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Tuberculosis is Asia’s silent killer By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 21st July, 2019, 11:21

Public health ministries in Asia are acutely aware of the threat posed by TB – which slowly but surely destroys body tissues (usually in the lungs)

Tuberculosis is Asia’s silent killer

AI can diagnose breast cancer more quickly AI can diagnose breast cancer more quickly

 Artificial Intelligence (AI) has demonstrated more accuracy compared to traditional modes of imaging


Wearing hearing aid may protect brain in later life Wearing hearing aid may protect brain in later life

People who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not


So far 5 die in dengue fever in capital: DGHS 5 die in dengue fever in capital so far

The Directorate General of Health Services says they are more careful about the issues as they noticed the higher death toll in dengue and thinking of arrenge training one more time.


Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes New way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique


Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers…


Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency Congo Ebola outbreak triggers global 'health emergency'

The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, has largely been contained to remote areas


Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease


Too much social media can make your teen depressed Too much social media can make your teen depressed

Social media has been considered the root of all evil


icddr,b diagnostic centre starts providing nonstop services icddr,b diagnostic centre starts providing nonstop services

 icddr,b’s globally recognised diagnostic centre at Mohakhali on Monday started providing…


Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating, says study Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating

Bloating is estimated to affect up to a third of US adults overall, and more than 90 per cent of those with irritable bowel syndrome, according to the study


Cutting 300 calories a day is great for your heart Cutting 300 calories a day is great for your heart

Those who were successfully able to maintain the dietary restrictions on calorie intake had significantly lower bad cholesterol readings


Chinese scientists develop tumor-specific anti-cancer therapy Chinese scientists develop tumor-specific anti-cancer therapy

The study published on Friday in the journal Science Immunology described the new cancer immunotherapy that can prevent the immune system from becoming tolerant of tumors, which occurs in 30 percent of all cancer patients


Genes may play role in tooth decay Genes may play role in tooth decay

Hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality may play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, according to a study


Are sugary drinks causing cancer? Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

The team at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité speculate that the impact of blood sugar levels may be to blame


Fire extinguishing system to be installed at all hospitals: Minister Fire extinguishing system to be installed at all hospitals: Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said the government has taken an initiative to install fire extinguishing system at every hospital across the country


Second-hand drinking as bad as second-hand smoke Second-hand drinking as bad as second-hand smoke

Just like second-hand smoking, society needs to combat the second-hand effects of drinking as…


Huge plunder reported in purchasing medical devices in NINS Huge plunder reported in purchasing medical devices in NINS

A nexus of dishonest businessmen and corrupt government officials embezzled huge money by placing bills showing 20 to 50 fold prices in purchasing various medical equipment for NINS


Strain of common cold virus could treat cancer cells Strain of common cold virus could treat cancer cells

NMIBC is found in the tissue of the inner surface of the bladder and is the tenth most common cancer in the UK with approximately 10,000 people each year diagnosed with the illness


Dengue outbreak higher this year: DSCC Mayor Dengue outbreak higher this year: DSCC Mayor

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Tuesday said the infection rate of dengue fever is comparatively higher than the previous years


Antibiotics can weaken flu defences Antibiotics can weaken flu defences

Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, according to a study


Bypass surgery at DMCH to cost Tk 40,000: Minister Bypass surgery at DMCH to cost Tk 40,000: Minister

Zahid Maleque comes up with the information while talking to reporters after inaugurating the ‘Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery’ department 


Too little bad cholesterol might just kill you Too little bad cholesterol might just kill you

What’s the secret to good heart health? Well, the obvious answer for most of us might be low LDL levels


Active sex life can help men with Parkinson’s Active sex life can help men with Parkinson’s

Trembling hands, stiff muscles, and a painfully-slow movement… this is the face of Parkinson’s disease


Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute starts formal functioning Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute starts formal functioning

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik inaugurated the activities of the specialised hospital, a centre of excellence for treatment, research and studies


Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute starts formal functioning from Thursday Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute starts formal functioning from Thursday

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik will inaugurate the programme of the specialised hospital, a centre of excellence for treatment, research and studies


Obesity 'causes more cases of some cancers than smoking' Obesity rivals smoking as cause of cancer

Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to a charity


French doctors to end life support in right-to-die case French doctors to end life support in right-to-die case

The main doctor treating Lambert, Vincent Sanchez, informs his family by email that he intends to start removing his feeding tubes in line with a French court ruling last Friday


Migraine increases risk of complications during pregnancy Migraine increases risk of complications during pregnancy

Pregnant women with migraine have an increased risk of miscarriage, caesarean sections and giving birth to a child with low birth weight


Smoking 'damages eyes as well as lungs' Smoking 'damages eyes as well as lungs'

Smokers are twice as likely to lose their sight compared with non-smokers


Expressive teenagers protected against depression Expressive teenagers protected against depression

Teenagers who can put out their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected against depression in comparison to their peers


High Court asks government to form committee to resist caesarean sections HC asks govt to form committee to resist C-sections

The writ petition has been filed by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) seeking necessary order


Could botox cousin curtail malaria? Could botox cousin curtail malaria?

Scientists have discovered an environment-friendly toxin belonging to botox family that selectively targets mosquitos and could reduce malaria


Neuromodulation helps stroke patients recover

Neuromodulation helps stroke patients recover

The current approach used for brain stimulation to rehabilitate patients after a stroke does not look into the diversity of lesions 


Govt to establish 500 ICUs in public hospitals: Maleque Govt to establish 500 ICUs in public hospitals: Maleque

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said 500 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) would be established in public hospitals


Statins may double diabetes risk Statins may double diabetes risk

Statins are a class of drugs that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke


Air pollution linked to hypertension, heart diseases Air pollution linked to hypertension, heart diseases

People who are exposed to high pollution levels are at significantly higher risk of suffering…


PM donates Tk 15 crore to Khulna Child Hospital PM donates Tk 15 crore to Khulna Child Hospital

The money will also be used for giving salary and allowances to the doctors, nurses, officials and employees of the hospital as well as to run it properly


Health ministry, USAID sign agreement to combat TB in Bangladesh Health ministry, USAID sign agreement to combat TB in Bangladesh

USAID Bangladesh will strongly collaborate with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in their mission of searching, preventing, and treating all undetected forms of TB 


High iron levels may help lower cholesterol High iron levels may help lower cholesterol

 People with high iron levels are not only protected against anaemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol

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