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Move to ensure healthcare

Govt plans to introduce health insurance, says PM WT24 Desk The government has planned to introduce health insurance to ensure healthcare services for people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Parliament on Wednesday, Agencies report. As part of the plan, she said, the government has already started health insurance activities on pilot basis for the poor communities in Tangail’s Madhupur, Ghatail ...

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Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%

WT24 Desk A large study concludes that atrial fibrillation does, indeed, raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not have a stroke and that anticoagulants may reduce this risk, according to MNT. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. More specifically, the atria of the heart — the chambers that receive blood and ...

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China’s State Media In Vicious Attack On Top U.S. Senator Over Huawei Patent Law

WT24 Desk “Huawei has 56,492 patents,” ran the headlines on June 15, “and it’s not afraid to use them.” Huawei holds patents “on telecommunications, networking and other hi-tech inventions worldwide,” and reports have emerged in recent days of “protracted licensing talks” and “disputes” with U.S. companies including Qualcomm, Harris and most notably Verizon, where the patent settlement being sought is reportedly valued at $1 billion, ...

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Protests at Payra power plant leads to Chinese worker’s death

Minister dashes to spot by helicopter WT24 Desk A Chinese worker, who was injured in a clash over the death of a worker at Payra 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant in Kalapra upazila on Tuesday, died at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Jung Yung Sung, an employee of the power ...

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Ammonia pollution damaging more than 60% of UK land – report

Study finds most sensitive plant and wildlife habitats are worst affected, yet government has no clear plans to monitor impact WT24 Desk Ammonia and nitrogen pollution, mostly from farms, is harming more than 60% of the UK’s land area and hitting the most sensitive habitats for plants and wildlife hardest, a government report has found, despite there being no clear plans to monitor ...

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Donald Trump’s reckless Iran policy casts doubt on the US as global leader

Washington’s European allies need to ask themselves whether the US government has become a dangerous liability David Wearing Irrespective of whether Iran is responsible for the recent attacks on Gulf shipping, the crisis now unfolding is fundamentally one manufactured out of thin air by the Trump administration. The implications go beyond the threat of a major war and consequent worldwide economic crash. ...

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Two Earth-like planets discovered around dwarf star

The observations showed that two planets are orbiting the red dwarf star, both of them similar to the planets in the inner part of the Solar System. WT24 Desk Scientists have discovered two new Earth-like planets around one of the closest stars within our galactic neighbourhood, PTI reports. The planets are located only 12.5 light years away orbiting the Teegarden ...

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