Dhaka: 2:01 PM, Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'

International Desk: Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol.

‘Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code’

International: People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code - because it could save their life.

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Risingbd Desk: Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning.

China and India help make planet leafier

Risingbd Desk: China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters, are making it leafier - for now, a report says.

400-year old Bonsai stolen

Risingbd Desk: Two Bonsai enthusiasts have launched an emotional plea to thieves who stole seven trees from them, offering care instructions for their "children".

Dementia risk factors not known by half of population

Risingbd Desk: Half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer's Research UK.

World heading for warmest decade

International Desk: The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, say scientists.

Mars sensor gets its protective 'hat'

Risingbd Desk: The US space agency's (Nasa) InSight mission has reached a new milestone in its quest to understand the interior of the Red Planet.

Warming threatens Himalayan glaciers

Risingbd Desk: Climate change poses a growing threat to the glaciers found in the Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountain ranges, according to a new report.

Obesity-related cancers rise for younger generations

Risingbd Desk: Cancers linked to obesity are rising at a faster rate in millennials than in older generations in the United States, the American Cancer Society has said.

Screen time may harm toddlers

Risingbd Desk: Letting a toddler spend lots of time using screens may delay their development of skills such as language and sociability, according to a large Canadian study.

Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Risingbd Desk: A coalition of investors is calling on McDonalds, KFC, and other fast food suppliers to take swift action on climate change.

Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019

Risingbd Desk: Met Office researchers expect to record one of the biggest rises in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 in 2019.

Some HRT tablets linked to higher blood clot risk

Risingbd Desk: Women taking certain types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets could be more at risk from serious blood clots - although the overall risk is low, BMJ research suggests.

Cheap common drugs may help mental illness

Risingbd Desk: Cheap and widely used drugs for diabetes and heart health have potential for treating severe mental illness, a study hints.

‘There will be no anomalies in DUCSU polls’

Secretariat Correspondent: “There is no chance for anomalies in the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) election slated for March 11,” said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

Is Priyanka Chopra pregnant?

Entertainment Desk: Bollywood–turned-Hollywood diva, Priyanka Chopra, who tied the knot with boyfriend (now husband) Nick Jonas in a fairytale wedding last year, has been busy with the promotions of her upcoming film, Isn’t It Romantic?