Parliament passes bill to ensure proportionate use of iodine in salt

Parliament today passed a bill titled "The Iodized Salt Bill, 2021" to ensure proportionate use of iodine in salt and regulate salt market in the country, with a provision of punishment for rule violators. Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun placed the bill, which was passed by voice vote. For all latest news, follow The…

Surprising reasons you are gaining weight

If you started taking in more calories than usual or cutting back on exercise, you would not be surprised if the numbers on the scale crept higher. But what if you are doing everything the same as you always do, and your weight still goes up? Time to delve a little deeper into what else…

The road to a healthy life

A healthy lifestyle is a way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying early. We know that all diseases are not preventable, but a large proportion of deaths from coronary heart disease and lung cancer can be avoided by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity and exercise are a major…

People with ‘healthy obesity’ are still at increased risk of disease

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveals that having a normal metabolic profile does not mean that a person with obesity is actually healthy (referred to as metabolically healthy obesity), since they face an increased risk of diabetes, heart diseases, strokes, and respiratory…

Can vaccinated people spread COVID-19?

Vaccination is the key factor to minimise the risk of COVID-19, especially at a critical time like this when we are also facing added worries of an incoming third potential wave of coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccination can also be beneficial in lowering down severity and mortality risk associated with the illness. Scientifically, all approved COVID-19 vaccines…