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PCOS increases risk of mental health disorders in women

PCOS increases risk of mental health disorders in women

-- 2017-11-06 10:04:24

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition, affecting five per cent to 10 per cent  of women globally, in which elevated male hormone levels can cause a range of distressing and life-...

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Calorie intake by Bangladeshis was falling significantly, faster in urban areas, by official count. It fuels twin fears of adverse impacts on nutrition level and productivity programmes. Nutritionist...

PHFBD conference to focus on public health challenges

PHFBD conference to focus on public health challenges

-- 2017-11-05 09:06:11

The Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh (PHFBD) is going to organise the 5th Public Health Foundation Day & International Conference to address current public health challenges. The programme...

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

BBC 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumours shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers. They tested the microbiome - the collection...

Sharp rise in self-harm among teen girls

Sharp rise in self-harm among teen girls

-- 2017-11-04 07:32:25

Reports of self-harm jumped nearly 70 per cent among younger teen girls in the UK between 2011 and 2014, suggesting an urgent need for interventions targeted to this group, researchers say. Self-harm...

Impulse Hospital launches BD’s first stroke unit

Impulse Hospital launches BD’s first stroke unit

-- 2017-11-04 07:21:52

Impulse Hospital has inaugurated the country’s first complete stroke unit on the occasion of World Stroke Day at Tejgaon in the city today, said a press release. The hospital also organised a s...

Environmental toxins up cancer, diabetes risks: Study

Environmental toxins up cancer, diabetes risks: Study

-- 2017-11-04 07:16:47

Exposure to environmental toxins may be depressing the function of our circadian clock, the disruption of which is linked to increased rates of cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression...

Early blood test could indicate miscarriage risk

Early blood test could indicate miscarriage risk

-- 2017-11-01 09:50:13

A blood test in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy could indicate a risk of miscarriage or premature birth, early research suggests. US doctors believe they have found molecules in the blood that can be...

UCB organises breast cancer awareness campaign

UCB organises breast cancer awareness campaign

FE Online Desk 2017-10-31 12:00:00

United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) organised a breast cancer awareness campaign at the Learning & Development Centre of the bank in the city on Monday.   Mrs. Rukhmila Zaman, Chairman of U...

DMCH doctors shut outdoor services over ‘assault’

DMCH doctors shut outdoor services over ‘assault’

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

The doctors and staff members of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday have postponed all outdoor services after the relatives of a deceased patient allegedly attacked some physicians on Oc...

Outpatients suffer at DMCH for interns' work abstention

Outpatients suffer at DMCH for interns' work abstention

FE Report 2017-10-31 10:40:54

Outdoor medical services at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) remained suspended on Tuesday, causing immense suffering to the patients, as intern doctors went on work abstention to press home thei...

CO2 in atmosphere surges to record-breaking high

CO2 in atmosphere surges to record-breaking high

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Last year's increase was 50 per cent  higher than the a...

Experimental vaccine may protect against HIV infection

Experimental vaccine may protect against HIV infection

-- 2017-10-30 10:10:25

Scientists have developed a novel vaccine candidate that may prevent HIV infection by stimulating an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around the virus.  “An obs...

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...