Risingbd Desk: Cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs taken by millions of Britons may not work well enough in about half of those prescribed them, research suggests.
Risingbd Desk: The number of measles cases reported worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has quadrupled compared with the same time last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Risingbd Desk: Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution, according to the results of a survey.
Risingbd Desk: There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.
Risingbd Desk: Satellites scanning the oceans are a valuable new tool to protect sharks, according to scientists.
Risingbd Desk: Even light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a large genetic study in The Lancet, countering previous claims that one or two drinks a day could be protective.
Risingbd Desk: Scientists in the UK and Malaysia say they have discovered the world's tallest tropical tree measuring more than 100m (328ft) high.
Risingbd Desk: In the early 19th Century, people had to be close to death before deigning to drink water. Only those “reduced to the last stage of poverty satisfy their thirst with water”, according to Vincent Priessnitz, the founder of hydropathy, otherwise known as “the water cure”.
Risingbd Desk: The food we eat is putting 11 million of us into an early grave each year, an influential study shows.
Risingbd Desk: The countdown has begun to the launch of one of the world's boldest attempts to tackle air pollution.
Risingbd Desk: A prescription drug linked to 33 deaths in 2017 in Northern Ireland will now be treated as a class C drug.
Risingbd Desk: Scientists have found an extraordinary snapshot of the fallout from the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
Risingbd Desk: Drinking one 750ml bottle of wine a week increases the risk of developing cancer ovear a lifetime by the equivalent of 10 cigarettes a week for women and five for men, a study says.
Risingbd Desk: French scientists say they have proof that dogs can pick up the smell of an epileptic seizure.
Risingbd Desk: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that the physical and financial impacts of global warming are accelerating.
Senior Correspondent: BNP leaders on Friday staged a demonstration in the capital demanding unconditional release of the party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail and proper treatment for her.
Entertainment Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday gave financial assistance of Tk 35 lakh to renowned film actor Ahmad Sharif.
Pahela Baishakh is the first day of Bangla New Year. Bangla New Year or Pahela Baishakh marks the first day in the Bangla calendar. 1426 has started.