2d ago| SHOUT

Back to the Wall: How I live with back pain

Lifestyle-induced backpain is now such a systemic problem that even if wanted to change it, we wouldn’t know where to begin or how to keep up.

6d ago| Research

Coffee and mortality: Sweetening the pot

In an observational study, moderate consumption of unsweetened or sugar-sweetened coffee was associated with lower mortality.

6d ago| Lifestyle

Incorporating fish into dietary habits

If we observe our young generation’s eating habits, we may see that they consume less fish. Most of them prefer junk foods and sugary

2w ago| Star Health

Successful Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries performed in Bangladesh

Two patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (disease affecting the central nervous system that causes tremors, slow movements, stiffness, and walking problems) and one with generalised Dystonia (muscles contract involuntarily, causing repetitive movements) underwent successful Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgeries in Dhaka, Bangladesh - says a press release.

3w ago| Healthcare

Thyroid nodules - be cautious of any changes

The thyroid is a two-inch-long, butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your neck. This gland is vital to your body because it produces hormones that regulate metabolism, or how your body consumes energy. Thyroid hormones govern various biological activities, including heart rate, respiration, body temperature, nervous system function, and much more.

3w ago| Research

WorldFish-invented ‘G-3’ Rohu grows about 30 per cent more than conventional one

Preliminary results from an experimental farm have shown that the ‘third generation’ or G-3 Rohu invented by WorldFish grows about 30 per cent more than the conventional Rohu fish - says a press release.

RSV responsible for more than 100,000 deaths worldwide in children under five in 2019

A new study published in The Lancet estimates that Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)-attributable acute lower respiratory infection was responsible for more than 100,000 deaths in children under five globally in 2019.

Pollution responsible for nine million deaths in 2019

The new report updated in The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, published in The Lancet Planetary Health, states that although the number of deaths from pollution sources associated with extreme poverty (such as indoor air pollution and water pollution) has decreased, these reductions are offset by increased deaths attributable to industrial pollution (such as ambient air pollution and chemical pollution). Low- and middle-income countries suffer the most from pollution’s health effects.

Tips for maintaining good health

A balanced diet, exercise, and relaxation are vital to optimal health. Here are some tips for staying healthy:

Guidelines for drinking water quality

The primary goal of the Drinking Water Quality Guidelines is to protect public health. The Guidelines contain the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations for managing the risk of hazards that may jeopardise drinking water safety.

Positive scientific opinion from EMA on human insulin with more flexible storage without refrigeration

Novo Nordisk recently announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted the company a positive scientific opinion for a proposed update to the storage conditions of two human insulins.

Radiation oncology towards Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Radiotherapy aims to deliver a high radiation dose to a tumour, killing all tumour cells. However, from the physical and technical point of view, a difficult task because malignant tumours are often located close to radiosensitive organs such as the eyes,