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Romance does change you as a person

If your friends say that you have changed after you started dating, they are right. A new study says that non-dating teenagers who start dating turn more similar to their romantic partners than to friends in behaviour-in this case, in alcohol abuse. “The results confirm what most friends complain about-romantic partners are a distraction from friendships,” said one of the ...

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Welsh budget: Health service set for £260m boost

The health service is set for a boost with an extra £260m as the Welsh government unveils its spending plans. Finance Minister Jane Hutt said the 2016/17 draft budget would back Labour’s “principles and priorities”. She claimed the Welsh government faced a 3.6% cut in UK government fundingover five years, once the effects of inflation were taken into account. Ms Hutt ...

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GPs should urge patients ‘to go online’

GPs should actively encourage patients to go online for booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions, according to a review of digital services in the NHS in England. Baroness Martha Lane Fox, former internet entrepreneur and government adviser, wants the NHS to push forward with an IT revolution. Her recommendations include ensuring every NHS building provides free wi-fi. She says every ...

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Men responsible for 60pc infertility cases: Specialist

Indian reproduction specialist Dr Gautam Khastagir here on Friday underscored the need for eradicating the widespread misconception that women are responsible for infertility. Rather, it is men who are responsible for at least 60 percent of infertility cases, he said while addressing a press conference on ‘Infertility Awareness’ organised by SSBCL Group, Bangladesh at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. Dr Gautam, ...

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Can this new toothcare regime make dentist’s drill history?

In the future, you may never have to face the dreaded dentist drill, as a new study has found a drill-free way of treating tooth decay. The University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed and prevented without the need for the traditional ‘fill and drill’ approach that has dominated dental care for ...

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UK International Development Minister Baroness Verma visits Bangladesh

Britain’s commitment to achieving the Global Goals and working closely with Bangladesh was reaffirmed by UK International Development Minister Baroness Verma who arrived in Dhaka today (8 December 2015). During her visit, the Minister will engage with local audience about the UK Government’s priorities and how UK Aid can best support the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment to the new Global ...

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I was a legal president: Ershad

The special envoy to the Prime Minister and also the Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Monday claimed that he was legal president during 1986-90 period, he also hoped to be the president again in future. The former army ruler made the remarks as he was replying to a reporter’s question regarding the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks– Ziaur Rahman ...

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Riders outplayed Super Stars

Rangpur Riders outplayed Sylhet Super Stars and secured 8 wickets win throwing them out of the third edition of BPL match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in the capital on Monday. Super Stars had to win all their matches in hand to gain any sort of chances in the knock out phase in the BPL -3 but they failed ...

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Recycled product exhibition begins at SUST

A ten-day recycled product exhibition was started at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus on Sunday. Green Explore Society (GES), a natural and environmental based organization of the university organized the exhibition to encourage the students to use the recycled products. The exhibition was inaugurated at around 11:00am at Arjuntola in campus which will be continued till December ...

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Roadside winter pitha sales boom in Sylhet

With the advent of winter, sales of traditional pithas made of bran have boomed as roadside shops in the Sylhet have dressed the part to cater to the crowds at twilight the local delicacies in both taste and texture. As the making of winter pithas at home is declining in the Sylhet city life, footpath shops have become the first ...

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