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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive–compulsive disorders too? Shayla Love investigates.

 

Written by Shayla Love
Read by Kirsten Irving
Illustrated by Clara Lacy
Produced by Barry J. Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend 'Secrets of the strong-minded' by Emma Young, available as a podcast here: https://mosaicscience.com/story/secrets-strong-minded?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=referral-mosaic&utm_campaign=archive

Oct 23, 2017

"Finding the right time and place to have conversations about things such as progression of disease can be challenging, and patients react in all sorts of ways. "Some people will want to have that conversation when they realise that they're unwell. Some people will strongly say, 'I've been in hospital before, there's no way you're sending me to [intensive care],'" says Smith. Some just don't want to know."

How do you tell someone that they’re seriously ill, or even dying? We explore how doctors learn and how they deal with the stress and trauma, for both their patients and themselves.

Written and read by Chrissie Giles, produced by Barry J Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend listening to Mosaicscience – Atul-gawande-in-conversation. Chrissie Giles interviews the best-selling author and surgeon about end-of-life care, writing and how doctors can be better communicators. Watch the 10min video or downloadable extended audio interview.

Oct 16, 2017

Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80 per cent of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America.

Written by Jo Marchant
Read by Barry J. Gibb
Produced by Barry J. Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend 'Virtually painless: how VR is making surgery simpler' by Jo Marchant.

Oct 9, 2017

"My most pervasive memory of young childhood, is of being in 'a mood', which really consisted of just the one mood in several shades of monochrome: a spectrum that ranged from a comforting solitary dreaminess inside a softly enclosing gentle shadow at one end to, at the far side of the continuum, the grimmest darkness in a hard-frozen, fractured icescape. Always it was me on the inside, them out there, beyond my enclosure, unable to reach in. And me, sometimes not wanting, sometimes not able, to reach out."

How do I explain an existence dominated by the bleakest, darkest moods? And do I even want to?

Written by Jenni Diski, read by Pip Mayo, produced by Barry J Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend Mosaicscience – The-male-suicides-how-social-perfectionism-kills by Will Storr, also available as a podcast.

Oct 2, 2017

How do Scandinavians deal with long, dark winters? And what might this teach us about the relationship between our moods and sunlight? 

Written by Linda Geddes
Read by Nidhee Jadeja
Produced by Barry J Gibb

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