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    Govt boosts measures to prevent coronavirus 

    Mustafizur Rahman and Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:31am on January 29, 2020

    The government on Tuesday ordered heightened measures at all ports and public hospitals to check the ‘transportation and transmission of coronavirus’ after its recent outbreak...

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    Dengue still high in Bangladesh, city bodies busy with polls

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:37am on January 26, 2020

    The hospitalisation of dengue patients has continued this January as people in unusual number are still getting infected with the aedes mosquito-borne viral fever. In...

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    Govt steps up efforts against new China virus

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 03:02pm on January 21, 2020

    The government has stepped up its efforts to detect and prevent the new strain of coronavirus, which causes a type of pneumonia, and has spread...

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    Voters say campaigns make no sense to them

    Manzur H Maswood, Moloy Saha and Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2020

    With the mayoral candidates for Dhaka north and south city polls conducting electioneering in full swing, the city dwellers say they find little interest in...

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    Dengue shakes health system

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    The weakness in the health system of Bangladesh came in the spotlight as the country endured the worst dengue outbreak in history in 2019. Since...

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    Health sector mired in graft, unmet pledges, low ability

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    Country’s health sector in 2019 provided usual scanty services, saw corruption and medicine price hike and struggled to deal with an unprecedented dengue epidemic. Besides,...

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    Doctors prescribe plenty of vegetables

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:33am on December 24, 2019

    When winter forces people to brace for chilling cold, many lives could be put in danger. Infants and older adults are more at risks of...

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    Mosquito bites more as city officials sit idle

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:09am on December 20, 2019

    Dhaka residents witnessing a sharp rise in mosquitoes menace in recent weeks with the authorities sitting lackadaisical to control the annoying insects. People are yet...

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    Tk 6,000cr spent on drug marketing a year

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:33am on December 09, 2019

    Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh spend more than Tk 6,000 crore on marketing a year, which burdens consumers as the companies recover the expenses through increased drug...

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    Obesity cripples lives of children in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:39am on December 06, 2019

    Obesity and overweight are the plights that trouble children in Bangladesh today. Their prevalence among the urban children highlight the most pressing issues at hand...

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