Bacteria becoming more resistant to antibiotics

Multi-drug resistance in bacteria has increased by 14 percent over the last seven years, and most of them are getting even more resistant to certain antibiotics, said a national AMR (antimicrobial resistance) surveillance report.

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Neglected 80-year-old antibiotic is effective against multi-drug resistant bacteria

A recent study published in the journal PLOS Biology suggests that an old antibiotic could be a valuable weapon against drug-resistant bacterial infections. The research, conducted by James Kirby and his team from Harvard Medical School, explores the potential of an antibiotic called nourseothricin, which was discovered in the 1940s but was abandoned due to kidney toxicity.

‘Research, database crucial for cancer treatment’

The treatment arrangement for cancer patients could not be arranged in a planned way due to the absence of comprehensive research and a database on this fatal disease in the country, speakers at an event said yesterday.

Is drinking cold water harmful to health?

Various claims online state that drinking cold water is harmful and that it can cause everything from indigestion to cancer. Is this true?

Microplastic in our seafood: Macro problem for our health

Microplastics are tiny fractions of plastics measuring less than 5 millimeters in size. Often smaller than the tiniest grains of sands, these particles pose a grave danger to our health.

Personality traits are associated with well-being and satisfaction in life after work

A new study published recently in PLOS ONE journal has identified novel associations between older adults’ personality traits, the routes they took to leave their jobs, and their well-being after exiting the workforce.

Concerning children with Autism and their social & academic development

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It is not characterised by a single symptom but comes with various symptoms.

A new study finds higher rates of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes after infection with mild COVID-19

A new study in Diabetologia suggests a link between mild COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Professors from the German Diabetes Center conducted the research.

The need for lab tests in disease diagnosis

Recently, I saw an eight-month-old kid who had constipation since birth. On query, the patient had delayed stool passage after delivery, neonatal

Coordinated action needed to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time.

Psychotherapist Dr Aaron Beck, father of cognitive therapy, dies at 100

Dr Aaron T Beck, a groundbreaking psychotherapist regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, died Monday at his Philadelphia home. He had turned 100 in July.

Arpita’s journey ignite the fire in us that nothing is impossible

It was a typical day in Bogra in Bangladesh. But not for Arpita, a three year old child. She was excited to meet her new baby brother.

Country’s lone tissue bank gets Tk 174cr boost

In the past 12 years, the lone tissue bank of the country has helped a total of 8,300 people who have had organ transplantations.

Star journo awarded for sanitation report

The Daily Star journalist Nilima Jahan was named a winner of the “Media Award 2021”, arranged by the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) yesterday for the second year in a row.

Star journalist Nilima Jahan wins DGFP Media Award 2021

A journalist of The Daily Star was named the winner of "Media Award 2021" arranged by the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) today.

61% of adolescents suffer from depression, 3.6% attempted suicide during pandemic: Survey

A total of 61.2 percent of youths (aged between 18 and 25) in Bangladesh are suffering from depression and 3.7 percent have attempted suicide during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey.

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