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BSMMU to launch 24-hour lab services

BSMMU to launch 24-hour lab services

-- 2017-10-29 12:00:00

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is going to introduce 24-hour laboratory services tomorrow (Monday) to fulfil emergency needs of critical patients. "We will expand our lab service...

Body clock 'affects surgery survival'

Body clock 'affects surgery survival'

BBC 2017-10-27 12:19:36

Open heart surgery appears to be safer in the afternoon because of the body's internal clock, scientists have said. The body clock - or circadian rhythm - is the reason we want to sleep at night, but...

Mental health costs UK economy dearly

Mental health costs UK economy dearly

BBC 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says. It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. Prim...

Six members of a family suffering from neurofibromatosis

Six members of a family suffering from neurofibromatosis

Our Correspondent 2017-10-26 01:01:09

JHENIDAH, Oct 25: Six members of an impoverished family in a village under the district are suffering from incurable neurofibromatosis (causing various pimple-shaped tumors to form literally everywher...

Touch screens lead to unhealthy food choice: Study

Touch screens lead to unhealthy food choice: Study

FE Online Desk 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Touch screen computer interfaces lead consumers to choose unhealthy food, Chinese University of Hong Kong or CUHK Business School says in a study. It observed the increasing use of technology such as...

Secretariat now a smoking-free zone

Secretariat now a smoking-free zone

FE Online Desk Report 2017-10-25 12:00:00

The government has declared its Secretariat, the country’s central administrative hub, a smoking-free zone. The cabinet division recently wrote to the secretaries of all ministries to ensure th...

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

BBC 2017-10-25 11:18:24

A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization. Experts say it could have a "huge impact" on the 22 million cases, and...

WHO cancels Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

WHO cancels Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

BBC 2017-10-23 12:30:33

The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry. "I have listened carefully to all who have expressed thei...

Antibiotics can’t treat all illness

Antibiotics can’t treat all illness

-- 2017-10-23 11:27:43

More patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics, according to health officials. Public Health England (PHE) says up to a fifth of antibiotic prescriptions are unnece...

E-cigarettes may not be safer than regular cigarettes: study

E-cigarettes may not be safer than regular cigarettes: study

Xinhua 2017-10-22 01:11:04

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to a new study, published this week in the American Tho...

HSBC, WaterAid launch Water Programme II

HSBC, WaterAid launch Water Programme II

FE Online Desk 2017-10-21 12:00:00

HSBC and WaterAid Bangladesh started a new programme with an aim to ensure safe water and sanitation for people of remote and marginalised area of the country, said a statement. Under the programme,...

Confce on population ageing Sunday

Confce on population ageing Sunday

FE Online Desk 2017-10-21 12:00:00

A seminar titled 'Bangladesh national conference on policy implications of population ageing' will be held Sunday at PKSF auditorium in Dhaka. PKSF and HelpAge International jointly arranged the even...

Bangladesh worst pollution-affected country: Study

Bangladesh worst pollution-affected country: Study

BBC 2017-10-20 12:00:00

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could ac...

Bangladeshis mainly suffer from lung, breast cancer, experts say

Bangladeshis mainly suffer from lung, breast cancer, experts say

-- 2017-10-19 01:12:27

Experts at the week-long training programme on cancer styled Cancer Medical Mission-2017 jointly organised by Partners for World Health (PWH) and Rotary Club of Dhaka Mavericks at the National Institu...

Breathing 'restored' after spinal injury

Breathing 'restored' after spinal injury

BBC 2017-10-18 11:28:32

A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their "exciting but early" findings could ultimately help...

Pay attention to these early signs of ovarian cancer: A study

Pay attention to these early signs of ovarian cancer: A study

-- 2017-10-17 08:12:37

Ovaries are responsible for the hormones estrogen and progesterone that bring on periods, contribute to feminine anatomy and sustain pregnancy. However, like most other areas of the body, this helpfu...

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Reuters 2017-10-17 02:42:12

An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with a...

World Food Day being observed

World Food Day being observed

-- 2017-10-16 12:00:00

The World Food Day (WFD) is being observed in the country as elsewhere in the globe today (Monday). This year’s theme is “Change the future of migration, invest in food security and rural...

England hospitals to ban 'Super-size' chocolate bars

England hospitals to ban 'Super-size' chocolate bars

BBC 2017-10-16 01:23:20

"Super-sized" chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS (National Health Service) England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 ca...

Conjoined twins survive 15-hour journey to separation

Conjoined twins survive 15-hour journey to separation

BBC 2017-10-15 12:39:46

Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the capital, Kinshasa,...

Neurological disease deaths up 36pc worldwide in 25 years

Neurological disease deaths up 36pc worldwide in 25 years

-- 2017-10-15 06:06:04

The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study say...

‘Magic mushroom’ helps treat depression

‘Magic mushroom’ helps treat depression

BBC 2017-10-14 11:44:24

A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dos...

Marital ups and downs may affect men’s heart health: study

Marital ups and downs may affect men’s heart health: study

Reuters 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study sugge...

Obesity on rise in BD children: Study

Obesity on rise in BD children: Study

-- 2017-10-11 12:00:00

More children and teenagers in Bangladesh are obese now than before like many other developing countries, a new study suggests blaming food marketing, policies, and pricing, reports bdnews24.com. Ban...

Children across the globe turning obese rapidly

Children across the globe turning obese rapidly

BBC 2017-10-11 12:00:00

Child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124m boys and girls around the globe are too fat, according to new research. The analysis in the Lancet is the l...

Dhaka to get Bloomberg’s fund for healthy city promotion

Dhaka to get Bloomberg’s fund for healthy city promotion

-- 2017-10-10 12:41:39

Dhaka is one of the 50 cities of the global network committed to saving lives by preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart problems, cancer, diabetes and injuries. The Bloomberg Phila...

Cholera vaccination for Rohingyas begins today

Cholera vaccination for Rohingyas begins today

-- 2017-10-10 12:00:00

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim has said the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals would be fed with Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) from today (Tuesday). "We will start a week-long progr...

Scientists discover origin of durian's pungent odour

Scientists discover origin of durian's pungent odour

-- 2017-10-10 04:36:58

One of nature's smelliest secrets may have been revealed, thanks to a dedicated team of durian-loving scientists in Singapore. Researchers have found an odour gene which gives the thorny fruit its no...

New drug to protect infants from whooping cough

New drug to protect infants from whooping cough

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

A potential new drug might protect infants from whooping cough in their first few months of life, before they can be vaccinated, early research suggests. In a new study, researchers gave this drug to...

Good gut bacteria can be useful in making cancer immunotherapies work better

Good gut bacteria can be useful in making cancer immunotherapies work better

-- 2017-10-08 07:31:53

According to a new study, a group of researchers found a link between an individual’s gut bacteria and their response to anticancer immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy (ICT). In a recent study,...