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World AIDS Day today

The World Aids Day is being observed across the country as elsewhere in the globe today. The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day wishing all-out success of the programmes marking the day.In separate messages, they appreciated ...

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China’s vaccine administration law to take effect

China’s new vaccine administration law, adopted by the country’s top legislature in June and expected to address prominent problems in the industry, will go into effect on Sunday. According to the law, the supervision of vaccines will cover the whole process from vaccine development, production and distribution to vaccination. Specialized inspection teams of pharmaceutical professionals will be established at the ...

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New Zealand increases Samoa measles aid as epidemic worsens

New Zealand announced extra aid for Samoa Friday as the Pacific nation’s measles epidemic raced past 3,000 cases and experts warned the number could double before the crisis was over. Samoa’s government said the death toll from the outbreak had reached 42, up three in 24 hours, while the overall number of cases rose by 213 to 3,149 over the ...

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Samoa measles death toll rises to 37 amid anti-vax push: WHO

A measles epidemic raging in Samoa has killed 37 people, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming an anti-vaccine messaging campaign for leaving the Pacific island nation vulnerable to the spread of the virus. The UN health agency warned that a steep decline in vaccination rates in Samoa, a Pacific Ocean island nation halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, had ...

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Yoga reduces lower back pain

Yoga and physical therapy(PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, a new study suggests. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research from Boston University in US, showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests ...

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Babies worst affected as Samoa measles deaths rise to 32

The death toll from a measles epidemic in Samoa rose to 32 on Tuesday as infection rates continue to soar out of control in the Pacific island nation, official data showed. According to government figures, 28 of the dead were children aged four or under. The total number of measles cases was 2,437. Samoa has declared a state of emergency ...

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Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

A measles epidemic in Samoa has now claimed 25 lives, with children bearing the brunt of the deadly outbreak, official data in the Pacific island nation showed Monday. The government said they had registered 2,194 cases of the disease — in a population of about 200,000 — with more than half those affected aged under four years old. All of ...

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Call to stop further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance

Medical practitioners and health experts at a discussion here today called for stopping the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance as its consequence is very much hazardous to the public health. They identically mentioned that all sorts of overrated and frequent uses of antibiotic in human body as well as in all other domestic animals like poultry birds, fish ...

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Cancer immunotherapy drug ‘less toxic and prolongs life’

Derek, from Leicestershire, took part in a trial of pembrolizumab An immunotherapy drug that could save some cancer patients from the ordeal of extreme chemotherapy may also help them live longer, researchers say. In a trial, pembrolizumab kept head and neck cancers at bay for an average of two years – five times longer than under chemotherapy. The patients also ...

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JS body for increasing preventive measures against Dengue, Chikungunya

Parliamentary standing committee on Health and Family Welfare Ministry  discussed the overall activities taken to prevent Aedes mosquito from breeding and preventive measures against Dengue and Chikungunya. The committee directed the Local Government Department to collaborate    with the City Corporations to increase the activities regarding prevention of the diseases, said an official release issued on Wednesday. Also, the meeting ...

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