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Vaccinations do not raise risk of multiple sclerosis

WT24 Desk A large study has concluded that vaccinations are not a risk factor for multiple sclerosis. Instead, the findings reveal a consistent link between higher vaccination rates and a lower likelihood of developing the disabling condition, according to MNT. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany studied data on more than 200,000 people who were representative ...

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Number of dengue patients on rise

Over 21,000 patients so far this year as govt records 1687 new cases WT24 Desk The number of dengue patients so far this year has crossed 21,000 as the government recorded 1,687 new cases in the 24 hours to Friday morning, Agencies report. Among the new cases, 996 were in Dhaka with a slight drop than the previous day while ...

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Dengue cases still on the rise

1,712 more hospitalised in 24 hrs WT24 Desk Dengue cases are still surging across the country as 1,712 more people were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne virus in 24 hours till 8am on Thursday, UNB reports. Of them, 1,150 dengue cases were reported in the capital alone, manifesting that the city is apparently in the grip of a serious outbreak of ...

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6 hospitals fined

Allegation of overcharging dengue tests WT24 Desk Directorate of National Consumers’ Right Protection (DNCRP) fined six hospitals and clinics in the capital city on charge of overcharging visitors for dengue tests, Agencies report. Those are– Central Hospital, Lab Science, Dhanmondi Clinic, Badhon Hospital, Al Arafat Hospital and Green Life Hospital. Central Hospital, Lab Science, Dhanmondi Clinic and Green Life Hospital ...

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No respite from dengue

1,477 more cases reported in 24 hrs WT24 Desk The number of dengue patients continued to rise as a total of 1,477 more people infected with the mosquito-borne fever were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Wednesday, UNB reports. Of them, 928 dengue cases were reported in the capital alone. Two of them were ...

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Dengue hits most of Bangladesh

Only five of the 64 districts left out; Death toll hits 31 this year; Number of patients crosses 15,000 WT24 Desk Dengue has spread to nine more districts, leaving only five of the 64 in Bangladesh out of the disease’s reach as the number of patients continues to rise, Agencies report. A record number of 1,335 patients were hospitalised in ...

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New device may diagnose sepsis in less than a drop of blood

WT24 Desk Sepsis occurs when the body has an extreme reaction to an infection. The reaction is so severe that it can cause organ failure and death. A new diagnostic tool, however, may be able to quickly identify sepsis biomarkers in a tiny amount of blood, according to MNT. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), each year, sepsis affects over 30 millionpeople ...

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Which cancers receive the least funding, and why?

WT24 Desk A recent study that looked at nonprofit research funding for different types of cancer found that some of the most common (and most deadly) cancers receive far less money than others, which can directly affect research, drug development, and patient education, MNT reports. The research, which appears in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, uncovered trends in cancer funding ...

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Record 683 dengue patients in a day

More people infected than ever before in a calendar year WT24 Desk The number of reported cases of dengue is increasing continuously across Bangladesh, with the highest number of patients diagnosed with the viral disease in a day, Agencies report. The Directorate General of Health Services recorded 683 cases of the mosquito-borne disease between 8am Friday and 8am Saturday. Although ...

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Clues in brain’s waste system may help explain Alzheimer’s

WT24 Desk New research reveals that a particular group of lymphatic vessels plays a pivotal role in helping the brain dispose of waste. It also suggests that deterioration of these vessels through aging could contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, MNT reports. Until a few years ago, scientists did not realize that the brain had lymphatic vessels that help ...

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