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Why some cosmetics may trigger allergic reaction

Do you know why many different chemical compounds found in creams, cosmetics, and other topical consumer products trigger allergic reactions in the skin? The way some chemicals displace natural fat-like molecules — called lipids — in skin cells may be the culprit, suggests new research. This discovery, published in the journal Science Immunology, raises the possibility that allergic contact dermatitis ...

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Diarrhoea, pneumonia patients on the rise in Sirajganj

Hospitals in Sirajganj are struggling to treat an increasing number of people suffering from diarrhoea, pneumonia and other cold-related diseases during winter. More than a hundred patients got admitted to the 250-Bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in the last three days, said Dr Mahbubur Rahman. “Most of the patients are children and newborns,” he said. “The number of ...

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Chinese Alzheimer’s drug to undergo global clinical trials

An innovative Chinese Alzheimer’s drug that hit the domestic market last week, will go through clinical trials on 2,000 patients overseas in 2020. The orally administered drug GV-971 will be tested in 200 clinical centers in North America, the European Union, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific and other places, according to Green Valley Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, one of the drug’s co-developers. ...

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Testicular cancer: ‘Kinder’ chemotherapy is ‘just as effective’

Testicular cancer can be treated successfully with fewer rounds of toxic chemotherapy drugs, doctors say. A study on 246 patients, reported in the journal European Urology, showed a single cycle of chemo was just as effective as the standard two cycles. But the “shorter, kinder and cheaper” approach reduced the side-effects for cancer patients, scientists said.Experts believe having less chemotherapy would ...

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US unveils partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes

The US government announced Thursday it was banning most flavored e-cigarettes in a bid to curb the rising tide of youth vaping, but under industry pressure it stopped short of the full ban promised in September by the White House. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said cartridge-based e-cigarettes in flavors other than tobacco or menthol would be illegal unless ...

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New moms’ skincare in winter

It’s winter and during this season the cold air strips your skin of natural moisture, leaving it dull, dry, itchy and flaky. According to the health experts, mothers must follow a good winter skincare regimen to keep their skin nourished and hydrated. But as a new mom, you may not have the time as your little one might keep you ...

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China probes mystery pneumonia outbreak amid SARS fears

Authorities are investigating an outbreak of viral pneumonia in central China amid online speculation that it might be linked to SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people a decade ago. There were 27 cases of “viral pneumonia of unknown origin” reported in Wuhan, in central Hubei province, the city’s health commission said in a statement. Seven patients were ...

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Higher body weight may improve cancer survival

There is a good news for obese and overweight people as researchers have found that higher body weight or high body mass index (BMI) could increase the chance of beating certain cancers. Focusing on clinical trials of atezolizumab, a common immunotherapy treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the researchers from Flinders University found improved responsiveness to the drug in those ...

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Tips to relief from common cold

As temperatures continue to plummet in most parts of the country many people are increasingly complaining of seasonal common cold, cough and congestion, and fever. Worry not as there are simple home remedies that are not only easy to follow but also prevent common illnesses and boost immunity. Stay healthy and warm with these sureshot easy tips: Drink more fluidsThe ...

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Stomach cancer more lethal below 60 years

A high proportion of stomach cancer patients who are below the age of 60 suffer from a specific and genetically unique form of the disease that spreads much more rapidly and is resistant to traditional chemotherapy, a new study has found. The Mayo Clinic research that was published in the journal Surgery points towards the increasing rates of early-onset stomach ...

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