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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 05 October 2009

Claudia Hammond talks to the president of the World Heart Federation about their campaign to make the workplace more healthy for our hearts.

Several new studies have revealed how the simple act of banning smoking in public places, has had a dramatic effect on the number of heart attacks.

Sarah Parfitt finds out why music could help you run better.

Could the age you first have sex be written in your genes, and a new study that has shown learning in people who are only minimally conscious.



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