Claudia Hammond discusses a new report looking at charitable efforts to provide physical rehabilitation for victims of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, and whether a lack of coordination and understanding of the situation on the ground, meant some charities unintentionally did more harm than good.

We hear about the problems of extreme blushing and the operation that can cure people of this embarrassing problem.

Dr Alexander Kumar speaks to Claudia, direct from the Concordia Antarctic station where he is about to embark on 4 months of extreme cold and darkness as he and his colleagues prepare for a long winter at the research station. He is studying the effects on mind and body of one of the most extreme environments on the planet, and why the European Space Agency is interested in his results.

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Zika: a new pandemic?

Zika virus emerggency talks

The explosive spread and impact of the mosquito-borne virus.