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  1. 20 March 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm

    A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

  2. 18 March 2017 - Health & Medicine

    New test to improve blood cancer treatment

    A new test that measures the blood cancer DNA in patients' bloodstream is set to replace bone marrow and lymph node biopsies, and offer more effective treatment

  3. 13 March 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Understanding epilepsy

    A new classification system for epilepsy will aid understanding of the still-often misunderstood condition, promising more effective treatments for patients.

  4. 3 March 2017 - Go Figure

    Tone deaf? Why you can still hit the right notes

    Tone deafness is a recognised condition where you cannot distinguish between different musical pitches or tones. But it needn't stop you enjoying your music.

  5. 3 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Fragrance Fallout

    Fragrances are put in all sorts of products but the chemicals that make our air smell sweet are making about a third of us feel sick, according to research

  6. 21 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Online approach works in treating knee osteoarthritis

    Physiotherapy via Skype and online pain coping training is shown to be as effective in treating knee osteoarthritis, opening way for wider access.

  7. 13 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Taking back Valentine’s Day for love and health

    Valentine's Day has become more about promoting chocolates and stressing about relationships than about love, so here is a guide for making it a healthy day.

  8. 12 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why helping at home is good for kids

    They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.

  9. Podcast10 February 2017 - Up Close

    Taking Positive Psychology to a Group Level

    Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is being taken to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations

  10. 7 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    How a Mobile app will drive better mental health for cabbies

    After uncovering high levels of stress among taxi drivers, researchers are now developing a mental health mobile phone app to help them relax and exercise.