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75 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24hrs

WT24 Desk Seventy five new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Wednesday, UNB reports. Thirty seven of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. A total of 100,436 people were hospitalised in the country with dengue since January. Among ...

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Brushing your teeth may keep your heart healthy

New research finds that brushing the teeth three or more times a day significantly reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. WT24 Desk The bacteria in our mouths may hold the key to many facets of our health, according to MNT. Researchers have found intriguing clues about pancreatic and esophageal cancer risk in mouth bacteria, and some studies have linked poor oral hygiene with ...

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94 new dengue patients hospitalised

WT24 Desk Ninety four new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Sunday, Agencies report. Fifty-one of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. A total of 100,201 people were hospitalised with dengue since January. Among those who were hospitalised, ...

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Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

WT24 Desk Cancer treatments can save lives, but they also often cause a range of side effects. A recent patient survey in the United States has revealed how people feel about these effects and the information gaps that currently exist, MNT reports. About one-third of people in the U.S. will develop cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are the three ...

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World AIDS Day Sunday

WT24 Desk The World Aids Day will be observed across the country as elsewhere in the globe tomorrow on Sunday, Agencies report. The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day wishing all-out success of the programmes marking ...

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Over one lakh hospitalised

Dengue patients in number in 11 months  WT24 Desk Over 1 lakh dengue-infected people received treatment at different hospitals across the country since January this year, said the Directorate General of Health Services in a regular update, Agencies report. Meanwhile, 73 new dengue patients, including 37 in Dhaka, were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 ...

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Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?

WT24 Desk A recent study from China finds an association between dietary intake of selenium and osteoporosis risk. Although the authors cannot determine whether the link is causal, they call for more investigation, MNT reports. Throughout life, the body continuously breaks down bone, reabsorbs it, and remakes it. In osteoporosis, the reforming of bone cannot keep up with the rate of ...

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Sleep loss may contribute to heart disease in those with low incomes

WT24 Desk People who are in a precarious financial position have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research reveals that chronic sleep loss may contribute to this risk in the context of social inequality, according to MNT. Last year, research featured in the journal Circulation of the American Heart Association explained that individuals with low socioeconomic status are more likely to ...

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Can the gut microbiome unlock the secrets of aging?

WT24 Desk A new study has shown how the gut microbiota of older mice can promote neural growth in young mice, leading to promising developments in future treatments, MNT reports. The research group, based in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, transferred the gut microbiota of older mice into the gut of younger mice with less developed gut fauna. This ...

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2,147 die from infectious diseases

China reports in October WT24 Desk A total of 2,147 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in October, official data showed, Agencies report. According to the National Health Commission, there were 597,610 cases of infectious diseases reported on the mainland in October. There were no cases of Class A infectious diseases reported last month. Class A diseases, ...

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