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‘Postpartum depression can impact kids’ behaviour’

‘Postpartum depression can impact kids’ behaviour’

-- 2018-02-15 12:44:48

Women whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years among mothers, a study suggests. It may affect their children, showing up...

Family history increases breast cancer risk

Family history increases breast cancer risk

-- 2018-02-14 13:08:07

Women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease, and the risk associated with family history doesn’t appear to diminish with age, a US study suggests. Fa...

‘Shock therapy may ease anxiety, depression’

‘Shock therapy may ease anxiety, depression’

-- 2018-02-13 15:34:26

People with anxiety and depression might feel a little better after they get mild electric shock therapy, but it’s unclear how much it will help or whether this treatment might ease other condit...

Researchers develop biobank for virtual cancer tissues

Researchers develop biobank for virtual cancer tissues

-- 2018-02-12 15:20:19

Australian researchers said that they have developed the first virtual platform of its kind for storing 3D copies of human cancer tissues, providing what they say is a novel way for accessing informat...

‘Polyploid cells can protect liver against cancer’

‘Polyploid cells can protect liver against cancer’

-- 2018-02-11 13:43:31

Polyploid cells in the liver can protect the liver against cancer, said researchers from the US University of Texas (UT) Southwestern on Friday. Researchers of the Children's Medical Center Research...

Migraine patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease

Migraine patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease

-- 2018-02-10 12:09:35

People with a history of migraines may be more likely to develop cardiovascular problems like heart attacks, stroke, and an irregular heart beat than individuals who don’t experience these heada...

Rules soon to reduce risky radiation limit

Rules soon to reduce risky radiation limit

Ismail Hossain 2018-02-10 10:17:48

Exposure to radiation from electromagnetic fields, especially of mobile-phone tower, is being limited up to 300 GHz under rules in the making to avert health risks. Officials said Bangladesh Telecomm...

Scientists grow first human eggs in laboratory

Scientists grow first human eggs in laboratory

-- 2018-02-09 17:17:05

Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The team say the technique could lead to new ways of preserving the fertility of child...

Painkillers may numb emotions: Researchers

Painkillers may numb emotions: Researchers

-- 2018-02-08 14:44:59

Painkillers not only can relieve one's physical symptoms, but may also have psychological effects, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California found that taking common painki...

‘Asparagus may influence cancer spread’

‘Asparagus may influence cancer spread’

-- 2018-02-08 11:29:08

There is mounting evidence the food on a person’s plate can alter cancer's growth and spread, say Cambridge scientists. Animal research, published in the journal Nature, showed breast tumours s...

Alabama sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Alabama sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

-- 2018-02-07 15:21:30

Alabama on Tuesday became the latest state to file a case accusing Oxy Contin maker Purdue Pharma LP of fueling the opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billio...

UN calls for end to female genital mutilation

UN calls for end to female genital mutilation

-- 2018-02-06 22:59:51

The United Nations secretary-general has called for ending all forms of violence against women and girls that also includes female genital mutilation. "With the dignity, health and well-being of mill...

‘High blood pressure remains unnoticed in new mothers’

‘High blood pressure remains unnoticed in new mothers’

-- 2018-02-06 12:40:28

Women with severe pre-eclampsia should have their blood pressure closely monitored for a year after giving birth because high blood pressure can remain undetected, a new study suggests. It found high...

Opioid drug ‘causes breathing problems to obese patients’

Opioid drug ‘causes breathing problems to obese patients’

-- 2018-02-05 00:00:00

Some obese patients may face risks of breathing problems if they are undergoing treatment of opioid addiction with a drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new study suggests....

Local drugs relieve cancer patients of high price pain

Local drugs relieve cancer patients of high price pain

Saif Uddin 2018-02-04 10:20:25

Local pharmaceutical companies are widening production of anti-cancer drugs, making those available at much lower prices in recent times, industry insiders said. At present, according to them, five c...

