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    Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:44am on January 25, 2018

    Just one cigarette a day carries nearly half the risk for heart attack and stroke as smoking a full pack of 20, according to a large-scale...

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    Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday...

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    6,582 die of cervical cancer in Bangladesh each year

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 03:31pm on January 13, 2018

    Experts said on Saturday no woman should die of cervical cancer as it can be treated and cured if it is diagnosed early. About 11,956...

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    Heart attack care ‘unequal for women’

    BBC | Updated at 10:15am on January 08, 2018

    Fewer women who suffer a heart attack would die if they were given the same treatments as men, a new study found...

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    Drug Admin fixes prices

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on December 20, 2017

    The Drug Administration on Tuesday fixed the prices of pacemaker and valve, as the lifesaving medical devices had been selling in the country for long without any regulation...

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    Philippines bans dengue vaccine as Sanofi downplays risk

    Reuters | Updated at 07:08pm on December 05, 2017

    The Philippines has ordered French drugmaker Sanofi to stop the sale, distribution and marketing of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine in the country after the company...

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    Bangladesh detects 5,586 HIV patients since 1989

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on December 05, 2017

    The government on Monday disclosed that at least 865 people were newly detected HIV positive, raising the total number of AIDS patients to 5,586 since 1989 in the country...

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    HIV epidemic alarming in Europe, WHO warns

    Reuters | Updated at 03:17pm on November 28, 2017

    The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region’s epidemic...

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    Pollution killed 9m people in 2015

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on October 21, 2017

    Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday. Almost all the deaths, 92 per cent, happened in low- and middle-income countries, it said, with air pollution the main culprit, felling 6.5 million people. Almost half of the total toll came from just two countries - India and China - researchers reported in The Lancet medical journal...

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    Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain

    BBC | Updated at 09:45am on October 14, 2017

    A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest...