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Night shift may put women at increased cancer risk: study Night shift may put women at increased cancer risk: study

Among female nurses alone, those who worked the night shift had an increased risk of breast, gastrointestinal, and lung cancer


No compromise with quality of drugs: Nasim No compromise with quality of drugs: Nasim

Foreign exchange earnings from drug exports crossed Tk 700 crore in the 2016-17 fiscal


Study shows e-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes Study shows e-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes

The study stated that no changes were observed in the blood pressure or heart rate of the young e-cigarette users


Poor dental health leads to frailty among elderly Poor dental health leads to frailty among elderly

Frailty is the medical term for becoming more vulnerable to declining health or the inability to perform the activities of daily living


Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

The study revealed that MPA acts differently than other forms of progestin used in contraceptives


Caffeine level in blood may predict Parkinson’s disease Caffeine level in blood may predict Parkinson’s disease

Testing the level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease


High Vitamin D dose may rapidly cut arterial stiffness High Vitamin D dose may rapidly cut arterial stiffness

Vitamin D also reduces inflammation, an underlying mechanism for the obesity-related development of coronary artery disease


No mental hospital sans licence No mental hospital sans licence

Anybody provoking a mental patient to commit any offence will have to face a Tk five lakh fine or two years’ jail or both


Limit children’s snacks to 200 calories a day: UK health body Limit children’s snacks to 200 calories a day: UK health body

The Change4Life campaign wants parents to give their children a maximum of two snacks a day containing no more than 100 calories each


Smart toothbrush can detect heart problems Smart toothbrush can detect heart problems

The device would be a simple way to incorporate heart check-ups into daily routines, & could prompt heart patients to adjust their drugs as required


Cancer overrides body clock to survive: study Cancer overrides body clock to survive: study

For tumours to grow and spread, cancer cells must make larger than normal amounts of nucleic acids and protein, so they can replicate themselves


Eat blueberries while treating cervical cancer: Study Eat blueberries while treating cervical cancer: Study

New research shows consuming blueberry extract while on treatment may have a positive outcome


New treatments for nicotine addiction in the offing New treatments for nicotine addiction in the offing

Scientists have identified specific chemical changes deep in the brain that help drive nicotine addiction


‘Calcium, vitamin D supplements not harmful for older people’ ‘Calcium, vitamin D supplements not harmful for older people’

Vitamin D and calcium are necessary for better bone health and often are prescribed in the form of supplements


Iron overload drug might improve leukaemia treatment Iron overload drug might improve leukaemia treatment

Chemotherapy is the standard treatment, but improvements are needed as the five-year survival rate in patients older than 60 is only 5-15 per cent

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