Dhaka: 1:36 PM, Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

Risingbd Desk: Sugary drinks - including fruit juice and fizzy pop - may increase the risk of cancer, French scientists say.

India's unique way to beat air pollution

International Desk: Air pollution contributed to the deaths of at least 1.2 million Indians in 2017 - but a unique pilot scheme to combat air pollution in the western state of Gujarat could prove to be a model for the rest of the country.

Obesity causes more cases of some cancers than smoking

Risingbd Desk: Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to a charity.

Smoking damages eyes as well as lungs

Risingbd Desk: Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists.

Give children less sugar and more veg in baby food

Risingbd Desk: The amount of sugar in baby food should be restricted and parents should give their young children more vegetables to stop them developing a sweet tooth, a report from child health experts says.

HPV vaccine will cut cervical cancers

Risingbd Desk: There is "every suggestion" HPV vaccination will lead to a fall in cervical cancers, say scientists who carried out a major review of evidence.

Life goes on Pajero!

Arif Shaon: It takes a lot of money to buy a luxurious Pajero for the rich but it does not cost much to make a Pajero for the destitute. It only costs five to six thousand taka only.

Friendly bacteria could help save frogs from disease

Risingbd Desk: Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could protect them against a deadly virus, according to research.

Long working hours linked to stroke risk

Risingbd Desk: Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.

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.