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Can menstrual cycles can trigger seizures in epileptic women?

“Understanding the intricate connection between hormonal fluctuations and seizure activity is crucial for managing epilepsy, especially in women. On National Epilepsy Day, let us raise awareness about catamenial seizures, a phenomenon where hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can impact seizure frequency. As a physician, I emphasize the importance of tailored treatment approaches, including natural progesterone, oral contraceptives, and innovative ...

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NHS dentistry as we know it ‘gone for good’

The traditional model of NHS dentistry is gone for good, experts are warning. The Nuffield Trust think tank said the service had been cut back so much it was now at the most perilous position in its 75-year history in England. It said restoring services would probably need an unrealistic amount of money and called for radical reform, suggesting NHS ...

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Why Covid is still flooring some people

What is it like to catch Covid now? It is a question I have been pondering since a friend was surprised by how roughed up they were by it. Their third bout of Covid was significantly worse than the previous time they caught it. “I thought every time you catch an illness it’s supposed to be a bit better each ...

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Hot-flushes menopause drug Veoza approved in UK

A new type of non-hormonal menopause treatment has been approved in the UK, for hot flushes and night sweats. The daily pill, Veoza – or fezolinetant – works on the brain’s temperature-control centre to alleviate these symptoms. Up to 80% of women going through the menopause experiences them, experts estimate, although not all will want to take medication for it. ...

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These foods will help prevent hair loss

With winter upon us, hair fall becomes a common concern. Various factors contribute to this issue, including weight, gender, age, lifestyle, and eating habits. While it’s normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day, exceeding this amount can lead to more severe hair fall problems and loss. While factors like weight and gender may be beyond your ...

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WHO denounces ‘destruction’ of Gaza hospital

The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday denounced “the effective destruction” of the Kamal Adwan hospital in the north of Gaza, adding that at least eight patients had died. Among the deceased patients was a 9-year-old child, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a post on X, formerly Twitter, AFP reports. His statement came as the Israeli army pulled ...

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Four more die from dengue, 254 hospitalised in a day

Four more dengue patients died and 254were hospitalized in the country in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning. Of the new deaths, two fatalities was reported in Dhaka and two deaths reported outside it. According to the daily update of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease rose to 1,682 this year. Among ...

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Drugs for hypertension, diabetes now available at community clinics

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s brainchild “Community Clinic” has already gained world repute beyond the boundary of Bangladesh. Earlier, this community based clinics used to provide 30 types of free medicines to people in rural remote areas but recently medicines for high blood pressure and diabetes have been added to the drug list in four upazilas initially under a pilot project, ...

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Ayurvedic remedies for sore throat

A persistent companion during weather changes and impending winters, a sore throat can be uncomfortable, accompanied by the sensation of a lump in your throat leading to hoarseness, pain, inflammation, and difficulty swallowing or drinking comfortably. While the initial inclination might be to resort to modern medication, Ayurveda aims to eliminate the issue at its source. Ayurveda attributes sore throat ...

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Doctors among 9 arrested in medical question leak

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested nine persons, including five doctors, in connection with a question paper leak in the admission tests for the country’s government and private medical colleges. They were arrested from Dhaka, Dinajpur and Nilphamari districts in separate drives from Monday to Wednesday. The arrested are Singra union parishad chairman Sazzad Hossain of Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat, Dr Faisal ...

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