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The blind breast cancer detectors

The blind breast cancer detectors

Women being screened for breast cancer in Germany may find themselves in the hands of a blind examiner. The idea has been around for a few years, and unpublished research suggests that it really works - that blind people can in fact detect tumours earlier than their sighted counterparts. Could blindness help detect breast...

New hope for the hearing-impaired

New hope for the hearing-impaired

At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for children with hearing impairment. Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time - and start to mimic them - after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device that bypasses missing wiring in her inner ears. Angelica is...

4 cups of coffee reduces risks of Endometrial cancer

4 cups of coffee reduces risks of Endometrial cancer

A new study has shown that a cup coffee may be more than enough in reducing women’s risk to endometrial cancer; researchers having evaluated dietary habits in more than 2,800 women diagnosed with the disease, reports World Tech Today. The study found out that women who drank up to four cups of coffee on...

HC questions legality of organ transfer law

HC questions legality of organ transfer law

The High Court today questioned the legality of the existing law that allows a patient to accept organs donated only by family and blood-connected relatives. The HC sought explanation from government as to why it should not declare illegal the Bangladesh Organ Transplantation Act 1999 (BOTA), which allows a patient to accept organs from...

Episode of negligence ends, with newborn's death

Episode of negligence ends, with newborn's death

The newborn defied an untimely proclamation of his death yesterday, exposing sheer negligence of the doctor. But the episode abruptly ended today with the newborn dying. The parents, who clung to a rekindled hope that the naturally born premature baby could make it, are shell-shocked. They buried the newborn at Azimpur graveyard. The boy, who...

50 Savar RMG workers fall sick for unknown reason

50 Savar RMG workers fall sick for unknown reason

At least 50 readymade garment workers of a factory fell sick today for unknown reasons at Savar's Rajphulbaria area on the outskirts of the capital. Several hundred RMG workers demonstrated before the factory after the incident, our Savar correspondent reports. Doctors say the syndrome they all showed were headache, chest pain, vomiting and abdominal pain,...

2 construction workers electrocuted in Dhaka

2 construction workers electrocuted in Dhaka

Two construction workers were electrocuted at Islambagh in Old Dhaka this morning. They were primarily identified as Asadul, 20, and Khara, 26. The duo were working in an under-construction site in the area this morning and came into contact of a live wire, said Inspector Mozammel Haque, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police...

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India has announced immediate medical visa for patients from Bangladesh and other Saarc countries seeking treatment in India and three to five years’ visa for the businessmen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement at the 18th Saarc Summit that began in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu today. As per the announcement, a patient and one of...

HC orders govt to buy new formalin kit

HC orders govt to buy new formalin kit

The High Court today ordered the government to form an expert committee by a week in order to select a new and proper detector kit to determine formalin levels in food items. The order came following reports published in frontline media that the formalin detector Formaldehyde Meter Z-300 was found faulty by the country’s...

4 surprising health benefits of tea

4 surprising health benefits of tea

As the weather grows chillier every day, now’s the perfect time to sit outside in the brisk fall air with a hot mug of tea. Doesn’t that just sound…so relaxing? Well, it gets nicer: turns out, just a few daily cups of black tea is associated with a 31% reduction ovarian cancer risk (compared...

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