Health

Make your make-up melt-proof by dunking your face in water!

  

Pns:When it comes to beauty, Koreans are never afraid to try new things. From snail-slime face packs to volcanic clay masks, Korean women love to experiment with their beauty techniques. And the latest Korean trend will just surprise you! Women are now submerging their faces in water to achieve flawless make-up.This technique is called 'jamsu' which translates to diving in Korean. The jamsu beauty trick involves coating your face with baby powder and then submerging the made-up face in...

Cholera outbreak kills at least 25 people in Yemen: WHO

  

Pns: Two years into the civil war, the bacterial infection is wreaking further havoc on the country’s health and sanitation system.The disease, which is carried in food and water tainted by human faeces, can kill within hours unless the patient is treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics.Nevio Zagaria, WHO’s representative in Yemen, said: ‘(This) is extremely alarming. We are facing a reactivation of the cholera epidemic.‘The cause is that there is two years of war in...

FDA approves second drug to treat ALS

  

Pns: The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to help treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.The agency said it approved the drug Radicava, or edaravone, the first new drug approved to treat ALS in 22 years. The only other drug used specifically to treat ALS is riluole, which was approved in 1995.“After learning about the use of edaravone to treat ALS in Japan, we rapidly engaged with the drug developer about filing a...

'Exercise-in-a-pill' steps closer with new study

  

Pns:;It goes without saying that physical activity is crucial when it comes to improving and maintaining health. However, for individuals with limited mobility, engaging in regular exercise is not an easy feat. A new study may have brought us one step closer to a solution: "exercise-in-a-pill." Researchers say that it may be possible to simulate the body's response to exercise with a drug.Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA, have discovered a...

Red meat: Good or bad for health?

  

Pns: Red meat is defined as any meat that comes from mammalian muscle. This includes beef, lamb, pork, goat, veal, and mutton. For many households, red meat is considered a food staple, with some of us consuming beef, lamb, and pork in different variations on a daily basis.Last year, the average person in the United States is estimated to have consumed around 106.6 pounds of red meat. Although this might appear a high intake, it is a significant reduction from the average 145.8 pounds...

Malaria vaccine to be real life tested in Africa: WHO

  

Pns: The world's first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).The UN body's regional office for Africa said in a statementon Monday that RTS,S injectable vaccine was developed to protect young children from the deadliest form of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum."The prospect of a malaria vaccine is great news. Information gathered in the pilot will help us make decisions on the...

Benefits of garlic

  

PNS: Garlic is an effective antimicrobial and expectorant and this makes it a valuable home remedy to fight cough. The University of Maryland Medical Center cites one study that suggested that garlic might help prevent colds and lessen their symptoms. People who took a garlic supplement for 12 weeks caught 63 percent fewer colds than people who took a placebo.Lightly crush about 5 cloves of peeled garlic and sauté in a teaspoon of ghee; consume when still warm for relief from cough and...

"World class" medical research facility opens in Australia

  

Pns: A "world class" healthcare and medical research facility officially opened here on Tuesday at Sydney's Randwick Hospitals Campus in Australia. The 10-storey Bright Building will bring together Prince of Wales Hospital's Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the University of New South Wales Scientia Clinical Research facility and expand Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. The complex will also include an outpatient service for adolescents and young adults, which is the first of...

The luscious lassi listicle

  

Pns: What's the best thing you can have to quench your thirst on a scorching summer day? Lemonades, yes, followed by another sweet delectable drink, popular among Dhakaiites – lassi! Whether you are shopping at New Market or just hanging out with your friends, this sweet and sometimes salty drink, found at most cafes and around the corner fast food shops, is a divine delight to your taste buds. The key ingredient being yoghurt and considering its high protein quantity, lassi is a...

Praava Health to set up PCR lab in Dhaka

  

PNS: Praava Health is launching its first outpatient health center in Dhaka this summer, featuring family doctors and diagnostics.Its state of the art lab will feature Bangladesh’s first molecular cancer diagnostics (PCR) lab, which is being set up under the leadership of Dr. Zaheed Husain.Cancer is the sixth leading cause of death in Bangladesh, and the cancer related death rate in Bangladesh is expected to increase from 7.5% in 2005 to 13% by 2030. There are an estimated 1.5...

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