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Can We Worm Our Way Into Better Health?

Could parasites help give our immune systems a boost and help us fight disease?

We test the science behind parasitic therapy to answer listener Michael’s question about whether intestinal worms can help us stay healthy, and visit a deworming programme in a rural Ugandan village.

Do you have a question we can turn into a programme? Email us at crowdscience@bbc.co.uk

Presenter: Marnie Chesterton
Producer: Marijke Peters

(Picture: Tapeworm in human intestine, Credit: selvanegra/Getty Images)

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27 minutes

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  • Fri 13 Oct 2017 19:32GMT
  • Sat 14 Oct 2017 22:32GMT
  • Sat 14 Oct 2017 23:32GMT
  • Mon 16 Oct 2017 02:32GMT
  • Mon 16 Oct 2017 04:32GMT
  • Mon 16 Oct 2017 06:32GMT
  • Mon 16 Oct 2017 13:32GMT

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