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Govt to make nursing attractive career choice

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (April 13) said incumbent government is taking various initiatives to make nursing an attractive career choice. She made the comment when President of the Kochi University in Kochi City Japan Dr. Hiroko Minami paid ...

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Zika virus scarier than thought

The Zika virus is “scarier” than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted. Quoting US public health officials, the BBC reports the matter. Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and ...

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PM lays foundation stone of burn institute building

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (April 6) laid the foundation stone of ‘Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery’ building in city. This was part of a process of transforming the burn institute of Dhaka Medical College ...

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Govt committed to ensure rights of persons with disabilities: Saima

National Advisory Committee on Autism Chairperson Saima Wazed Hossain also the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government is very much sincere to fulfill its commitment ensuring all kinds of rights of the persons with disabilities, including autism. “My country, Bangladesh ...

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Sunscreen may act as male contraceptive: Study

Do you lather yourself with sunscreen to keep out that tanning? Beware! According to a new study, sunscreens are likely to impair sperm cell function, acting as a male contraceptive and lower a man’s chances of parenthood. The findings of the study ...

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Attention not enough for information retention

Ever wondered why we remember certain scenes from films or books without much effort, while forgetting others despite paying attention? New research suggests that people tend to remember only those things better that they expect to have future relevance. Much of what a ...

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Marijuana users react differently to social exclusion

The brains of young adult marijuana users react differently to social exclusion than do those of non-users, finds a new study, adding that young adults who regularly use marijuana display altered brain activation patterns during social exclusion. The brains of ...

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New ultra-sensitive test for cancer, HIV developed

A new ultra-sensitive test designed to detect diseases including HIV and cancer may prove 10,000 times more effective than current diagnostic tools, Stanford scientists say. When a disease – whether it is a cancer or a virus like HIV – ...

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Snoring can worsen cancer

In addition to keeping your family up all night, loud snoring may have more worrying consequences, a recent study has revealed. Subjecting mice with kidney cancer to reduced oxygen, US and Spanish scientists found evidence that starving the body of ...

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WHO presents Bangladesh story to show the world benefits of better health data

The World Health Organization has presented a Bangladesh story to make the world understand the need for better data to change the health systems. The Geneva-based UN agency on its website posted a story on Thursday titled ‘changing health systems ...

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