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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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Common painkillers may hamper ability to notice errors

A common and effective painkiller, acetaminophen, may impede the brain’s ability to detect errors, scientist have found for the first time. The research from the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia in Canada is the first neurological study to look at how acetaminophen could be inhibiting the brain response associated with making errors. “Past research tells us physical ...

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Zika virus scarier than thought

The Zika virus is “scarier” than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted, reports BBC. A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the virus, said Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the mosquitoes that carry the virus could travel ...

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Helping local people to beat Type 2 diabetes

Tower Hamlets residents who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are invited to join a programme to help them  make healthy changes to their lifestyle as part of a new national The east London area is one of 27 areas across the country to be chosen, to be part of the first stage of the Healthier You: ...

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All-out doctors’ strike will damage trust – NHS chief

A strike affecting all care by junior doctors will “irreparably damage” trust and the profession’s reputation, NHS England’s medical director has said. Writing in the Observer, Sir Bruce Keogh said the planned walkout in England on 26 and 27 April would put significant strain on services. Action in the row over a new contract has not affected emergency care so ...

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