Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2022


Nuts and the Festivals

DHAKA: Crunchy walnuts, rugged almonds, nutty cashews, creamy pistachios and bulky chironji nuts set the mood of the occasion. During any big festival, especially Diwali, many people hard-wired to crave everything sweet and everything nutty. Those nuts feature in both gift boxes and on

Love eating junk food? Blame your brain

Wondering why you tend to pick junk food over healthy food? Well, scientists reveal that your brain is responsible for the choice of food you make. In the study published in Psychological Science, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and

Take measures for Ebola treatment: HC

DHAKA: The High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned to take special arrangements and collect necessary medicines for Ebola treatment at several hospitals across the country. An HC bench comprising Justice Mirza Hossain Haidar and Justice M Ataur Rahman handed down the

Blocked nose sends brain into overdrive

DHAKA: A stuffy nose could put your brain into overdrive. A new study has found that once our nostrils become free of stuffy summer colds or mould allergy, our brains work overtime to keep our olfactory sense as sharp as ever, compensating for the interruption of this vital sense. A

Fatty foods may harm men more than women

DHAKA: Women who love fatty foods can take solace from a study that suggests gorging on high-fat meals may make men more vulnerable to diseases than women.Male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals, the findings showed, reports The Times of India.Those

Soft drinks may age you as fast as smoking

DHAKA: Daily consumption of half-a-liter of sugared soda is linked with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, effects comparable to that of smoking, finds a new study.The study found that drinking sugary drinks is associated with cell aging, suggesting sugar-sweetened soda

Thermal scanner to detect Ebola at ports

DHAKA: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said the thermal scanners would be set at all ports of the country to detect Ebola virus within 15 days.The health minister made the disclosure while talking to journalists at a program at the ministry.He said, “We

4 reasons to grab a cup of tea right now

DHAKA: We all love that hot cup of tea at the end of a tiring day. Be it masala chai , green tea or simply the regular tea, drinking the brew can be extremely beneficial for you mentally, emotionally, socially and physically. Scientific research has found that all kinds of tea can help

Have garlic during winter

DHAKA: Apart from adding flavor to your food, garlic is extremely beneficial to your health, especially during winter months. A good source of calcium, phosphorus and selenium, the pungent spice is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. Here's looking at some other

Beat a toothache with guava leaves

DHAKA: A toothache is a very common and painful condition experienced by most of us during our lifetime. The pain gets even worse when one eats or drinks something that is extremely cold, hot or sour. Although over-the-counter medications are available to relieve a toothache, natural

5 tips to control diarrhea in children

DHAKA: Diarrhea is one of the most common gastro-intestinal infections that are easily transmitted through contaminated food or water.Dr Maiya PP, Consultant Paediatrician, Agadi Hospital, Bangalore says, ‘In about 88% of cases, the children who die due to diarrhea, contract this

7 home remedies to curb cold and cough

DHAKA: With the change in weather, viral cough and cold are common ailments that kids suffer from. Try some of these remedies to treat the ailment and boost your kid's immunity, reports The Times of India. 1. Steam: If your little one suffers from cold and has trouble breathing, get

How ice benefits skin

DHAKA: We long to treat ourselves with soothing skincare treatments. Considering, that all of us have to contend with hectic routines and barely manage to squeeze in some time for any skincare treatments, ice can be an extremely convenient option. Ice can be used to provide you with

How ice benefits skin

DHAKA: We long to treat ourselves with soothing skincare treatments. Considering, that all of us have to contend with hectic routines and barely manage to squeeze in some time for any skincare treatments, ice can be an extremely convenient option. Ice can be used to provide you with

What really goes into a cigarette?

DHAKA: There are plenty advice pieces and tips that you can use to help you give up smoking, but probably the most shocking and awakening is when you stop and consider what is actually in your cigarette.With the help of TV doctor and advisor Dr Hilary Jones we

Medical teams on Ebola at ports sought

DHAKA: A writ has been filed in the High Court seeking medical teams to conduct screening for Ebola at all the ports, including airports, of the country.Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Manjil Morshed filed the writ on Thursday.In the writ, the petitioner sought its directives regarding

Drink green tea to get rid of headache

DHAKA: A headache is one of the most common conditions that affect people of all age groups. While the causes could be many, some of the most common reasons of a headache are stress and tension. Although most of us reach for painkillers to get rid of headache, there are natural

Is desk job making you fat?

DHAKA: Don't let your desk job make you unhealthy and fat. Here are a few exercises and diet tips to stay fit in spite of a sit-down jobMany people complain about this. Increasing stress and inactivity at work leads weight gain. Here's what to do, reports The Times of India.Exercise

USAID, DFID officials visit joint health venture in Ctg

DHAKA: Country Representative of the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) Sarah Cooke and the Deputy Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Paul Sabatine on Wednesday visited health clinics in Chittagong under

‘Disease prevention impossible except research’

DHAKA: Health Affairs Minister Mohammad Nasim on Wednesday said prevention of diseases is impossible without disease cure research.The health minister came up with the observation in a program of publishing report on Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College at a city hotel.He said also said