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    Pollution killed 9m people in 2015

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on October 21, 2017

    Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday. Almost all the deaths, 92 per cent, happened in low- and middle-income countries, it said, with air pollution the main culprit, felling 6.5 million people. Almost half of the total toll came from just two countries - India and China - researchers reported in The Lancet medical journal...

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    Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain

    BBC | Updated at 09:45am on October 14, 2017

    A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest...

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    Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:40am on October 11, 2017

    The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study said Wednesday...

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    ICDDR,B joins first-ever global initiate to end cholera by 2030

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:13pm on October 04, 2017

    ICDDR,B has joined the launch of an ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90 percent by 2030. The initiative was launched by...

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    Skipping breakfast may double risk of hard arteries: study

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday...

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    Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

    BBC | Updated at 08:55am on September 23, 2017

    The rapid spread of ‘super malaria’ in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning...

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    New antibody attacks 99pc of HIV strains

    BBC | Updated at 12:10pm on September 22, 2017

    Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of...

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    Tofa-Tahura go home after successful operation

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 06:16pm on September 10, 2017

    Tofa and Tahura, the 10-month-old babies from Gaibandha, left hospital for home today after getting well following a complicated surgical...

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    What happens in brain to make us ‘catch’ yawns

    BBC | Updated at 11:35am on September 03, 2017

    You may well be yawning just reading this - it's contagious. Now researchers have looked at what happens in our brains to trigger that response...

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    Why three sections of Organ Transplantation Act not be declared unconstitutional: HC

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:45pm on August 24, 2017

    The High Court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why three sections (2ga, 3, and 6) of the Organ Transplantation Act-1999 will...