Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2022

Health

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)

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka gets new CEO

Mr. R. Basil has been appointed as the Executive Director & CEO of STS Holdings Ltd with effect from 6th January 2014. He will be based at Dhaka and will be responsible for leading all the transformational initiatives of our healthcare business to achieve greater heights of organic &

Truth about seasonal disorder

DHAKA: The cold is bad enough, but winter’s shorter days make the season a downer, to say the least. But how real is seasonal affective disorder (aptly known as SAD)SAD is often a catch-all term to describe the winter dumps, but experts say it’s often misused and the condition is

Heart attack leaves cellular trace

DHAKA: Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers.Their study on 111 people, published in the journal Physical Biology, could spot the difference between healthy and heart-attack patients.They are investigating whether testing for the

Bacteria linked to premature birth

DHAKA: A major cause of premature birth - where waters break too soon, triggering labour - may be caused by specific bacteria, according to research.The research could lead to screening and possible treatment for women at risk of early labour, says a US team.The findings, published in the

New hope for vitamin E

DHAKA: The latest study shows vitamin E may have more benefits than memory drugs in combating the disease.For patients with mild to moderate forms of the neurodegenerative disorder, a daily dose of 2,000 IUs of vitamin E safely and effectively slowed the functional decline of

Developing world obesity quadruples

DHAKA: The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to

Vitamin E `beneficial` in dementia

DHAKA: A daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia, research suggests.A study in the journal JAMA found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer`s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a dummy pill, reports BBC.They were able to carry

Diabetes risk gene `from Neanderthals`

DHAKA: A gene variant that seems to increase the risk of diabetes in Latin Americans appears to have been inherited from Neanderthals, a study suggests.We now know that modern humans interbred with a population of Neanderthals shortly after leaving Africa 60,000-70,000 years ago, reports

New genetic clues for arthritis

DHAKA: Arthritic hands Current treatments relieve the symptoms but not for all patients, and there is no cureAn international team of researchers has found more than 40 new areas in DNA that increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, reports BBC.The work is the largest genetic study ever

Small changes lower diabetes risk

DHAKA: Modest lifestyle changes in diet and activity by South Asian families improve their chance of losing weight to lower their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study.Making moderate improvements could help to improve their health and wellbeing, an Edinburgh clinical trial has

8 Ways to stay happy at work

DHAKA: Here are some simple tips to keep the negativity at bay. If you are employed, chances are you often spend more time at office than home.And so, it`s very important that you are happy and relaxed when at work. But that`s easier said than done.A tyrant boss, backstabbing colleagues,

21st Nat’l Vaccination Day being observed

DHAKA: The 21st National Vaccination Day is being observed countrywide while around 2.20 crores children will be vaccinated on Saturday aiming to keep the county free from polio.Health secretary MM Niazuddin in a press conference at ministry of health of secretariat confirmed the matter

IVF success rate `could be doubled`

DHAKA: Mapping the genetic code of fertilised eggs could double the success rate of IVF, researchers claim.The new screening method to detect healthy embryos could raise the success of IVF to 60% or more, according to a Peking University and Harvard University team.Trials of the procedure

Stop wasting money on multivitamins

DHAKA: More than half of all adults in the United States take some sort of multivitamin; many do so in hopes of preventing heart disease and cancer or even to aid with memory.But an editorial published in this week`s Annals of Internal Medicine says that using supplements and

Benefits of a ‘Good Sleep’

DHAKA: We all know the importance of a good night`s sleep. Yes, good sleep does wonders for your body, mind and soul and it is very essential to stay concentrated and focused at work. Learn more benefits of a goodnight`s sleep...# 1: Be happy and contentPeople, who sleep peacefully at

Drug cuts breast cancer in women by 50%

DHAKA: Women with a high risk for breast cancer can cut their chances of developing the disease by 53% with the drug anastrozole after five years during a study.The finding, published in the journal the Lancet and presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, came from 4,000

Global cancer cases reach 14 million

DHAKA: The number of people being diagnosed with cancer in the world each year has leaped to more than 14 million.The World Health Organization says, reports the BBC.The data for 2012 shows a marked rise on the 12.7 million cases in 2008.In that time the number of deaths has also

Top 8 home remedies to reduce belly fat

DHAKA: Belly fat is a return gift that our haphazard lifestyle and wrong eating habits give us. Belly fat has always been a major concern area.It not only destroys your image but also increases your risk to many health ailments. Try these Ayurveda tips to lose the fat deposits around your

Artificial sweetener is safe

DHAKA: The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, European food regulators conclude.The European Food Safety Authority brought forward its review, planned for completion by 2020, at the request of the European Commission.Since it came into use in the 1980s,