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Cut ties with Pakistan: Imran urges to Govt

Ganajagaran Mancha spokesman Dr Imran H Sarker on Friday urged the government to cut off all the ties with Pakistan. Imran H Sarker came up with the comment while speaking at a protest rally over the withdrawal of Bangladeshi diplomat Moushumi Rahman from Islamabad without citing any sensible reason. The protest rally was held in capital’s Shahbagh area today afternoon. ...

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Babies learn turn-taking much before talking

Taking turns to respond to each other is a key part of conversation and babies learn the technique at around six months of age, long before infants know much about language, says a new study. The speed of response white taking turns – about 200 milliseconds on average, about the same time as it takes to blink — is astonishing ...

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Asthma may increase risk of painful skin rash

People with asthma may be at increased risk of shingles, a common form of painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, says a new study. “The effect of asthma on the risk of infection or immune dysfunction might very well go beyond the airways,” said lead author Young Juhn, general academic pediatrician and asthma epidemiologist at the Mayo ...

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Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus

Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic began there. Guineans are expected to celebrate the landmark with concerts and fireworks. The disease killed more than 2,500 people in the country and a further 9,000 in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola in November, ...

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Daily Magnesium intake can prevent pancreatic cancer

Previous studies have found that magnesium is inversely associated with the risk of diabetes, which is a risk factor of pancreatic cancer. “But few studies have explored the direct association of magnesium with pancreatic cancer. Of those that did, their findings were inconclusive,” said Daniel Dibaba, PhD student at the School of Public Health-Bloomington, who led the IU study. Dibaba ...

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2,400 Brazil babies born with brain damage, emergency declared

Brazilian health authorities are sounding the alarm about a mosquito-borne virus that they believe may be the cause of thousands of infants being born with damaged brains. The pathogen, known as Zika and first discovered in forest monkeys in Africa over 70 years ago, is the new West Nile – a virus that causes mild symptoms in most but can ...

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Gonorrhoea ‘could become untreatable’

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England’s chief medical officer has warned. Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of “super-gonorrhoea” in Leeds. Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some patients were not getting both of the antibiotics needed to clear the infection. Sexual ...

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2 killers of JSD leader Kazi Aref hanged

Two of the three condemned killers of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal founding president Kazi Aref Ahmed and four other party men were hanged at Jessore Central Jail on Thursday night. Anwar Hossain and Rashedul Islam Jhantu of Khursa village in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia district were hanged around 11:05pm, said jail sources, UNB reports. Deputy commissioner of the district Dr Humayun ...

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EC starts publishing polls results in gazettes

The Election Commission has started publishing municipal election results in official gazettes as it already sent polls results of 11 districts to the press. “We sent the results of 11 districts to the press on Wednesday and will send the remaining ones soon,” said an official at the Election Commission Secretariat preferring anonymity. The press will have to print the ...

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President suggests changes in Army training strategy

Mentioning that the challenge of security related sectors is increasing due to revolutionary expansion of information technology, President Abdul Hamid on Thursday stressed bringing changes in the dimension and strategy of training in Bangladesh Army. “Training is an ongoing process. A soldier can reach the peak of efficiency through training. The challenge of security related areas is increasing because of ...

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