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Country's 4.6 pc adults mentally depressed: survey Country's 4.6 pc adults mentally depressed: survey

The health minister discloses the survey in a press conference ahead of the World Health Day-2017 on April 7 in the ministry conference room


How the Malaria parasite softens our defences to invade How the Malaria parasite softens our defences to invade

Malaria is caused by a family of parasites that are carried by mosquitoes


Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicity Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicity

A short-term fast appeared to counteract increases in blood sugar and protect healthy cells in mice from becoming too vulnerable to chemotherapy


Indian clinic treats Bangladeshis seeking mercy deaths Indian clinic treats Bangladeshis seeking mercy deaths

All three suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration


Thyroid dysfunction may up heart failure risk: study Thyroid dysfunction may up heart failure risk: study

According to the study, those with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) may be more likely to have irregular, often rapid heart rate.


High Court upholds ban on making antibiotics, cancer drugs of 28 companies High Court upholds ban on making antibiotics, cancer drugs of 28 companies

An HC bench of Mohammad Dastagir Hossain and Md Ataur Rahman Khan pass the order after holding hearing over a rule issued earlier


Smoking pot at 15 or earlier may lead to memory loss Smoking pot at 15 or earlier may lead to memory loss

Those who began smoking marijuana at age 17 or younger had an average 62.5 percent lower chance of receiving a high school degree


Nursing gains popularity in country Nursing gains popularity in country

Female students are choosing to build their career in nursing profession as it has been recognized officially and socially as dignified profession


Loneliness, ‘severity’ of seasonal cold and flu are linked Loneliness, ‘severity’ of seasonal cold and flu are linked

  Suffering from a cold is annoying enough, but if you are lonely, the chances are you would feel…


Insomnia may increase heart attack, stroke risk: study Insomnia may increase heart attack, stroke risk: study

Women with insomnia symptoms may have a slightly higher risk of cardiovascular and stroke events than men


Eating legumes may cut diabetes risk: study Eating legumes may cut diabetes risk: study

Eating over three servings of legumes like lentils, chickpeas, beans & peas every week may significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes


Fire safety inadequate at most private healthcare facilities Fire safety inadequate at most private healthcare facilities

The healthcare institutions may turn into death traps for patients and staff if any fire breaks out there, fire expert say


80pc people in Bangladesh carry TB germs: expert 80pc people in Bangladesh carry TB germs: expert

Despite having TB germs in the body, a person can lead a normal life and doctors do not prescribe any treatment until the person gets infecte


Eat peanuts with your meals to prevent heart attack risk Eat peanuts with your meals to prevent heart attack risk

  Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks…


Running a marathon may cause kidney injury, finds a study Running a marathon may cause kidney injury, finds a study

Previous studies have shown there are also changes in heart function associated with marathon running


Campaign soon to create mass awareness about nutrition: Minister Campaign soon to create mass awareness about nutrition: Minister

A nationwide campaign would be launched soon for creating mass awareness about improvement of nutritional…


WHO Regional Director meets PM; assures of continued support WHO Regional Director meets PM; assures of continued support

The assurance comes when WHO Regional Director for Southeast Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban


Gastric medications may up risk for bacterial infection: Study Gastric medications may up risk for bacterial infection: Study

The team conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies with 7,703 patients with C-diff and 1,525 of these developed recurrent C-diff


More than 150 died of malaria after heavy rains lash out Zimbabwe More than 150 died of malaria after heavy rains lash out Zimbabwe

The most affected regions of the country are in the south where floods cut off access to health clinics


Playing 10 minutes daily helps kids cut diabetes risk in adult life Playing 10 minutes daily helps kids cut diabetes risk in adult life

Replacing light-intensity physical activity with brief periods of vigorous exercise may provide significant cardiometabolic benefits in kids


Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors

This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal, doctors say


Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson’s disease Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition that often results in impaired mobility, a decrease in health-related quality of life (HRQL) and death


World Tuberculosis Day: Do you have TB? World Tuberculosis Day: Do you have TB?

Apart from a cough that lasts two weeks or longer and coughing up mucous or blood, signs of TB include fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite


South Asian women more at risk of osteoporosis: Study South Asian women more at risk of osteoporosis: Study

For the study, the team examined bone resportion in over 370 pre and post-menopausal South Asian and white women in the Britain


Child TB patients in Bangladesh rising: Experts Child TB patients in Bangladesh rising: Experts

Experts reveals the data at a press conference on Thursday on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day 2017 to be observed on Friday


Obese teenagers more at risk of liver disease Obese teenagers more at risk of liver disease

A high body mass index (BMI) is also associated with increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to a higher risk of severe liver disease


Men with high BMI avoid carbohydrates in the evening Men with high BMI avoid carbohydrates in the evening

The effect was not observed in healthy men, although there was a general decline in glucose tolerance during the course of the day


Spider venom may offer hope to stroke victims: scientists Spider venom hope in stroke treatment

Strokes claim six million lives worldwide each year, and five million survivors are left with a permanent disability


Smoking pot raises risk of stroke, heart failure Smoking pot raises risk of stroke, heart failure

Marijuana use may lead to 26 per cent increase in the risk of stroke and a 10 per cent increase in the risk of developing heart failure


Impure water poses serious health risks Impure water poses serious health risks

Impure drinking water cause diseases like hepatitis, diarrhoea, cholera, jaundice and cancer. Rise in population has resulted shortage of pure water


Maternal Vitamin D levels may prevent autism in kids Maternal Vitamin D levels may prevent autism in kids

Intake of Vitamin D supplements during the first trimester of pregnancy is likely to prevent the development of autism traits in children


Drug abuse may cause tooth decay, gum disease: study Drug abuse may cause tooth decay, gum disease: study

Drug use affects oral health through direct physiological routes such as dry mouth, an increased urge for snacking, clenching and grinding of teeth


Antibiotics aren’t an effective treatment for milder forms of eczema, finds study Antibiotics aren’t an effective treatment for milder forms of eczema, finds study

Eczema is an inflammatory skin disease that causes patches of skin to become itchy, red and cracked


Eating veggies, fruits daily may keep stress away: study Eating veggies, fruits daily may keep stress away: study

The study also found that women who ate 3-4 daily serves of vegetables had an 18 per cent lower risk of stress than those who ate 0-1 serves daily


Some people’s brains begin to age faster Some people’s brains begin to age faster

The gene, known as TMEM106B, accelerates normal brain aging in older people by up to 12 years


Bacteria-rich lotion may fight skin infections: study Bacteria-rich lotion may fight skin infections

The study found for five patients with a skin condition, bacteria-rich lotion protected them against infections by destroying harmful germs on skin


Popular weedkiller doesn't cause cancer: EU agency Popular weedkiller doesn't cause cancer: EU agency

The assessment paves the way for Brussels to make final decision on the chemical, despite deep divisions in the 28-member European Union over its use


Australian blogger breached law with fake cancer tale Australian blogger found guilty of fake cancer tale

Belle Gibson, 25, gains fame in Australia after she claimed to have beaten cancer using natural remedies rather than medical intervention


Does eating alone help you diet? Does eating alone help you diet?

Sharing a meal with friends or family is one of life’s greatest pleasures – but it can wreck any diet plans. So what’s the best way to stick to your r

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