Thursday, 11 Aug, 2022


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

Ebola outbreak killing 70% of victims

DHAKA: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa kills seven out of 10 victims and new cases could hit 10,000 a week within two months if it is not brought under control, the World Health Organisation has said. The organisation's assistant director-general Dr Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday that

Drink your way to great skin

DHAKA: While what you apply on your skin is an essential part of your skincare regime, what you eat is of equal importance. And if you're bored of eating fruits and salads, experts say that certain fruit juices are also good for healthy and glowing skin, reports The Times of India. -

Ebola outbreak: UN health worker dies in Germany

DHAKA: A UN employee infected with Ebola has died at a hospital in Germany.Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus, reports BBC.The outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people since March - mostly in Liberia, Sierra

Which of these 9 reasons is making your baby cry?

DHAKA: We all know that babies cry and at times they are beyond consoling. A mother can sometimes be at her wits end looking for a solution to put her baby at ease. But before you look for a solution try and identify what is bothering your baby so much. Know that babies do not cry

Why are women more prone to heart disease?

DHAKA: It’s true that more number of women die due to heart disease than breast cancer or cervical cancer. Earlier, cases of heart attacks were exclusive to post-menopausal women but now even younger women seem to suffer from them. Women, in general, have higher death rate than men

Top 4 foods rich in vitamin B5

DHAKA: Vitamin B5, clinically known as pantothenic acid, is a water soluble vitamin which is required for various body functions. This vitamin helps in red blood cell production and the synthesis of sex hormones, in addition to acting as a co-factor for various chemical reactions in

Ebola fear spreads to 4 continents

DHAKA: As the death of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the US sparks more fears, airports are beefing up screening for people from affected nations, reports CNN.With developments pouring in from all corners of the world, here’s what you need to know to quickly get caught up

Simple ways to deal with anxiety

DHAKA: Let's face it — we all get anxious from time to time. Whether it is at work or at home — situations and circumstances often bring with them anxiety that refuses to subside.  But don't let it overpower your life. Here are some simple ways to deal with anxiety, reports The

Ebola challenge biggest since Aids

DHAKA: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids.Top US medical official Thomas Frieden has said, reports the BBC.The world needed to work fast so it did not become ‘the next Aids’, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and

Your sleeping brain is listening

A soundly sleeping brain monitors its surroundings. It also can respond to them without waking, a new study finds. For instance, even while snoozing, a person’s brain can sort words correctly into different categories. Student Science published the reports that said this is not the

Energy Drinks May Leave You Sleepless

DHAKA: The side-effects of energy drinks have been questioned by health experts time and again. First, they were considered unhealthy due to the caffeine content. Then, a previous study discovered how excess consumption of energy drinks can lead to serious heart problems by changing your

How yoga improves your heart health

DHAKA: Yoga is the best way to tackle anxiety, stress and psycho neurotic disorders, easily resulting in better health and regulation of stress hormones, health experts said. They said that it has been scientifically proven that yoga is very effective in curing disorders related to

Benefits of a good night's rest

DHAKA: There is no feeling in the world that matches the one that you get once you are well-rested, especially after a good night's sleep.Here are some health benefits of sleeping well, reports The Times of India.Long life: Studies suggest that people, who sleep less than six hours at

First womb-transplant baby born

DHAKA: A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report. The 36 year-old mother, who was born without a uterus, received a donated womb from a friend in her 60s. The British medical journal The Lancet says the baby was born