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Monday 22 March 2010

New research in the UK suggests that far fewer people are suffering from wheat allergy and intolerance than is generally believed. Professor Tara Dean from the University of Portsmouth joins Health Check to discuss the dangers of self-diagnosing wheat allergy.

There’s a report from Peru on the dispute on the legality and morality of dispensing free emergency contraception, known as the morning after pill.

There’s news on the dangers of Echinococcus Multilocularis, a tape worm that can spread from dogs to man, and that can be fatal.

And Peter Fenwick discusses the latest research into end of life experiences, where people close to death have strange visions and visits from the dead.


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