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Over 48% patients in BSMMU found with mental disease: Study

Over 48% of the patients admitted to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital have been diagnosed with mental disease. The Department of Psychiatry conducted the research among 347 patients admitted at medicine and surgery departments of the hospital. During the research, it was found that of the total, 168 or 48.4% patients were suffering from various mental health ...

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Blueberries: The antioxidant powerhouse for brain health

Blueberries are more than just a tasty and vibrant addition to your morning cereal or smoothie, they are a true superfood, packed with antioxidants and numerous health benefits. According to the wisdom imparted by Vidhi Chawla, the architect of Fisico Diet and Aesthetic Clinic, among their many virtues, blueberries have gained recognition as a potent brain-boosting fruit. Their remarkable ability ...

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13 more die from dengue, 2,344 hospitalised in 24hr

Thirteen more from dengue patients died across the country in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,135 this year. Of the 13 deaths, six were reported in the capital. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) during the period, 2,344 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever. Of ...

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HPV vaccination campaign begins Oct 15

The government is set to launch an HPV vaccination campaign in the country from October 15 in order to eliminate deadly cervical cancer. Schoolgirls of class 5-9 or equivalent and out of school girls of 10-14 years old will get the vaccines initially in Dhaka division. The authorities asked the students to register their names by today (Oct 11) using ...

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China to donate dengue testing kits to Bangladesh

The Embassy of China in Bangladesh will donate dengue testing kits to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, on Tuesday (October 11). As part of the initiative to assist Bangladesh in addressing the ongoing dengue surge, the Chinese embassy is going to donate a batch of dengue testing kits at 10:30 am tomorrow. State ...

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AI language models could help diagnose schizophrenia

Artificial intelligence (AI) language models could help in diagnosing schizophrenia, according to the findings of a new research. Researchers at University College London in the UK developed new tools, based on AI language models, that can characterise subtle signatures in the speech of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is characterised by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language, ...

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Safeguarding your heart while managing diabetes

Did you know that diabetes and cardiovascular disease are closely linked? In the realm of health, the relationship between heart and diabetes is pivotal. These two conditions, each impactful in their own, are intricately linked in ways that affect millions. As per research, people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop some form of heart disease in their lifetime. ...

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2nd dose of Cholera vaccination starts in port city Sunday

The second dose of the Oral Cholera vaccine will be given to residents of Ward Nos. 38 and 39, encompassing Bandar Tila and South Halishahar under Bandar Thana of Chattogram City Corporation. The second dose of the vaccine will be given at the same centres as the first dose. It will be available from 8:00am to 4:00pm from Sunday to ...

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One in 10 babies worldwide born preterm, UN agencies warn

An estimated 13.4 million babies were born early in 2020, with nearly one million dying from preterm complications, UN agencies and partners said in a new report. The data is equivalent to around 1 in 10 babies born early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy worldwide. Health experts blame poor maternal health and malnutrition for the high numbers. “Since prematurity is ...

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