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Why more Indians are getting head and neck cancers

Increased consumption of tobacco and related products are driving head and neck cancer cases in India, said health experts on Sunday. Head and neck cancer includes cancers in the tongue, mouth, and other parts of the pharynx like oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, salivary glands, nasal cavity, larynx (voice box), etc. “The prominent cause of oral cavity cancers is having tobacco and ...

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Bangladesh reels from surge in snake bites

All health centres and hospitals in Bangladesh have been ordered to stock anti-venom after reports of a surge in snake bites across the country. Health Minister Dr Samanta Lal Sen also urged the public to bring snake bite victims to hospitals as soon as possible. Hospitals in rural Bangladesh have reported an increase in people being bitten by snakes, especially ...

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Two die ‘ingesting cough syrup mixed with intoxicants’ in Ctg

Two youth died allegedly after consuming cough syrup mixed with intoxicants at Hathazari upazila in Chattogram district on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Rasel, 18, a vegetable vendor by proffession, was son of Abdus Shukur from Dewan Nagar area under ward No. 1 of the municipality, and his employee Mohammad Shakil, 14, was son of the late ...

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Patanjali’s Ayurvedic superfoods for optimal health solution

In today’s world, where we heavily rely on processed and junk food to save time and make our lifestyle even more convenient, maintaining everyday health becomes a challenge. However, our Indian tradition, especially the ancient science of Ayurveda, has in its store some superfoods that come with a multitude of benefits and aid in ensuring you keep yourself well by ...

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Top sunscreens fail protection tests, Which? says

Three popular sunscreen lotions offer less protection than they claim, according to consumer organisation Which? Which? carried out spot-checks on 26 sunscreens. Three lotions, from Calypso Sun, Bondi Sands and Asda did not pass all the tests – but others, including some cheaper options from supermarkets Aldi and Lidl, did. Asda questioned the validity of the Which? tests, saying independent ...

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Fake doctor detained from DMCH sued

A fraudulent case was filed with Shahbag Police Station on Friday against fake doctor Ripa Akter, 20, who was arrested from Gynae department of Ward No. 212 of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Shahbag Police Station’s inspector (Investigation) Md Shah Alam confirmed about the case. He said the fake female doctor was handed over to Shahbag Police Station after detaining ...

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‘Space hairdryer’ regenerates heart tissue in study

Gentle shockwaves could regenerate the heart tissue of patients after bypass surgery, research suggests. A study of 63 people in Austria found those given the new treatment could walk further – and their hearts could pump more blood. “For the first time, we are seeing the heart muscle regenerate in a clinical setting, which could help millions of people,” Prof ...

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Samanta asks hospitals in Sylhet to store medicines, saline

Health Minister Dr Samanta Lal Sen on Wednesday asked the authorities of all public hospitals in flood-affected Sylhet region to keep an adequate stock of saline and medicines to tackle the outbreak of water-borne diseases including diarrhoea. He gave the directives during an urgent meeting — with the concerned officials of the Sylhet division’s health service sector — through videoconferencing ...

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Secret files reveal fears over future of NHS IT giant

Secret documents show a scramble to safeguard critical public services from the potential collapse of tech giant Atos, which works with billions of pounds worth of government contracts. Files seen by the BBC show work has been underway with consultants since January, aiming to limit “severe implications” to essential services by lining up alternative IT providers. The UK government outsources ...

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Beat heat rash with Patanjali aloe vera gel and Ayurvedic remedies

With summer temperatures reaching new records every day, uneasiness, profuse sweating, and constant exhaustion often come with heat rashes. Heat rash, often termed miliaria, commonly occurs during hot and humid seasons. It usually results from the inflammation or blockage of the eccrine sweat glands. Common remedies include over-the-counter medications, cold compresses, cooling your body with air conditioning, or lifestyle changes ...

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