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The Herculean task of tackling hepatitis C continues

The Herculean task of tackling hepatitis C continues Copyright free image Credit: Courtesy of the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2015
The scale of the task featuring scientists working to make hepatitis C a thing of the past would be familiar to the ancient Greeks.

What is MERS coronavirus?

What is MERS coronavirus? Creative commons image Credit: NIAID under CC-BY licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2015
Middle East Respitory Syndrome is a form of coronavirus. But what does that actually mean?

Sleeping on it can solve your problems

Sleeping on it can solve your problems Creative commons image Credit: j cliss under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
Heading off to bed can sometimes be the perfect way to solve your problems, according to new research

Are plastics making men infertile?

Are plastics making men infertile? Creative commons image Credit: Awo-noyama under CC-BY licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
Our world has plastic running through it - but is the prevelance of plastics threatening our survival as a species?

Professor Nick Plowman discusses proton beam therapy and x-ray radiotherapy

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Professor Nick Plowman discusses proton beam therapy and x-ray radiotherapy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2015
In this interview taken from BBC Radio 4's World at One, Great Ormond Street Hospital oncologist Nick Plowman discusses the pros and cons of...

Dementia care: What happens in the brain?

Dementia care: What happens in the brain? Creative commons image Credit: ML Cohen under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2015
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of different disorders that affect the brain- get the low down on the various types here. 

Slowdown of brain’s waste removal system could drive Alzheimer’s

Slowdown of brain’s waste removal system could drive Alzheimer’s Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Mar 2015
Is a 'leaky' blood-brain barrier driving Alzheimer's disease? The latest scientific research indicates this may be the case. Read on to find out...

Health and Social Care Tasters

Health and Social Care Tasters Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Is health and Social Care for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Order your free health advice cards

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Order your free health advice cards Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Updated 15 Oct 2014
Download our insightful health and wellbeing advice cards and combat the challenges associated with diet, exercise and more. 

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor - Sunshine

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor - Sunshine Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 13 Oct 2014
The first episode of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor looks at the importance of vitamin D and ways to make our foods healthier without changing a single...

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Health and environment

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Health and environment Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...