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Health news from the BBC for October 2019.

‘Mumps’ outbreak among south Wales university students

A suspected outbreak of mumps – a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands – has struck students at universities in Wales. Read more

Fat found in overweight people’s lungs

Fatty tissue has been found in the lungs of overweight and obese people for the first time. Read more

Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease ‘is born’

British and American scientists are teaming up to search for the earliest signs of cancer in a bid to detect and treat the disease before it emerges. Read more

Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research. Read more

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