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    More healthcare investment needed to cut out-of-pocket spending: WHO

    Reuters .  Geneva | Updated at 01:23am on September 23, 2019

    Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional one per cent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and stop impoverishing...

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    Abortion beyond reach of many US women: Research

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 03:30pm on September 18, 2019

    Access to an abortion in the United States depends largely upon where a woman lives, research showed on Wednesday, as a rash of clinics closed in areas with the most stringent restrictions...

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    Pakistan overcoming menstruation taboo

    Agence France-Presse . Booni, Pakistan | Updated at 03:44pm on September 15, 2019

    Bent over her hand-crank sewing machine, Hajra Bibi carefully stitches sanitary pads for the women of her mountainous village in northwestern Pakistan, one of many rural areas in the deeply conservative country where periods are still taboo...

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    Five die of lung disease caused by e-cigarette in US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:12pm on September 07, 2019

    At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teens in induced comas...

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    Four European countries lose measles elimination status

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 01:06pm on August 29, 2019

    Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the United Kingdom...

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    Hungarian doctors separate Bangladeshi twins joined at head

    Agence France-Presse. Dhaka | Updated at 04:38pm on August 02, 2019

    Bangladeshi twins who were joined at the head were recovering Friday after Hungarian surgeons performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate their skulls and brains.

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    Public health in jeopardy

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Public health in Bangladesh has become highly vulnerable in the face of phenomenal rise in adulteration of foods, serious contamination of drinking water, substandard and date-expired medicines and...

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    SCI Int’l Hospital offers low-cost treatment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:17am on July 02, 2019

    New Delhi-based SCI International Hospital in India offers medical treatment with affordable cost for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), male infertility, urology, orthopaedics and ENT to patients all over...