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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 27, 2017

A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North met her to find out how.

Written by Andrew North
Read by Kirsten irving
Illustrated by Parkin Parkin
Produced by Barry J. Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend 'Breaking bad news' by Chrissie Giles, available as a podcast here: https://mosaicscience.com/story/bad-news?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral-mosaic&utm_campaign=archive

Nov 20, 2017

"Technically, the female condom works. When used correctly, it reduces a woman's risk of contracting HIV by around 94-97 per cent each time she had sex, according to estimates. Studies show that making female condoms available alongside the male version increases the percentage of sexual acts that are protected, and decreases the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections."

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex.

Written by Emily Anthes, read by Pip Mayo, produced by Barry J. Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend listening to Mosaicscience – Sex-lives-and-disability by Katharine Quarmby, and Mosaicscience – The-troubled-history-of-the-foreskin by Jessica Wapner, also available as podcasts.

Nov 13, 2017

Boxers know they risk injury in the ring. But there’s a more insidious danger they don’t often talk about: the long-term brain damage that repeated blows to the head can cause. Lyra McKee meets the families who are breaking the silence.

Written by Lyra McKee
Read by Kirsten Irving
Illustrated by Gabby Laurent
Produced by Barry J. Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend 'The Alzheimer's Enigma' by Michael Regnier.

Nov 5, 2017

"Hepatitis C - dubbed the slow, silent killer because it can cause chronic liver disease that progresses insidiously, unnoticed for decades - is now within our sights. Just 25 years after the discovery of the virus, we have a cure. In fact, we have several."

Hepatitis C has a cure, but how do we find those who need it? Patrick Strudwick reports on one attempt to identify some of the estimated 100,000 undiagnosed people in the UK.

Written by Patrick Strudwick, read by Pip Mayo, produced by Barry J Gibb

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