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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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Cheap drugs cut breast cancer deaths by 18%

Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows. A charity said it was one of the most important findings in breast cancer treatment for a decade and could save 1,000 lives a year in the UK. The data from 18,766 women, published in the Lancet, showed the drugs prevented secondary tumours growing in ...

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New Mums often get poor doctor advice on baby care

Medical researchers have revealed that many new mothers do not receive advice from their physicians on aspects of infant care. Health care practitioner groups have issued recommendations and guidelines on all these aspects of infant care based on research, which has found that certain practices can prevent disease and even save lives. The authors surveyed a nationally representative sample of ...

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Malaria vaccine gets regulatory approval

The world’s most advanced malaria vaccine got the nod yesterday from European regulators, despite mixed trial results, for eventual use in children in African countries plagued by the killer disease, reports AFP from London. Dubbed Mosquirix or RTS,S, the drug received a “positive scientific opinion” from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) following decades of research and millions of dollars of ...

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Rare heart tumour removed in Apollo Hospitals Dhaka

Doctors removed a huge rare heart (Cardiac) tumour successfully from an 18-year old boy’s heart recently in the capital’s Apollo Hospitals. The 38.30 cubic centimeters (4.2 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm) tumour was attached to the right ventricle and encroaching through right ventricular  outflow tract into the pulmonary valve orifice. This complicated surgery was performed by the Cardiac Surgeon Dr. ...

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Young cancer patients may not know how to preserve ‘fertility’

In a new study, scientists have pointed out that young cancer patients may not know much about fertility preservation options and hence need to be made of it. The study found that factors such as gender, education, and insurance status may impact whether patients and their physicians have discussions and take actions to preserve fertility during cancer treatment. Margarett Shnorhavorian, ...

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Cancer diagnosis ‘within four weeks’

NHS patients in England should get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being referred by a GP by 2020 under new plans to improve treatment. NHS England’s cancer taskforce is also replacing old radiotherapy machines and increasing specialist staff to ensure it delivers “world class” cancer care. The five-year plan will cost £400m a year but experts say ...

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First organ donation drop for decade

The number of people in the UK donating organs after death has fallen for the first time in more than a decade, figures show. Last year the number fell by 3% compared with the previous 12 months to 1,282. NHS Blood and Transplant said fewer people were suitable for donating organs and there had been a fall in families giving ...

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Natural Ingredients to Cure Pain

Naturally we’re dependent on pain killer to remove any kind of pain in our body. These kinds of medicines create a lot of problems though they give us relief for a time being. There’ll have no risk if we cure this pain by some natural ingredients. How you’ll do this mentioned below- 1. Root of ginger: It’s very helpful using ...

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A solution to get rid of passive smoking

People, exposed to passive smoking, now can be free of danger using a new air-cleaning filter. The filter can prevent all the harmful smoke substances in a room – where ten people are simultaneously smoking – in less than an hour, researchers say, reports Press Trust of India. The filter is coated with a manganese oxide-based nano-catalyst, which can be ...

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