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Regular aerobics may lower Alzheimer’s risks

Researchers have found that regular aerobic exercise not only improves physical health but also improves cognitive functioning, which might protect against Alzheimer’s disease. “This study is a significant step toward developing an exercise prescription that protects the brain against Alzheimer’s disease, even among people who were previously sedentary,” said lead investigator Ozioma C Okonkwo from University of Wisconsin in the ...

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Bangladesh has ‘15 lakh’ cancer patients, ‘1.5 lakh’ die each year

Photo: Speakers at a programme organised at the Jatiya Press Club marking the World Cancer Day. There are around 15 lakh cancer patients in Bangladesh with 1.5 lakh of them dying each year, said an expert here on Tuesday. Prof Dr Sabera Khatun, former chair of Gynae Oncology department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, revealed the information, citing data ...

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Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 426

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has spiked to 426. Chinese authorities said on Tuesday, local time, that there had been 64 new fatalities reported in the hard-hit Hubei province. On Sunday, China’s Health Commission reported that 361 people had died from the disease — surpassing the country’s 2002 to 2003 SARS outbreak death toll of ...

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HIV vaccine hopes dashed by trial results

Hopes have been dashed an experimental vaccine could protect people against HIV, the virus that causes Aids. The National Institutes of Health has stopped its HVTN 702 trial, of more than 5,000 people in South Africa, as it found the jab did not prevent HIV, reports BBC.Experts expressed “deep disappointment” but added the search for a preventive HIV vaccine must ...

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Coronavirus kills 361, infects over 17,300 globally

China says 37 patients recovered and released from hospital Photo: Most of the 361 deaths have been recorded in central Hubei province, the epicentre of the new virus outbreak that was first detected in December. The novel coronavirus, which spread from China’s Wuhan, has killed 361 people and infected more than 17,300 people globally until Monday. The majority of these ...

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Philippines reports 1st coronavirus death outside of China

The Philippines has reported the first death related to a new virus outside of China. The Department of Health says a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat. He developed severe pneumonia, and in his last few days, “the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition ...

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China reports 304 virus deaths, fires officials for poor job

China’s death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to prepare in the event the disease spreads among their populations as more nations report local infections. Meanwhile, six officials in the city of Huanggang, neighboring the epicenter of Wuhan in Hubei province, have been fired over ...

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WHO declares global virus emergency as death toll hits 213

The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported Friday the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat posed by the disease, but revised its risk assessment after crisis talks. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus ...

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Coronavirus: Britons in Wuhan to fly home on Friday

  British nationals trapped in Wuhan will return home on Friday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said. Chinese authorities have confirmed the evacuation flight will leave at 05:00 local time (21:00 GMT Thursday). It is expected to land at RAF Brize Norton. The flight, carrying 200 Britons, was due to leave the centre of the coronavirus outbreak earlier but was ...

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India confirms 1st case of new virus from China

Photo: Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London after the last British Airways flight from China touched down in the UK following an announcement that the airline was suspending all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect amid the escalating coronavirus crisis, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020. India’s health ministry says it has detected its first case of the ...

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