A new study says China has the largest number of tobacco users in the world. And analysts say efforts to curb the habit are being hindered by the country's state-owned tobacco enterprises.
Not all blood is alike.
There are four blood groups, based on the presence of particular antigens. The types are known as A, B, AB -- the rarest type -- and O -- the most common.
In South Asia, one of the world's most densely populated regions, deadly diseases from animals, like the nipah virus, brucellosis, anthrax and even avian flu, cross international boundaries with ease.
esearchers have conducted a study indicating that a new test could help doctors diagnose a heart attack within one hour.
SYDNEY — Researchers in Australia say they have made a critical discovery in the search for an alternative to antibiotics. Scientists say it is important to find new ways to treat illnesses without antibiotics, many of which are becoming less effective because microbes are becoming more resistant.
WASHINGTON — People infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, must take anti-retroviral drugs for the rest of their lives in order to control their disease.
Experts at a workshop here on Tuesday said that about 80 percent of water-borne diseases break out in the dry season in the country due to lack of safe water.
Developing world has less than 5 percent chance of meeting United Nations' target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015 compared with 1990 levels, according to a systematic analysis of data on children's height and weight.
Still there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but a professor at Jahangirnagar University has launched for the first time in Bangladesh the process of generation of animal model, aiming to discover effective medicine for the treatment of the neurological disease.
The market of the country’s herbal medicine, which has been expanding gradually since 1980 as a safe treatment system, will exceed Tk 2500 crore by 2020, herbalists told a workshop in the city on Saturday.
Commerce Minister GM Quader on Friday underscored the need for creating social awareness to discourage people from smoking.
The recommendation by a U.S government-funded panel of doctors and scientists that healthy people should be able to use an AIDS drug to prevent contracting the HIV virus has many advocates hoping the U.S. goal of an “AIDS-free generation” may actually be more within reach. The potentially life-saving effects of the prophylactic use of Truvada are in the spotlight.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Tuesday signed an agreement to advance newborn health in
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members and a team of Narcotics Control Department jointly destroyed smuggled Indian drugs worth Tk 7.51 crore on bank of Karulia canal in Kautuli area of the district town on Wednesday.
The Vietnam Red Cross has launched a public education campaign to fight the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently donated $220 million of his own money through his charitable foundation to reduce smoking around the world.
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman expressed his dissatisfaction over the irregularity and mismanagement in the Trauma Centre of Faridpur Medical College Hospital.
Police are raiding illegal distilleries in eastern India, where the number of people who have died after drinking toxic home-brewed liquor has reached 170.
European and World Health Organization scientists say a deadly outbreak of E. coli bacteria that has killed 18 people is a rare and virulent strain of the bacteria. The latest victim died Wednesday night in Germany.
A new U.S. government study says there is not enough evidence to prove that living a healthy lifestyle prevents Alzheimer's disease.