Whether hair pulling, skin picking or cheek biting, body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives. How can science help us understand and treat these distressing conditions better?
Written by Sara Talpos. Read by Kirsten Irving. Produced by Graihagh Jackson.
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In East Harlem, four times as many adults have diabetes as in the neighbouring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty being a death sentence.
Audio producer: Meera Senthilingam
Fact checker: Laura Dawes
Editor: Mun-Keat Looi
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The manufacture and distribution of medicines is a global industry, tainted by fake and substandard products. Not only might these drugs not work as expected, but some are even contributing to antimicrobial resistance. So, what’s in your medicine cabinet?
Written by Srinath Perur. Read by Charlotte Hussey. Produced by Graihagh Jackson.
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Ghana has plenty of water. So why do its people buy plastic pouches from street vendors? Shaun Raviv investigates.
Written by Shaun Raviv. Read by Pip Mayo. Produced by Barry J Gibb. Audio editing by Geoff Marsh.
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