Dhaka: 2:04 PM, Fri, 19 Jul, 2019

Call to count butterflies after mass migration

Risingbd Desk: A potential mass influx of butterflies to the UK has led to calls for volunteers to help count them.

Alzheimer's risk 'different in women and men'

Risingbd Desk: Scientists say they may have discovered why more women than men have Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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.