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All about heat stroke

If someone becomes too hot and loses water and salt from the body, leading to tiredness, weakness and muscle cramps, this is referred to as heat exhaustion. If the body loses the ability to maintain the correct temperature and it becomes dangerously high, this is referred to as heatstroke. Heat stroke generally occurs when an individual has been too hot ...

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Scientists raise fear of higher Zika risk

The mosquito-borne Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, scientists in Brazil say. Leading doctors have told the BBC that Zika could be behind more damaging neurological conditions, affecting one in five pregnant women who contract it. Rates of increase in Zika infection in some parts of Brazil have slowed, thanks to better information about preventing the ...

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21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020

As many as 21 countries, including six in the African region and four of India’s neighbours — Bhutan, China, Nepal and Malaysia, could be free of malaria by 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated in a report published on Monday to mark World Malaria Day. One of the goals of WHO’s 2016-2030 programme against malaria is to eliminate ...

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Global event to showcase Bangladesh’s e-health capacity begins in Dhaka Tuesday

Bangladesh will host the first inter-country conference on “measurement and accountability for health” in Dhaka from Tuesday. The two-day event would bring “global health gurus” together with development partners. “This is a proud moment for us that we have been selected for hosting this conference,” said Prof Abul Kalam Azad, an additional director of the government’s health directorate. He has ...

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INTER-COUNTRY CONFERENCE ON MEASUREMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HEALTH (MA4HEALTH)

25 April 2016 : Dhaka, Bangladesh: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is hosting the Inter-Country Conference on Measurement and Accountability Conference for Health (MA4Health) from 26th to 28th April, 2016, at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Conference follows the Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health Summit (MA4Health) held ...

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Junior doctors’ strike: All-out stoppage ‘a bleak day’

The first all-out doctors’ strike in the history of he NHS has begun in England with ministers admitting it is a “bleak day” for the health service. But Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt again reiterated that the government would not back down and halt the imposition of the new contract. Junior doctors walked out of routine and emergency care at 08:00 ...

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A ray of hope for cardiac patients

Around 25 per cent of the nation’s population suffers from cardiac diseases and 20–22 per cent of them die without treatment annually. Besides, treatment facilities are only Dhaka-based, though cardiac-related treatments need decentralization, feel experts. Also, such facilities are quite inadequate compared with the population of the country. MA Rashid, professor of cardiology and senior consultant of Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital ...

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Coffee beneficial for patients with liver disease

Coffee is beneficial for health in general and particularly for patients with liver disease, said Dr. Manav Wadhawan, Senior Consultant, Fortis Escorts Liver and Digestive Diseases Institute. Describing coffee as the most commonly consumed and most popular beverage in the world, Dr. Wadhawan said that consuming more than two cups a day protects against progression of almost all forms of ...

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E-skin can monitor body’s oxygen level

Scientists say they have developed ultra-thin electronic “skin” that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body, reports BBC. The goal is to develop such “skin” to monitor oxygen levels in organs during surgery, say researchers in Japan. Tests on volunteers found the “skin” provided stable measurements of oxygen concentration in blood. The device contains micro-electronic components that light ...

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New tests for choosing right hep C drug could save money

New tests designed to help doctors pick the right hepatitis C medicine for patients could mean faster cures and lower costs. Quest Diagnostics Inc.’s latest two tests can predict whether two recently approved medicines — Zepatier and Daklinza —will fight a patient’s specific type of hepatitis C or whether the liver-destroying virus likely would “resist” them. Several months ago, Quest ...

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