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    Football headers 'linked to brain damage'

    BBC | Updated at 07:45pm on February 15, 2017

    Repeated headers during a footballer's professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to tentative evidence from UK scientists...

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    ‘Huge leap’ in prostate cancer testing

    BBC | Updated at 01:22pm on January 20, 2017

    The biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer ‘in decades’ has been made using new scanning equipment, say doctors...

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    Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'

    BBC | Updated at 09:20am on January 12, 2017

    The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests...

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    Cancer spread cut by 75pc in tests

    BBC | Updated at 08:50am on January 12, 2017

    The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists...

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    Scientists link higher dementia risk to living near heavy traffic

    Reuters | Updated at 09:20am on January 05, 2017

    People who live near busy roads laden with heavy traffic face a higher risk of developing dementia than those living further away, according to researchers in Canada...

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    Bill Gates: We are vulnerable to flu epidemic in next decade

    BBC | Updated at 10:25am on December 30, 2016

    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says he is crossing his fingers that a deadly flu epidemic does not strike in the next 10 years because the world is ‘a bit vulnerable right now’...

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    Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

    Reuters | Updated at 11:38am on December 21, 2016

    Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to...

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    Zika virus 'no longer an emergency': WHO

    BBC | Updated at 10:15am on November 19, 2016

    The mosquito-borne Zika virus will no longer be treated as an international medical emergency, the World Health Organisation has declared...