Monday, 01 Mar, 2021

Health

Pros and cons of Hepatitis

DHAKA: There are over 100 types of liver diseases. Among them the most serious liver diseases are below:   Today we will know about Hepatitis.   Hepatitis   Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation (swelling) of the liver. It can occur as a result of a viral infection or

New breast cancer test offers hope

DHAKA: A test that identifies seven classes of breast cancer could be available within two years, say UK scientists.Writing in the British Journal of Cancer, the Nottingham researchers say it could help doctors tailor treatment better and boost survival rates.Currently, two biomarkers are

Poverty produces smaller brains

DHAKA: The rich really are different, at least when it comes to their brains. In two separate studies, researchers found that experiencing poverty in early childhood is linked to smaller brain size and less efficient processing of certain sensory information.Previous work suggested that

21st Nat’l vaccination Day Saturday

DHAKA: 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 on Thursday.He said that all babies below five years will be fed two

Stress gene linked to heart attacks

DHAKA: A stress gene has been linked to having a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease.Heart patients with the genetic change had a 38% increased risk of heart attack or death, say US researchers.Personalised medicine may lead to better targeting of psychological or

Apple-a-day call for all over-50s

DHAKA: If everyone over the age of 50 ate an apple a day, 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK, say researchers.Apples would give a similar boost to cardiovascular health as medicines, such as statins, yet carry none of the side-effects, the

Scientists `print` new eye cells

DHAKA: Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss.The proof-of-principle work in the journal Biofabrication was carried out using animal cells.The Cambridge University team says it paves the way for grow-your-own therapies

11 new genes tied to Alzheimer’s disease

DHAKA: Scientists have doubled the number of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, giving researchers twice the number of targets for drug therapies.The genetic bonanza, reported by an international group of researchers known as the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project

Gardening `linked to longer lives’

DHAKA: Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.Older people can struggle to exercise vigorously, but the study said simply getting off the sofa and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle was a lifesaver.The

Brain Stroke, Must know

DHAKA: A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen. The main

Foods for a good night’s sleep

Insomnia or lack of sleep can have a terrible effect on your body besides a rough morning. We list out certain food that can help you get sound sleep.Bananas: Researchers have found that having a banana before going to bed can help people suffering from sleep apnea by keeping their

Food poisoning and its treatment

DHAKA: Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. In most cases, food that causes food poisoning is contaminated by bacteria, such as salmonella or Escherichia coli (E. coli), or a virus.How is food contaminated?Food can become contaminated at any stage during

Bring a healthy friend to dinner

DHAKA: We eat what our friends eat, according to a new study presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association’s 2013 annual meeting in Washington, DC.The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I) and Oklahoma State

Fat pledge `a drop in the ocean`

DHAKA: A pledge by food manufacturers to cut saturated fat levels is a "drop in the ocean" in the fight against obesity, a top public health expert says.The commitment is part of the voluntary "responsibility deal" between industry and government.But Prof John Ashton, president of the

Paying for organs could save lives, money

DHAKA: Paying organ donors $10,000 per kidney would lower recipients’ medical bills and save lives, since the price is often lower than the cost of years of dialysis and paying donors would increase the number of available organs.Canadian researchers in the Clinical Journal of the

More HIV lies dormant than earlier thought

DHAKA: The reservoir of inactive HIV in the body of infected individuals may be up to 60 times larger than scientists anticipated, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists.HIV attacks and eventually takes over the immune system’s T cells in order continue

Paying for organs could save lives, money

DHAKA: Paying organ donors $10,000 per kidney would lower recipients’ medical bills and save lives, since the price is often lower than the cost of years of dialysis and paying donors would increase the number of available organs.Canadian researchers in the Clinical Journal of the

Lowering blood sugar may help memory

DHAKA: Higher blood sugar levels may increase the risk of memory problems, even in people who have blood sugar (glucose) levels within the normal range, a new study suggests.The study included 141 people, average age 63, who did not have diabetes or pre-diabetes — which is sometimes

Per day 10-glass water to cut fat

DHAKA: We have all heard these advice innumerable times. Drink eight to 10 glass of water a day. Experts say that if you are overweight or tend to get most of your calories from processed and salty food, eight to 10 glass of water could actually help you reduce your weight.Water could

Newborn ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV

DHAKA: Doctors say a Mississippi child they “functionally cured” of HIV through early, aggressive treatment still remain in remission, showing no signs of HIV infection.In an update in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists led by Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins