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What is Blue tea and why should you start drinking it?

Move over green tea, there’s a new player in town – blue tea! This trendy beverage, also known as butterfly pea flower tea, is gaining popularity for its potential health benefits. Blue tea, made from the petals or whole flowers of the Clitoria ternatea plant, is caffeine-free and packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants are like little warriors in your body, ...

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Over 700 people tested for Nipah virus after 2 deaths in India

The southern Indian state of Kerala shut some schools, offices and public transport on Wednesday in a race to stop the spread of the rare and deadly Nipah virus, which has killed two people. Two adults and a child were still infected in hospital, and more than 700 people were being tested for the virus, spread via contact with the ...

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Special mosquitoes are being bred to fight dengue

For decades, preventing dengue fever in Honduras has meant teaching people to fear mosquitoes and avoid their bites. Now, Hondurans are being educated about a potentially more effective way to control the disease — and it goes against everything they’ve learned. Which explains why a dozen people cheered last month as Tegucigalpa resident Hector Enriquez held a glass jar filled ...

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Lead poisoning causes far more death, IQ loss than thought: study

Lead poisoning has a far greater impact on global health than previously thought, potentially contributing to over five million deaths a year and posing a similar threat to air pollution, modelling research suggested Tuesday. The study, described as “a wake-up call”, also estimated that exposure to the toxic metal causes young children in developing countries to lose an average of ...

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The science of muscle recovery

Hitting the gym or putting in a home workout sesh using a YouTube video to guide you is just half the battle. What’s as important is what comes right after. The food and drink you consume post your sweat sesh can actually make all the difference when it comes to restoring energy, building muscle, burning fat, and basically not undoing ...

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Mymensingh medical interns call off work abstention for patients

Interns of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) on Saturday have called off their work abstention two days after they went on the strike following a clash with police and relatives of a patient over their alleged negligence in duty. According to a media release signed by MMCH Intern Physicians’ Council President Dr Mahidul Huq and General Secretary Dr Protik Biswas ...

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Bangladesh hit by worst dengue outbreak on record: WHO

Bangladesh is experiencing its most severe dengue outbreak on record, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, partly blaming climate change for contributing to the spread of such mosquito-borne diseases. Since the outbreak began in April, more than 135,000 dengue cases and 650 deaths have been recorded in the world’s eighth most populous country, reports Voice of America, quoting the U.N. ...

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Drugs and Cosmetics Bill 2023 passed with provision of life-term jail

The Drugs and Cosmetics Bill, 2023 was passed on Thursday in the parliament amid reaction from some opposition lawmakers as the draft law allows life-term imprisonment for manufacturing and hoarding spurious drugs causing artificial crisis. Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque moved the bill which was passed by voice vote in the house with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury ...

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Cancer surging among under-50s worldwide: Study

The number of people under 50 diagnosed with cancer has surged worldwide in the last three decades but it is not fully clear why, a study said on Wednesday. Cases of cancer among people aged 14 to 49 rose by nearly 80 percent, from 1.82 million to 3.26 million, between 1990 to 2019, according to the study published in the ...

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Wegovy: Weight-loss drug firm becomes Europe’s most valuable

The maker of weight-loss drug Wegovy has become Europe’s most valuable firm, dethroning the French luxury conglomerate LVMH. Shares rose after the Danish pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk, launched the popular drug in the UK. At the close of trading on Monday, the firm had a stock market valuation of $428bn (£339bn). The drug is now available on the National Health ...

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