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    Early action a must to contain communicable diseases

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2020

    PUBLIC health system is primarily designed to tackle communicable diseases and the country still does not have an effective, comprehensive strategy to tackle mosquito- or...

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    Insects, pesticide and a public health crisis

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 10:53pm on February 22, 2020

    IN 2017, UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and UN special rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, produced a report that called...

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    A tale of heavy metals and mistrust among public agencies

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    A HIGH concentration of heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium and lead that the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority detected in tests on 67 samples of...

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    Trans fat intake increases risk of heart diseases: discussion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on February 14, 2020

    Public health experts at a roundtable on Thursday said that excessive intake of trans-fats increases risk of heart diseases as foods enriched with trans-fats increases...

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    Guideline a must to stop unnecessary C sections

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2020

    PUBLIC health programmes for women are largely focused on family planning, pregnancy and childbirth services, but safe birth still remains a serious concern. The Maternal...

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    Unabated use of toxic pesticide worrying

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 07, 2020

    THE unchecked and indiscriminate use of pesticide has already begun to manifest its negative impact on soil fertility and public health. The regulatory authorities have...

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    Cold-related diseases take toll on public health in Bangladesh

    Emran Hossain  | Updated at 12:19am on December 23, 2019

    Persisting cold continued to take toll on public health, especially among the children and the elderly people, as several thousand visited government hospitals every day...

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    Dhaka’s hygiene crises threaten public health

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:23am on December 20, 2019

    Lack of safe water, sewage treatment, safe disposal of solid wastes and unavailable and affordable sanitation facilities in public spaces continue to haunt Dhaka, for...

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    Air pollution may become public health emergency

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    GREEN campaigners and civic groups have for long expressed concern about Dhaka’s air quality, but successive governments have paid little attention to the deteriorating situation....

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    Lax drug control weakens public health system

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2019

    THE Directorate General of Drug Administration has recently banned the popular acidity drug medicine rantidine because the ingredients used carry carcinogens. The drug was banned...

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