Innovative approaches to preventing dengue

Advancements in genetic engineering have led to the development of genetically modified mosquitoes that are resistant to dengue virus infection.

Coronary heart disease – things you must know

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death globally. Study shows that with certain precautions, one can significantly lower the risk of having a heart attack. A description of the causes, symptoms, preventive measures and other important facts about heart diseases has been provided below.

Villagers worried as 'unknown disease' kills five of a family

Panic gripped villagers of Bhandardaha Morichpara area in Thakurgaon's Baliadangi upazila after five of a family died from an “unknown disease”, while three others, related to the deceased, were hospitalised with similar symptoms in the last twenty days.

Tall task in hand

The threat of infectious diseases looms large in Cox's Bazar Rohingya refugee camps as well as the local communities and beyond with hardly any sign of the Myanmar nationals going back anytime soon. Experts fear that the bordering district, where more than six lakh refugees are sheltered in overcrowded camps lacking pure water and sanitation facilities, is faced with a long-term public health challenge.

Change Makers / Gastric? Get his gastrometer

Gastric maladies like dyspepsia, heat-burn, acidity and abdominal pain can be difficult to accurately diagnose and effectively treat. In

New vaccine in push to eradicate polio

More than 150 countries have begun switching to a different polio vaccine - an important milestone towards polio eradication, health campaigners say.

Vitamin D 'heals damaged hearts'

Vitamin D supplements may help people with diseased hearts, a study suggests.

Food, Waterborne Diseases / Outbreak now more frequent

Outbreaks of food- and water-borne diseases in the country are on the rise. Last year, there were 15 outbreaks of diseases related to food and water compared to 11 the previous year, according to a government research.

2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute says, as the disease continues its spread across the Americas.

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016

Arsenic danger still not over

The government is not paying adequate attention to the health hazards caused by arsenic contamination even though millions of people are exposed to it, says Professor Abul Hussam, a US researcher of Bangladesh origin.

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

Blockade ‘risk’ to Nepalese children

Shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines are putting more than three million infants at risk of death or disease as winter begins in Nepal, the UN children's fund (Unicef) has warned.

October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015

Virtual reality ‘predicts Alzheimer’s’

Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

Indian doctors join hands against practice of unwanted tests

Several doctors from all over India and across disciplines are joining hands to fight against the menace of unnecessary investigations.