Monday, 16 May, 2022


7,000 doctors to be appointed after Eid

JAMALPUR: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Saturday said the government would give promotion to several hundreds physicians and appoint some 7,000 new ones. The health minister made the disclosure while talking to journalists after visiting the 250-seat Jamalpur

'New virus' discovered in human gut

DHAKA: Scientists have discovered a previously unknown virus living in the human gut, according to a study in Nature Communications. Exploring genetic material found in intestinal samples, the international team uncovered the CrAssphage virus. They say the virus could influence the

5 ways to beat stress-induced weight gain

DHAKA: In the study, researchers questioned some people about stress they had encountered the previous day. They were then fed a meal containing a very generous 930 calories and 60 grams of fat. After eating, scientists measured their’ metabolic rates and took blood samples. In the

'Biological pacemaker' tested in lab

DHAKA: Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs. Scientists turned heart cells into pacemaker cells by injecting a gene. The ‘biological pacemaker’ was able to ‘effectively cure a disease’, said scientists from the Cedars-Sinai

End to Aids by 2030 ‘is possible’

DHAKA: There is a chance the Aids epidemic can brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency. It said the number of new HIV infections and deaths from Aids were both falling. However, it called for far more international effort as the ‘current

33rd BCS doctors to be posted own UZ

DHAKA: Health minster Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said doctors who have been appointed through the 33rd BCS examination would be posted on-duty at their own upazilas. Nasim came with the disclosure while inaugurating the Operation Theater of National Institute of Ear, Nose and Throat in

Footballers need concussion care

DHAKA: Decisions on whether a footballer can return to the pitch after a head injury should be taken by an independent doctor, and not the player or coach. An editorial in The Lancet Neurology says these decisions should not be made ‘by those with a vested interest’. FIFPro, the

Health benefits of cherries

DHAKA: Cherries are the ultimate rare treat with many health benefits. Bursting with antioxidants, essential vitamins and nutrients, cherries are chock-full of the good stuff and an indulgent snack that's good for you. This year, the total production of cherries are expected to reach

Mers unlikely to spread in Asia

DHAKA: Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region.A World Health Organization expert said on Thursday, reports The Straits Times.The Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) appears to be less

A BANANA a day keeps doctor away!

DHAKA: This is interesting because after reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again. As, Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber -- A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research

Westerners sleep more than Eastern nations

DHAKA: A recently released study showed people in Western nations tend to sleep more – seven to eight hours per night on average – compared with less than seven hours in many Eastern nations. US-based Science News magazine reports. The study findings, published in a journal of

Top 10 causes of high blood pressure

DHAKA: Heart ailments like heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases claim approximately 80% lives in low and middle income countries, according to a global brief on hypertension published by World Health Organization. So what contributes to such a large mortality rate owing to

Less sleep pushes brain to age faster

DHAKA: Researchers find connection between sleep deprivation and a marker of aging brains. We know that sleep is important for a host of body functions, from weight control to brain activities, but the latest study hints that it may also keep aging processes in check. Scientists at the

DMGSC, USA sign deal with SUN Healthcare

DHAKA: Duke Medicine Global Support Corporation, (DMGSC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke University, signed an agreement with SUN Healthcare Foundation (SUN Healthcare), Bangladesh on June 9, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina, USA.  Under this agreement, Duke Medicine will provide

National healthcare database soon

DHAKA: Son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and also her Information and Communication Technology (ICT) affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy said that ‘National Healthcare Database’ will be launched soon in the country to ensure quality healthcare. Joy came up with the assertion while

Japan provides vocational training facility to BD

DHAKA: Health Human Resource Development Center, a paramedic institute, was inaugurated at RTMI-HRDC Complex at Shahi Eidgah area at TB Gate of Sylhet on Sunday.  This infrastructural project was implemented by the NGO- Research, Training and Management (RTM) International with the

If you don't snooze, you lose

DHAKA: Most people know when they don't get enough sleep, they're grumpier, have trouble concentrating and may even eat more. But too little shut-eye does more than affect your mood. It can wreak havoc on your health, research shows, reports US Today. Sleep deprivation is associated

482 out of 1726 AIDS patients die

HABIGANJ: This year saw more number of people newly-infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (widely known as AIDS) than the last year. The data was revealed on Sunday in Habiganj. Morshed Bilal Khan, Manager (Advocacy) of

Old toothbrush may contains 10m bacteria

DHAKA: It might seem unlikely but your old toothbrush is a huge bacteria magnet, a new study has revealed. A toothbrush can contain over 10 million bacteria including E. coli and Staph, according to the University of Manchester study, The Times of India reports on Saturday. It said that

Fried food linked to diabetes, heart disease

DHAKA: Eating fried foods could raise your risk for several life-threatening diseases. But not all frying oils may pose the same health risksThe more fried food you eat, the more likely you are to suffer from Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, reveals new research. But goodies fried