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Birmingham’s QE Hospital: ‘Bullying culture stopped speaking out’

  A culture of bullying prevented staff at an NHS trust from speaking out about the number of heart surgery patients who were dying, a report has found. Inspectors found problems with the way Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham runs its heart unit after a high death rates compared with other hopsitals. The trust ignored repeated warnings over high death ...

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NHS child mental health money ‘missing’ despite investment

8 March 2016 Some mental health trusts in England have seen “no significant investment” in psychiatric services for children despite government plans to overhaul provision, say experts. Last summer ministers said they would invest an additional £143m in the services this financial year. The Mental Health Network suspects the funding has been used to support other NHS services. NHS England ...

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Gene responsible for greying hair discovered

In a first, an international team of researchers has identified a gene for greying hair, confirming greying has a genetic component and is not just environmental. The study — published in the journal Nature Communications — analysed a population of over 6,000 people with varied ancestry across Latin America to identify new genes associated with hair colour, greying, density and ...

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Over 100 million males smoke in India

More men are smoking in India than ever before, with the number rising by more than a third from 79 million in 1998 to 108 million in 2015, report researchers in the journal BMJ Global Health. Smoking rates haven’t increased for women, though, with 11 million women smoking in India in 2015, the study found. Only China has more adult ...

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Too much carbon dioxide may cloud our thinking

More than five million people will die from a frightening cause: breathing. Do you sometimes find yourself losing focus on the job? Is your thinking a little fuzzy? It could be something in the air – and you and your co-workers may be the source. We all know that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bad. It’s a greenhouse ...

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Fruits can cut heart disease risk

Bangla Mirror Desk 5 March, 2016 A 10 percent drop in price for healthy foods and a 10 percent increase in the price of unhealthy foods could potentially prevent a significant number of people from dying from heart disease and stroke, suggests a new study.   Using a computer-based model, the researchers from Harvard University in US revealed how price ...

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How genes influence women’s figures, diabetes risk

Bangla Mirror Desk 05  March 2016 Different versions of the gene variant don’t cause changes to overall weight or BMI, but they do affect women’s hip circumference. Now you know what conditions a woman’s body shape and how susceptible she is to diabetes: A genetic variant! This variant near the KLF14 gene regulates hundreds of genes that govern how and ...

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Common Blood Test Could Predict Risk Of Stroke Recurrence: Research

Bangla Mirror Desk 5 March, 2016 A common blood test already used to measure people’s risk of developing heart disease could also predict a patients’ risk of having a second ischemic stroke, new research has found.   Ischemic strokes result from blockages preventing blood flow to the brain, and they are responsible for approximately 85 percent of all stroke cases. ...

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Depression affects the whole body

 Bangla Mirror Desk 5 March, 2016 Researchers have proved that depression is more than a mental disorder as it causes important alterations affecting the whole body.   Scientists from University of Granada (UGR) in Spain said depression should be considered a systemic disease that affects a number of organs and tissues or the body, reports BS.   The results showed ...

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Vitamin D in pregnancy may not improve bone health in babies

 Bangla Mirror  Desk 5 March, 2016 Consumption of vitamin D during pregnancy may not help in improving bone density of babies, according to a study.   The study showed that there was no significant difference in bone mass between the babies born to women who consumed vitamin D supplements compared to those who did not.   However, the findings suggest ...

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