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Plant based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%

WT24 Desk New research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, according to MNT. Not only is eating fewer animal products good for the planet, but it is also good for your health, as more and more studies suggest. Particularly, a ...

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Could hormone infusions help people with obesity shed weight?

WT24 Desk New research suggests that a hormone treatment could help people reap some of the benefits of gastric bypass without having the surgery, according to MNT. A small-scale trial explored the effects of 4 weeks of daily hormone infusions on people with obesity and type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. The infusions lasted for 12 hours per day and contained three gut hormones, the ...

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How many caffeinated drinks does it take to trigger migraine?

WT24 Desk What triggers migraine headaches? Scientists studying caffeine consumption estimate that drinking three or more caffeinated beverages increases the odds of experiencing a migraine headache on the same day, according to MNT. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headache disorders are some of the most common to affect the nervous system. Migraine is a form of primary headache disorder. The term “primary” ...

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Could selfie videos become the new blood pressure monitors?

WT24 Desk Could smartphones be the blood pressure-reading tools of the future? New research suggests an innovative idea: to use selfie videos as an easier, more convenient way to monitor blood pressure, according to MNT. Monitoring your blood pressure is an important part of maintaining cardiovascular health. Currently, the typical means of doing this is through cuff-based devices that detect the pressure ...

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Protein discovery could lead to new hearing loss treatments

WT24 Desk A new genetic study in mice has identified two proteins that help organize the development of the hair cells that pick up sound waves in the inner ear, MNT reports. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, believe that their findings could hold the key to reversing hearing loss that arises from damaged hair cells. A ...

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DOH declares national dengue epidemic

At least 146,000 cases were recorded from January to 20 July WT24 Desk The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday declared a national dengue epidemic after more than 140,000 dengue cases have been recorded this year, Agencies report. The epidemic was declared so that officials can identify areas in need of emergency attention. The infection causes flu-like illness, but occasionally ...

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Fogging a ‘myth’ in dengue control: WHO expert

WT24 Desk A mosquito expert of the World Health Organisation, with 40 years of experience, has busted the myths of Aedes mosquito control in Dhaka as Bangladesh is grappling with nationwide dengue fever, Agencies report. Municipality authorities are struggling to bring in new insecticides as they depend on fogging to kill Aedes mosquitoes. But Dr B N Nagpal, senior entomologist ...

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‘Dengue-free city by Sept’

Kolkata recommends 3-tier monitoring for dengue control WT24 Desk Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon said dwellers would find the city free of dengue by the first week of September, Agencies report. Sayeed Khokon said: “Government officials are on the field and working under the direction of the Prime Minister (Sheikh Hasina) to prevent the outbreak of dengue. ...

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New medical procedure could delay menopause by 20 years

Operation could benefit thousands of women who experience serious health issues WT24 Desk A medical procedure that allows women to delay the menopause for up to 20 years has been launched by IVF specialists in Britain, The Guardian reports. Doctors claim the operation could benefit thousands of women who experience serious health problems, such as heart conditions and bone-weakening osteoporosis, that ...

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Conjoined twins separated

3 operations done by Hungarian doctors WT24 Desk Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors, Agencies report. The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday at a military hospital in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. The ...

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