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Education & Development

Health and Social Care Pathway

So you have decided that studying Health and Social Care is for you - what next?

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Health, Sports & Psychology

OU on the BBC: Alternative Therapies - About the series

Introducing a second series by Kathy Sykes, examining the claims of alternative therapies.

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Are Appearances Really Deceptive?

Ever Wondered sent Raj Persaud out to discover why first impressions might be more important than you think

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Health, Sports & Psychology

The science behind why we drink alcohol

Alcohol: why do we drink it? Dr Claire Rostron, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Health and Chemical Sciences at The Open University, investigates.

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Carers, COVID-19 and Physical Activity: The Research

This article provides outlines an Open University study around carers and their relationship with physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Health, Sports & Psychology

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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Health, Sports & Psychology

A role for hypnotherapy

Peter Naish weighs the role of hypnosis in a medical context, and suggests its best viewed as tool rather than cure. Here's his personal take on the therapy:

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Ever Wondered About... Pancakes?

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day) take a look at the science and history of the pancake.

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Society, Politics & Law

An introduction to social work law

This course will get you to consider your initial perceptions of the social work role before exploring what social workers do in their day-to-day practice with people. It will highlight the core values of the social work profession and consider the challenges of applying these values in practice. The course will explore the relationship ...

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5 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Does counting calories work?

If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley investigate why the calorie might be broken.

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Can you train for penalty shoot-outs?

England has one of the worst records for penalty shoot-outs in international football competitions - could purposeful practise end this?

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Can we hold back time?

Although a novice to television Edward Enfield has done rather well in his new semi-retired career. Once a Local Government Officer, he still needs all the stamina and mental alertness he can get. So Ever Wondered sent him to find out what happens when we age and if you can really hold back the years

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