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Antibody removes Alzheimer's plaques in mice

Antibody removes Alzheimer's plaques in mice

-- 2018-03-29 13:09:23

An antibody not only targets APOE, an Alzheimer's protein, but also sweeps away amyloid plaques, characteristic symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, US researchers found. In order to find out whether the...

Pregnancy stress can change baby's brain connectivity: Study

Pregnancy stress can change baby's brain connectivity: Study

-- 2018-03-27 15:16:37

New evidence from fetal brain scans has shown that a mother's stress during pregnancy can change the neural connectivity in the brain of her unborn child, potentially affecting the baby's brain functi...

Cholera outbreak claims nine lives in Nigeria

Cholera outbreak claims nine lives in Nigeria

-- 2018-03-25 13:56:46

Nine deaths have been recorded following a cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeastern state of Bauchi, local authorities confirmed. A total of 324 cases of cholera have been confirmed so far across f...

Unilever's  Pureit takes up initiatives to ensure safe drinking water

Unilever's Pureit takes up initiatives to ensure safe drinking water

FE Online Desk 2018-03-24 11:41:35

Unilever and UNDP have made a partnership to provide pure water to commoners. Through the partnership having officially set off in February this year, the multinational consumer goods company and the...

Woman dies after taking Gwyneth Paltrow-backed bee therapy

Woman dies after taking Gwyneth Paltrow-backed bee therapy

-- 2018-03-23 20:38:34

A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she d...

E-cigarettes tied to less smoking cessation

E-cigarettes tied to less smoking cessation

-- 2018-03-23 14:31:47

Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape at all, a European study suggests. Even when smokers only occasionally experimented with vaping, t...

80pc MDR TB patients remain undiagnosed: Experts

80pc MDR TB patients remain undiagnosed: Experts

-- 2018-03-22 20:35:36

The control of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB) remains a major challenge as estimated 80 per cent of its patients remain undiagnosed, experts say.  Speakers revealed the information at a press...

Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet

Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet

-- 2018-03-22 13:23:22

British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally. Results from tests of the scanner...

Netherlands extends support to WFP for fortifying rice in BD

Netherlands extends support to WFP for fortifying rice in BD

-- 2018-03-21 17:11:30

The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$800,000 from the Netherlands embassy in Bangladesh.  The money will be spent to scale up an initiative on rice for...

Health service providers crucial in fight against HIV/AIDS: Study

Health service providers crucial in fight against HIV/AIDS: Study

-- 2018-03-20 13:01:10

Social and public health services providers play a crucial role in helping patients at risk of HIV access life-saving services, suggests a study released by University of Michigan (UM) on Sunday. Pro...

Thomson Reuters  donates Tk 0.11m  to Gonoshasthaya  Dialysis Centre

Thomson Reuters donates Tk 0.11m to Gonoshasthaya Dialysis Centre

-- 2018-03-20 00:18:50

International news agency Thomson Reuters in Dhaka has donated Tk 0.11 million to Gonoshasthaya Dialysis Centre, a non-profit service institution of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, says a press release. Seraju...

Prof Kanak Kanti new VC of BSMMU

Prof Kanak Kanti new VC of BSMMU

-- 2018-03-19 17:52:39

Noted neurosurgeon Professor Kanak Kanti Barua has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor (VC) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). President M Abdul Hamid cleared his appointme...

Spices might get teens to like vegetables

Spices might get teens to like vegetables

-- 2018-03-18 14:38:25

A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests. Researchers got about 100 high schoo...

SA introduces ATM pharmacy for AIDS patients

SA introduces ATM pharmacy for AIDS patients

-- 2018-03-17 13:16:07

South Africa has launched an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS in a move aimed at reducing waiting times and congestion in public healthcar...

Kanak Kanti Barua new VC of BSMMU

Kanak Kanti Barua new VC of BSMMU

-- 2018-03-16 15:58:17

Neurosurgeon Prof Kanak Kanti Barua is going be next vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMUU). Barua, the chairman of the Neurosurgery Department and dean of the Surgery...

