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    Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

    BBC | Updated at 09:40am on July 24, 2017

    The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according to scientists meeting in Paris...

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    Marriage 'provides a health boost'

    BBC | Updated at 09:25am on June 07, 2017

    Marriage appears to be good for your health, boosting your survival chances if you have a major heart risk factor such as high cholesterol, say researchers...

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    Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in trial

    BBC | Updated at 02:25pm on June 03, 2017

    A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown ‘very promising’ results in women in the advanced stages of the disease...

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    Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

    BBC | Updated at 12:04pm on June 02, 2017

    The number of children dying worldwide of diarrhoea fell by a third between 2005 and 2015, researchers have found. The Lancet study...

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    Health sector allocation goes down

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:32pm on June 01, 2017

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday proposed 4.04 percent of the total outlay of the proposed budget Tk400,266 crore for 2017-18 fiscal year...

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    Sperm swimming technique ‘all down to simple maths’

    BBC | Updated at 04:18pm on March 20, 2017

    How an individual sperm swims, against all the odds, through fluid to reach the fallopian tubes has been revealed - and it’s all about...

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    'Healthiest hearts in the world' found

    BBC | Updated at 10:45am on March 18, 2017

    The healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers...

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    Artificial ‘embryos’ created in the lab

    BBC | Updated at 01:10pm on March 03, 2017

    Scientists have created ‘artificial embryos’ using stem cells from mice, in what they believe is a world first. The University of Cambridge team used two...

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    Anorexia ‘improved by electrode therapy’

    BBC | Updated at 11:55am on February 24, 2017

    Deep brain stimulation - implanting electrodes deep in the brain - could be a new way to treat severe anorexia nervosa, a Canadian study...

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    Vitamin D pills ‘could stop colds or flu’

    BBC | Updated at 01:29pm on February 16, 2017

    Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in...