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    China virus hits 291 people, kills six

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:21pm on January 21, 2020

    Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six and...

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    PM for giving free

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:19pm on December 11, 2019

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday vowed to eliminate leprosy from the country before 2030, urging local pharmaceutical companies to produce medicines for the leprosy...

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    Samoa death toll in Measles still rising

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:14pm on December 03, 2019

    The World Health Organisation warned of a ‘slide back’ in global efforts to eliminate measles Tuesday, as the death toll from an outbreak that has...

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    Sedentary teens risk health, heart and mind: WHO

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 07:45pm on November 22, 2019

    Teenagers worldwide are jeopardising their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organisation-led...

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    Europe’s prisons failing to monitor inmates’ health: WHO

    Agence-France-Presse .  Copenhagen | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    Prison authorities in Europe are not doing enough to monitor the health of inmates, meaning prisoners are more likely to suffer untreated conditions and are...

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    16.8pc adults, 13.6pc children have mental disorder in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on November 08, 2019

    At least 16.8 per cent of the adult population in and 13.6 per cent of the children in Bangladesh suffer from mental disorders, revealed a...

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    251 new dengue patients hospitalised

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:26pm on October 28, 2019

    At least 251 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours until  8am Monday. Of them, 89 were hospitalised in the capital...

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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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    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...

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    Suicide kills one every 40 seconds: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:30am on September 10, 2019

    Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organisation said Monday,...

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