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Nicotine-free e-cigarettes can cause damage to your blood vessels

For every 10 smokers out there, there is at least one “vaper”. Come on, you’ve seen them—standing out from amongst the crowd, sucking on their Juul. Perhaps you are one of them too. Whether you partake in e-cigarettes or are ...

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Your smartphone might give you cervical spondylosis

Wherever you go I’ll follow you! No, we are not referring to the famous TV ad, rather your our extended body part–our mobile phone! Is this the way you are glued to your cell phone? Well, then say hello to ...

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Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain aging

A bigger waistline and high body mass index (BMI) in the 60s may be linked to the signs of brain aging by at least a decade, says a study. “People with bigger waists and higher BMI were more likely to have thinning in the ...

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‘Novel drug may protect against Alzheimer disease’

Scientists have discovered a new drug that may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, found that the drug — called BPN14770 — deters ...

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Painless normal delivery now in Bangladesh

Impulse Hospital has brought relief to the expecting mothers by facilitating normal but painless delivery. This was disclosed at a press conference held on the hospital premises at Tejgaon area in the city on Wednesday, said a press release. At ...

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A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV

Photo: This 2011 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control shows HIV virions. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient’s HIV ...

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Dengue cases hit 250,000; more than 1,000 dead in Philippines

Much is still to be desired from the efforts of local governments in Philippines to stop the dengue epidemic as the number of cases has risen to nearly 250,000 nationwide with more than 1,000 dead, over a third them children. Health Undersecretary ...

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Continued preventive programmes for AIDS must remain in place

It was a sorry state of life for 23-year old Mim, the elder daughter of a rickshaw puller, as the sudden death of her father put her family in acute financial troubles. Rickshaw puller Rahim Mia, who was the only ...

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‘Supercool’ method triples organ survival

Supercooling human livers to -4C triples the time they can be kept before transplant compared with putting them on ice, US researchers say. It slows the metabolic rate to prevent damage, Nature Biotechnology reports, reports BBC.It means organs can be ...

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NICVD conducts 2nd MICS bypass surgery successfully

 For the 2nd time in public hospitals, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) conducted an MICS bypass surgery of a patient’s partially blocked blood vessels that transport blood to the heart muscles. The 1st one was minimally invasive cardiac ...

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