one of the most common skin conditions


Diabetic children need comprehensive eye care services: Experts Diabetic children need comprehensive eye care services: Experts

Experts have suggested engaging multiple stakeholders in eye care service for children to combat childhood…


Autism may increase depression risk Autism may increase depression risk

ASD are developmental conditions with difficulties in reciprocal social interaction and restricted and repetitive behaviours and interests

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