Health

‘BSMMU Pro-VC assault’: Medical services suspended

  

PNS: Two groups of doctors got into a fight at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) halting hospital services following the assault of a pro-vice chancellor allegedly by Vice Chancellor Prof Kamrul Hasan Khan.The demonstration began around 11 am.They brought out separate processions at Battala Chattar inside the campus.Previously on Thursday, the VC reportedly assaulted Zakaria Swapan over publishing a report on nurses’ recruitment in a Bangla daily.Pro-VC...

Alcohol flips brain into hungry mode

  

PNS: Alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode, increasing hunger and appetite, scientists have discovered.In tests on mice, alcohol activated the brain signals that tell the body to eat more food.The UK researchers, who report their findings in the journal Nature Communications, believe the same is probably true in humans.It would explain why many people say they eat more when they have had a few drinks.Rather than loss of restraint, it is a neuronal response, the...

Fire at BSMMU

  

PNS: A fire broke out at the capital’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital on Saturday morning.According to sources at the fire service, the fire started at the basement of hospital’s cabin block at around 11:15am.On information, four unit of the fire service rushed to BSMMU and brought the fire under control before 11:45am.However, the cause of the fire is yet to be found out.PNS/ Baki Billah

Winter skin care for men

  

PNS: Men too must take care of their skin in the winter season, and they can begin by choosing the right facewash and shaving cream.Achin Kochar, expert at personal care brand Vi-John Group, has shared tips for a daily skin care routine:* Use a nice face wash: A lot of men use just soap and water to wash their face, which leaves the skin dry, especially during winters. So, invest in a good quality face wash that would prevent skin problems and dryness of the skin. Use lukewarm water...

Dreaming too often may boost memory

  

PNS Desk : That phase in your sleep when you dream — rapid eye movement (REM) — plays an important role in memory formation, finds a new study.“We already knew that newly acquired information is stored into different types of memories, spatial or emotional, before being consolidated or integrated,” said Sylvain Williams, professor at McGill University in Canada.“How the brain performs this process has remained unclea - until now. We were able to prove for the first time that REM...

Bangladesh confirms Zika case in a 67-year old male

  

PNS : Bangladesh reported a confirmed case of the Zika virus on Tuesday in a 67-year old male who hails from the country port city Chittagong, its health ministry said.“Lab test on blood, which was collected in 2014, finds the man has been attacked with Zika virus”, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Malik told reporters at a press conference in the Secretariat in Dhaka.According to the minster, condition of the man and his family members is stable for...

US investigates 14 new Zika virus sex cases

  

PNS Desk : The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has said it is investigating 14 new reports of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus, reports BBC.The cases include several involving pregnant women, the CDC said.The public health body made the revelation as it published new guidance on sexual transmission of the virus.The guidance has been issued in response to confirmation of the first case of Zika in a non-traveller in the continental United States.That case was...

Breast Cancer Awareness Day being observed

  

PNS : Breast Cancer Awareness Bay is being observed in the country today (Saturday).The day is being observed in the country on October 10 since 2013.Breast Cancer Awareness Forum is observing the day through various programmes.National Cancer Institute, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, ICDDR,B, Maternal and Child Health Institute and other organisations concerned are also observing the day.Breast Cancer Awareness Forum will hold a press conference at National...

Ebola vaccine is `potential game-changer`

  

PNS, Desk : A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest.There were no proven drugs or vaccines against the virus at the start of the largest outbreak of Ebola in history, which began in Guinea in December 2013.The World Health Organization (WHO) said the findings, being published in the Lancet, could be a "game-changer". Experts said the results were "remarkable".This trial centred...

Yummy and Healthy Mango oats pudding

  

PNS : The mango season is here. Make the most of it with this recipe...Ingredients50 gm (4 tbsp) yellow butter75 gm (½ cup) castor sugar½ tsp star anise powder or 1 tsp vanilla essence1 cup fresh mango puree (1 large mango)1 cup oats - spread and roast for 3 minutes in the microwave½ tsp baking powder½ cup fresh bread crumbs - (made by grinding 2 bread slices)1 tsp brown sugarDirections 1.Beat butter with sugar till fluffy.2.Add star anise powder and beat...

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