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Home remedies for dry, cracked feet

Transitioning seasons, aside from bringing about occasional coughs, colds, and extreme hair fall, often accompany dry, cracked, and calloused feet. Dealing with cracked feet while wearing sandals can dent an individual’s confidence, and it may also lead to various health issues down the line. While there are numerous medicated ointments and costly treatments available promising smooth, buttery-like feet, your kitchen ...

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Confusion over ultra-processed food labelling- study

Labelling foods as ultra-processed might not be so helpful for consumers who want to know how healthy a product is, UK experts say. Currently, packs must show whether a food item is high in fat, salt and sugar but not how processed it is. Scientists who analysed different products say it is too simplistic to brand all ultra-processed foods (UPFs) ...

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Can drinking ginger tea help your scalp health?

Ginger tea or adrak wali chai is a favourite with many owing to its soothing properties especially when you have a headache. But when we came across an Instagram post from dietitian Suman Tibrewala, suggesting that including ginger in meals or as a tea can help a healthy scalp, we decided to ask our in-house dermatologists. Dr Rinky Kapoor, consultant ...

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One dies from Covid, positivity rate 13pc

One more person died from COVID-19 in the country during the last 24 hours as of Monday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the viral disease to 29,484. In addition, 68 new cases were reported across the country during this time, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). It said a total of 282 samples were tested ...

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MBBS pass rate 47.83%

The MBBS admission test results for 2023-24 academic sessions has been announced. The pass rate is 47.83 per cent. A total of 49,923 students were passed in the admission test exam which was held on Friday (February 9). Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Samanta Lal Sen announced the result on Sunday afternoon. Tanjeem Muntaka Shorba secured first place getting ...

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Govt to enrol graduate pharmacists in health sector

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Samanta Lal Sen has said the government will take all the necessary steps to appoint graduate pharmacists at all public hospitals. “All the necessary steps will be taken to appoint the graduate pharmacists… the provision of enrollment of graduate pharmacists in different countries in the world but we did not start work to enrol ...

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HPV infection may quadruple death risk in women from heart disease: Study

Women have a four times higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if they have an infection with a high-risk strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV), according to research released on Wednesday. HPV is a very common infection and high-risk strains are known to cause cervical cancer. Previous research has suggested that HPV may also contribute to the build-up of ...

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Medical admission test to be held Feb 9

The admission test for medical colleges under 2023-24 academic sessions will be held on Friday (February 9). Health and Family Welfare Minister Samanta Lal Sen Zahid Maleque informed this at press conference at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the capital at  11 am around . The one-hour-long admission test will begin at 10am on the ...

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One in 10 premature births linked to plastic chemicals: study

One in 10 premature births in the United States have been linked to pregnant women being exposed to chemicals in extremely common plastic products, a large study said on Wednesday. The chemicals, called phthalates, are used to soften plastic and can be found in thousands of consumer items including plastic containers and wrapping, beauty care products and toys. Phthalates have ...

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Mesh and sodium valproate scandal victims need payouts soon, report says

Families of children left disabled by an epilepsy drug and women injured by pelvic mesh implants should be given urgent financial help, England’s patient safety commissioner has said. Dr Henrietta Hughes has called on the government to act quickly to help victims of the two health scandals. It follows a review which found lives had been ruined because concerns about some ...

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