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Continued preventive programmes for AIDS must remain in place

It was a sorry state of life for 23-year old Mim, the elder daughter of a rickshaw puller, as the sudden death of her father put her family in acute financial troubles. Rickshaw puller Rahim Mia, who was the only bread earner for his six-member family living in city’s Razarbagh area, met the tragic end of his life in a ...

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‘Supercool’ method triples organ survival

Supercooling human livers to -4C triples the time they can be kept before transplant compared with putting them on ice, US researchers say. It slows the metabolic rate to prevent damage, Nature Biotechnology reports, reports BBC.It means organs can be kept viable for more than a day, which researchers say could revolutionise organ transplants. The next step will be assessing ...

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NICVD conducts 2nd MICS bypass surgery successfully

 For the 2nd time in public hospitals, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) conducted an MICS bypass surgery of a patient’s partially blocked blood vessels that transport blood to the heart muscles. The 1st one was minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) and now the second one is MIDCAB-Minimal Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, which was 1st time of ...

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New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 cases

New Zealand’s ongoing measles outbreak has hit the milestone of more than 1,000 confirmed cases. A total of 1,051 people were affected between 1 January and 5 September, 2019, the ministry of health said. Measles is a highly contagious and potentially fatal illness that causes coughing, rashes and fever.Although effective and safe vaccination is available, some developed countries have seen ...

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Cancer now ‘leading cause of death’ in rich countries

Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmarks, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday. Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults globally, accounting for more than 40 percent of deaths, the data showed. It was thought to have been responsible for ...

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Hormone therapy for menopause can increase breast cancer risk

Just like puberty, menopause is the reality of a woman’s life. The only difference? Menopause comes with its own set of symptoms and hormonal imbalances that can be difficult to manage. From hot flashes to mood swings to insomnia—menopause is a trying a time in a woman’s life, in which hormone therapy comes a ray of hope. Used to keep ...

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HPV vaccine can save you from Cervical cancer

You probably know all the reasons why you should use protection while having sex. From an unwanted pregnancy to definitely uninvited STDs—using a condom can protect you from a slew of untoward incidents. Today, we’d like to draw your attention to one such tragedy might befall you if you aren’t careful. No, this is not a lecture on HIV AIDS. ...

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As the world warms up, Dengue could spread

Scientists expect warming temperatures will lead to worse dengue outbreaks in places the disease already lurks, and outbreaks in brand new places. Record-breaking dengue outbreaks around the region have scientists and medical professionals questioning just how much climate change is to blame for the spike in cases. Experts in Bangladesh cite rising temperatures, between 27 and 32 degrees celsius—prime breeding ...

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Fish oil pills ‘no benefit’ for type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes “should not be encouraged” to take omega-3 fish oil supplements, researchers from the University of East Anglia say. There had been some concerns omega-3 could be harmful for people with the condition. But while a BMJ review of more than 80 studies found no evidence of that,they also failed to find any benefit.Diabetes UK said it ...

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First vape death in the US recorded in Illinois

A patient has died after developing a severe respiratory disease due to vaping in the first such death in the US, say health officials. It comes as experts investigate a mystery lung disease across the US that is linked to use of e-cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there were 193 “potential cases” in 22 US ...

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