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Rising depression amid Hong Kong unrest
Is unrest in Hong Kong linked to a rise in depression?
Claudia Hammond launches a major new study investigating the role of touch
Latest on the Chinese coronavirus
Will quarantines help to stop the spread of the Chinese new coronavirus?
Fighting the new coronavirus alongside other infections
Health issues and medical breakthroughs from around the world
The latest on the spread of Coronavirus
A new test being developed could help track the spread of coronavirus
Why is Covid spreading so quickly on cruise ships?
First case of Covid in Africa reported as virus spreads rapidly on cruise ship near Japan
How life drawing helps us to understand anatomy
Looking beneath a model’s skin to draw their skeleton and muscles
The maths of coronavirus
Coronavirus in the US, the maths of epidemics, and coughs that last for years and years
Alcohol: How drinking less will help you live longer
COVID-19 update, how to cut your alcohol intake and how Alexa could keep you healthy
What have we learnt from Sars?
The history of Sars, what was done to conquer it and what can we learn to fight Covid-19?
As South Africa goes into lockdown what measures are they taking? Plus big data in Taiwan
Tracking diseases like Covid-19 that leap from animals into humans
Learning from scientists in Vietnam tracking diseases that jump from animals to humans
The retired doctor who’d want to die at home if he got Covid-19
The latest on the spread of Covid-19 in the USA
The impact on doctors and nurses of making difficult medical decisions
The “moral injury” felt by staff making difficult decisions during the Covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 in Italy
Why was Covid-19 so deadly in Italy?
Smoking and Covid-19
Could nicotine reduce Covid-19 severity?
Should we wear face masks?
Does the wearing of face masks by the public prevent the spread of coronavirus?
Stem cell therapies unproven for Covid-19
Buyer Beware! Stem cell therapies unproven against Covid-19
Escalating Covid-19 infections across Brazil
How are Brazilians reacting to mixed messages on restrictions, as virus deaths increase?
Covid-19 in DRC
Covid-19 and Ebola in DRC
Pain and the brain
New understanding about pain
Covid-19: Second waves
Are increases in Covid cases signs of second waves?
Covid-19: Steroid drug reduces deaths
Trials of a steroid show it can reduce the deaths of those on ventilators by one third
Faster cheaper Covid testing in Rwanda
Rwandan scientists on their pooled testing approach to Covid which slashes costs and time
Double threat of Covid-19 and flu
Flu vaccine orders up as US anticipates winter Covid surge
Cancer deaths rise predicted after Covid-19
Experts warn cancer deaths will rise because of the pandemic lockdown
Incredible tale of Covid family survival in Spain
Three generations of a family hospitalised in Spain because of Covid
What’s behind a drop in premature births during lockdown?
Irish and Danish doctors spot a fall in premature births during Covid pandemic
Covid testing cuts Apache death rate
Covid testing in homes of White Mountain Apaches helps reduce death rate from Covid-19
Choirs and Covid
Do choirs spread coronavirus?
Women’s reproductive rights threatened by Covid
Improvements to women’s lives because of birth control advances are put at risk by Covid
Covid immunity clues from a fishing boat in the Pacific
How a type of antibody found in three fishermen is helping Covid-19 research
Newborn deaths in US
Black newborn deaths in the US
Covid-19 sniffer dogs being trained
How a smelly t-shirt could help dogs sniff out coronavirus
What is Wellness and does it make you healthy?
Where does the idea of Wellness come from? And who stands to gain from it?
Have we reached the peak of Wellness?
Could doctors learn a trick or two from Wellness?
The latest on global Coronavirus cases
Covid cases continue to surge in the US as countries sign up to help vaccinate the world
How long should Covid quarantine last?
Does cutting quarantine to a week increase the risk of missing cases of Covid-19?
Touch Test results
World's largest study on the topic of touch
Have you ever hugged your doctor?
What role does touch play in health care?
Covid-19 plasma therapy trial results ‘disappointing’
Indian trial finds that convalescent plasma therapy has little benefit against Covid-19
Covid-19 vaccines: Unknowns and dilemmas
What we will not know when the first Covid-19 vaccines are deployed
Covid vaccine ‘90% effective’
How big a deal is the ‘90% effective’ coronavirus vaccine?
Measles outbreak threat due to Covid
Disruption to measles immunisation raises the risk of large outbreaks in Africa
Another week, another Covid-19 vaccine success
Good news about Covid vaccines keeps coming but can everyone benefit from the successes?
Milestone in HIV prevention for women
African clinical study finds an injection every 8 weeks protects women from HIV infection
Gene therapy for sickle cell disease
Gene therapy has transformed the lives of six young people with sickle cell disease
In Iran, one in five infected by coronavirus
Study reveals prevalence of coronavirus infection across Iran, with 72 percent in one city
Ambiguous loss: a different kind of grief
Have you lost a loved one who is still a part of your life in some way?
How children think about maths and time
Doughnuts today or tomorrow? How 4 year olds understand time
The first year of the pandemic
The show looks back at the pandemic exactly one year since we first reported its start
WHO warns against vaccine rollout unfairness
Are poorer countries missing out in the global vaccine rollout? A warning from the WHO
First days of India’s Covid vaccination programme
India’s Covid mass vaccination begins. But there are questions
Brazilian city’s Covid crisis: ‘It’s like Hell’
Health system meltdown as coronavirus infections surge in Manaus for a second time
Covid-19 vaccines prevent 100% of deaths
With a new slew of good Covid vaccine trial results, a remarkable trend emerges
Vaccinating Africa against Covid-19
Vaccinating Africa’s 1.2 billion people against Covid-19 & simple sanitation solutions
Covid vaccines: bad news, good news
AstraZeneca vaccine disappoints in South Africa but may reduce virus spread elsewhere
Superbugs and superfoods
How to combat antibiotic resistance and the truth about the health claims of coconut oil
Covid surge in Mozambique
Doctor in Mozambique’s largest hospital on the massive surge in Covid cases and deaths
Sexual health, Covid-19 vaccines
A neglected area of reproductive health and concerns over Covid-19 vaccination in Africa
Long Covid: solving the mysteries
The UK has launched four major research programmes into Long Covid
Africa’s blood shortage
Why don’t people want to give blood?