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Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 20th May, 2018, 15:31

A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region, including 21 confirmed cases of Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

Depression in male partner may lower pregnancy chances: Study Depression in male partner may lower pregnancy chances: Study

On the other hand, depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of birth


Nasim leaves for Geneva to attend WHO conference Nasim leaves for Geneva to attend WHO conference

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO


Regulating salt intake key to prevent hypertension: Experts Regulating salt intake key to prevent hypertension: Experts

Hypertension, also known as high or raised blood pressure, is a condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure


DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread Emergency health talks as Ebola spreads

  The World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the risk of Ebola…


Half of hypertensive patients unaware Half of hypertensive patients unaware

“Health systems have been conventionally focused on infectious diseases and have neglected chronic diseases, which have become very, very important”


WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

The fresh outbreak, publicly declared on May 8 with 23 deaths so far


No exercise for 6 years can trigger heart failure risk No exercise for 6 years can trigger heart failure risk

The “recommended” amount is at least 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity or at least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise


Over 75 percent  of all pasteurized milk unsafe for direct consumption: icddr,b  'Over 75pc of all pasteurized milk unsafe for direct consumption'

At every stages of the dairy value chain from the farm to store, milk is found to be highly contaminated with bacteria


Blurred vision may indicate retinal disease Blurred vision may indicate retinal disease

Early detection of AMD and DME increases the possibility of preventing vision loss


Body clock linked to mood disorders Body clock linked to mood disorders

A Lancet Psychiatry study of 91,000 people found a disrupted body clock was linked with depression, bipolar disorder and other problems


Saima for database on persons with disabilities Saima for database on persons with disabilities

Saima urges the UNDP to focus on that area and plan along with development planning, not just counting the populations but actually see needs


Doctor suggests kidney patients to be more cautious during Ramadan Kidney patients to be cautious during Ramadan

Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease must consult with their physicians to assess the severity of their condition


Healthy diet may lower risk of hearing loss in women: Study Healthy diet may lower risk of hearing loss in women: Study

They found that women whose diets most closely resembled the AMED or DASH dietary patterns had about 30% lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss


Vitamin D could help treat diabetes: study Vitamin D could help treat diabetes: study

Vitamin D can help treat damaged beta cells in pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin


Childhood trauma may trigger physical pain in adulthood Childhood trauma may trigger physical pain in adulthood

A new study, including an Indian-origin researcher, suggests that childhood trauma or adversity may trigger physical pain in adulthood


Walking may boost women’s chances of pregnancy Walking may boost women’s chances of pregnancy

The study helps better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child


Novel drug may help treat hair loss Novel drug may help treat hair loss

This identifies a completely novel mechanism of action of this old and widely used immunosuppressant


Nature’s essentials for your baby Nature’s essentials for your baby

Aloe Vera works best for treating dry skin and heals rashes and itchy skin


Orbis provides eye care to Rohingyas, host community in Cox’s Bazar Orbis provides eye care to Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

The Orbis’ eye screening camp has given the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals access to eye health care services, its Chief of Program says


Biomarker for early diagnosis of lung cancer identified Biomarker for early diagnosis of lung cancer identified

This makes it a potential noninvasive diagnostic marker that could change current practices in the diagnosis & treatment of some types of lung cancer


DR Congo confirms new Ebola outbreak in country's north-west Ebola returns to DR Congo

There are two confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the affected area and 17 deaths where it is suspected, the health ministry says on Tuesday


California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings

The coffee industry did not deny that the chemical acrylamide was found in coffee


First oral cholera vaccination push launches in Yemen First oral cholera vaccination push launches in Yemen

More than 2,200 people dies of the waterborne infection in Yemen every year


Gut bacteria linked to causing a heart attack Gut bacteria linked to causing a heart attack

The researchers believe the new finding could open the door for new treatment options for those patients with unexplained plaque build-up in arteries


1mn Rohingyas, host communities being vaccinated against cholera Rohingyas, host communities being vaccinated against cholera

Earlier 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine are administered to the vulnerable population in two phases in October – November last year


Meat-based diet improves length growth in infants, says a study Meat-based diet improves length growth in infants, says a study

Meat is an excellent source of protein and can be an important complementary food for infants who are ready for solid foods


Sitting in cars for long hours may lead to blood clots Sitting in cars for long hours may lead to blood clots

This is a dramatic example of the risks inherent in spending prolonged periods immobilized in a cramped position, researchers say


132-pound ovarian tumor removed from Connecticut woman 132-pound ovarian tumor removed

"But tumors this big are exceedingly rare in the literature. It may be in the top 10 or 20 tumors of this size removed worldwide," Dr Andikyan says


Regular fast food eating linked to fertility issues in women Fast food link to women's fertility

Women who eat fast food regularly and not enough fruit are more likely to struggle to conceive, a study suggests


Gut bacteria linked to cause of heart attack Gut bacteria linked to cause of heart attack

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries


Traffic-related pollution may increase asthma risk in kids  Traffic-related pollution may increase asthma risk in kids

Lifetime exposure to black carbon and fine PM were also linked to the asthma in early childhood (ages three to five years)


Breast screening error 'shortened up to 270 lives' Breast screening error 'shortened up to 270 lives'

All women affected will now be contacted by letter by the end of May and those under 72 will receive an appointment for a catch-up mammogram


9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air: WHO 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air: WHO

Over 90% air pollution deaths occur in poorer countries


Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation


Running marathon boosts immunity says a study Running marathon boosts immunity says a study

Many scientists previously interpreted this fall in immune cells after exercise to be immune-suppression, says a study


Western diets may improve fat digestion, absorption, says study Western diets may improve fat digestion, absorption, says study

Those digestive enzymes break down dietary fat, enabling the rapid absorption of calorie-dense foods, the researchers said


Taking vitamin B6 could help you recall dreams Taking vitamin B6 could help you recall dreams

Vitamin B6 occurs naturally in various foods, including whole grain cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, eggs, red meat, liver, & fish


Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia

Anticholinergic drugs block certain nerve impulses to reduce spasms of the bladder muscles, for example, and to ease depression symptoms or Parkinson


Irregular periods linked to Type-2 diabetes in girls: Study Irregular periods linked to Type-2 diabetes in girls: Study

PCOS -- a hormonal disorder that enlarges ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges -- causes insulin resistance, the hallmark of Type-2 diabetes


Nearly 100 US people sick in lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak US hit by lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

Ten people have kidney failure and 46 are in hospital

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