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A History of Slimming
Weight loss is a big business and while its expansion has kept pace with our growing waist lines, its origins can be traced, oddly enough, to a time when food was scarce. Myriam Wilks-Heeg is researching the history of slimming in the UK and how it became an obsession for women.
Halloween as therapy
At this time of year we flock to horror films and prepare ghoulish costumes - but why do we do this? For children the answer is easy: the sweet treats. For adults, the attraction to frightening things is a bit more complicated. One in six people in Great Britain experience anxiety or depression each week. Though many struggle with inner demons, they are also attracted to the macabre and the terrifying. It seems like a paradox but Dr Peter Kinderman says taking part in Halloween traditions can be therapeutic.
What if medicine becomes a lot more personal?
It might seem a bit farfetched but someday soon we might all carry in our wallets a little card, something like a credit card except this card will carry our entire genetic code. It’s something you would hand over to your doctor or that doctors would look for if you ended up in hospital. Another possibility is that your doctor might have your genetic profile on file, right there beside your address, your age and your weight. According to Prof Sir Munir Pirmohamed medicine is set to get a lot more personal and that’s a good thing.
Who stopped the Ebola outbreak?
Dr Calum Semple shares his experience working in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. It’s a harrowing story that offers some surprising lessons. The large scale Western medical intervention, the type Dr Semple was involved in, might not have been the crucial factor in conquering the outbreak – and certainly not as key as we may have thought. Rather, when reflecting on his research and his experiences, Calum suggests that public health messages concerning the burial of infected persons were vital in curbing the spread of the epidemic.
Help! Is my dog obese?
Prof Alex German calls obesity the single greatest threat to your dog's health, yet most pet owners don't even realise their pet is overweight. The rise in dog obesity parallels the rise in obesity in humans and obese dogs face many of the same health risks as obese humans including arthritis and diabetes.
Suzi Gage on ‘Say Why to Drugs’
Lecturer in Psychology and prolific podcaster, Dr. Suzi Gage takes the Just Say No motto and turns it on its head. Every two weeks she and her co-host, UK rapper Scroobius Pip take an evidence based approach to discussing recreational drugs.
Nanomedicine shrinks the cost of HIV treatment
Prof Steve Rannard and Prof Andrew Owen are using nanotechnology to make HIV medicine more effective and less expensive. Nanomedicine builds tiny particles of medication that are designed to drive the drug into the bloodstream more effectively. The results of which, could greatly increase the number of HIV patients that can receive therapy in low to middle income countries.
Follow your nose
The lives of patients who currently experience invasive tests for bladder and prostate cancer diagnosis could be made easier. Find out how a machine with smell sensitivity can screen urine samples for cancer.
Ultimately I want to work towards creating and implementing programmes to support my overall goal of addressing current health needs in my local community.Avhatakali Tshikhudo - Health - South Africa