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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


High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

Conversely, fruit fly larvae without that mutation thrived on the high protein diet, but dropped in frequency when put on carbohydrates


New weapons drawn in global TB fight New weapons drawn in global TB fight

In terms of prevention, major headway has been made on a new vaccine against TB, the first in almost a century


Weight loss surgery may prevent womb cancer in obese women Weight loss surgery may prevent womb cancer in obese women

Inflammatory responses and insulin production are also changed in obese women and can cause cells in the womb to grow


Battles begin to turn in long war on TB Battles begin to turn in long war on TB

Tuberculosis, a curable and preventable lung infection, killed more than 1.6 million people last year


Could height be a cancer risk? Could height be a cancer risk?

Experts stress the results only point to a very small increase in risk compared with factors like smoking


High BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage High BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage

The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target organ injury followed by non-ST elevation myocardial infarction


Smoking during pregnancy may cause early puberty in children Smoking during pregnancy may cause early puberty in children

Mothers-to-be, take note! Smoking during pregnancy can put your child at risk attaining puberty early, a study has found


Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk, says study Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk, says study

Previous research highlighted how women under age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer later in life by having a baby


Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss

People who ate between 100 to 142 mgs of vegetable nitrates each day had a 35 per cent lower risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration


High Court asks medical centres to fix diagnostic fees in two-month HC asks medical centres to fix diagnostic fees in two-month

A HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passes the order after hearing a writ petition


U.S. scientists create new drug to sustain oxygen-starved hearts U.S. scientists create new drug to sustain oxygen-starved hearts

The new drug does not cause systemic side effects or overcorrect with excessive blood oxygenation, which can itself be toxic


Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute to be inaugurated on Wednesday
Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute to be inaugurated Wednesday

With most modern equipment and technology, the institute would be a centre of excellence for treatment, research and studies


E-cigarette additives can impair lung function, finds study E-cigarette additives can impair lung function, finds study

Flavouring and additive ingredients used in e-cigarettes are more likely to increase inflammation and impair lung function


Eat fruits daily for nutrition: Experts Eat fruits daily for nutrition: Experts

According to experts, Bangladesh has already achieved self sufficiency in food grain production, but its people should change their food habit


Physical activity in childhood improves bone health Physical activity in childhood improves bone health

Here is what a new study has found


New blood test can spare cancer patients chemotherapy New blood test can spare cancer patients chemotherapy

A simple new blood test being trialled across 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand could spare cancer patients


Facts about Crohn's disease Facts about Crohn's disease

Experts have long suspected that Crohn's disease represents a collection of related but slightly different disorders


Bangladeshi scientists develop vaccine to fight ‘Foot and Mouth Disease’ Bangladeshi scientists develop vaccine to fight ‘Foot & Mouth Disease’

The new vaccine will give protection to the cattle against three types of FMD viruses most common in Bangladesh


India Zika virus outbreak cases reach 60 India Zika virus outbreak cases reach 60

This is the third Zika virus outbreak in India since January 2017


Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes are highly prevalent global diseases, causing millions of deaths every year


Over 16 percent adult Bangladeshis suffer from mental health disorders Over 16 pc adult Bangladeshis suffer from mental health disorders

In case of children and juvenile (aged bellow 18) this percentage is 18.40


Dhaka University programme wins Commonwealth award Dhaka University programme wins Commonwealth award

Dhaka University Telemedicine Program is being conducted by the BMPT department


Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola safe, effective, say scientists Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola safe, effective, say scientists

Researchers designed optimised synthetic DNA vaccine candidates targeting a virus surface protein called glycoprotein


Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up


Chewing gum can help deliver vitamins Chewing gum can help deliver vitamins

The researchers used an identical gum product without vitamin supplements as a placebo in the study


253mn people visually impaired, 36mn blind in world 253mn people visually impaired, 36mn blind in world

Speakers say at a discussion organised in observance of the World Sight Day


Excessive vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures Excessive vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures

Vitamin A is essential vitamin that is important for numerous biological processes including growth, vision, immunity and organ function


29 zika cases in Jaipur, outbreak remains localised, says Centre 29 zika cases in Jaipur, outbreak remains localised, says Centre

Zika is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also spreads dengue and chikungunya


Lethal diseases can be treated before birth thanks to gene editing Lethal diseases can be treated before birth thanks to gene editing

HT1 in humans usually appears during infancy, and it is often treatable with a medicine called nitisinone and a strict diet


22 Zika virus cases in western India, no deaths reported 22 Zika virus cases in western India, no deaths reported

The first outbreak of Zika was reported in India in January 2017 in the western state of Gujarat


100 years on, Spanish Flu holds lessons for next pandemic 100 years on, Spanish Flu holds lessons for next pandemic

Scientists predict that the next influenza pandemic could kill up to 150 million people


Type-2 diabetes signs 'detectable years before diagnosis' Diabetes signs 'detectable years earlier'

The findings suggest interventions to stop the disease in its tracks should begin far earlier in life, authors say


Antibiotic may kill dangerous skin cancer cells, says study Antibiotic may kill dangerous skin cancer cells, says study

The research found nifuroxazide, showed promise for complementing existing melanoma therapies

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