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    Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:32am on September 04, 2019

    Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist...

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    Red wine can be great for digestive system

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:37pm on August 29, 2019

    Scientists at King’s College London have found that red wine drinkers have a greater diversity of bacteria in their digestive tracts, a marker of gastrointestinal wellbeing, than those who drink other alcohol...

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    Four European countries lose measles elimination status

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 01:06pm on August 29, 2019

    Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the United Kingdom...

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    Hungarian doctors separate Bangladeshi twins joined at head

    Agence France-Presse. Dhaka | Updated at 04:38pm on August 02, 2019

    Bangladeshi twins who were joined at the head were recovering Friday after Hungarian surgeons performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate their skulls and brains.

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    Bangladesh achieves Hepatitis B control: WHO

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:01am on July 28, 2019

    Bangladesh is among the first four countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, with prevalence of the deadly disease dropping to less than one per cent among...

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    Public health in jeopardy

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Public health in Bangladesh has become highly vulnerable in the face of phenomenal rise in adulteration of foods, serious contamination of drinking water, substandard and date-expired medicines and...

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    SCI Int’l Hospital offers low-cost treatment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:17am on July 02, 2019

    New Delhi-based SCI International Hospital in India offers medical treatment with affordable cost for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), male infertility, urology, orthopaedics and ENT to patients all over...

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    BSMMU conducts successful liver transplant surgery

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:48am on June 26, 2019

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University has conducted the first-ever liver transplant surgery, demonstrating the public hospital’s progress in modern healthcare service...

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    Dengue menace on rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    At least 853 dengue patients were hospitalised in the capital since January and two of them died in April. And at least 741 of the dengue patients were hospitalized in the capital since May, 586 of them...

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    26pc deaths in Bangladesh due to poor diets: Lancet

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:55pm on June 24, 2019

    Low intake of right kinds of food such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains and high intake of wrong kinds of food like sodium appear...