Doctors prescribing books, stolen phones, sun creams
Can books be an effective therapy for mental health problems? How much protection do you get from a sun cream? The thieves exploiting smart phone warranties. With Julian Worricker.
Doctors in England will soon be prescribing a range of specially selected books to people with mental health problems. It follows a scheme developed in Wales and widely regarded as a success. But can books be an effective treatment, and how do patients feel about reading as therapy?
Sun creams make a variety of claims as to the protection they provide, but what do they really do for our skin? How much should we use, and what is the difference between using a factor 5, 10 or 50?
Some smart-phones come with attractive warranties, but it's emerged that thieves are exploiting these to increase the profits they make on a stolen phone.
Producer: Jonathan Hallewell
Presenter: Julian Worricker.
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