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Global Covid cases up by over 60pc in 28 days: WHO

Global Covid cases up by over 60pc in 28 days: WHO

More than 1.47 million people worldwide were infected with Covid-19 between July 24 and August 20, a 63 per cent increase over the previous 28 days, and over 2,000 people died, a 48 per cent decrease over the same period, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

Saturday, 26 August 2023, 11:30

Pfizer`s updated Covid shot effective against new variant

Pfizer`s updated Covid shot effective against new variant

Pfizer Inc said on Thursday its updated COVID-19 shot, which is being tested against emerging variants, showed neutralizing activity against the "Eris" subvariant in a study conducted on mice.

Friday, 18 August 2023, 16:16

Bangladesh reports 17 more Covid-19 cases

Bangladesh reports 17 more Covid-19 cases

Bangladesh reported 17 more Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours till Thursday morning.

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 19:09

WHO urges swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh

WHO urges swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh

A significant surge in dengue fever cases has gripped Bangladesh, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday (Aug 11), calling for efforts to control the mosquito vector population and minimize individual exposure such as using mosquito repellents and wearing long-sleeved clothes.

Sunday, 13 August 2023, 23:46

People burn fat at different rates during exercise

People burn fat at different rates during exercise

Researchers have found that the optimal heart rate for fat burning varies for each person and frequently does not correspond with the 'fat burning zone' on commercial exercise machines.

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 11:32

Global Covid cases up 80% as new subvariant rises

Global Covid cases up 80% as new subvariant rises

The number of new Covid-19 cases reported worldwide rose by 80 percent in the last month, the World Health Organization said on Friday, days after designating a new "variant of interest".

Friday, 11 August 2023, 22:16

New Covid variant is on the rise

New Covid variant is on the rise

There’s a new coronavirus variant topping the leaderboard in the United States: EG.5. Nationally, EG.5 is causing about 17% of new Covid-19 cases in the country, compared with 16% for the next most common lineage, XBB.1.16, according to the latest estimates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 16:05

AI could halve time reading breast cancer scans!

AI could halve time reading breast cancer scans!

Artificial intelligence could help almost halve the workload of radiologists when it comes to searching routine scans for signs of breast cancer, a large Swedish study suggested on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 15:45

Early detection of liver cancer possible thru a simple blood test

Early detection of liver cancer possible thru a simple blood test

A dissemination seminar on “Early Detection of Liver Cancer Patient through Simple Blood Test” was held today at Holiday Inn Dhaka. The dissemination seminar is based on the article published in the high-impact peer-reviewed international journal Nature Communications.

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 21:03

Migraine: how it starts and how to treat it

Migraine: how it starts and how to treat it

Anyone who's had a migraine knows how debilitating it can be. It begins with your head throbbing from the inside, the pain spreading like frozen iron from behind one eye to the next. You keep your head down, avoiding bright lights and loud sounds. Nausea begins to rise.

Monday, 31 July 2023, 12:00

Sugary beverages can cause hair loss

Sugary beverages can cause hair loss

Sugar-sweetened beverages such as regular soda, energy drinks and hot and cold beverages have added sugar and in most cases, they compose various kinds of sugars such as corn syrup, maltose and sucrose.

Sunday, 30 July 2023, 22:37

Superfoods to stop premature graying of hair

Superfoods to stop premature graying of hair

"Premature graying of hair in youngsters is on the rise. While stress and lifestyle is a lead factor, diet and nutrition also plays a major role. The advent of fast food and instant meals is leaching our meals of essential nutrients and it’s time to bring black back!" says Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal.

Friday, 14 July 2023, 12:55

Lack of sleep may reduce cognitive benefits of exercise

Lack of sleep may reduce cognitive benefits of exercise

A group of researchers discovered that regular physical exercise may protect against cognitive deterioration as one age, but this protective effect may be diminished in persons who do not get enough sleep.

Sunday, 9 July 2023, 22:57

You`ll never lose weight if you still do these 4 things!

You`ll never lose weight if you still do these 4 things!

Losing weight is no easy, breezy walk in the park. It requires hard work, dedication, solid motivation, and establishing a game plan that works best for you. Whether you're just starting out on your journey or you're weeks in, there are certain habits you should absolutely avoid at all costs. In fact, you'll never lose weight if you still do them as part of your routine.

Monday, 5 June 2023, 01:26

Which is the best country for `Hair Transplant`?

Which is the best country for `Hair Transplant`?

