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Bangladeshi-origin scientist develops device to check stroke

A Bangladeshi origin UK scientist has developed a device to detect irregular and dangerous heart rhythms to reduce stroke impacts, British science journals have said.   Dr Rameen Shakur, a clinical -scientist with expertise in cardiology, developed the world’s first ...

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95 percent of Canadian medical programs filled by Saudi doctors

More than 95 percent of places available to non-Canadian doctors in a fellowship and specialization program in Canadian medical schools have been acquired by Saudi Arabian doctors, the Saudi cultural attaché in Canada, Dr. Fawzi bin Abdulghani Bukhari, announced on ...

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‘Dangerous complacency’ to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

A “dangerous complacency” in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report. Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness.   ...

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Nursing notes may help ICU patients survive

A new study revealed that nursing regular notes are a good indicator of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive.   Hospitals typically use severity of illness scores to predict the survival of ICU patients. These scores include lab ...

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Australia scientists develop ‘world first’ melanoma blood test

Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a “world first” breakthrough that could save many lives.   The scientists, from Edith Cowan University, said the new test could help ...

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FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack.   Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide ...

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Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

While having a positive attitude in life has it’s owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting cancer.   A study titled “Modulation of anti-tumor immunity by the brain’s reward ...

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These food items may help reduce migraine

Migraine, or extreme headaches, can steal the peace and tranquility from your life. Although it is a genetic disorder, environment, lifestyle, diet and hormonal imbalance also play a large role in how often you get an attack. Individuals suffering from ...

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Study reveals body odour may help sniff out cancer

Smell receptors in the body could help diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer, a review of over 200 studies has found.   The study, published in the journal Physiological Reviews, shows that olfactory receptors – proteins that bind to ...

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UK-first for A&E mental health room opens at The Royal London Hospital

An award-winning new room to support people with mental health conditions in A&E has opened at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. The mental health room is the first room of its kind in the country to have artwork specially created ...

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