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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...

Sleep problems ‘cause cognitive decline’

Sleep problems ‘cause cognitive decline’

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

People who suffer from sleep disturbances in midlife or as they age may be more likely to develop cognitive impairment than people who usually get plenty of uninterrupted rest, new research suggests....

US lets more healthcare workers treat opioid treatment

US lets more healthcare workers treat opioid treatment

-- 2018-01-24 01:10:38

The US Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in...

'Inflammatory' diet linked to risk of colon cancer

'Inflammatory' diet linked to risk of colon cancer

-- 2018-01-23 12:00:00

People who consume lots of foods linked to chronic inflammation, such as red meat and refined grains, may be more likely to develop colorectal cancer than individuals who tend to avoid these foods, a...

Arsenic poses massive threat to public health in BD

Arsenic poses massive threat to public health in BD

-- 2018-01-23 04:10:34

Arsenic poisoning from ground water in Bangladesh has long been posing a massive threat to public health. About 20 million people are exposed to harmful levels of the chemical element in their drinki...

Single blood test ‘detects eight common cancers’

Single blood test ‘detects eight common cancers’

-- 2018-01-22 12:10:19

US researchers have taken a major step forward in the fight against cancer by developing a single blood test that screens for eight common types of tumours in early stages. Larger studies of the test...

US tobacco stance faces test

US tobacco stance faces test

-- 2018-01-22 01:36:09

In a decision expected to test the Trump administration’s approach to tobacco regulation, US health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) to sel...

Sound therapy ‘trains the brain to ignore tinnitus’

Sound therapy ‘trains the brain to ignore tinnitus’

-- 2018-01-21 11:28:19

A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. People with the disorder, known as tinnitus, who slep...

Onion could help TB antibiotic fight: Study

Onion could help TB antibiotic fight: Study

-- 2018-01-20 12:00:00

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot...

Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24: Scientists

Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24: Scientists

-- 2018-01-19 07:31:40

Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say. Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and paren...

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

-- 2018-01-19 02:05:27

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on li...

Researchers urge women for 'Angelina Jolie gene' testing

Researchers urge women for 'Angelina Jolie gene' testing

BBC 2018-01-18 12:00:00

Testing all women for the "Angelina Jolie gene", even if not considered at risk, would prevent cancers, save lives and is cost effective, say doctors. The Hollywood actress had her breasts, ovaries a...

Rohingya children at health risk during Monsoon: UN

Rohingya children at health risk during Monsoon: UN

FE Online Desk 2018-01-18 08:04:49

UN warns more than one-half million Rohingya refugee children in Cox’s Bazar are at risk of disease outbreaks leading to many deaths during the upcoming cyclone and monsoon season. Bangladesh g...

‘Gene linked to diabetes identified’

‘Gene linked to diabetes identified’

Xinhua 2018-01-17 11:39:56

A new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes, has been found in a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions, researchers said Monday. The res...

Single cigarette can trigger a heart attack

Single cigarette can trigger a heart attack

-- 2018-01-16 12:00:00

Just one cigarette could be enough to trigger a fatal heart attack, doctors have found.Every time a smoker lights up, the risk of a seizure over the following hours rises, according to the research....

Jamuna Bank Foundation arranges free medical camp

Jamuna Bank Foundation arranges free medical camp

FE Online Desk 2018-01-15 12:00:00

Jamuna Bank Foundation organised a free medical camp and general treatment services at Estema field, Tongi, Dhaka. Mirza Elias Uddin Ahmed, additional managing director, Jamuna Bank Limited and CEO...

‘5-per cent weight loss beneficial to health’

‘5-per cent weight loss beneficial to health’

Xinhua 2018-01-13 10:56:32

Shedding just five per cent of body weight will have a huge impact on one's health, a study of Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis says. It's enough to decrease total body fat, visce...

6,582 die of cervical cancer in Bangladesh each year

6,582 die of cervical cancer in Bangladesh each year

-- 2018-01-13 03:33:39

Experts said on Saturday no woman should die of cervical cancer as it can be treated and cured if it is diagnosed early. About 11,956 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the country every yea...

Vegetable fair to begin Sunday

Vegetable fair to begin Sunday

-- 2018-01-11 05:18:31

The government has arranged a three-day National Vegetable Fair aiming to create awareness to ensure safe vegetable production, sound health and nutrition for consumers. The fair will kick off on Sun...

‘Singing boosts post-natal depression recovery’

‘Singing boosts post-natal depression recovery’

BBC 2018-01-10 11:20:30

Singing could help mothers recover from post-natal depression more quickly, a study suggests. Researchers found that women who took part in group singing sessions with their babies experienced a much...

Hospitals to offer free blood test for Thalassemia patients

Hospitals to offer free blood test for Thalassemia patients

-- 2018-01-10 08:57:03

Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mohammed Nasim said that Thalassemia patients could diagnose their blood free of cost at public hospitals in the country. He revealed the information on Wednesd...

Bangladesh Red Crescent seeks support for cyclone-affected victims

Bangladesh Red Crescent seeks support for cyclone-affected victims

FE Online Desk 2018-01-09 12:00:00

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) seeks 1,149,014 Swiss francs to support 50,000 people in Bangladesh. The support will come through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent S...

‘Women more likely to die after heart attack’

‘Women more likely to die after heart attack’

-- 2018-01-08 01:24:38

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack would die if they were given the same treatments as men, a new study found. Researchers analysed the outcomes of 180,368 Swedish patients who suffered a heart at...

‘Immune response to Zika virus can also harm foetuses’

‘Immune response to Zika virus can also harm foetuses’

Xinhua 2018-01-07 11:34:23

The same proteins that mount an immune response to Zika virus infection can also harm the placenta and foetal development, a US study suggested Friday. These antiviral proteins, known as type I inter...

‘Alcohol may cause cancer by damaging cells’

‘Alcohol may cause cancer by damaging cells’

Xinhua 2018-01-07 01:30:58

Drinking alcohol may cause irreversible damage to the DNA of stem cells and increase the risk of developing certain cancers, a new study has revealed. Using genetically modified mice, British scienti...

Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

Reuters 2018-01-06 11:19:54

Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal steno...

Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

Reuters 2018-01-05 01:57:19

People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent US study suggests. Compared to divorced, widowed and never-married peers, who were up to 71 per cent more...

‘TB drugs work better with vitamin C’

‘TB drugs work better with vitamin C’

Xinhua 2018-01-04 02:38:48

Tuberculosis patients may have a quicker way to recover. A US new study in mice and in tissue cultures suggested that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually long time it...