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93 per cent deaths from Malaria occur in 3 Chittagong Hill Tract districts

About 93 per cent of the total deaths caused by Malaria are reported from the three Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) districts – Rangamati, Khagrachari and Banderban. The information came out at a press briefing organised by Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee ...

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170 potential lung cancer drug targets identified

Scientists, who tested over 200,000 chemical compounds, have identified 170 candidates that can be potentially used for developing new drug therapies for lung cancer.   The five-year project set out to identify new therapeutic targets for non-small cell lung cancer ...

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Broccoli may prevent hardening of neck arteries in the elderly

Eating cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts three or more times per day can prevent hardening of neck arteries in elderly women and also decrease the risk of heart diseases, a study has found. Researchers observed a 0.05 ...

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Obesity-related hospital admissions ‘double in four years’

Hospital admissions where obesity is a factor have more than doubled in England during the last four years, new figures from NHS Digital suggest. There were almost 617,000 appointments in 2016-17 where obesity was either a primary or secondary diagnosis ...

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Study suggests 5 different types of Diabetes, not just 2

Diabetes is one of those non-communicable diseases which is steadily increasing everywhere: both in developed and developing countries. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), diabetes not only can lead to complications but also can increase the risk of premature death. ...

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Thyroid removal linked to increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

Thyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks, especially for younger patients and women, according to a large study from Taiwan. In particular, osteoporosis and bone fractures were ...

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Paramedics set to prescribe medicines

Advanced paramedics in England will be able to prescribe medicines to people who do not need hospital treatment, under new laws starting on Sunday. Up to seven out of 10 people currently seen by advanced care paramedics may need help ...

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Ensure rights of people with autism: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged all to promote the full participation of all people with autism, and ensure they have the necessary support to be able to exercise their rights and fundamental freedoms.   “On World Autism Awareness ...

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Childhood cancer patient is on rise

Irin Sultana, mother of four-year aged Nishad, found that body of her son has paled suddenly and he couldn’t take any food in last three days. She brought her son at the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (DPHO) of ...

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Tuberculosis rates in England fall by third in six years

New figures show rates of tuberculosis (TB) in England have declined by a third in six years, and are currently at their lowest level in 35 years. The data from Public Health England shows a 38% fall since 2012, with ...

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