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2050 may witness up to 1bn people going blind

As per a recent study, up to 1 billion people could be at risk of blindness by the middle of the century if an emerging short-sightedness (myopia) epidemic is ignored say researchers at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Half the ...

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Color of Urine says about your health

Characteristics of the urine like the color, density, and smell of urine can reveal much about the state of our health. We will present some of the things you can tell from the hue of your liquid excreta. Urine may ...

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10pc BD rural adults unaware of their high blood pressure: Study

More than 10 percent of rural Bangladeshi adults are unaware of their high blood pressure, and this proportion doubles to one in 5 people aged 60 years and older, says a recent icddr,b study. Even among those taking anti-hypertensive medication, ...

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Egg reduces diabetic, breast cancer risks: experts

Experts today suggested enhanced consumption of eggs saying their studies found it to be a deterrent to diabetics and breast cancer as Bangladesh joins the 20th World Egg Day celebrations seeking to promote the nutrient food. “Risks of type-two diabetics ...

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Is aspirin a ‘master pill’ for all ills?

A new study has provided some key insights into aspirin’s disease-fighting abilities. Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), in collaboration with colleagues at Rutgers University and San Raffaele University and Research Institute have found that salicylic acid targets the ...

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Govt to ban alcoholic energy drinks

Government will ban the energy drinks with alcohol and other harmful chemical ingredients after examining them. Moreover, legal action will be taken against the authorities concerned. Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal made this disclosure to the media at his office ...

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World’s first medicinal chocolate developed

A US-based company claims to have developed the world’s first medicinal chocolate that may lower blood pressure and help maintain ‘good cholesterol’. The key ingredient in chocolate, cacao, contains antioxidants and minerals, and can also play a role in lowering ...

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India surprised to find Bangladeshis coming for simple pathological tests

Many Bangladeshis are coming to India for “routine pathological tests”, a finding that surprises Indian businesses. This was found in a ‘White Paper’ the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) released on Monday at the opening of ...

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HIV/AIDS escalates amongst Sri Lankan youth

The Sri Lankan health ministry on Thursday warned that the number of HIV/AIDS cases was escalating among the youth in the island nation. Quoting the ministry, sources said health authorities had identified some 160 people diagnosed with HIV-AIDS this year ...

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New Delhi set to host first international summit on medical tourism

New Delhi is set to host the first-ever international summit on medical value travel in what the organisers say to promote India as a “premier global healthcare destination” The three-day summit beginning on Monday at the Pragati Maiden will showcase ...

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