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


ICU to be set up at zila sadar hospitals: Maleque ICU to be set up at zila sadar hospitals: Maleque

The minister says this while replying to a tabled question placed by independent lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam (Laxmipur-2) in the Jatiya Sangsad


Antibiotic-resistant superbugs can be transmitted to humans via plant foods Antibiotic-resistant superbugs can be transmitted to humans via plant foods

Unlike the outbreaks of diarrheal illnesses caused immediately after humans eat contaminated vegetables, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria can hide in the human intestines for months or even years before they cause an illness such as a urinary infection


Mini robot may help detect colon cancer Mini robot may help detect colon cancer

Scientists have created a tiny robotic capsule that can take images inside the colon, and could replace the invasive and often painful procedure of endoscopy


High iron linked to diabetes, liver disease: study High iron linked to diabetes, liver disease: study

They found that people with high iron levels are protected against anaemia, a blood condition linked to iron deficiency


Drug boosts growth in kids with dwarfism Drug boosts growth in kids with dwarfism

A ground-breaking drug that helps regulate bone development may boost growth rates in children with…


Tobacco kills 441 people everyday in Bangladesh Tobacco kills 441 people everyday in Bangladesh

It was told at a discussion held at conference room of the Civil Surgeon here in observance of the World No Tobacco Day-2019


Facebook can predict mental health issues Facebook can predict mental health issues

Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis, say scientists who suggests that language on social media posts


Australian court rules sperm donor is legal father Australian court rules sperm donor is legal father

An Australian sperm donor is the father of an 11-year-old girl because it was understood he would be involved in her life


Bangladesh, Rwanda have highest levels of trust in vaccines globally: Survey 'Bangladesh, Rwanda have highest levels of trust in vaccines'

On the other end of the spectrum from Bangladesh and Rwanda, France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally


Low-income African countries 'pay 30 times more' for drugs Low-income African countries 'pay 30 times more' for drugs

The very poorest countries are not affected when foreign donors purchase medicine on their behalf, meaning their over-the-counter medicines remain at low cost


Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study

To reach this conclusion, researchers surveyed 1,400 people with asthma in Australia and found that half of the adults and one-third of the children in the study were either decreasing or skipping doses of asthma medicines to make them last longer


Braces won’t guarantee happiness Braces won’t guarantee happiness

Braces can help you get straight teeth but it may not always bring happiness and self-confidence, a study suggests


Nationwide Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign on June 22 Nationwide Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign on June 22

The national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign will be observed across the country on June 22 aiming…

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