US moves to curb nicotine in cigarettes

US moves to curb nicotine in cigarettes

-- 2018-03-16 13:38:03

The US Food and Drug Administration took a fresh step on Thursday towards setting a maximum nicotine level for tobacco products in a bid to lower tobacco-related deaths across the country, saying it w...

Scientists develop fast wound-healing method

Scientists develop fast wound-healing method

-- 2018-03-15 13:12:40

Chinese and American scientists identified a new immune target that may speed up the healing of skin wounds. The study, published on Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, has found...

Fresenius Medical Care gets recognition in Australia

Fresenius Medical Care gets recognition in Australia

FE Online Desk 2018-03-15 12:39:24

Australia's leading independent authority on healthcare recognised the high standard of care that Fresenius Medical Care provides in the country. The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS...

DSCC mayor for community clinics at every ward

DSCC mayor for community clinics at every ward

-- 2018-03-14 21:33:09

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon on Wednesday underscored the need for setting up community clinics in each ward under the city corporation areas to ensure health servi...

Aussie researchers use diamond to improve biomedical implants

Aussie researchers use diamond to improve biomedical implants

-- 2018-03-14 13:34:05

Australian researchers on Wednesday said they are harnessing diamonds for use in biomedical implants, through a novel way that could improve the way the human body accepts the medical devices. "Curre...

President for reasonable cost of cancer treatment

President for reasonable cost of cancer treatment

-- 2018-03-13 20:37:57

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday urged the authorities concerned to take initiatives so that treatment cost of cancer diseases remain within the common people's reach. President Abdul Hamid made the...

Genes have a role in empathy: Study

Genes have a role in empathy: Study

-- 2018-03-13 12:45:47

Empathy helps us to make close connections with people, and influences how we behave in a range of situations, from the workplace to a party. Now scientists say empathy is not just something we devel...

Telenor Health inks MoU with Marie Stopes

Telenor Health inks MoU with Marie Stopes

FE Online Desk 2018-03-12 15:50:31

Telenor Health has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Marie Stopes Bangladesh. Representatives from both the organisations attended the MoU signing ceremony on behalf of their respect...

How infertility treatment has left sperm science behind

How infertility treatment has left sperm science behind

-- 2018-03-12 12:56:36

They can make test-tube babies, grow human eggs in a lab and reproduce mice from frozen testicle tissue, but when it comes to knowing how a man’s sperm can swim to, find and fertilise an egg, sc...

Exercise helps keep immune system young: Study

Exercise helps keep immune system young: Study

-- 2018-03-11 13:29:21

A newly published study finds that exercising in older age can help keep one's immune system active and young. Britain researchers followed 125 cyclists over the age of 55 and found that they had imm...

Fortis Cardiac establishes hospital in Ctg

Fortis Cardiac establishes hospital in Ctg

FE Online Desk 2018-03-10 13:18:24

People from the region of Chittagong need not to depend on foreign or Dhaka hospitals for high standard cardiac healthcare services anymore. AFC Health Fortis Cardiac Institute established a 63 bed s...

AFC Health Fortis Cardiac offers round-the-clock services in Ctg

AFC Health Fortis Cardiac offers round-the-clock services in Ctg

-- 2018-03-09 17:44:24

AFC Health Fortis Cardiac Institute has established a 63-bed super-specialised hospital in Chittagong city in association with India's Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center providing worl...

Egypt struggles to end female genital mutilation

Egypt struggles to end female genital mutilation

-- 2018-03-09 13:31:07

In a tiny village in Egypt’s southern province of Assiut, 16-year-old Amany Shamekh, who wants to be an artist one day, recalls how she was illegally circumcised with a razor blade. “The...

Sanofi, Evotec in talks to create R&D platform

Sanofi, Evotec in talks to create R&D platform

-- 2018-03-08 14:13:57

French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi and drug discovery and development company from Germany Evotec said they had started exclusive talks over accelerating research into the treatment of...

BSMMU gets first-ever woman pro-VC

BSMMU gets first-ever woman pro-VC

-- 2018-03-07 19:06:39

Renowned paediatrician Prof Dr Shahana Akther Rahman has been made the first-ever woman pro-vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Dr Shahana, chairman of Paediatrics...