There are many factors to consider, including the expertise of the surgeon, the cost of the procedure, and the overall quality of aftercare. We did the research and have come up with a list of 10 countries that are most cost effective while ensuring top standards for hair transplants in 2023.

Sunday, 21 May 2023, 16:25

5 Foods that help ease your arthritis pain

5 Foods that help ease your arthritis pain

Food is medicine. If you’re struggling with pain from arthritis, eating foods that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties — along with any drugs or other treatments your doctor recommends — may help.

Saturday, 20 May 2023, 16:52

Treatments for Constipation in Children 

Treatments for Constipation in Children 

Has your child ever come out of the bathroom in tears, saying, “Mommy, it hurts when I poop?” The likely cause is constipation, a very common problem in children. How can you tell if your child is constipated? Besides the obvious painful bowel movements, look for these typical signs:

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 16:24

7 simple healthy habits to lower your blood pressure

7 simple healthy habits to lower your blood pressure

The number of high blood pressure patients is increasing day by day. Earlier it was thought that this problem only affects the elderly. But that perception has changed. High blood pressure problem is also occurring among many young people now. Experts blame it on our lifestyle.

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 15:23

Little evidence antidepressants help chronic pain

Little evidence antidepressants help chronic pain

There is little evidence that most antidepressants are effective against chronic pain, the largest study conducted on the subject said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 15:03

Stay Hydrated Inside Out With Refreshing Summer Drinks

Stay Hydrated Inside Out With Refreshing Summer Drinks

The entire country is burning with intense heat. Dehydration is one of the physical problems that occur when the temperature rises. Deficiency of body water occurs due to heat. As a result, the skin becomes lifeless. There is a risk of heat stroke. Therefore, starting from doctors and nutritionists, everyone advises to drink more water during this time.

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 15:36

4 symptoms of kidney disease

4 symptoms of kidney disease

Kidneys may be slowly failing. But you don't catch it due to lack of awareness. The way you live your daily life determines how healthy you will be. It is important to change your diet and lifestyle. There are some symptoms that can alert you to kidney problems. Check whether these problems are occurring in your body or not. So be careful about kidneys-

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 15:24

5 Foods to Improve Your Digestion

5 Foods to Improve Your Digestion

Digestive problems, such as gas, constipation and diarrhea, affect millions, with 15 percent of people in Western countries experiencing a severe form of gut sensitivity called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Monday, 8 May 2023, 15:38

Exercise more effective than medicines to manage mental health?

Exercise more effective than medicines to manage mental health?

Researchers from the University of South Australia recommend physical activity to be a mainstay strategy for controlling depression as a new study demonstrates that it is 1.5 times more beneficial than psychotherapy or the most popular medications.

Sunday, 7 May 2023, 11:13

Nutritionist recommends avoiding these 5 common breakfast mistake

Nutritionist recommends avoiding these 5 common breakfast mistake

It has been said several times that ‘breakfast’ is the most important meal of the day as it helps in supplying glucose to your body, which boosts the energy while breaking the overnight fasting period. It is for the same reason that nutritionists recommend ‘eat breakfast like a king’.

Saturday, 6 May 2023, 15:43

5 food habits that can help reverse fatty liver

5 food habits that can help reverse fatty liver

Currently, the number of patients suffering from fatty liver is increasing. Another name for fatty liver is hepatic steatosis. Fat accumulation in the liver can lead to liver damage and other health problems. This problem is called fatty liver. It is possible to reduce the risk of fatty liver by making some changes in your lifestyle. But in case of fatty liver problem, it is important to consult a specialist.

Friday, 5 May 2023, 15:40

ChatGPT at the point of care

ChatGPT at the point of care

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being explored in the medical field to improve clinical practice. One such AI tool is ChatGPT, an online chatting interface based on the Generative Pre-trained Transformer technology. This large language model is trained on the entire internet corpus and can generate, summarising, synthesising text, and can do way beyond the conventional imagination. While the public has shown great interest in ChatGPT, clinicians may not be aware of its practical applications in routine medical practice.

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 16:42

Harmful aspects of standing to urinate

Harmful aspects of standing to urinate

Various studies have shown that urinating while standing can cause serious damage to the male body. Knowing about those harms will make you want to change this habit too. Know the harmful aspects of standing to urinate-

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 17:01

Sleep Paralysis: What Is It, Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Sleep Paralysis: What Is It, Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Suddenly woke up. He noticed that he could not move his hands and feet at all. It seems as if something has been imposed on the body. Arms and legs feel increasingly paralyzed. After some time everything was fine again - many people fall into this problem. Why is this? What is the reason for this?

Monday, 1 May 2023, 15:19