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Helping women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation

Local medical staff are reaching out to remind the community about a range of services that support women affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – also called cutting and female circumcision – following the UK’s first conviction. At Whipps Cross Hospital a dedicated team provide a walk-in service with staff who are especially trained in caring for women who have ...

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icddr,b develops law cost rapid diagnostic test kit for cholera

Scientists at the icddr,b has developed a locally-made low-cost dipstick device, Cholkit, for rapid and effective diagnosis of cholera in Bangladesh and beyond.   Incepta Pharmaceuticals is the lone partner of this unique development.  Generating new hopes of better management of the disease, the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) has successfully met requirements and guidelines for such tests, which are capable ...

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Early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder of the joints. The condition begins insidiously with nonspecific aches and pains in the musculoskeletal system of the body that come-and-go.   The symptoms progress over a period of time, within weeks or even some months when actual joint swellings become visible along with increasing stiffness and pains. approximately 1 in ...

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Nutrients you consume can help improve the well being of your hair

Hair plays a pivotal role in the feeling of well-being and in physical attractiveness. Appearance of the hair is primarily determined by its surface texture, colour, thickness and shine. Scalp functioning and hair attractiveness are dependent on nutrition. There are evidences that having a deficiency of nutrients does cause numerous hair problems. Nutrients stimulate hair follicles to grow, and so ...

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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes.   In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs.   But some GPs expressed concerns ...

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London HIV patient becomes second person to be cured of AIDS

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 ...

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Hungary man’s love of traditional Chinese acupuncture and massage

Ivan Susanszky withdraws needles from a patient of acupuncture clinic at the First Hospital Affiliated with the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, on Feb 12, 2019. It’s not a usual scene to see a foreigner conducting some Chinese traditional practices like acupuncture in hospitals, but the patients in Harbin of Heilongjiang may get used to it since a foreign intern ...

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Diabetes drug may help prevent blindness: study

Researchers from China’s Taiwan Province have found that a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may have an effect of lowering the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) said .   The San Francisco-based academy said the research, disclosed at AAO 2018, its 122nd Annual Meeting being held in Chicago ...

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Asthma: Young people in the UK ‘more likely to die’

Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma than those in other wealthy countries, a report has found. Death rates for asthma in 10 to 24-year-olds was highest in the UK among all 14 European nations included in an analysis of 19 high-income countries.   The UK also had the highest obesity rates for 15 to ...

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MSF provides 1mn medical consultations in Rohingya camps

Sexual violence remains an important focus, it says Teams of Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have provided one million medical consultations to Rohingyas and the local community in across Cox’s Bazar between August 2017 and December 2018.   MSF medical coordinator Jessica Patti said almost 9 percent (92,766) of their 1.05 million consultations were for acute watery ...

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