India's 'Modicare' to cost about $1.7b a year

India's 'Modicare' to cost about $1.7b a year

-- 2018-02-03 12:15:29

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to provide health insurance for about half the country would require an estimated 110 billion rupees in federal and state funding each year, sources fa...

Anti-dengue vaccine may be cause of three deaths in Philippines

Anti-dengue vaccine may be cause of three deaths in Philippines

-- 2018-02-03 00:00:00

The Philippines said on Friday the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the country, according to a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass imm...

Bangladesh to manufacture advanced insulin

Bangladesh to manufacture advanced insulin

FE Online Desk 2018-02-02 12:48:13

 Novo Nordisk, the world’s leading insulin manufacturer will transfer Danish advanced state-of-the-art insulin devices manufacturing technology to Bangladesh, said a statement.   Mr...

Prostate cancer kills more than breast cancer

Prostate cancer kills more than breast cancer

-- 2018-02-02 10:28:43

The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, figures show. An ageing population means more men are developing and dying fr...

Global cancer survival rate grows: Study

Global cancer survival rate grows: Study

-- 2018-02-01 00:00:00

Cancer patients’ survival prospects are improving, even for some of the deadliest types such as lung cancer, but there are huge disparities between countries, particularly for children, accordin...

Boosting patient well-being with pet-assisted therapy

Boosting patient well-being with pet-assisted therapy

-- 2018-01-31 12:42:02

The therapist who started the project is among 3,500 who won health quality service awards. Outside Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital in Singapore, patients play with dogs or groom and pet them as pa...

E-cigs also cause cancer: Study

E-cigs also cause cancer: Study

-- 2018-01-30 19:35:26

Dismissing all popular beliefs, a new study has delivered a big warning saying vaping causes mutations in DNA which can cause cancer. Experts at the New York University carried out the research whic...

Scientists discover poor sanitation not linked to stunted growth

Scientists discover poor sanitation not linked to stunted growth

-- 2018-01-30 17:36:21

Scientists have discovered that improving water, sanitation and hygiene in resource poor settings of Bangladesh have helped to better overall health conditions of the inhabitants living in those areas...

‘Sleep disorder may be early sign for Alzheimer’

‘Sleep disorder may be early sign for Alzheimer’

-- 2018-01-30 13:33:37

An American study shows that a disorder in sleep and wake cycle might be early signs for Alzheimer's disease. The research at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has indicated that t...

FDA clears cancer drug that ‘killed’ Steve Jobs

FDA clears cancer drug that ‘killed’ Steve Jobs

-- 2018-01-29 14:47:53

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a radioactive drug to treat the ultra-rare type of digestive tract cancer that killed Steve Jobs in 2011. The approval for Advanced Accelerato...

GTV, StanChart, Sightsaver Foundation partner to launch “Shopno Dekhe Chokh”

GTV, StanChart, Sightsaver Foundation partner to launch “Shopno Dekhe Chokh”

FE Online Desk 2018-01-29 00:00:00

An MoU was signed recently between Standard Chartered Bank and Gazi Satellite Television Limited to partner on a project titled “Shopno Dekhe Chokh.” With technical support from Sightsaver...

Low carbohydrate intake ‘may cause birth defects’

Low carbohydrate intake ‘may cause birth defects’

-- 2018-01-28 11:20:04

A new study shows women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant have bigger risk of having babies with neural tube birth defects as they avoid diets that reduce or eliminate carbohydrates. Th...

Even a single cigarette raises stroke risk: Study

Even a single cigarette raises stroke risk: Study

-- 2018-01-27 11:25:03

Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, a large BMJ study suggests. People who smoked even one cigarette a day were...

US Medicaid work rules face tough challenges

US Medicaid work rules face tough challenges

-- 2018-01-26 03:20:58

A lawsuit challenging the US federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insu...

‘Flu infection may increase heart attack risk’

‘Flu infection may increase heart attack risk’

-- 2018-01-25 02:29:57

The risk of a heart attack may be increased six-fold within the first week after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection, a new study said Wednesday. Researchers in Canada looked at nea...