Health

Sale of Cigarettes be stopped within 3 kms off educational institutions: State Ministe

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  Thebdexpress: State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry Mashiur Rahman Ranga suggested halting the sale of Cigarettes within three kms off educational institutions apparently in a bid to discourage students from smoking. Students of schools and colleges are easily addicted to smoking due to easy availability of Cigarettes near their institution. Halting the sale of Cigarettes ...

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2 suspected Indonesian lesbians to undergo ‘rehabilitation’

Correspondent।। Two suspected lesbians detained earlier this week by Islamic Shariah police in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province will undergo what an official described Saturday as “rehabilitation,” and won’t be charged with a crime.  The women, 18 and 19 years old, were taken in for questioning Monday night by Sharia police officers who saw them sitting and hugging each other in ...

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Ukraine outbreak brings polio back to Europe, WHO says

Polio

The WHO said Ukraine had been at particular risk of an outbreak because of inadequate vaccination coverage. In 2014, only 50 percent of children were fully immunised against polio and other preventable diseases, it said. The risk of further spread within the country is high, although the threat to nearby Romania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia is low, a WHO statement ...

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