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World's first epilepsy device fitted in UK boy's skull

World's first epilepsy device fitted in UK boy's skull

A boy with severe epilepsy has become the first patient in the world to trial a new device fitted in their skull to control seizures. The neurostimulator, which sends electrical signals deep into his brain, has reduced daytime seizures of the boy, Oran Knowlson, by 80 per cent. His mother, Justin

Weight-loss options for young people are hard to come by

Weight-loss options for young people are hard to come by

For many U.S. parents seeking help for a child with obesity, the most widely-endorsed treatment is out of reach - and it’s not the popular weight-loss drug Wegovy. Leading medical groups recommend intensive behavioral counseling - 26 hours within one year - to teach children and their famili

Rare tissue-damaging bacteria spreads in Japan

Rare tissue-damaging bacteria spreads in Japan

A disease caused by a rare tissue-damaging bacteria is spreading in Japan after the country relaxed COVID-era restrictions. Cases of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) reached 977 this year by June 2, higher than the record 941 cases reported for all of last year, according to the National


icddr,b study finds poor toilet facilities in Dhaka hospitals

icddr,b study finds poor toilet facilities in Dhaka hospitals

The government hospitals in the city have around 68 per cent functional toilets, and only 33 per cent of them are clean, according to an icddr,b study. The private hospitals, on the other hand, have 92 per cent functional toilets with only 56 per cent of them being clean, it added. The data comes

15 more COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours

15 more COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours

Bangladesh reported 15 more COVID-19 cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total COVID-19 caseload rose to 2,050,670, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,495

Dengue kit, dialysis filter cheaper; medical equipment costs up

Dengue kit, dialysis filter cheaper; medical equipment costs up

The government has proposed concessions on importing dengue testing kits amid an ongoing outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne disease. Finance Minister AH Mahmood Ali made the proposal in his budget speech for the 2024-25 fiscal year in parliament on Thursday, reports bdnews24.com. In 2023, Bang

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