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`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.




Don`t be panicked on MERS virus: Nasim

Staff Correspondent: Health Minister Mohammad Nasim urged countrymen not to be panicked on MERS virus.

Eat peanuts to slash early death risk from cancer

Risingbd Desk: A new study has suggested that peanuts can protect against early death from cancer and heart disease.

Nestle challenges Maggi noodles ban

Risingbd Desk: The Nestle authorities on Thursday said it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead.

Baby born from ovary frozen in mother`s childhood

Risingbd Desk: A woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she herself was still a child.

Maggi noodles banned in India

Risingbd Desk: Maggi noodle has been banned in Indian markets over concerning of excess lead levels in the product.

Say `no` to Tobacco

Mahfuzur Rahman: Tobacco is one of the killers of human being. The Tobacco, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), kills nearly six million people every year in all over the world.

Cancer is the 2nd biggest killer

Risingbd Desk: Cancer has emerged as the second-leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular diseases. Proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990 to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period.

Heartiest tribute for Nightingale in this Nurses Day

Aminul Islam: A heartiest tribute and honor for the celebrated English social reformer and statistician Florence Nightingale who was the founder of modern nursing.

Top power foods for you

Risingbd Desk: If you`re wondering why you`re tired after a full night`s sleep, or jittery even without a venti latte, the answer might be on your plate.

A capsule, a future!

Manzurul Alam Mukul: According to a study, each year 4,013,000 children are born in Bangladesh, of whom 277,000 do not live to see their fifth birthday.  Impact of vitamin-A deficiency is one of the causes of the deaths.

2.67 lakh kids to get Vitamin A in Faridpur

Faridpur Correspondent:  A total of two lakh 67 thousand and 625 children will be fed Vitamin A capsule in Faridpur on 25 April in across the country.

Obesity, a serious public health threat

Manzurul Alam Mukul: It is said that obesity is a disease of the past. The obesity epidemic now continues its alarming increase worldwide including Bangladesh. At present almost 40 percent of adults everywhere are overweight or obese, more than doubled since 1980.

Number of women tobacco users rising in India

Risingbd Desk: The number of women consuming tobacco products has doubled over 15 years, according to a report by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

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