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    Antibiotic in one Bangladesh river 300 times above ‘safe’ mark

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:42am on May 28, 2019

    Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday.Scientists found...

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    30pc girls miss school during menstruation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:04pm on May 28, 2019

    At least 30 per cent adolescent girls miss their schools during menstruation due to lack of appropriate facilities and support in the schools to manage...

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    20pc doctors absent at govt hospitals: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:46pm on May 16, 2019

    Health minister Zahid Maleque said on Thursday that presence of at least 20 per cent doctors at their workplaces could not be ensured despite...

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    Hepatologists warn jaundice outbreak this summer

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:59pm on April 27, 2019

    Hepatology Society, Dhaka, has alerted city dwellers about spread of jaundice this summer. At a scientific seminar in the capital’s Banglamotor, they said their...

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    No antibiotic sale without prescription: HC

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:00am on April 26, 2019

    The High Court on Thursday asked the government to prevent sale of antibiotics without prescriptions issued by registered doctors....

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    Adolescent marriages behind 43pc mothers’ death at delivery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:04pm on April 25, 2019

    At least 59 per cent of marriage occurs in Bangladesh when the brides are still in their adolescence.And the large number of marriages before the...

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    Early rain intensifies malaria threat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 19, 2019

    Malaria continues to kill people in Bangladesh as the mosquito-borne disease still remains a serious health hazard in hilly and bordering districts....

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    Poor diet linked to one in five deaths globally

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:27pm on April 04, 2019

    One in five deaths globally are linked to poor diet, experts said Thursday, warning that overconsumption of sugar, salt and meat was killing millions of...

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