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Antioxidant-rich foods can lower the risk of type 2 Diabetes

Antioxidant-rich foods can lower the risk of type 2 Diabetes

Life Desk :Foods rich in antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study published in Diabetologia, the journal

Two genes could trigger abnormal brain development

Two genes could trigger abnormal brain development

Life Desk :David Eisenstat and his team examined a neurotransmitter in the brain called GABA which is essential to forebrain development in the embryo. They found that two specific

Nearly 26 million die in pain every year

Nearly 26 million die in pain every year

Life Desk  :Globally, about 26 million people die every year in severe pain and of which, one in ten is a child. The deaths could be easily alleviated with

Health crisis at Rohingya camp: My observation as a doctor

Health crisis at Rohingya camp: My observation as a doctor

Prof. Dr. M A Samad :Most of the Rohingya refugees are women, children and elderly people.  Visiting the spot what we saw that the presence of active male of

Seven signposts for a successful weight loss programme

Life Desk  :Whether the drive to lose weight is the reflection in front of the mirror, an unkind remark, or good health, a fit and trim body certainly has

Hypertension may have strong hold in China

Hypertension may have strong hold in China

Life Desk :China's one third population might be silently suffering from high blood pressure issues found a new study published in Lancet journal.A second study by the team, also

Magic mushrooms may help lift persons from depressed mood

Magic mushrooms may help lift persons from depressed mood

Life Desk :Psilocybin is a psychoactive compound that naturally occurs in magic mushrooms, used mainly as a recreational drug since prehistoric timesCurrent study shows that magic mushrooms could reset

Why you need a rival - the basics of a healthy competition

Why you need a rival - the basics of a healthy competition

Life Desk  :It's a competitive world out there, where everyone, right from school going kids to top business tycoons are struggling to get to the top. The cut-throat competition,

Manipulation of mitochondrial network increases lifespan

Manipulation of mitochondrial network increases lifespan

Life Desk :Lifespan and health may be promoted through manipulation of the mitochondrial network either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it, according to recent research

Brief of Local Anaesthesia

Brief of Local Anaesthesia

Life Desk :Local anaesthesia, simply means injecting the local anaesthetic ("freezing") around the nerve of the affected area to make it pain free. Technically speaking, local anaesthetics are drugs

Attractive people less likely to be hired for low paying jobs

Attractive people less likely to be hired for low paying jobs

Life Desk  :Attractive people, believed to receive favourable treatment in the hiring process, may be at a disadvantage when applying for less desirable jobs, such as those with low pay

Facts about Parkinson's disease

Facts about Parkinson's disease

Life Desk :Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive disease of the nervous system which causes gradual loss of muscle control. Parkinson's disease was discovered by British surgeon Dr.

Obesity promotes breast cancer

Life Desk  :Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impacts the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Scientists from Helmholtz

Underweight women at greater risk of early menopause

Underweight women at greater risk of early menopause

Life Desk :Women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greater risk of facing an early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women, researchers

Peer influence can help reduce tobacco use

Peer influence can help reduce tobacco use

Life Desk  :Researchers have found that participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help youth and adolescent to reduce smoking. The intervention can

Sea cucumber genome can help in the study of tissue regeneration

Sea cucumber genome can help in the study of tissue regeneration

Life Desk  :Sea cucumbers form one class of the echinoderms that also includes sea urchins and star fish. They have a unique genome structure that has the ability to

Love in the times of social media

Love in the times of social media

Life Desk  :In today's technology and social media driven world, 'true love' may seem passe, but Durjoy Dutta, one of India's leading romantic fiction writers, said digital love, like

Leprosy victims deserve to live with dignity

Leprosy victims deserve to live with dignity

(From previous issue) :On July 2, 2015, a resolution aimed at eliminating discrimination and the stigma associated with leprosy and to promote, protect and respect the human rights of

Reasons for preventing stroke

Reasons for preventing stroke

Life Desk :The World Stroke Day 2017, established by the World Stroke Organization, is observed on 29th October, 2017. This year, individuals are urged to find the answer to

Meditation may cause harm too!

Meditation may cause harm too!

Life Desk :Poor methodology and misinformation in accordance with previous studies may mislead and disappoint the consumers. Mindfulness or Meditation techniques should not be oversold to people without caution

Have you ever helped a stranger?

Have you ever helped a stranger?

Life Desk :"Stop honking!" I said to one of the persons sitting in the car. On my way home from tuition classes, traffic was a usual thing and so

Leprosy victims deserve to live with dignity

Leprosy victims deserve to live with dignity

Syed Momenuzzaman   :The leprosy victims have been neglected by people for a long time due to lack of proper knowledge about leprosy, though they deserve to live with

Father's nutrition before sex impacts baby's health

Father's nutrition before sex impacts baby's health

Life Desk  :A father's diet before sex can play as important a role as nutrition of the expectant mother in delivering a healthy baby, new research suggests. "We were

Campaign for fistula free Bangladesh among girls

Campaign for fistula free Bangladesh among girls

Sk Nazmul Huda and Lauren Bellhouse :Female genital fistula is a devastating chronic obstetric morbidity. Following labor trauma, women with obstetric fistula experience consistent leaking urine and/or stool through

Celebrating 36 yrs of patient service

Celebrating 36 yrs of patient service

Staff Reporter :The 63rd Birthday of Prof Dr Iqbal Hasan Mahmood alias Bidhan, a noted respiratory and medicine specialist, was celebrated with colorful and festive manner at his residence

Are you suffering from skin asthma?

Life Desk :We often underestimate the fact that our bodies have an intrinsic healing capacity and many a time just a few simple home remedies can actually help us

Have you ever helped a stranger?

Have you ever helped a stranger?

Life Desk  :"Stop honking!" I said to one of the persons sitting in the car. On my way home from tuition classes, traffic was a usual thing and so

Dealing with health issues in winter

Dealing with health issues in winter

Life Desk  :Winter chills: Stiffness and laziness are common in winter. Cold, chilly mornings can tempt you to sleep in longer than usual, and that too with bad postures

Father's nutrition before sex impacts baby's health

Father's nutrition before sex impacts baby's health

Life Desk  :A father's diet before sex can play as important a role as nutrition of the expectant mother in delivering a healthy baby, new research suggests. "We were

First aid training helps parents handle emergencies at home

First aid training helps parents handle emergencies at home

Life Desk  :Most parents rush their child immediately to the ER for common situations, which could actually be handled at home. However, only half of parents are confident in