Wednesday 24 May 2017, 12:07 pm
LATEST
2 killed in Comilla road accident                    Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to critical                    Accused CL leader banned for raping in Mymensingh microbus                    3 suspected ‘militant den’ cordoned off in Chapainawabganj                    Eng's trophy credentials face the acid test                    

Kidney damage, stroke risks higher due to blood pressure

A study has found that people aged between 18 to 49, with high systolic blood pressure over 140, are at greater risk of stroke, damage of kidneys and brain.

Physician offers 'safe fasting' advice to diabetics

While individuals with Type 1 diabetes are generally advised not to fast, most Type 2 diabetics are able to fast without complications. Those who should avoid fasting include individuals with poorly controlled diabetes, elderly patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who take insulin, children under the age of puberty and those who are acutely ill or frail. All pregnant women who take insulin and breastfeeding mothers, whether they have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, are advised not to fast.

Plant chemicals hope for 'alternative contraceptives'

Plant chemicals hope for 'alternative contraceptives'

Two compounds normally found in wild plants could make good alternatives to emergency contraceptives - if scientists only knew where to get enough of them, reports BBC.

World's oldest man dies in Indonesia aged 146

World's oldest man dies in Indonesia aged 146

A man who claimed to be the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 146, it is claimed.

'Eating less salt may not cause low blood pressure'

'Eating less salt may not cause low blood pressure'

Eating less salt may not lower your blood pressure; a major new study has found contradicting the popular belief.

Bangladesh people's life expectancy now 71.6 years

Bangladesh people's life expectancy now 71.6 years

Average life expectancy of the people of Bangladesh has increased and stood at 71 years and 6 months.

Fish oil does not benefit baby intelligence, study finds

Fish oil does not benefit baby intelligence, study finds

Taking fish oil while pregnant does not improve the brain development of babies, new research has found, reports BBC.

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research reports BBC.