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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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    Bangladesh achieves Hepatitis B control: WHO

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:01am on July 28, 2019

    Bangladesh is among the first four countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, with prevalence of the deadly disease dropping to less than one per cent among...

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    2 crore children to get Vitamin A on Saturday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:32am on June 21, 2019

    About two crore children, aged between six months and five years, will be administered Vitamin A plus capsules under a national campaign on Saturday.Children, aged...

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    Encephalitis from litchis kills 31 children in India: official

    Agence France-Presse . Patna, India | Updated at 05:21pm on June 12, 2019

    At least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease believed linked to a toxic substance...

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    Immunotherapy boosts survival outlook for lung cancer patients

    Agence-France-Presse . Chicago | Updated at 01:52am on June 03, 2019

    An immunotherapy treatment helped significantly boost survival rates among patients suffering from advanced lung cancer, according to the...

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    Antibiotics still on sale without prescription across Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:15am on May 26, 2019

    The sale of antibiotics without prescription goes unabated in the capital and elsewhere across the country as the Directorate General of Drug Administration took no...