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OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA New content
Updated 01 Dec 2016
Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars. Learning and research...

Can engineering help improve patient safety?

Can engineering help improve patient safety? Creative commons image Visitor6 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save lives.

OpenLearn Live: 14th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 14th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Nov 2016
Why Birmingham is a 150 year old city with a flag that's just a year old; the NHS email problem and the man who discovered insulin. ...

OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Soviet Union patent diagram
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2016
Did a Russian scientist create a zombie dog? No. Learning and research across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 2nd November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 2nd November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: RafaelTalkar
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2016
Did a soldier in France shoot a ghost dead? No. Plus: National Stress Day; firstcarquote and can poor sleep make you fatter? Learning and...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Creative commons image Alessandra Khumana under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 10 Oct 2016
Break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and increase your understanding with our free content and courses, as part of World Mental Health...

OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016 Creative commons image Benjamin Hollis under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
The tiny pieces of metal that climbers hang their life from, and the fight for the right to see the code running your body. Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Adrian Pingstone / Public Domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
Buy British? Maybe next time, says the government in 1966. Today's government embraces blockchains. And why the Alzheimer's drug isn't. Free...

Type 2 diabetes across the globe: What's going on?

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Type 2 diabetes across the globe: What's going on? Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
Journey across the world and uncover why there is a global epidemic of type 2 diabetes and bust some of the myths around it.

Why are maggots making a comeback in hospitals?

Why are maggots making a comeback in hospitals? Creative commons image Dean Morley under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jun 2016
The use of maggots to clean a wound is being given a second look by some doctors. An ancient treatment with strong 21st century applications is...

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Health and environment

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Health and environment Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...

Work and mental health

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Work and mental health Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...