Home / Health (page 70)

Health

Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain aging

A bigger waistline and high body mass index (BMI) in the 60s may be linked to the signs of brain aging by at least a decade, says a study. “People with bigger waists and higher BMI were more likely to have thinning in the cortex area of the brain, which implies that obesity is associated with the reduced gray matter of the brain,” said ...

Read More »

‘Novel drug may protect against Alzheimer disease’

Scientists have discovered a new drug that may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, found that the drug — called BPN14770 — deters the effects of amyloid beta, a hallmark protein of Alzheimer’s that is toxic to nerve cells, reports PTI.Recent studies have ...

Read More »

Painless normal delivery now in Bangladesh

Impulse Hospital has brought relief to the expecting mothers by facilitating normal but painless delivery. This was disclosed at a press conference held on the hospital premises at Tejgaon area in the city on Wednesday, said a press release. At the press conference, three physicians – Senior Consultant of National University Hospital of Singapore Dr Md Toufiq Islam, Senior Consultant ...

Read More »

A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV

Photo: This 2011 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control shows HIV virions. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient’s HIV infection by providing blood cells that have been altered to resist the AIDS virus. New York, Sept 12 : Scientists ...

Read More »

Dengue cases hit 250,000; more than 1,000 dead in Philippines

Much is still to be desired from the efforts of local governments in Philippines to stop the dengue epidemic as the number of cases has risen to nearly 250,000 nationwide with more than 1,000 dead, over a third them children. Health Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo of the country appealed to local officials on Tuesday to do “a little more” to prevent the ...

Read More »

Continued preventive programmes for AIDS must remain in place

It was a sorry state of life for 23-year old Mim, the elder daughter of a rickshaw puller, as the sudden death of her father put her family in acute financial troubles. Rickshaw puller Rahim Mia, who was the only bread earner for his six-member family living in city’s Razarbagh area, met the tragic end of his life in a ...

Read More »

‘Supercool’ method triples organ survival

Supercooling human livers to -4C triples the time they can be kept before transplant compared with putting them on ice, US researchers say. It slows the metabolic rate to prevent damage, Nature Biotechnology reports, reports BBC.It means organs can be kept viable for more than a day, which researchers say could revolutionise organ transplants. The next step will be assessing ...

Read More »

NICVD conducts 2nd MICS bypass surgery successfully

 For the 2nd time in public hospitals, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) conducted an MICS bypass surgery of a patient’s partially blocked blood vessels that transport blood to the heart muscles. The 1st one was minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) and now the second one is MIDCAB-Minimal Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, which was 1st time of ...

Read More »

New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 cases

New Zealand’s ongoing measles outbreak has hit the milestone of more than 1,000 confirmed cases. A total of 1,051 people were affected between 1 January and 5 September, 2019, the ministry of health said. Measles is a highly contagious and potentially fatal illness that causes coughing, rashes and fever.Although effective and safe vaccination is available, some developed countries have seen ...

Read More »

Cancer now ‘leading cause of death’ in rich countries

Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmarks, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday. Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults globally, accounting for more than 40 percent of deaths, the data showed. It was thought to have been responsible for ...

Read More »