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Five things you might like to know about Recovery Colleges

Five things you might like to know about Recovery Colleges Copyrighted image Copyright: Chakrapong Worathat | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Dec 2015
What is a Recovery College? When did they start? Dr Jonathan Leach explains in this five point guide. 

Explainer: what is the risk of transmitting HIV?

Explainer: what is the risk of transmitting HIV? Creative commons image NIAID under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2015
Kissing doesn't cause HIV, ignorance does. This article looks at if HIV is easily transmitted...

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Creative commons image giant AIDS ribbon on City Hall / Jennifer Boyer / CC BY 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Nov 2015
1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Why is there a tax on tampons - and why is it so hard to make sanitary protection tax free?

Why is there a tax on tampons - and why is it so hard to make sanitary protection tax free? Creative commons image Dave Morice under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2015
A decision taken back in the 1970s means 21st Century women are being taxed for their gender. But, says Michael J Randall, fixing things isn't that...

The Empties Generation: Why did we hit peak booze in 2004

The Empties Generation: Why did we hit peak booze in 2004 Copyright free image Copyright free: Antranias
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2015
2004 was peak booze - a generation who outdrank those we came before, and since. It wasn't in that dawn so great to be alive, as the nation fumbled...

Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? Creative commons image ceiling under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2015
Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe adds some caveats.

Can rabies be eliminated from Asia by 2020?

Can rabies be eliminated from Asia by 2020? Creative commons image Wellcome Library under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
The World Health Organisation wants rabies eradicated from Asia in the next five years. They've got an uphill struggle, reports Mary-Rose...

Postcards from the doctor: Spreading health care messages in India

Postcards from the doctor: Spreading health care messages in India Creative commons image Rahul M under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
How do you spread healthcare messages amongst people too poor to access the for-profit health system in India? One doctor found a low-tech approach...

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This free course, Introducing public health, introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of...

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This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces you to some key aspects of community-level engagement, in...

Using numbers and handling data

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You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This free...

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