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‘Hell on earth’: India’s taboos around women’s pain leave endometriosis sufferers in agony

Despite the pain of the condition, diagnoses take seven years on average globally. In India, where 42 million women have the disease, cultural stigmas can make the delay even longer‘Hell-on-earth excruciating pain,” is how Ruhi Singh* describes her exp…

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‘Maestro of humanity’: Italian surgeon Gino Strada dies at 73

Tributes paid to doctor whose NGO set up world-class hospitals in war zones such as Iraq, Yemen and SudanTributes have been paid to Gino Strada, the Italian surgeon and “maestro of humanity” known for setting up world-class hospitals for the victims of…

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Spat at, abused, attacked: healthcare staff face rising violence during Covid

Data shows increased danger for those on the frontline in the pandemic, with misinformation, scarce vaccines and fragile health systems blamed‘They stormed the ICU and beat the doctor’: health workers under attackHundreds of healthcare workers treating…

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Pakistan Covid-19 doctors witness black market deals in blood plasma

Patients are looking for cure as healthcare system is on brink of collapse, say doctors Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus chaos has enveloped Pakistan, with hospitals overflowing, doctors dying and infections es…

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