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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...

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    Woman falls pregnant twice in 10 days

    BBC | Updated at 11:56am on November 16, 2016

    An Australian woman who was told she may never fall pregnant has given birth to twins conceived 10 days...

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    One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on October 31, 2016

    Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the UN children's agency UNICEF said on Monday...