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No evidence Covid created in Chinese lab: US intelligence

The head of US intelligence said Friday that there was no evidence that the Covid-19 virus was created in the Chinese government’s Wuhan research lab. In a declassified report, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said they had no information backing recent claims that three scientists at the lab were some of the very first infected with ...

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Climate change leads to growing risk of mosquito-borne viral diseases, EU agency says

European Union officials warned Thursday there is a growing risk of mosquito-borne viral diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in Europe due to climate change. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said that because Europe is experiencing a warming trend, with heat waves and flooding becoming more frequent and severe, and summers getting longer and warmer, the conditions ...

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Call for stopping spread of antibiotic resistance

Scientists and researchers here unequivocally called for stopping the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance as its consequence is very hazardous to public health. They identically mentioned that all sorts of overrated and frequent uses of antibiotics in the human body as well as in all other domestic animals like cattle, goats, poultry, birds and fish, are always harmful. ...

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Over 50 percent people with hypertension undetected in country

More than 50 percent of people in the country do not know that they have hypertension, according to health experts. There are 3.20 crore people living with high blood, also called hypertension, they said adding most of the people with the chronic diseases are undetected. Fatema Begum, 53, lives in Khilgaon area of Dhaka city. She is a tea seller ...

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Egypt clinic helps women reclaim bodies scarred by genital mutilation

Intissar was only 10 years old when she was forced to undergo genital mutilation, but 30 years later, one clinic is offering help for some of the millions of Egyptian women affected by the still-rampant practice. Intissar, a journalist who like other women cited here spoke under a pseudonym to protect her identity, recalls having spent 30 years “completely deprived ...

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Lab-grown human embryo models spark calls for regulation

Scientists have used stem cells to create structures that resemble human embryos in the lab, in a first that has prompted calls for stricter regulation in the rapidly advancing field. Several different labs around the world have released pre-print studies in the past seven days describing their research, which experts said should be treated with caution as the research has ...

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Central Hospital responsible for mother, child tragedy: Dr Sangjukta

Dr Sangjukta Saha has blamed the authorities of Central Hospital regarding the death of Mahbuba Akter Akhi and her newborn. She denied any responsibility for the tragedy just after a day the hospital authority accused her of neglecting her duty over Ankhi’s treatment. The patient, Mahbuba Rahman Akhi, was admitted and treated without her knowledge, said Dr Sanjukta during a ...

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‘Stop Sneeze to Wheeze’ initiative to raise awareness about allergic diseases

Allergy-related diseases are rising worldwide in both developed and developing nations. According to several studies, affluent nations have a much higher prevalence of allergy diseases than underdeveloped nations. Several factors influence the prevalence of allergies or allergic disorders, including the population’s predisposition to acquiring atopic conditions. Individuals’ susceptibility to allergies is primarily inherited and environmental. Around 8 to 10 per ...

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Strong legs improve prognosis for heart attack victims: Study

In accordance with data presented today at Heart Failure 2023, a scientific conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), people with powerful legs are less likely to get heart failure following a heart attack. Heart failure is most frequently caused by myocardial infarction, with heart failure developing in 6-9% of heart attack patients.3,4 Previous studies have demonstrated that people ...

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Night owls die earlier due to drinking and smoking: study

People who tend to stay up late are not more likely to die younger than early risers — as long as they don’t use those longer nights for drinking and smoking, a 37-year-long study suggested on Friday. Previous research has shown that night owls, who stay up later and struggle to drag themselves out of bed in the morning, are ...

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