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    Brain acts like thermostat while dealing with pain: Study

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 03:23pm on October 16, 2019

    Pain perception is essential for survival, but how much something hurts can sometimes be amplified or suppressed: for example, soldiers who sustain an injury in...

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    WHO accused of controlling Ebola vaccine supply in DRC

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 03:04pm on September 23, 2019

    Aid group Doctors Without Borders on Monday accused the World Health Organisation of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more...

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    Telemedicine: Blessing for Ivorian heart patients

    Agence France-Presse . Bouak, Ivory Coast | Updated at 02:19pm on September 14, 2019

    Every time Catherine Coulibaly’s 19-year-old son had to make a routine appointment with the cardiologist for his heart condition, she gritted her teeth as she...

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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...

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    Dengue menace on rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    At least 853 dengue patients were hospitalised in the capital since January and two of them died in April. And at least 741 of the...

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    26pc deaths in Bangladesh due to poor diets: Lancet

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:55pm on June 24, 2019

    Low intake of right kinds of food such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains and high intake of wrong kinds of food like sodium appear...

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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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    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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    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...

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    World Thalassemia Day today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:55am on May 08, 2019

    The World Thalassemia Day would be observed today in the country as elsewhere in the globe to raise awareness about the disease.This year’s theme of...

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