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25/10/2010

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28 minutes
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Monday 25 October 2010

Ad Kerkhof is a clinical psychologist at VU University in Amsterdam who has devised treatments for people who are excessive worriers. He explains to Claudia Hammond how the simple mental exercises involve deliberately concentrating on the worries for a fixed amount of time each day. He adds that anyone can do the exercises themselves without the need for a therapist.

More than a third of us suffer recurrent attacks of dizziness and vertigo at sometime in our lives. And it’s often difficult to diagnose the cause of these symptoms, which means that the sufferers don’t get the right treatment. Now a team of doctors at the Massachussetts Ear and Eye Infirmary in the US has devised a new method involving a tilting chair that should lead to more accurate diagnoses. Andrew Luck-Baker reports from Boston.

A billion people go to bed hungry each night, and 90% of them are chronically malnourished. As experts debated the World Food Crisis in London, Claudia discusses how best to deliver high quality and tasty food to the hungry with Martin Bloem the Chief of Nutrition and HIV/AIDS at the UN World Food Programme.

A drug resistant strain of malaria has appeared on the border between Thailand and Cambodia. Guy de Launey reports from the Pailin region of Cambodia where insecticides have been sprayed onto the traditional Khmer headscarf, the kromar, in the fight against the malaria mosquito.

Chapters

4 items
  • How to Stop Worrying

    Ad Kerkhof has devised treatments for people who are excessive worriers, which involve deliberately concentrating on the worries for a fixed amount of time each day

  • Diagnosing Vertigo

    Doctors at the Massachussetts Ear and Eye Infirmary in the US have devised a new method of diagnosing vertigo and dizziness. Andrew Luck-Baker reports from Boston

  • Feeding the World’s Hungry

    As experts debated the World Food Crisis in London, Claudia Hammond discusses how best to deliver good tasty food to the hungry with Martin Bloem of the UN World Food Programme

  • Headscarves against Malaria

    Guy de Launey reports from the Pailin region of Cambodia where insecticides have been sprayed onto the traditional Khmer headscarf, the kromar, in the fight against a drug resistant strain of malaria

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