Extreme Skydiving and Health

Felix Baumgartner’s leap back to earth from the edge of space was remarkable, but what effect did this extreme act have on his body? In this week’s Health Check we look at the physical problems of oxygen deprivation, temperature increase and disorientation that he had to overcome.

We hear from the wilds of northern Canada where a new healthcare initiative has implications for people who live in remote places worldwide. To survive far from conventional medical facilities what needs to be learnt about healthcare and emergency medicine?

Also in the programme - the success of circumcision in preventing the transmission of HIV and why Hepatitis E is not a disease of poor countries.

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Sun 21 Oct 2012 13:32 GMT

Zika: a new pandemic?

Zika virus emerggency talks

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