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Low-cost drugs package saves lives of people starting HIV treatment late

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Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL.

Low iron levels may increase risk of heart disease

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People with low iron levels may be at greater risk of heart disease, according to a new study involving UCL scientists.

Study predicts over 1.2 million people in England and Wales will be living with dementia by 2040

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By 2040, there will be over 1.2 million people living with dementia in England and Wales (an increase of 57% from 2016), largely due to increased life expectancy, according to new UCL research.

More than a quarter of women missing smear tests are unaware they exist

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More than a quarter (28 per cent) of women who are overdue for a smear test don’t know about the cervical screening programme, according to research conducted by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at UCL.

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