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Stomach problems in winter

The digestive system can be a source of considerable illness in winter if people eat the wrong food and don’t rug up. The digestive system enters an active stage in winter and that is why dietary reinforcements are usually more effective than in other seasons. But stomach problems also often occur due to cold air, eating unsafe and spicy foods. ...

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NHS not in ‘humanitarian crisis’, says Theresa May

    the issues in the NHS Theresa May has rejected claims from the Red Cross that there is a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS. The prime minister acknowledged there were “huge pressures” on the health service and said No 10 had provided the funding requested. Mrs May told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme that funding was “now at ...

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‘Tooth repair drug’ may replace fillings

Teeth can be encouraged to repair themselves in a way that could see an end to fillings, say scientists. The team at King’s College London showed that a chemical could encourage cells in the dental pulp to heal small holes in mice teeth. A biodegradable sponge was soaked in the drug and then put inside the cavity. The study, published ...

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Augmented reality and serious gaming may help relieve phantom limb pain

Moving and visualising a phantom limb in augmented reality may help reduce phantom limb pain and how often amputees’ lives are affected by the condition, according to a study published in The Lancet. The small study involved 14 patients who began experiencing phantom limb pain soon after they had their arm amputated between two and 36 years ago and had ...

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Bloomberg Philanthropies commits $360 million in new grant to reduce tobacco use

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced a new grant of $360 million to global anti-tobacco efforts. The grant supports evidence-based policies to curb tobacco use and works to increase awareness of the dangers of tobacco in low and middle-income countries, it said in a statement on Monday from New York. The new round of funding raises Bloomberg’s total giving on this public ...

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Children’s online junk food ads banned by industry

Online ads for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar aimed at children are to be banned under new rules from advertisers. The Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP) said its restrictions would also apply to all other media where under-16s made up a quarter of the audience. The rules are an attempt to help tackle obesity when children ...

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Global leader in cardiac treatment launches Bangladesh chapter

American College of Cardiology (ACC) today launched its Bangladesh chapter with the aspiration to develop treatment of cardiac diseases in the country. Mary Norine Walsh, president-elect of ACC, inaugurated the chapter, which is the first in South-East Asia, at a ceremony held at Le Méridien hotel in Dhaka. ACC is the world’s leading organisation working on heart diseases, operating in ...

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Britain sleepwalking into care crisis, Ros Altmann warns

Britain is in danger of “sleepwalking into a social care crisis”, a former pensions minister has warned.   Ros Altmann called on the government to use tax breaks to help people save for care in later life, as she said the cost of funding provision was pushing the NHS in England to breaking point. She said she warned other ministers ...

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Cancer activists’ dream ‘community oncology’ service in Bangladesh

A private initiative, Centre for Cancer Prevention and Research (CCPR), is planning to introduce the ‘community oncology’ service in Bangladesh. The concept, widely popular and effective elsewhere, is to be initiated in greater Mymensingh district of the country. Dr Md Habibullah Talukder Ruskin, a cancer epidemiologist at the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH) and coordinator of the ...

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Eyes Can Reveal Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Say Scientists

  In a breakthrough research, US scientists have identified that early signs of Alzheimer’s disease can be detected by looking at the back of patients’ eyes.   The researchers found that the retina tissue shows evidence of toxic tau and inflammation — crucial for the onset of the neurodegenerative disease.   “Using the retina for detecting Alzheimer’s disease and other ...

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