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December 23, 2017
December 23, 2017

Bangladesh among abstinent countries when it comes to drinking

An average citizen in Bangladesh and Indonesia drinks hardly a bottle of wine in a year. Whereas, the lowest alcohol consumption is reported in Pakistan at nearly 0, and people in South Korea are...

December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017

Dengue Vaccine: Relief turns into worry

The world's first ever vaccine to prevent dengue fever works just fine on those who had contracted the disease before, but brings trouble to the people who were never infected by the virus.

September 17, 2017
September 17, 2017

24.4m not getting enough right food

Every seventh person in Bangladesh is an undernourished one who cannot acquire enough food to meet dietary energy requirements.

March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017

Pollution: killer of children

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), pollution in its many manifestations is killing some 280,000 children in Bangladesh annually.

February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017

Smog may force U-17 football World Cup out of Delhi

FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world's most polluted capital city, the tournament director said.

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

Monsoon and the mosquito menace

Mosquitoes are a pest with no equal. Though not all mosquitoes transmit life-threatening diseases, those that do kill approximately 725,000 people worldwide every year. When not fatal, the diseases...

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford decides to freeze his sperm because of fears about the Zika virus at this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization warns that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see...

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in...