Vaccine rumours debunked: Microchips, 'altered DNA' By BBC | Last Updated: 2nd December, 2020, 19:38

The fear that a vaccine will somehow change your DNA is one we've seen aired regularly on social media

Vaccine rumours debunked: Microchips, 'altered DNA' and more

Exercise, walking may cut side-effects of chemotherapy Exercise, walking may cut side-effects of chemotherapy

Side effects of the chemotherapy may include loss of sensation, weakness, exhaustion, infections or severe diarrhoea


Lifestyle diseases becoming ‘serious challenge’ for Bangladesh, World Lifestyle diseases becoming ‘serious challenge’

This new wave of lifestyle diseases is a new challenge for the world, including Bangladesh," Dr David Nabarro says


Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Man shall not live by bread alone, but perhaps it could be better for us than we thought


Fish eyes may hold key to cure blindness in humans, finds study Fish eyes may hold key to cure blindness in humans

The discovery raises the possibility that human retinas can be induced to regenerate, naturally repairing damage


Two executives of US healthcare company in Dhaka Two executives of US healthcare company in Dhaka

Executives with Google Glass startup Augmedix are in Dhaka to meet local business leaders and discuss plans to employ medical assistants


More than 50% of heart attack cases reach hospital late More than 50% of heart attack cases reach hospital late

A lot of precious time is still being wasted in taking a heart attack patient to a facility that is capable of treating heart attacks


New blood test may detect cancer at early stage New blood test may detect cancer at early stage

Scientists develop a new blood test that can detect cancer, providing a potential alternative to invasive surgical procedures like biopsies


Children getting obsessed with electronic gadgets Children getting obsessed with electronic gadgets

It is common to see children of all ages playing or watching with electronic gadgets at home and even outside the residence


India more than doubles maternity leave to 26 weeks India more than doubles maternity leave to 26 weeks

The new law will apply to all organisations which employ more than 10 people


Lack of good cholesterol may up heart attack risk, warns study Lack of good cholesterol may up heart attack risk, warns study

The findings showed that for young individuals, under the age of 50, having abnormally low good cholesterol may increase the risk of heart attack than


Unnecessary use of antibiotics poses health risks Unnecessary use of antibiotics poses health risks

Antibiotics should be applied to patients after specific pathological investigation but many doctors are not following the process, they says


Diabetes ups death risk from cancer in Asians Diabetes ups death risk from cancer in Asians

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a 26 per cent increase in the risk of death from cancers of kidney, thyroid, liver and prostate in Asians


How to save a life – first-aid advice you’ll actually remember How to save a life – first-aid advice you’ll actually remember

A British Heart Foundation report suggests that our reluctance to intervene is killing people who are in cardiac arrest


Early periods may up gestational diabetes risk Early periods may up gestational diabetes risk

Girls who start menstruating at a younger age are 50 per cent more likely to develop gestational diabetes


Painkillers without dangerous side effects found Painkillers without dangerous side effects found

Treating postoperative and chronic inflammatory pain should now be possible without causing side effects


Ebola survivor, Liberian icon dies giving birth Ebola survivor, Liberian icon dies giving birth

"My wife died because she was not catered to by nurses and doctors. The reason, I believe, is because she is an Ebola survivor," James Harris says


121,000 affected with cancer every year 121,000 affected with cancer every year

Cancer treatment should be available at district level alongside introducing health insurance to bear treatment cost of the disease


International conference on liver diseases held at BSMMU International conference on liver diseases held at BSMMU

Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Bangladesh (ASLDB) organizes the event at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University


Lack of exercise linked to hard-to-treat heart failures Lack of exercise linked to hard-to-treat heart failures

The incidence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction was 19 per cent lower for individuals who exercised at recommended levels


One fourth people in Bangladesh suffering from obesity One fourth people in Bangladesh suffering from obesity

Citing the statistics of World Health Organisation (WHO), they say the people die from diseases caused by overweight or over eating


Dairy foods, vitamin D supplements may prevent bone loss Dairy foods, vitamin D supplements may prevent bone loss

Vitamin D stimulates calcium absorption, which is beneficial for building bones and preventing bone loss overtime


Physical activity lowers risk of heart disease Physical activity lowers risk of heart disease

The team collected information from the participants about BMI, physical activity, smoking, alcohol use, diet, education


Medicine being sold at drugstores without prescription Drugstores sale Medicines without prescription

Health professionals say people may face more hazardous condition after taking medicine as per the advice of the salesmen of drug outlets


Stress, low mood before pregnancy increases eczema risk in children: Study Stress, low mood before pregnancy increases eczema risk in children: Study

For the research, the study assessed the stress levels of women recruited to the Southampton Women’s Survey before they were pregnant


4 cloud-based medical apps launched 4 cloud-based medical apps launched

The inauguration of four cloud-based BDEMR (Bangladesh Electronic Medical Record) apps on Wednesday…


Lack of exercise linked to hard-to-treat heart failure Lack of exercise linked to hard-to-treat heart failure

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to supply enough oxygenated blood to meet the demands of the body


New drug combination may combat hearing loss New drug combination may combat hearing loss

Each human being is born with about 15,000 hair cells per ear and once damaged, these cells cannot regrow — one of the leading causes of hearing loss


‘Weight loss drug may cut 80% risk of diabetes’ ‘Weight loss drug may cut 80% risk of diabetes’

Injecting a particular weight loss drug in combination with diet and exercise may reduce risk of diabetes by 80 per cent


'Over 20 million suffer from kidney ailments' 'Over 20 million suffer from kidney ailments'

Professor Samad says three-fourths of kidney patients could not understand their ailment at the very outset of their exposure


Back pain ups risk of early death by 13 per cent Back pain ups risk of early death by 13 per cent

An individual’s lifetime prevalence of back pain is nearly 84 percent and more in older populations


Fasting diet may regenerating pancreas, promote new insulin Fasting diet may regenerating pancreas, promote new insulin

The genes normally active in the developing pancreas of embryonic/foetal mice are reactivated in diabetic adult mice when cycling FMD with normal diet


Human brain makes fructose, scientists discover Human brain makes fructose, scientists discover

Previous studies have established that excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chronic diseases like obesity


Eating fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk Eating fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk

Consuming five or more daily servings of diet rich in fruit and green leafy vegetables may significantly lower risk of developing chronic lung disease


Eat more fruit and vegetables to reduce heart attack Eat more fruit and vegetables to reduce heart attack

The research found that apples and pears and vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli and cabbage are effective in preventing strokes, heart disease


Oversleeping could be an early symptom of Alzheimer's Oversleeping could be an early symptom of Alzheimer's

Scientists find those who struggle to resist the lure of a lie-in or typically rest for more than nine hours more likely to develop brain disease


Yo-yo dieting might actually be good for people, expert says Yo-yo dieting might actually be good for people, expert says

The much-maligned diets are like going to the dentist, according to a scientist who has studied them extensively


Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children

Appendicitis is a serious medical condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed and causes severe pain


Green tea may help fight bone marrow disorders Green tea may help fight bone marrow disorders

The green tea compound transform light chain amyloid, preventing the misshapen form from replicating and accumulating dangerously


Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system

Chronic exposure to a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread can decrease the ability of small intestine cells

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