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    Pain, Pus and Poison

    The search for modern medicines.

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    18 May 2018

  • Pain, Pus and Poison

    Pain, Pus and Poison New content
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    The search for modern medicines.
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    Britain's Fat Fight

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.

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    09 May 2018

  • Britain's Fat Fight

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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.
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    The Truth About Obesity

    Chris Bavin discovers what science can tell us about why 2/3 of us are overweight - and how we can fight it.

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    26 Apr 2018

  • The Truth About Obesity

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    Chris Bavin discovers what science can tell us about why 2/3 of us are overweight - and how we can fight it.
  • Life, Health and Chemical Sciences: PhD Projects 101

    Ever wondered what our research students from the school of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences do in the labs? Check...

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    28 Mar 2018

  • Life, Health and Chemical Sciences: PhD Projects 101

    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 28 Mar 2018
    Ever wondered what our research students from the school of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences do in the labs? Check out these explainers of their...
  • The science behind why we drink alcohol

    By Dr Claire Rostron

    Alcohol: why do we drink it? Dr Claire Rostron, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Health and Chemical...

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    28 Feb 2018

  • The science behind why we drink alcohol

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    Alcohol: why do we drink it? Dr Claire Rostron, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Health and Chemical Sciences at The Open University,...
  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    By Aisling Irwin

    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

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    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some practitioners are worrying about those...
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    For some people, staying awake might help fight depression

    By Linda Geddes

    Triple chronology appears to have positive results in treating some people with depression. Staying awake for better...

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    14 Feb 2018

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    Triple chronology appears to have positive results in treating some people with depression. Staying awake for better mental health might sound odd, but - as...
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    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    By David Scott

    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug...

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    22 Jan 2018

  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

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    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling in UK prisons.
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    03 Jan 2018

  • Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood

    Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood Creative commons image Icon By Ewan Munro from London, UK (Sapporo Ichiban, Catford, LondonUploaded by tm) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
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    Sticking with our traditional salmon and tuna diet isn’t sustainable, Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt explain why eating algae could...
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    Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

    By Richard Metcalfe

    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe...

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  • Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

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    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe adds some caveats.

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  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and...

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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
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    Forensic science and fingerprints

    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some...

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    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make...
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    Introducing ageing

    Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is...

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    Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many...
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    The psychological aspects of sports injury

    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation...

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    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a...
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    Introducing public health

    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public health and health promotion. It considers the scope and focus of...

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    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
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    Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification...

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    Challenging ideas in mental health

    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging ideas in mental health, invites you to think differently about life's...

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  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

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    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...