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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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    Muscle test ‘benefits injured footballers’

    BBC | Updated at 10:20am on June 23, 2017

    A new way of measuring the severity of muscle injuries could help footballers return to action more quickly, research suggests. Spanish scientists said passing a...

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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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    Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’

    BBC | Updated at 12:36pm on May 19, 2017

    Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people’s mental health, a UK snapshot survey...

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    Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

    BBC | Updated at 10:05am on April 29, 2017

    Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal...

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    'Touchscreen-toddlers' sleep less, researchers say

    BBC | Updated at 09:20am on April 15, 2017

    Toddlers who spend time playing on smartphones and tablets seem to get slightly less sleep than those who do not, say researchers...

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    Rules of memory ‘beautifully’ rewritten

    BBC | Updated at 02:19pm on April 09, 2017

    What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who...