Friday, 07 Oct, 2022


7 workout habits you should drop

DHAKA: Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to exercising.Never fear, there’s a quick fix for even the most ingrained workout no-nos. Check out these 7 workout habits you should

Test `predicts` teen depression risk

DHAKA: A tool for predicting the risk of clinical depression in teenage boys has been developed by researchers.Looking for high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and reports of feeling miserable, lonely or unloved could find those at greatest risk.Researchers at the University of

Tomatoes for skin care regime

DHAKA: The benefits of potatoes in removing dark circles have been proved time and again.But did you know tomatoes are as effective in giving you a fresh look and relieving you from stress? Rubbing raw tomatoes on your face does not only help in reducing sun tan and damage, it also helps

Women `fare worse after strokes`

DHAKA: Women have a poorer quality of life after a stroke than men, a study has found.The US research, published in Neurology, assessed the mental and physical health of 1,370 patients three months and a year after a stroke.Women had more depression and anxiety, pain and discomfort, and

Bionic hand allows patient to `feel`

DHAKA: Scientists have created a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers. A Danish man received the hand, which was connected to nerves in his upper arm, following surgery in Italy, reports BBC. Dennis Aabo, who lost his left hand in a

New strain of `deadly` bird flu

DHAKA: Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China. The 73-year-old from Nanchang City caught the H10N8 virus after visiting a live poultry market, although it is not known for sure if this was the source of infection.,

Debunk Cancer `Myths`

DHAKA: Tuesday, February 4 is "World Cancer Day," a date when organizations and individuals around the world promote the message that ending cancer should be a global health priority. For the fourth year in a row the Empire State Building will be lit blue and orange, the colors of the

Dead eyes may give blind sight

DHAKA: Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest. Tests in rats, reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, showed the human cells could restore some vision to completely blind rats. The team at University College

Bird flu isn’t just China’s problem anymore

DHAKA: As the first human cases of H7N9 bird flu infection outside of China begin to emerge—in Taiwan and Hong Kong—health officials around the world are preparing for a potentially perfect storm for a massive flu outbreak. On Thursday, billions of Chinese will be on the move to

Premature babies face higher asthma risk

DHAKA: A new study has found that the babies born earlier than completion of full term at the time of their birth are more likely to develop childhood asthma. The worldwide study of more than 1.5 million children found that the risk of developing asthma, or asthma-like symptoms, after a

Pregnancy fat `may alter baby brain`

DHAKA: A high-fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby`s developing brain and increase its chances of obesity later in life, animal studies suggest.The team at Yale School of Medicine, in the US, showed diet could change the structure of mice brains, reports BBC.They

Maternal mortality rate drops by 40% in decade

DHAKA: Sheuli Khatun recently gave birth to a girl – her first child – at Chittagong Medical College. For a woman from a remote village where labour at home in unsafe conditions is common, delivering a healthy baby was cause for celebration."A few weeks after I conceived I started

Measles and Rubella campaign begins Saturday

DHAKA: The immunization campaign to protect children of the country from the deadly Measles and Rubella will be begun on Saturday.Health Minister Mohammad Nasim made the disclosure in a press conference at secretariat on Wednesday. He said in the campaign child from nine months to under

When to take vitamin and mineral supplements?

DHAKA: Nutritional or vitamin supplements can play an important role for human body. As these dietary products contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, they can fulfill the lack of nutrients and thereby help the body to work properly.However, it`s not that you must essentially take a

9 foods that boost metabolism naturally

DHAKA: Your metabolism is partly ruled by genetics, but you can rev it up naturally by eating right. Fill up on the following nine foods to increase your body`s fat-burning power.Egg whitesEgg whites are rich in branched-chain amino acids, which keep your metabolism stoked, says Chicago

Morning rituals to boost your mood

DHAKA: The start of the day marks a fresh beginning for most of us.Here are a few morning rituals you can follow to not only beat the morning blues but to look your best while you`re at it as well.Coffee: Research suggests that a quick dose of caffeine can potentially help you with

Google Contact Lens for glucose check

DHAKA: Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.The prototype, which Google says will take at least five years to reach

They had nothing to do

DHAKA: Shayma, 35, left the border district of Shatkhira for Mumbai after marrying Rafiqul when she was only 13. But on her seventh day in India she was forced into prostitution. A decade later, in 2010, she returned to Bangladesh with her six years old son, Amit, thanks to an Indian NGO

Gene therapy could be used to treat blindness

DHAKA: Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye cells, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells.The doctors involved believe that the treatment

Autism and alternative medicine

DHAKA: With no approved medications to treat autism, more parents are turning to alternative therapies to help their kids.A new study published in the Journal of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics found that among parents of 600 children between ages two and five with autism (453)