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Is there a link between muscle mass and cardiovascular risk?

WT24 Desk A new study has found a link between lower muscle mass and a higher risk of cardiovascular events — at least in males aged 45 and over. This association, the research indicates, is valid even for males with no history of heart disease, according to MNT. Some loss of skeletal muscle mass occurs naturally as people age. This ...

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Late evening eating may compromise women’s heart health

WT24 Desk New research finds that eating more calories in the evening is associated with poorer cardiovascular health in women, according to MNT. Evidence is accumulating that meal times can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow ...

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Dengue infects 128 more

Patients hospitalised in 24 hrs WT24 Desk A total of 128 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Monday, Agencies report. Fifty six of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Since January, 97,929 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of ...

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143 more infected by dengue

Hospitalized in 24hrs WT24 Desk Some 143 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Saturday., Agencies report. Fifty-four of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Since January, 97,683 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 96,636 made full recovery. ...

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149 more dengue patients

Hospitalised in 24hrs WT24 Desk Some 149 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Friday, Agencies report. Fifty-seven of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Since January, 97,540 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 96,529 made full recovery. ...

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Doctors call for end to daylight saving time transitions

WT24 Desk Doctors writing in a leading medical journal have put forth a case for doing away with daylight saving time (DST) transitions. They argue that these annual transitions to and from DST misalign biological clocks, with long term consequences for health, according to MNT. In the United States, DST begins on the second Sunday of March, when most parts ...

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10 physicians in 68 jails

131 posts lie vacant, says Dept of Prisons WT24 Desk There are 10 physicians against 141 posts in 68 jails across the country while the number of inmates is 86,998 against the accommodation capacity of 40,664, said the Department of Prisons, Agencies report. The information was revealed when deputy jailer Muminul Islam on behalf of the Inspector General (IG) of ...

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Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk

WT24 Desk Even in environments with low air pollution, long term exposure to traffic exhaust near people’s homes may heighten their risk of stroke, according to a new study from Sweden. The culprit appears to be a fine particle air pollutant called black carbon, according to MNT. The researchers came to this conclusion after investigating links between exposure to different ...

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174 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24hr

WT24 Desk In the last 24 hours till 8am on Monday, 174 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country, Agencies report. Fifty-four of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Since January, 96,820 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 95,730 made full recovery. Currently, 842 patients, including ...

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US judge blocks Trump immigrant health insurance rule

The court ruling is the latest to derail administration initiatives to limit the admission of certain legal immigrants into the United States WT24 Desk A US judge has temporarily blocked a rule proposed by President Donald Trump that would require immigrants to prove they will have health insurance within 30 days of arrival in the US, or can pay for ...

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