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Is using the internet good for us?

Many of the discussions around how we use the internet focus on its potentially negative impact...

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New human cases of bird flu

A third human case of bird flu has been reported in the US in a farmworker in Michigan who...

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How long will we live in future?

Life expectancy is expected to increase by almost five years around the world by 2050, according...

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Medical Innovations

This week, we’re looking at examples of innovative thinking in medicine. A new, non-invasive...

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Whooping Cough On The Rise

We look at the reasons behind a recent surge in Whooping Cough cases in Europe and Asia. Also on...

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Conflict's impact on a neglected disease

A research center in Sudan had brought hope for neglected disease mycetoma, we hear from a...

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What’s happening with girls’ mental health?

There's been a lot of coverage in the media around the world about the mental health difficulties...

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Is turbulence injuring more and more flyers?

After a number of incidents around the world so far this year that have left dozens of flyers...

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Nigeria’s world first 5-in-1 meningitis vaccine

After a 50% jump in meningitis cases reported across Africa last year, Nigeria is becoming the...

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How we hope

Claudia Hammond presents a special edition of Health Check from the Northern Ireland Science...

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Puerto Rico declares dengue fever emergency

As the recent surge in cases of dengue fever continues across Latin America and the Caribbean,...

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Pig kidney transplanted into patient

The latest on the first procedure to transplant a kidney from a pig into a living patient....

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Should we stop talking about long COVID?

Most people with COVID-19 make a full recovery within 12 weeks, but some patients have...

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A Promising New Cancer Treatment

The toxic mineral asbestos is still mined across the world, despite it’s much documented links to...

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One billion obese people

More than one billion people in the world are now living with obesity. The number of people who...

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Junior doctors strike in South Korea

More than 1,600 junior doctors have been on strike in South Korea in a dispute about working...

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Global Trade vs Health Equality

Research shows that large numbers of Covid deaths could have been prevented if people in low and...

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Dengue Outbreak in Latin America

Carnival hits the streets in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week. As well as preparations for the...

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Getting vaccinations to remote South Sudan

The hospital in Old Fangak, South Sudan is extremely remote; it’s a place that can only be...

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Surviving Noma Disease

There are neglected tropical diseases, and then there is Noma; A severe gangrenous disease which...

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