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A new era for HIV? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

A new era for HIV?

How has HIV treatment changed since the 1980s? Ou PhD student, Tom Witney, explains and tells us about his research into serodiscordant relationships.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

What do you really know about HIV and AIDS?

You've probably heard a lot about HIV and AIDS in the news - but can you separate the myth from the reality? Take our quiz to find out...

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OpenLearn Live: 2018 World Cup Special

A victory in England's first match. But there's a long way still to go. Fight the big match nerves with some calming insights into the world of soccer.

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Are selfies a terrible thing?

Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the trend of arm's length self portraiture?

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Match report: England v Scotland, 1872

The first international football match took place between England & Scotland in Glasgow, on November 30th 1872. Here's how it went.

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Why smart leaders allow a bit of football frenzy

In some workplaces over the coming weeks, heads will be down over streams of Sweden v South Korea rather than spreadsheets. But for a productive workplace, a bit of football fun might be a positive good.

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Why Russia is hoping for a good World Cup

After the doping and hooligan scandals that have taken the shine off previous events, Vitaly Kazakov explains why Russia is hoping for better this time round.

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The civil engineer's fear of the penalty shoot-out: Predicting the World Cup

Civil Engineering uses a lot of predictions; World Cups generate a lot of predictions. Charles MacRobert brings the two worlds together.

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The World Cup has already been won... by Karpatalja

Tomorrow FIFA's version of the World Cup kicks off in Russia. But the CONIFA cup has already been played for and won. Joel Rookwood explains more.

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Should the NHS fund it?

The NHS and government has to decide whether to fund certain healthcare treatments or services. Would you fund the following ten big issues? Vote in our quiz...

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The monster has wings: Should we be worried about youth consumption of energy drinks?

Young people in the UK chug their way through more energy drinks that anywhere else in Europe. Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram ask if it's time to take action.

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Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness

This free course, Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness, explores the personal skills that underpin so much work in sport and gyms. We often hear employers refer to the importance of these interpersonal relationships or ‘soft skills’ in sport and fitness, and in this unique course you’ll build valuable insights into understanding workplace communication, motivation and self-awareness and how this can increase your effectiveness and enhance how you work with others. All this is made possible by some unique film footage of coaches, trainers and instructors at work combined with engaging learning activities that accompany these case studies to benefit both your career and those you work with.

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24 hrs
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