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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,...

Scientists identify commonly used drug to fight Chikungunya

Scientists identify commonly used drug to fight Chikungunya

-- 2017-10-06 12:00:00

Scientists discovered antiviral potential of piperazine and determined the mechanism of inhibition of Chikungunya virus, reports PTI citing hindustantimes. Scientists at IIT-Roorkee have found that a...

Study questions European approval process for cancer drugs

Study questions European approval process for cancer drugs

AP 2017-10-05 12:00:00

Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few years were later shown to help patients live longer or improved their lives, a new study says. Scientists...

First global pledge to end cholera

First global pledge to end cholera

BBC 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90 per cent of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 0.10 m...

Heart diseases claim 17.5m lives in world every yr

Heart diseases claim 17.5m lives in world every yr

FE Online Reporty 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Cardiovascular diseases are causing 17.5 million deaths in the world every year. But 80 per cent of the deaths caused by heart diseases can be reduced by creating awareness among people about the dis...

US presses India on avoiding further medical price caps

US presses India on avoiding further medical price caps

Reuters 2017-10-04 03:04:29

The United States is pressing India not to extend price caps on medical devices and wants New Delhi to allow firms to withdraw products from the market if they do not wish to sell at government determ...

Bags for life ‘can cause food poisoning risk’

Bags for life ‘can cause food poisoning risk’

BBC 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Bags for life pose a food poisoning risk if they are used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog is warning. The Food Standards Agency says even if there is no leakage, packagi...

Surgery on human embryos removes disease

Surgery on human embryos removes disease

-- 2017-09-29 07:39:34

Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC. The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called ba...

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

BBC 2017-09-28 12:00:00

A blood test that could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes should be used routinely, say UK researchers. A team from King's College London have tested it on patients and say the cMyC test co...

Therapy 'wakes' vegetative-state patient

Therapy 'wakes' vegetative-state patient

BBC 2017-09-27 12:00:00

A man in France has regained some degree of consciousness after being in a vegetative state for 15 years. Doctors treated the 35-year-old, injured in a car accident, with an experimental therapy that...

Govt to finalise health surcharge policy when PM returns

Govt to finalise health surcharge policy when PM returns

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The 'health development surcharge management policy' will be finalised once Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home, Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has said. Nasim made the announcement at a progra...

'Inclusive policy can ensure health services for all'

'Inclusive policy can ensure health services for all'

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Speakers at a discussion here on Saturday stressed on formulating an inclusive health policy to ensure health services for the country’s mass people.    International Centre for Diar...

'Individual health cost must come down to 30pc to attain SDG'

'Individual health cost must come down to 30pc to attain SDG'

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Individual health cost must come down to 30 per cent from the existing 67 per cent to attain the health related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). "It is essential to raise government allocation on...

New antibody attacks 99pc of HIV strains

New antibody attacks 99pc of HIV strains

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates, reports BBC.   It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - ma...

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

The rapid spread of ‘super malaria’ in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti...

Neanderthal brains grew more slowly: Study

Neanderthal brains grew more slowly: Study

BBC 2017-09-22 04:10:11

A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.   An analysis of a Neanderthal child's skeleton suggests that its brain was still developing at a time when the brains...

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

BBC 2017-09-21 11:14:57

The blueprint for life - DNA - has been altered in human embryos for the first time in the UK.   The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of...

Novartis' leukemia drug gets EU approval

Novartis' leukemia drug gets EU approval

Reuters 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Wednesday said it had won European Union approval for Rydapt to be used against a mutated form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other rare diseases, adding to US approva...