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Europe’s tuberculosis hub Britain seeks to wipe out the disease

Health authorities launched an 11.5 million pounds plan on Monday to tackle Britain’s persistent tuberculosis (TB) problem, seeking to wipe the contagious lung disease out altogether.Britain has one of the highest TB rates in western Europe and London is known as the continent’s “TB capital”.TB rates in the United Kingdom are nearly five times those in the United States. If ...

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Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope

Baldness may soon be a thing of the past, as scientists believe stem cells could hail a new future in the way the condition is treated.The most common form of alopecia, or hair loss, is male-pattern baldness, which affects around half of men by the time they reach 50.Female-pattern baldness is less common, and less understood, but usually hits when ...

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India, Bangladesh’s scientists agree to share information on infectious disease

Human and animal health scientists of Bangladesh and India have agreed on the need for joint investigations and monitoring of infectious diseases, particularly in the bordering districts.Both sides made the recommendations in the first ever ‘Bangladesh-India cooperation workshop on anthrax’ that concluded in Dhaka on Jan 28.They also put forward short-term, medium-term and long-term plans of collaboration to contain infectious ...

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MSF treats 1,700 malaria patients

The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated around 1,700 malaria patients in the hill district Bandarban during an emergency intervention led by the Ministry of Health, states a press release. In mid-August, MSF launched the intervention in the most malaria affected upazilas, Alikadam and Thanchi, of the district. Earlier in June-July, an emergency was declared in the ...

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8 health benefits of ginger tea

Nothing beats cold in the winter like a piping hot cup of ginger tea. With its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. Once made into tea, you can add peppermint, honey or lemon to mask the taste of the ginger. Here’s why you should have this soothing beverage. Relieve nausea ...

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