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WB to provide an additional $150m financial support for the health sector

The World Bank (WB) approved an additional $150 million for the health sector of Bangladesh in a bid to strengthen and improve health services so that the poor can avail it easily. “This additional financing to the Health Sector Development Programme will continue support to implement the government’s Health Sector-wide Programme,” said a WB release on Sunday. It also mentioned ...

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When you eat is more important than what you eat, study says

Less ‘you are what you eat’, and more ‘you are when you eat’ People who skip meals, eat on the go or late in the evening are lesshealthy than people who have regular sit-down meals with others, a study has found. The authors of the analysis into the nutritional effects of eating habits have now suggested that meal times and recommendations ...

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7 health benefits of cucumber to the body

Cucumbers are one of the most underrated vegetables in the world, although the vegetable is the most cultivated on earth, people tend to shy away from the nutritional and health benefit because they simply do not know. In this article, we will discover some interesting health benefit of Cucumber that has been with man for hundreds of years. The vegetable, ...

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BMA warning over family doctor shortage

The lack of GPs in Scotland has been described as “extremely concerning” by the British Medical Association (BMA). A survey found 28.5% of Scottish practices had at least one GP vacancy as of 1 June, up 2.5% in three months. The BMA said vacancies were putting more strain on remaining GPs who have to cover staffing gaps as well as ...

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Iftar items you should avoid while eating out

As more and more residents are opting for having their Iftars at cafes or restaurants every once in a while, it is natural to feel the urge to devour everything once the Maghrib Ajaan is heard. But did you know that you do have the ability to eat a lot more, almost like the ability to finish off a buffet, ...

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NHS student bursary cut ‘reckless’, unions say

Plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and other NHS staff in England are reckless, unions and charities say. Ministers plan to overhaul the system in September 2017 and charge those studying to be front-line health workers for their degrees. But in a letter to the prime minister, more than 20 groups led by the Royal College of Nursing said ...

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Heart disease, diabetes may be deadly combination: Study

14 June, 2016 The combination of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease can be deadly, according to a new study which found that patients with Type 2 diabetes admitted in hospital for heart failure have a one in four chance of dying over the next 18 months. The findings paint a much grimmer picture of the outcome for diabetes ...

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Autism not a disease of the brain

14 June, 2016 Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, often accompanied by abnormal reactions to sensory stimuli. ASD is generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice, published June 9 in Cell, now suggests that at least some aspects of the disorder—including how touch is perceived, ...

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Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests

Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests. Scientists say the drugs boost methane production in cowpats – apparently by favouring antibiotic-resistant, methane-producing organisms in the gut. Antibiotics also change the microbes which inhabit dung beetles, although apparently with no adverse effects. The researchers say it’s proof that antibiotic use on farms has unintended, ...

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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as communities across the U.S. grapple with a wave of addiction tied to opioids, highly-addictive drugs that include legal pain medications ...

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