Cancer

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

Over 50? These problems can sneak up on you

Ageing is a natural phenomenon. We develop many health issues as we age. Here are some growing-up issues to watch for:

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Small experimental drug trial sees cancer remission in all patients

A small drug trial conducted in the US found every patient treated in the experiment had their rectal cancer successfully go into remission.

April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022

Directives issued for Savar BSCIC tannery owners to prevent solid waste smuggling

The authorities have warned those involved in smuggling of solid waste from BSCIC tannery industrial estate in Savar and issued directives for the owners.

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

Slow poisoning from food served in printed or used paper

From village to town, printed and used paper is widely used in Bangladesh to serve food, especially street food. But the real question is how safe it is for our health. The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has also warned about using printed paper and polythene for serving oily and warm food, but the implementation of the decision is not properly regulated.

October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019

Heat-cam exhibit alerts tourist to breast cancer

A tourist discovered she had breast cancer after an interactive heat-cam exhibit revealed a tumour during a family trip to a museum in Edinburgh.

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers have said.

August 11, 2018
August 11, 2018
USA

US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient

A California jury orders chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer.

April 13, 2018
April 13, 2018

Iron supplements may cause cancer: Study

New European research suggests that two common compounds found in iron supplements could increase the growth of a known biomarker for cancer.

January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018

Obesity multiplies risk of cancer disease, especially in women

New European research has found that being overweight or obese exponentially increases the chance of suffering from heart disease or cancer, with the risk even greater for women than men.