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Global Covid-19 cases now close to 697 million

The overall number of global Covid-19 cases is gradually nearing 697 million. According to the latest global data, the total Covid-19 case count is 696,615,028, while the death toll reached 6,926,166 this morning. The US has reported 108,926,862 Covid-19 cases so far, while 1,178,851 people have died from the virus in the country — both highest counts globally, UNB reports. ...

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Malaysia Healthcare organises first ever wellness fair in Dhaka

In conjunction with World Mental Health awareness month, Malaysia Healthcare on Saturday unveiled Malaysia Healthcare Wellness Fair in Dhaka. The fair held at Gulshan Aloki convention centre in collaboration with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council’s referral partner in Bangladesh, GD Assist Ltd. The one-day fair presents exciting activities, enlightening workshops, and invigorating dialogue sessions aimed to promoting healthcare and community well-being ...

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Spain holiday warning as tourists coming back with ‘crypto’ parasite

Irish holidaymakers have returned from abroad with parasites that have caused vomiting and diarrhoea. The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued an urgent warning to anyone going to or from Spain, especially those returning from from Salou in Catalonia The HSE has shared advice to combat a rise in cases of a cryptosporidiosis, commonly known as crypto. Common ...

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Over 48% patients in BSMMU found with mental disease: Study

Over 48% of the patients admitted to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital have been diagnosed with mental disease. The Department of Psychiatry conducted the research among 347 patients admitted at medicine and surgery departments of the hospital. During the research, it was found that of the total, 168 or 48.4% patients were suffering from various mental health ...

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Blueberries: The antioxidant powerhouse for brain health

Blueberries are more than just a tasty and vibrant addition to your morning cereal or smoothie, they are a true superfood, packed with antioxidants and numerous health benefits. According to the wisdom imparted by Vidhi Chawla, the architect of Fisico Diet and Aesthetic Clinic, among their many virtues, blueberries have gained recognition as a potent brain-boosting fruit. Their remarkable ability ...

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13 more die from dengue, 2,344 hospitalised in 24hr

Thirteen more from dengue patients died across the country in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,135 this year. Of the 13 deaths, six were reported in the capital. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) during the period, 2,344 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever. Of ...

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HPV vaccination campaign begins Oct 15

The government is set to launch an HPV vaccination campaign in the country from October 15 in order to eliminate deadly cervical cancer. Schoolgirls of class 5-9 or equivalent and out of school girls of 10-14 years old will get the vaccines initially in Dhaka division. The authorities asked the students to register their names by today (Oct 11) using ...

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China to donate dengue testing kits to Bangladesh

The Embassy of China in Bangladesh will donate dengue testing kits to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, on Tuesday (October 11). As part of the initiative to assist Bangladesh in addressing the ongoing dengue surge, the Chinese embassy is going to donate a batch of dengue testing kits at 10:30 am tomorrow. State ...

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AI language models could help diagnose schizophrenia

Artificial intelligence (AI) language models could help in diagnosing schizophrenia, according to the findings of a new research. Researchers at University College London in the UK developed new tools, based on AI language models, that can characterise subtle signatures in the speech of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is characterised by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language, ...

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