Dhaka: 11:24 AM, Mon, 17 Jun, 2019

Tips to eat healthy this Eid ul-Fitr

Desk Report: Eid al-Fitr has begun putting an end to Ramdan a month long period of fasting.

Sea level rise could be much larger than expected

Risingbd Desk:  Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.

Bowel cancer rates rising among young adults

Risingbd Desk: More young people under 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, two studies of the disease in European and high-income countries have found.

Heart deaths up for first time in 50 years

Risingbd Desk: Deaths from heart and circulatory diseases among people under 75 are on the rise for the first time in 50 years, UK figures show.

Social media effect 'tiny' in teenagers

Risingbd Desk: The effects of social media use on teenage life satisfaction are limited and probably "tiny", a study of 12,000 UK adolescents suggests.

Opioid painkillers 'must carry prominent warnings'

International Desk: All opioid medicines in the UK will carry prominent warnings on their labels saying they can cause addiction, the health secretary has announced.

Hundreds of thousands of viruses in oceans

International Desk: The oceans contain almost 200,000 different viral populations, according to the latest count.

Statins don’t work well for one in two people

Risingbd Desk: Cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs taken by millions of Britons may not work well enough in about half of those prescribed them, research suggests.

Measles cases quadruple globally in 2019: UN

Risingbd Desk: The number of measles cases reported worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has quadrupled compared with the same time last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Light pollution not improving: CPRE

Risingbd Desk: Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution, according to the results of a survey.

New human species found in Philippines

Risingbd Desk: There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.

Satellites used to protect endangered sharks

Risingbd Desk: Satellites scanning the oceans are a valuable new tool to protect sharks, according to scientists.

Even one drink a day increases stroke risk

Risingbd Desk: Even light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a large genetic study in The Lancet, countering previous claims that one or two drinks a day could be protective.

UK scientists discover world's tallest tropical tree

Risingbd Desk: Scientists in the UK and Malaysia say they have discovered the world's tallest tropical tree measuring more than 100m (328ft) high.

How much water should you drink a day?

Risingbd Desk: In the early 19th Century, people had to be close to death before deigning to drink water. Only those “reduced to the last stage of poverty satisfy their thirst with water”, according to Vincent Priessnitz, the founder of hydropathy, otherwise known as “the water cure”.