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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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    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 silently counted the financial cost...

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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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    Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:32am on September 04, 2019

    Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist...

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    Red wine can be great for digestive system

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:37pm on August 29, 2019

    Scientists at King’s College London have found that red wine drinkers have a greater diversity of bacteria in their digestive tracts, a marker of gastrointestinal wellbeing, than those who drink other alcohol...

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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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    Bangladesh achieves Hepatitis B control: WHO

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:01am on July 28, 2019

    Bangladesh is among the first four countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, with prevalence of the deadly disease dropping to less than one per cent among...