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Potential ‘game-changer’ in diagnosing Parkinson’s disease

A certain protein builds up in the brains of most Parkinson’s patients, a study confirmed on Thursday using a new technique hailed as a potential “game-changer” that could point towards a way to test for the debilitating disease. Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and affects more than 8.5 million people worldwide, according to the World ...

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Bangladesh records six more Covid cases

Bangladesh reported six more Covid cases in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total caseload rose to 2,038,097, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). However, the official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,446 as no new fatalities were reported. The daily case test positivity dropped to 0.42 percent ...

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Under-5 mortality rate marks sharp fall in Bangladesh: Report

Under-5 mortality rate in Bangladesh saw a sharp decline in the past 5 years, according to a new report by the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT). The number came down from 43 per thousand in 2017 to 31 per thousand in 2022, the report shows. The preliminary result of the report titled “Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey- ...

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England’s health service set for ‘catastrophic’ doctors’ strike

The public health service in England was on Tuesday braced for “the most disruptive industrial action” in its history as junior doctors walk out over pay and working conditions. The National Health Service (NHS) has been hit by waves of strikes in recent months as soaring inflation eats into wages and pandemic backlogs coupled with staff shortages increase workloads. But ...

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Biden ends US Covid emergency status

President Joe Biden on Monday officially ended the Covid national health emergency that for more than three years underpinned extraordinary efforts to provide care for a country where more than a million people died from the disease. The White House said Biden signed a law passed earlier by Congress “which terminates the national emergency related to the Covid-19 pandemic.” This ...

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5 Reasons why you should incorporate peptides in your skincare

Over the past few years, skincare and the patterns related to it have changed significantly. Every two months, we notice a particular ingredient or product trending strongly in the market, but it’s important to know what would be best for your complexion and avoid following trends without doing your research. Among these popular ingredients is peptide. Peptides are amino acids ...

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India registers 6,155 fresh Covid cases, active cases climb to 31,194

The country recorded 6,155 fresh Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, marking a marginal increase from Friday’s tally of 6,050 cases, the Union health ministry stated in a bulletin on Saturday. Covid infections in the country have seen an upward trend in the past few days, with the daily fresh infections at 2,994 on April 1, 3,824 on April ...

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Tripartite partnership to address malnutrition of children

Online parenting platform ToguMogu has partnered with Grameen Danone Foods and Light of Hope to create awareness among parents on nutrition and healthy eating habits of children. Popular children media brand ‘Goofi’ and parenting platform ‘Togumgu’ will work with ‘Shokti’ brand of Grameen Danone to promote nutritious, healthy eating habits among children and parents, said a press release on Wednesday. ...

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Johnson & Johnson proposes $8.9 bn settlement of talc cancer claims

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday proposed an $8.9 billion settlement to resolve years-old lawsuits claiming that its talcum powder products caused cancer. The New Jersey-based company said the proposed settlement, which needs the approval of a bankruptcy court, “will equitably and efficiently resolve all claims arising from cosmetic talc litigation.” J&J has been facing thousands of lawsuits ...

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