Air density of Dhaka’s two of the most marginalised low-income slums is four to five times higher above the permission limit of Bangladesh for 24 hours.
Study on biodiversity loss calls for global economy rethink
New research examining the major causes of the world’s biodiversity loss calls for an urgent and profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further planetary harm.
Noise, light pollution alter bird reproduction: study
A study of the University of Michigan (UM) suggested that human-caused noise and light pollution can harm individual species of bird populations.
Excessive trans-fats in Dalda oil a public health threat: study
The partially-hydrogenated oils (PHO), popularly known as Dalda or Bonospoti Ghee, contain excessive trans-fatty acid (TFA) in the capital as its average level is the five times the global standard, putting the public health at the dire risk of cardiovascular…
Higher Covid-19 rates linked to lower humidity: Study
Lower humidity has a link with higher rates of COVID-19 transmission, claims a joint Australian-Chinese study released Tuesday.
Brain gets bigger if you’re anxious and depressed: Study
Canberra, Xinhua/UNB, Aug 09 – Previous studies showed that depression, the most prevalent psychiatric disorder worldwide, is linked to areas of the brain shrinking in size.
Bangladesh among global hotspots of series of floods: Study
Dhaka, Aug 07 – Bangladesh is one of the hotspots of series of floods in the world, latest study says, noting that 250 million coastal dwellers will face rising floods globally.
Masks help reduce COVID-19 transmission: Study
Washington, Xinhua/UNB, Aug 04 – A new study says US communities that made using face masks in public compulsory saw a decline in the spread of coronavirus.
Older children can spread COVID-19 just as much as adults
Washington, Xinhua/UNB, July 20 – A new study in South Korea has revealed that children between 10 and 19 years can transmit COVID-19 within a household just as much as adults.
New study warns of brain damages linked to COVID-19
A new study has found that infection with COVID-19 can lead to brain damages, including delirium and nerve damage.
New coronavirus strain spreads faster than original: study
The current dominant strain of COVID-19 is three to six times as infectious as the original variation, a new study has suggested. The new strain is, however, not more severe.
Study shows how quickly coronavirus spreads at home
The novel coronavirus is twice as infectious within households than similar diseases such as SARS, with a substantial number of additional infections spreading before a COVID-19 sufferer shows any symptoms, according to modelling released Thursday.
US govt reveals details of sunlight study on virus
The US Department of Homeland Security revealed to AFP on Tuesday new technical details regarding its highly anticipated study into how ultraviolet radiation destroys the new coronavirus, saying that its experiment had accurately mimicked natural sunlight.
Swiss launch country-wide study on COVID-19 immunity
Researchers said they had begun collecting blood samples and interviewing people across Switzerland to determine what proportion of the population has antibodies to the novel coronavirus, and their level of immunity.
Goldsmiths at serious risk of cardiovascular diseases: Study
Dhaka, March 10 – Country’s goldsmiths are under serious threat of premature death with an average age of 59 mostly due to cardiovascular diseases, said a research report unveiled by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
Latest coronavirus study implicates fecal transmission
Diarrhea may be a secondary path of transmission for the novel coronavirus, scientists said Friday following the publication of the latest study reporting patients with abdominal symptoms and loose stool.
Dhaka City 3.4˚ warmer than rural areas, says Study
Dhaka, Jan 20 – The surface urban heat island (SUHI) in the urban core of Dhaka is 3.4 degrees Celsius higher than rural locations, posing various threats to the city dwellers, according to a study.
Dhaka’s wetlands shrink to 4.38pc: Study
Dhaka, Jan 04 – Wetlands in the capital city of Dhaka declined to 4.38 percent from 14.25 percent in the last 20 years due to unplanned urbanisation, finds a new study.
Economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize
Stockholm, Oct 14 (AP/UNB) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
2 DU teachers terminated for not joining after study leave
The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) has terminated its two teachers for not joining work after expiry of their study leave tenure.
Overweight kids eat less right after stressful events: study
Chicago, Sept 8 (Xinhua/UNB) — Overweight adolescents, considered particularly susceptible to stress eating, actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor, and the foods they eschewed were the high fat and sugar options, a study posted on the website…
New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study
The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a…
Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health
Washington, Jul 23 (AP/UNB) — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a heart…
Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests
New York, June 7 (AP/UNB) — When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer…
Antibiotics in Bangladesh river exceed ‘safe’ levels: Study
Dhaka, May 28 (UNB) – Antibiotics exceeded ‘safe’ levels by the “greatest degree” in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and Nigerian rivers, while a site in Austria was ranked the highest of the European sites monitored, says a new global study.…
Tokyo is Asia’s best city for work and recreation – Study
Singapore – Media OutReach – 1 March 2019 – As corporate travel booms across Asia-Pacific, the concept of bleisure is gaining traction, spurring the region’s cities to better integrate opportunities for leisure amid busy business trips. The 2019 bleisure barometer:…
icddr,b to study effects of solar geo-engineering, human health
Scientists from icddr,b and seven other developing countries have initiated a pioneering research.
Bangladeshi women suffer from domestic violence: Study
Two of every three women, around 66 percent, have suffered from domestic violence and 72.7 percent of them never disclosed their experience to others in Bangladesh.
Cities can tackle GHG & air pollution simultaneously: Study
C40 research highlights actions that could yield an 87% reduction in GHG emissions, a 49% reduction in PM2.5 levels, 223,000 premature deaths averted and up to $583 billion in economic benefit