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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...

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    Cost of cancer: New drugs show success at steep price

    Reuters | Updated at 11:40am on April 04, 2017

    Newer cancer drugs that enlist the body’s immune system are improving the odds of survival, but competition between them is not reining in prices that...

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    Night-time loo trips 'linked to salt in diet'

    BBC | Updated at 12:05pm on March 26, 2017

    People who wake at night with an urge to go to the loo may need to cut back on salt in their diets, doctors from Japan are suggesting...