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Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world.

Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world.
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Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world.

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Discovery of Brain’s “Waste Disposal” System

10/18/2017
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The discovery of the brain’s “waste disposal” system could transform our understanding of neurological conditions. Until now there was no evidence of the lymphatic system in the human brain – that’s the network of vessels which also transports part of the immune system around the body. The American researchers hope that this knowledge may eventually add to our understanding of brain conditions like multiple sclerosis. It’s Divali this week – and the Hindu festival is celebrated with...

Duration: 00:26:29


Childhood Obesity Rockets

10/11/2017
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Childhood and teenage obesity is spreading across the world at an alarming rate – and this week the first evidence of the extent of the crisis has been published. Experts at the World Health Organization and Imperial College, London analysed data from more than two thousand studies, involving 128 million children and adolescents worldwide. If this trend continues, there will be more overweight children than underweight in 5 years’ time. If you saw someone with a sign on the street saying...

Duration: 00:26:30


Prize-winning Body Clock News

10/4/2017
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The Nobel prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three American scientists who discovered the existence of circadian rhythms – the body clock in all living cells. Their research involved fruit flies – but the findings are also relevant to humans. Our body clock which tells us to sleep at night relies on this internal rhythm. Sleep scientist Professor Matthew Walker who’s written a book called Why We Sleep has some top tips for a good night’s sleep. Breast density is a risk...

Duration: 00:26:28


Public Reluctant to use Life-saving Defibrillators

9/27/2017
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Many people don’t have the confidence to step in and give someone in cardiac arrest the electric shock which might save their life – despite the increased availability of automated public defibrillators. Nearly a third of people who die every year die from cardiac arrest – which is when the heart stops beating. Doctors want more people to use the automated devices which deliver clear audio instructions and are often found in railways stations or airports. A menstrual cup is an alternative...

Duration: 00:26:29