Health Check

Health Check

The BBC World Service's weekly round up of global health stories and topical issues in medicine.

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  • Vit D: Amsterdam beer work project: Turkish diet clinics 16 Apr 14

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The evidence for Vitamin D supplementation; Paying alcoholics in beer to clean civic areas in Amsterdam; The unregulated dieting industry in Turkey

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  • Michael Schumacher; Trachoma in Ethiopia; Hoarding 09 Apr 14

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Michael Schumacher’s progress; Trachoma in Ethiopia; Characteristics of hoarding disorder

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  • Sir Anthony Epstein: Bus driver detox: Placebo sleep 02 Apr 14

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Sir Anthony Epstein, discoverer of the Epstein-Barr virus; An alcohol detox programme for India’s bus drivers; Placebo sleep boosting cognitive performance

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  • Low back pain, TB in S.Africa, Circular arguments & pre-school kids 26 Mar 14

    Wed, 26 Mar 14

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    27 mins

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    Global burden of low back pain: Drug-resistant TB in South Africa: Circular arguments and pre-school children

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  • Fighting for freedom 19 Mar 14

    Wed, 19 Mar 14

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    Fighting for Freedom: A special programme on the safety of public protest and the dilemmas faced by those who police them

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