Dhaka: 9:05 PM, Wed, 18 Oct, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Day being observed

Staff Correspondent: Breast Cancer Awareness Bay is being observed in the country today (Saturday).

World Mental Health Day today

Staff Correspondent: World Mental Health Day is being observed today (Saturday) in a befitting manner.

Birth control pills pose small but significant stroke risk

Risingbd Desk: Ladies! You may want to avoid using oral contraceptives as a new study has suggested that birth control pills pose a small but significant risk of the most common type of stroke.

Action soon against unlicensed pharmacies: Nasim

Secretariat Correspondent: Health and Family Planning Minister Mohammad Nasim said that mobile courts under health ministry will start drive against unlicensed medicine shops soon.

800,000 deaths caused by suicide every year globally

Staff Correspondent: The World Health Organisation says more than 800,000 deaths are caused by suicide every year globally and its South East Asia region ranks the top compared to five other regions of the international body, says a press release.

Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990

Risingbd Desk: Child mortality has fallen by more than 50% since 1990, a report by the World Health Organization and UN children`s agency Unicef says.

Mollah Homoeo’s chief executive rewarded

Staff Correspondent: Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim Mollah, chief executive of Mollah Homoeo, has got the ‘Ibn Sina Gold Medal’ for his contribution to country’s homoeopathy treatment.

`Female Viagra` approved by US drug agency

Risingbd Desk: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a libido-enhancing drug for women that has been dubbed "Female Viagra".

Currency notes carry disease

Risingbd Desk: A recent study has found that several disease-causing micro-organisms have been found on bank notes used for daily transactions, reported media.

Man grows ear on arm to connect it to internet

Risingbd Desk:  In a unique project, an Australian artist is growing a human ear on his arm and plans to turn it into an internet-connected `remote listening device`.

`Cancer cure will get significantly cheaper`

Risingbd Desk: Two Kolkata-born scientists has led them to discover that dopamine -known as the happy hormone -can also kill tumours, putting them on the verge of one of the most significant medical discoveries ever.

Breastfeeding catching on globally

Risingbd Desk: International agencies have some cause for cheer this World Breastfeeding Week, which began on Saturday. Breastfeeding of infants, which is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), has risen in many countries over the past two decades, reversing the declines of the mid-to-late-twentieth-century.

Ebola vaccine is `potential game-changer`

Risingbd Desk: A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest.

Women 3 times prone to obesity than men

Risingbd Desk: That urban India is weightier than its rural counterpart is well known, but a new study quantifies this divide further by saying that obesity is three times more among city residents than rural Indians.

False physicians to be tried: Health Minister




Secretariat Correspondent: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said that the physicians who used to cheat with the people in the name of treatment would be brought to justice.




EC starts dialogue with AL

Staff Correspondent: As part of the ongoing dialogues, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda is holding a meeting with a delegation of Awami League (AL) over holding the next general election in a credible manner.

Mila files case against her husband's family

Staff Correspondent: Popular pop singer Tasbiha Binte Shahid Mila, commonly known as Mila Islam, has filed a defamation case against her husband Parvez Sanjari's family.