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MSF provides 1mn medical consultations in Rohingya camps

Sexual violence remains an important focus, it says Teams of Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have provided one million medical consultations to Rohingyas and the local community in across Cox’s Bazar between August 2017 and December 2018.   MSF medical coordinator Jessica Patti said almost 9 percent (92,766) of their 1.05 million consultations were for acute watery ...

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New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with Type-2 diabetes, says a new study.   About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single and small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach.  The study showed that ...

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Malaysia ranks 1st in world’s best healthcare category

Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, was ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.   According to the International Living website, among top six countries that obtained the best ratings in the category of Best Healthcare in the World for this year, Malaysia ranked first ...

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Climate change can affect immune system: Study

Global warming is capable of inflicting more harm than we think it does. According to a recent study, heat waves can reduce the body’s immune response to flu. Climate change may affect the future of vaccinations and nutrition, suggests recent study.   The climatic phenomenon is predicted to reduce crop yields and nutritional value, as well as widen the ranges ...

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How to treat a viral fever at home

A viral fever is any fever that happens as a result of a viral infection. Viruses are tiny germs that spread easily from person to person.   When you contract a viral condition, such as a cold or flu, your immune system responds by going into overdrive. Part of this response often involves raising your body’s temperature to make it ...

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Swine flu kills at least 48 in India

Photo: Swine flu cases generally spike in the winter months of December and January in the west and north of India. Dhaka, Jan 20 : At least 48 people have died and 1,173 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of the year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, according to authorities. The highly contagious H1N1 ...

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Swine flu kills 40 in western India

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, authorities said Friday.   Last year around 1,100 people died and 15,000 were infected across India by the highly contagious A H1N1 virus that spreads from human-to-human.  Cases spike in ...

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Lack of sleep can lead to heart problems: Study

While it is very important to sleep, a new study, published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has revealed that sleeping less than six hours during the night or even sleeping poorly can lead to heart disease. In order to arrive at the result, accelerometers were attached to the waists of 3,974 healthy men and women by the ...

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Staying fit may reduce risk of heart attack: study

According to a recent study, poor cardio respiratory fitness could increase the risk of a future heart attack, even if there are no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today.   The results of the study have been published in ‘European Heart Journal’.  “We found a strong link between higher fitness levels and a lower risk of heart attack and angina ...

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular’s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice.   But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny timbre of a robot, thanks to an innovative app ...

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