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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  • Eating bushmeat, Chagas disease, mental health in schools

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

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    27 mins

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    Ebola and perceived risks of hunting and eating bushmeat. The parasite which causes chagas diseases damages the heart, digestive and nervous system and if left untreated it can kill. . Reaching children in schools is key to assessing their mental health.

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  • Ebola forecasts, health in Burkina Faso, sperm quality

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

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    Ebola forecasts, health messages by radio in Burkina Faso, sperm quality and alcohol.

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  • TTALD: Bereavement without a body 01 Oct 14

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

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    To lose a loved one is painful enough, but imagine bereavement without a body to mourn. Claudia Hammond reports on the Cypriot families still waiting for relatives to be found.

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  • TTALD: When are we dead? 24 Sept 14

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

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    The pivotal role religion plays in decisions about death and dying in Israel.

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