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One in five kidney patients die each hour

Although 60 percent kidney ailments are curable yet one in five kidney patients die in every hour in the country, leading health experts told a seminar in Dhaka on Thursday. The number of kidney patients has increased alarmingly as two crore people in the country are now somehow suffering from kidney disease, said the seminar titled “Kidney disease prevention and ...

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NHS vulnerable to health card fraud, government admits

The NHS is potentially vulnerable to fraud due to loopholes in the issuing of European Health Insurance cards, the Department of Health has admitted. An investigation by the Daily Mail found people who had never worked in Britain were able to obtain a free EHIC card in the UK, the paper says. Health services abroad were then able to claim ...

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New plan to boost early diagnose of cancer will be `cost-cutting

Scientists have come up with a new strategy to increase early diagnosis of cancer that not only save many lives but also cut the cost of treatment. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 90 percent of people diagnosed with stage one of the eight most common cancers were alive after 10 years compared with 5 percent found at stage ...

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‘Anti-diabetic drug’ may help keep cholesterol in check

In a new study, researchers have claimed that a drug, used to treat type 2 diabetes, can help modulate cholesterol levels in patients. The researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and German Diabetes Center Dusseldorf analysed more than 1.800 blood samples of participants. They found that the administration of the drug Metformin in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes led to ...

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Powerful DNA ‘Editing’ has arrived, are we ready for it?

Jeff Bessen, Harvard University CRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. It’s sparked a revolution in the fields of genetics and cell biology, becoming the scientific equivalent of a household name by raising hopes about new ways to cure diseases including cancer and to unlock the remaining mysteries of our cells. The gene editing ...

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Bacteria that `eats` nicotine gives hope for anti-smoking therapy

Scientists have discovered that nicotine chomping bacterial enzyme may be crucial in possible anti-smoking therapy. Kim Janda at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) TSRI said that the research tells that the enzyme has the right properties to eventually become a successful therapeutic. The new research offers a possible alternative to current smoking cessation aids, which are shown to fail in ...

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Teenage workouts may lower death risk in later life

Regular exercise during adolescence may lower death risk in middle and older age from all causes, including cancer, especially in women,a study has said. “Understanding the long-term impact of modifiable lifestyle factors such as exercise in adolescence is of critical importance and can have substantial public health implications for disease prevention over the course of life,” study author, Sarah J. ...

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Food for the soul

From the title it might seem like I am going to speak about some sort of tree hugging philosophy, not really. This article is about what the title means literally. We all know food is nourishment for our body. Good food for good health is very important. Recently there is a trend for a lot of type of diet. Most ...

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HIV flushed out by cancer drug

HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show. The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream but leaves HIV reservoirs untouched. The study, published in PLoS Pathogens, showed the drug was highly potent at reactivating hidden HIV. Experts said the findings were interesting, but it was ...

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A huge rare cardiac tumour removed at Apollo Hospitals

Recently a huge rare cardiac (heart) tumour of about 4.2 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm attached to the right ventricle and encroaching through right ventricular  outflow tract into the pulmonary valve orifice was successfully removed at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, says a press release of the hospital. This complicated surgery was performed by the Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Sohail Ahmed. A 18 ...

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