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US researchers use AI to develop powerful new antibiotic

In a first, US researchers have used artificial intelligence to identify a powerful new antibiotic capable of killing several drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotics have been a cornerstone of modern medicine since the discovery of penicillin, but their effectiveness has seriously diminished in recent years as overuse has led to bacteria becoming resistant. The scientists at MIT and Harvard trained a machine ...

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Stopping Pneumonia from being a major child killer stressed

Despite the country’s notable advancement in child mortality rate, silent killer pneumonia still haunts the people, particularly the low-income groups, with apprehensions of creating havoc in one’s family. This became true for a couple when they faced an ordeal with their two and a half years old baby Nadia, who was diagnosed with pneumonia. Initially, the baby was suffering from ...

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Food habit key reason behind cancer: Expert

Renowned scientist and Fellow of Royal Society Sir Walter Bodmer on Wednesday said unhealthy food habit is one of the key reasons behind cancer diseases followed by genetic marital relationship. “The main reason of cancer disease is food habit, especially taking massive junk food frequently. The second cause is genetic marital relationship (blood related relationship),” he told the ‘Cancer Genetics ...

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Eating fast food can make children fat

If you want your children to stay in shape, do not allow them to indulge in burgers and pizzas. Researchers have found that fast food intake can independently contribute to excess weight gain among children. Being overweight and obese increases the risk of numerous physical and psychosocial problems during childhood, including fatty liver disease, Type-2 diabetes and depression. “We now ...

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Vaccination campaign for Cholera, diarrhoea starts on Wednesday

 A six-day vaccination campaign will be kicked off tomorrow in the city aiming to immune people from Cholera and diarrhoea diseases. The information was given at a press conference organised at the auditorium of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) at Mohakhali in the capital this morning. The vaccination campaign will be conducted in the city’s Mohammadpur, Adabor, Darus Salam, ...

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Living near green spaces may delay menopause

Living near green spaces is linked to a number of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity. Now researchers have found that living in a greener neighbourhood is associated with older age at the onset of menopause. The study, published in the journal Environment International, analysed the data of 1,955 women from nine countries (Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, ...

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Green tea plus exercise may reduce fatty liver disease

People suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may benefit from regular exercise and replacing high-calorie beverages with decaffeinated, diet green tea, suggests new research. The researchers found that a combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75 per cent in mice fed a high-fat diet Although untested in human trials, the ...

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Five major causes of kidney damage

There are many causes that are linked to an increased risk of kidney disease. The only way to know how well your kidneys are working is to get them tested, reports The Statesman. Kidney disease often has no signs and symptoms until your kidneys are very badly damaged. Help protect yourself against kidney disease knowing its causes and eradicating them ...

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Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

The maker of a weight loss drug pulled it from the market Thursday at the request of federal regulators, who said it posed a slight increased risk of cancer. Japan’s Eisai Inc. said it was voluntarily withdrawing the drug, Belviq. However, the company said in a statement that it disagreed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s interpretation of new ...

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China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

Photo: In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, wearing a protective face mask, receives a temperature check as he visits a community health center in Beijing. China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spread ...

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