Thursday, 26 May, 2022


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

MERS report in BD looks like false alarm: WHO

DHAKA: After further testing, a report of a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case in Bangladesh four days ago appears to have been a false alarm, a World Health Organization (WHO) official revealed. "It appears to be negative," WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told

Cars for doctors in villages

DHAKA: Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Monday said government will provide some six thousands new cars to the doctors to work in rural areas. The doctors will be appointed soon through BCS examination, Nasim added. The Health Minister made the disclosure in the inauguration program of

Progress in dementia research 'slow'

DHAKA: Progress on new research and treatments for dementia has been "achingly slow", an expert has said. Dr Dennis Gillings, the recently appointed global dementia envoy, said the pledge by G8 countries to develop a cure or treatment by 2025 was "impossible" without better incentives

BD at risk of spreading from China, India

DHAKA: A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that's causing severe illness and deaths in China may inhabit a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the

Free bone marrow transplantation for poor

DHAKA: The government is going to offer free bone marrow transplantation for the poor so that they can get better health service. Health Minister Mohammad Nasim came up with the assertion in a press briefing at the new building of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday. The ruling

8 suffer from anthrax in N’ganj

NARAYANGABJ: Some eight people have been infected by Anthrax disease after consuming beef at Araihazar upazila in the district on Thursday, said the authorities concerned. Araihazar Upazila Health Complex Residential Medical Officer Dr Habib Ismail Bhuiyan told banglanews: “Eight

Challenge-opportunity towards quality health care

OneA few years back I attended a meeting with the Head of the Department of General Practice in Melbourne’s Monash University. He asked me about the undergraduate medical training programme in Bangladesh. I went through the structure of the undergraduate training programme in various

Health sector gets Tk 11,146cr

DHAKA: Finance Minister AMA Muhith started presenting the annual budget of Tk 250,506 crore for fiscal year 2014-15 at the parliament on Thursday afternoon where he showed his concern in health section. A total of Tk 11,146 crore allocation has been proposed for the heath and welfare

GlaxoSmithKline fined $105m

DHAKA: British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $105 million to settle allegations by 44 states and the District of Columbia of the United Sates on America that it promoted its medicines for unapproved uses. Several USA states attorneys general announced the settlement on