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Govt to establish 500 ICUs in public hospitals: Maleque

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said 500 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) would be established in public hospitals across the country. “We will establish 500 ICUs in public hospitals across the country to provide better treatment to the common people,” he said. Maleque was speaking as the chief guest at a programme titled, ‘Healthy Lifestyle Dissemination Workshop’ at ...

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For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

“Classic chemotherapy was awful… but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol. Several hours before going into theatre, Braud is waiting in his room, looking surprisingly relaxed with a book in hand. This is a place he has been before. ...

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Facebook can predict mental health issues

Your Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis, say scientists who suggests that language on social media posts with patient consent could be monitored just like physical symptoms. Using an automated data collection technique, the researchers from University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University in the US analysed the entire Facebook post history of nearly ...

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Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study

Calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma, a new study pointed out that out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication. The most commonly prescribed preventer treatments for asthma contain inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) which, if taken regularly, reduce the severity of the disease and the ...

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Overweight teens at risk of cardiomyopathy

If you were overweight as a teen you may develop cardiomyopathy as an adult, recent finding suggest. A study of Swedish men found that those who were even mildly overweight around age 18 were more likely to develop cardiomyopathy in adulthood — an uncommon heart muscle condition that can cause heart failure. The study examined data on height, weight and ...

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UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Photo: People coming from Congo have their temperature measured to screen for symptoms of Ebola, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda Friday, June 14, 2019. Geneva, Jun 15 : The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — is an “extraordinary event” of deep concern ...

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At least 57 children have died due to Encephalitis: Bihar Health Minister

Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on Friday said that as many as 57 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur. “In the last 20-22 days, 57 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES),” Pandey told media here.Out of the total number, 47 children have died in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) while ...

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New Ebola outbreak in DRC is ‘truly frightening’: Medical research charity

Congo, June 13 : The head of a major medical research charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa “truly frightening”. Nearly 1,400 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said the epidemic was the worst since that of 2013-16 and has showed “no sign of ...

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Dietary supplements could harm your health

Researchers have found that consumption of dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy leads to death, disability and hospitalization in kids and young adults, compared to vitamins. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that these types of supplements were linked to nearly three times as many severe medical outcomes in young people.“The FDA has ...

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Junk food consumption ups allergy risk

Researchers have found that high consumption of junk food such as microwaved foods and barbequed meats may be responsible for food allergies in children. The study, presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, shows that high levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are associated with food allergies in kids. AGEs are present in ...

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