Monday, 16 May, 2022


A new key to understanding depression

DHAKA: The researchers found a new key to understand depression that a protein released into our blood when our bodies are responding to infections—referred to as an inflammatory marker—may have a role in mental health.The researchers from the University of Cambridge hypothesize

Colgate Ingredient Linked to Cancer

DHAKA: The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out. Minnesota voted in May to ban it in many products. At the

Medical camp at Bhomra land port

SATKHIRA: A special medical camp was set up at Bhomra land port in the district on Wednesday to prevent Ebola virus epidemic.The medical camp started medical check-up the passengers coming from India whether presence of Ebola virus.  A six-member medical team led-by Satkhira Sadar

Untested drugs 'ethical': WHO

DHAKA: The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.Then the drug was sent to treat a Spanish priest.The two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, appear to be recovering. The priest, Miguel Pajares, died Tuesday

1 Egg everyday to lose weight

DHAKA: Eggs are the best way to start the day for those who want to lose weight. A major UK review of studies into the effects of eating eggs has found that egg contains a powerful ingredient that can help to cut the amount of calories people go on to eat at lunch and dinner, reports the

Free treatment at BSMMU on Aug 15

DHAKA: Specialized doctors will provide free medical treatment on August 15 at city’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital.They will check up patients and prescribe them without charges from 8:30am to 12:30pm on the occasion of the National Mourning Day to

7 ways social media messes with you

DHAKA: Nearly 1.3 billion people actively use Facebook every month, 500 million Tweets go out every day, and there are more than 20 billion photos on Instagram, according to a Digital Insights report. So is it any surprise that spending countless hours in a digital haze can affect your

Free medical treatment on Aug 15

DHAKA: Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Saturday asked all the medical centres of the country to provide free medical treatment for two hours on August 15, the National Mourning Day. He also requested the authorities concerned to provide free treatment for two hours on Mach 17, the

Ebola now 'global emergency': WHO

DHAKA: Global health experts Friday declared the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach.Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling the Ebola virus, which has killed 932 people in those countries. The

Liberia declares emergency over Ebola virus

DHAKA: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Speaking on national television she said some civil liberties might have to be suspended, reports the BBC. The Ebola outbreak has also

PM for recruiting 10,000 more nurses

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked health ministry and authorities concerned to create 10,000 posts more for nurses to accelerate health service in the country.She also said a total of 6,221 assistant surgeons from 33rd BCS will join their posts.The premier, also ruling Awali

6000 doctors to be appointed Thursday

DHAKA: Some 6,000 doctors will be appointed on Thursday and they will serve people in villages across the country. Health Minister Mohammad Nasim made the announcement in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a programme at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital Wednesday.

Maternity Being Ignored in Pvt Sectors: Nasim

DHAKA: Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday observed that the 6-month maternity leave have been implemented in the government sectors but it is being ignored in the private sectors. The health minister came up with the assertion at a press conference at the health ministry office

WB announces $200m Ebola emergency fund

DHAKA: The World Bank has announced that it is allocating $200m in emergency assistance for West African countries battling to contain the Ebola outbreak. The money will be distributed to the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as well as to the World Health Organization.

LG-GNB for mother, children healthcare

DHAKA: Leading electronics brand LG and Korean Non-Government Organization GNB (Good Neighbors Bangladesh) on Monday signed a deal with a view to providing healthcare to destitute mothers and children for next one year here. In this regard, the two organizations arranged a press briefing

11 foods that make hungrier

DHAKA: Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you’re eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It’s a more common conundrum than you might think. Here are 11 foods that can make you feel like you’re running on empty—even when your stomach is

Ebola test after air passenger death in UK

DHAKA: A test for Ebola has been carried out on a female passenger who died after arriving in the UK from The Gambia. The Department for Health said the test on the elderly woman, who landed at Gatwick Airport, came back negative on Sunday afternoon. Some 728 people have died of Ebola

Alcohol does not benefit heart

DHAKA: A new British Medical Journal (BMJ) study finds that even among people who drink only light to moderate amounts of alcohol, reducing consumption can improve heart health, reduce body mass index, and bring down blood pressure. The large multi-center international study, which was

Ebola outbreak is out of control: WHO

DHAKA: The World Health Organisation's chief Margaret Chan has warned that West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 700 people since February, is spreading quicker than efforts to contain the disease. Chan urged the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast

Six seconds 'can transform health'

DHAKA: Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time.