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New study links tooth loss to malnutrition

According to a new study, older adults with tooth loss are at higher risk of both impaired oral health and malnutrition.   The study, which appeared in the Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, analysed the health records of 107 community-dwelling senior citizens treated at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine clinic between 2015 and 2016.  The results showed ...

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Battles begin to turn in long war on TB

It kills millions of people and is carried by a quarter of humans, yet there has been just a handful of new drugs in decades and the only vaccine is a century old.   Tuberculosis, a curable and preventable lung infection, killed more than 1.6 million people last year – almost as many as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined – and ...

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Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk, says study

Women’s bodies undergo a “striking” change during a specific week of pregnancy that can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer later in life, scientists said Tuesday.   Previous research has highlighted how women under the age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer later in life by having a baby.  But a new study by ...

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Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss

Eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could prevent macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, new research has found.   People who ate between 100 to 142 mgs (milligrams) of vegetable nitrates each day had a 35 per cent lower risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than ...

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U.S. scientists create new drug to sustain oxygen-starved hearts

U.S. scientists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have developed a new drug that can restore the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue under the conditions of hypoxia, according to the results of a new study released over the weekend.   The new drug called OMX-CV was developed by Omniox, Inc., one of the first biotech startups launched in the ...

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Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute to be inaugurated on Wednesday

The world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to be inaugurated on Wednesday.   “Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, which aims at opening a new horizon in burn treatment, will provide best treatment facilities to patients,” Chief Coordinator of the Institute Dr Samanta Lal Sen informed on Saturday, reports ...

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Eat fruits daily for nutrition: Experts

Experts at a workshop on Thursday said Bangladesh has already achieved self sufficiency in food grain production, but its people should change their food habit and eat fruits daily for nutrition.   They came up with the observation at a day-long workshop on ‘dissemination of promising horticultural technology of BARI varieties and agro-techniques’ held at the conference room of Regional ...

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Facts about Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease (CD), a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract, is affecting people globally. Experts have long suspected that CD represents a collection of related but slightly different disorders.   In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, researchers at the University of North Carolina reported that they have pinpointed a single molecule – microRNA-31 (miR-31) – the ...

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India Zika virus outbreak cases reach 60

The number of Zika virus cases has touched 60 in India, with more people being diagnosed with the infection, health officials said Monday.   “Some 60 people have so far tested positive for Zika and all are from the western Indian state of Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur. Some of these victims are migrant workers from eastern states like Bihar,” a senior ...

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Dagenham 88 hold  runandtalk on World Mental Health Day

Emdad Rahman: On weds 10th Dagenham88 Runners held a #runandtalk event in honour of World Mental Health Day. A large group turned up for a brisk 2 mile walk and a friendly chat along the way. Headed by the club’s Mental Health Champions, Louise Chapelle, Lynne Northcott and Rosina Salmon, the athletes wanted to promote how running and physical activities ...

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