Dhaka: 6:16 PM, Tue, 25 Jun, 2019

Life goes on Pajero!

Arif Shaon: It takes a lot of money to buy a luxurious Pajero for the rich but it does not cost much to make a Pajero for the destitute. It only costs five to six thousand taka only.

Friendly bacteria could help save frogs from disease

Risingbd Desk: Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could protect them against a deadly virus, according to research.

Long working hours linked to stroke risk

Risingbd Desk: Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.

Tips to eat healthy this Eid ul-Fitr

Desk Report: Eid al-Fitr has begun putting an end to Ramdan a month long period of fasting.

Sea level rise could be much larger than expected

Risingbd Desk:  Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.

Bowel cancer rates rising among young adults

Risingbd Desk: More young people under 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, two studies of the disease in European and high-income countries have found.

Heart deaths up for first time in 50 years

Risingbd Desk: Deaths from heart and circulatory diseases among people under 75 are on the rise for the first time in 50 years, UK figures show.

Social media effect 'tiny' in teenagers

Risingbd Desk: The effects of social media use on teenage life satisfaction are limited and probably "tiny", a study of 12,000 UK adolescents suggests.

Opioid painkillers 'must carry prominent warnings'

International Desk: All opioid medicines in the UK will carry prominent warnings on their labels saying they can cause addiction, the health secretary has announced.

Hundreds of thousands of viruses in oceans

International Desk: The oceans contain almost 200,000 different viral populations, according to the latest count.

Statins don’t work well for one in two people

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.

Measles cases quadruple globally in 2019: UN

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).

Light pollution not improving: CPRE

Risingbd Desk: Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution, according to the results of a survey.

New human species found in Philippines

Risingbd Desk: There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.

Satellites used to protect endangered sharks

Risingbd Desk: Satellites scanning the oceans are a valuable new tool to protect sharks, according to scientists.