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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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    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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    SCI Int’l Hospital offers low-cost treatment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:17am on July 02, 2019

    New Delhi-based SCI International Hospital in India offers medical treatment with affordable cost for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), male infertility, urology, orthopaedics and ENT to...

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    BSMMU conducts successful liver transplant surgery

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:48am on June 26, 2019

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University has conducted the first-ever liver transplant surgery, demonstrating the public hospital’s progress in modern healthcare service...

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    Unnecessary C-sections in Bangladesh rise by 51pc in two years

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:03pm on June 20, 2019

    Medically unnecessary caesarean section operations increased by 51 per cent in Bangladesh over the past two years costing patients 483 million dollars per year, according...

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    Immunotherapy boosts survival outlook for lung cancer patients

    Agence-France-Presse . Chicago | Updated at 01:52am on June 03, 2019

    An immunotherapy treatment helped significantly boost survival rates among patients suffering from advanced lung cancer, according to the...