Thursday, 29 Oct, 2020

Health

Herbs contain surprise ingredients

DHAKA: New research for the University of Guelph shows that the majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients that are not listed on their labels.The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, used DNA bar-coding technology to assess the components of 44 herbal products

Finding Your Fitness Limit

DHAKA: Call it an exercise rut or a fitness threshold. Each of us can hit a wall when it comes to getting the most out of our workouts, so here’s advice from experts on how to break through.Most of the recommendations about exercise are pretty straightforward — do something —

Harmful affects of overeating meat

Meat consumption varies worldwide, depending on cultural or religious preferences, as well as economic conditions or health concern.Meat contains protein and human body needs these proteins to maintain cellular tissue, so it`s a good idea to have it in a regular basis. The United States

Vitamin D `no effect` on healthy adults

DHAKA: Healthy adults do not need to take vitamin D supplements, suggests a study in The Lancet which found they had no beneficial effect on bone density, a sign of osteoporosis.But experts say many other factors could be at play and people should not stop taking supplements.University of

Discovery `may hold Alzheimer`s key`

DHAKA: The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as an exciting and historic moment in medical research.More work is needed to develop a drug that could be taken by patients.But scientists say a resulting

Toddler brain scan gives language insight

DHAKA: The brain has a critical window for language development between the ages of two and four, brain scans suggest.Environmental influences have their biggest impact before the age of four, as the brain`s wiring develops to process new words, say UK and US scientists.The research in

8-hr sleep must to cut heart disease risk

DHAKA: A new research by an Indian origin scientist has claimed that sleeping for six to eight hours a night could help cut the risk of heart problems and stroke.Author Dr Saurabh Aggarwal, of Chicago Medical School has found that people who sleep less than six hours a night were twice as

Plane noise `link` to heart disease

DHAKA: The risks of stroke, heart and circulatory disease are higher in areas with a lot of aircraft noise, researchers say.Their study of 3.6 million residents near Heathrow Airport suggested the risks were 10-20% higher in areas with the highest levels of aircraft noise.The team`s

Toddler brain scan gives language insight

DHAKA: The brain has a critical window for language development between the ages of two and four, brain scans suggest.Environmental influences have their biggest impact before the age of four, as the brain`s wiring develops to process new words, say UK and US scientists.The research in

UK seeks to market 1st malaria vaccine

DHAKA: British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world`s first malaria vaccine after trial data showed that it had cut the number of cases in African children.Experts say that they are optimistic about the possibility of the world`s first vaccine after the

Medical admission test results out

DHAKA: The results of admission tests of session 2013-14 under medical and dental colleges were published Sunday.The candidates can get their results from the website, http://www.dghs.gov.bd.Director General of Health Directorate Khandaker Sifayet Ullah confirmed the matter to banglanews.

20 health benefits of neem

DHAKA: Neem tree has been described in Ayurveda`s prime text, the Charaka Samhita, as sarva roga nivarini (that which keeps all diseases at bay) or arishtha (reliever of disease).Its extracts have been used in the Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years for maintaining health and

Mid-life stress ups dementia risk

DHAKA: A new study has revealed that stress due to common life events may cause a number of physiological reactions in the central nervous, endocrine, immune and cardiovascular systems, and it may trigger long lasting physiological changes in the brain.Researchers base their findings on

Mid-life stress ups dementia risk

DHAKA: A new study has revealed that stress due to common life events may cause a number of physiological reactions in the central nervous, endocrine, immune and cardiovascular systems, and it may trigger long lasting physiological changes in the brain.Researchers base their findings on

Walking `cuts breast cancer risk`

DHAKA: Post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly, a study has suggested.The report, which followed 73,000 women for 17 years, found walking for at least seven hours a week lowered the risk of the disease.The American Cancer

Deleted genes `offer autism clues`

DHAKA: The discovery of "missing" genes could help scientists understand how autism develops, a study suggests.US researchers looked at the genetic profiles of more than 431 people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and 379 without.They found those with an ASD were more likely to

Statin drugs linked to lower risk of cognitive decline

DHAKA: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that the popular cholesterol-lowering medications may cause memory loss and confusion, but long term use of the medications may reduce that risk.In a review of 16 studies that involved people taking statin medications who were also

Bystander CPR saves lives

DHAKA: If you saw someone experiencing a heart attack, would you step in to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)?If you did, you might be saving a life. According to the latest study published in the journal JAMA, even if you aren’t a professional emergency medical technician,

How eye contact can backfire

DHAKA: We’re often told to maintain eye contact when speaking with others. But a new study published in the journal Psychological Science is poking holes in the theory that looking deep into someone’s eyes shows interest and boosts persuasion.In fact, the University of British

Vitamin A campaign Oct 05

DHAKA: The children, aged from 6-month to five years, will feed vitamin A capsules on October 5 across the country.The health minister Dr. A. F. M. Ruhal Haque came up with the disclosure at his office on Wednesday through a press briefing.More than 2.10 crore children are to feed the