Health Check Episode guide

  1. 23/04/2014

    Health issues and medical breakthroughs from around the world.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2014

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  2. 16/04/2014

    Health issues and medical breakthroughs from around the world.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2014

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  3. Professor Sir Anthony Epstein

    The man who discovered the Epstein-Barr virus fifty years ago

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2014

  4. Lower Back Pain

    Why it causes more disability globally than any other condition

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2014

  5. Fighting for Freedom

    The health hazards of public protest faced by both protesters and police forces

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2014

  6. Chikungunya Disease

    Why the spread of the mosquito-borne virus to the Caribbean islands is causing concern

    First broadcast: 05 Mar 2014

  7. UAE Breastfeeding Law

    UAE proposed Child Rights Law could make breastfeeding mandatory

    First broadcast: 26 Feb 2014

  8. International Medical Help After Typhoon Haiyan

    What lessons can be learnt from the international medical help effort in Philippines?

    First broadcast: 19 Feb 2014

  9. Would you Want to Find out About an Inherited Genetic Condition?

    The impossibly difficult decisions after discovering a family history of genetic disorder

    First broadcast: 12 Feb 2014

  10. Sickle Cell Disease Spreads with Migration

    More countries need to prepare for influx of people with sickle cell disease

    First broadcast: 05 Feb 2014

  11. Slimming by Cooling

    Could exposure to colder temperatures help with weight loss?

    First broadcast: 29 Jan 2014

  12. Tired Mind, Tired Body

    How mental exhaustion may affect your sporting performance

    First broadcast: 22 Jan 2014

  13. Harnessing the Placebo Effect

    How the labelling of a placebo can make it as effective as drugs in migraine pain relief

    First broadcast: 15 Jan 2014

  14. Pneumonic Plague in Madagascar

    What has caused these recent deadly outbreaks?

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2014

  15. Twenty-five Years of Neuroscience

    Developments in neuroscience and how our understanding of the brain has changed

    First broadcast: 01 Jan 2014

  16. The Musical Brain

    From the emotional stimuli of music to how the brain identifies musical patterns

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2013

  17. Children’s Declining Fitness

    Why today’s children are on average 15% slower at running than their parents

    First broadcast: 18 Dec 2013

  18. Healthy Habits and Dementia

    How a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing dementia by 60%

    First broadcast: 11 Dec 2013

  19. Healthcare in Danger

    The increasing perils for medical personnel working in conflict zones

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2013

  20. Bedtime Aspirin

    How taking aspirin at night may reduce the risk of a heart attack in the morning

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2013

  21. Children of Jannah

    The UK charity providing specialist bereavement support for Muslims

    First broadcast: 20 Nov 2013

  22. The myths concerning people’s health after natural disasters

    Is it really true that spread of disease is inevitable or that dead bodies pose a risk?

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2013

  23. Intersex

    Germany gives legal rights for people who do not fit the two genders of male or female

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2013

  24. Unemployment as a Health Issue

    WHO launches a campaign to address the link between health and unemployment

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2013

  25. Polio in Syria

    A suspected outbreak in Syria where vaccination rates have been slashed

    First broadcast: 23 Oct 2013

  26. Vaccine for HPV in Laos

    Anti-cervical cancer vaccine for girls where there is no screening or radiotherapy

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2013

  27. Haitian Health Care

    The challenges facing health care in Haiti three years on from its devastating earthquake

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2013

  28. Reform of US Health System?

    What will the US health reforms of universal health insurance mean for Americans?

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2013

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