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Where is the kit to protect NHS workers?

As medics and carers report widespread shortages of protective equipment, the government is...

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Report from Web Summit tech conference – Chips with Everything podcast

In this episode of Chips with Everything we attend 2016’s Web Summit in Lisbon to explore the...

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Will Self on the cartoon strip that set him on the road to writing – The Start podcast

The novelist and journalist shares how living a life of austerity inspired his first professional...

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On the frontline in the fight for LGBT rights

Ruth Hunt joined Stonewall 14 years ago, quickly rising to become the charity’s chief executive....

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Jeremy Hunt and the NHS: master negotiator or out of his depth?

Denis Campbell assesses whether Hunt’s experience as health secretary warrants him becoming the...

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What is the truth about vaping?

Jamie Doward and Max Sanderson join Anushka Asthana to navigate a way through the haze of the...

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The never-ending prison sentences

A spate of deaths of people serving indeterminate prison sentences has led to calls for such...

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Covid-19: the role of vitamin D

Sarah Boseley talks to Prof Susan Lanham-New about vitamin D and whether it could play a role in...

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Will we ever achieve immunity from Covid-19?

Recent studies suggest that even where immunity is developed to Covid-19, it may be fleeting....

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How harmful is cannabis? – podcast

What has convinced some researchers that the risks of heavy cannabis use now warrant public...

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Sara Pascoe and Amy Stewart on the female body – books podcast

Comedian Sara Pascoe explores how our experience is shaped by our physical form in Animal, and we...

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Sara Pascoe and Amy Stewart on the female body – books podcast

Comedian Sara Pascoe explores how our experience is shaped by our physical form in Animal, and we...

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Migration: Ali Smith, David Herd and Wolfgang Bauer listen for the true story – books podcast

As the UK adjusts to life outside the European Union, we ask if literature can get to the heart...

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How does socioeconomic position affect our health? - Science Weekly podcast

This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress,...

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Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders - Science Weekly podcast

What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held...

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E-cigarettes and the burning issues around vaping - Science Weekly podcast

Ian Sample asks how safe is vaping? Can it help people stop smoking? And should it be available...

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A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment – podcast

Daniel Glaser explores the complex relationship between mind and body when it comes to emotion

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Stranded in Pakistan: why did the Home Office deny a baby a visa?

Nina Saleh, a British resident for 20 years, travelled to Pakistan to adopt a baby and was then...

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Helping a nine-year-old recover from an eating disorder

We hear about the importance of early intervention in rare cases of pre-teen eating disorders....

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Growing up with gangs, poverty and knife crime: a look back

This week we are returning to some of our favourite episodes from 2019. The Bollo youth club in...

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