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Eat less salt, avoid heart disease

Experts have advised not to take more than five grams of salt a day to avoid high blood pressure and heart diseases, which are major factors of deaths worldwide. Average intake of salt in Bangladesh is 10-12 grams, said Professor ...

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French regulator says up to 4,100 children victims of epilepsy drug

An estimated 2,150 to 4,100 children in France suffered a major malformation in the womb between 1967 and 2016 after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate, France’s drug regulator said on Thursday. Valproate, ...

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Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the ...

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Stomach cancer can be treated using tomato extracts: study

Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease.   Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to ...

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Quit Tobacco for Ramadan and for life

  Help is at hand in the run up to Ramadan for Muslims to receive support in quitting tobacco before the holy month begins. Ramadan is one of the most important events of the Islamic calendar as it is a ...

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Cyberattack hits two lakh in 150 nations

Friday’s “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Rob Wainwright, the head of EU police agency Europol said on Sunday. He warned of possible fresh disruptions when workers switch on computers at the ...

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NHS Cyber attack , four London hospitals limits on their business,

A London NHS Trust is one of six yet to return to normal after an international cyber attack struck hospitals across the country.Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting on Saturday, home Secretary Amber Rudd said “there’s always more” that can ...

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Non-O blood group ‘linked to higher heart attack risk’

People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests. Scientists say it could be because higher levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with A, B and AB blood. ...

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Insulin patch pump: A new tool for diabetes care

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common type of diabetes in the world. T2D is typically treated with lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and improved diet, and the oral drug metformin. While insulin is rarely the first ...

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Cancer Drugs Fund ‘huge waste of money’

The Cancer Drugs Fund in England was a “huge waste of money” and may have caused patients to suffer unnecessarily from the side effects of the drugs, according to UK researchers. The fund ran from 2010 to 2016, costing £1.27bn, ...

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