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How might COVID-19 affect cancer patients at different stages of their disease? article icon

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How might COVID-19 affect cancer patients at different stages of their disease?

Will Covid-19 delay cancer treatment? What should you do if you think you have cancer symptoms in these strange times? This articles explains...

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Coronavirus: The Lowdown

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting almost everyone worldwide. We've pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.

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The social Olympian: Family and geography article icon

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The social Olympian: Family and geography

Ben Oakley explores some of the social factors significant in developing top sports people.

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The language used during end of life care matters

The language we use to talk about end of life care matters because it conveys the values we attribute to life and death says lecturer at The Open University, Dr Erica Borgstrom.

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Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student explains their research... 

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A reader's guide to Music And Silence

An imaginative tale of 17th Century Europe inspired by the real-life fairy tale spectacle of Frederiksborg.

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Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? article icon

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Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer an attack. But more men receive treatment for the condition. Patricia Davidson suggests why this might be - and how it should change.

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How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? article icon

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How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources from much-needed food production.

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Children and young people’s participation

Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is reasonably well established. By contrast, enabling children to share in decision making lags some way behind. This free course, Children and young people's participation, emphasises that the adoption of an integrated approach to participation by different sectors of the ...

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Veganism interactive

Veganism has been big news in recent years, and that trend looks set to continue. Explore the rise of veganism in this interactive, you will learn about how veganism relates to speciesism, the historical background to the vegan movement, and more.

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Feeling Stuck in your Job or Career? The ACT Matrix may be the Tool you Need article icon

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Feeling Stuck in your Job or Career? The ACT Matrix may be the Tool you Need

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapy which offers simple tools to help deal with everyday life challenges, and effectively handle difficult thoughts and feelings, accepting what is out of our personal control and committing to action that improves our lives.

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The drug legislation dilemma

UK drug policy is “disastrous” says Open University Visiting Professor and former government advisor David Nutt. In a lecture at the OU the professor called for scientists to have greater input to the control of illegal substances.

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