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Now displaying: September, 2019
Sep 30, 2019

What’s it like to hear voices? Are they hallucinations or a normal human experience? Chris Chapman explores what they are, why they happen and how they are being understood.

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If you liked this story, we recommend Postpartum psychosis: "I'm afraid of how you'll judge me, as a mother and as a person", by Catherine Carver, also available as a podcast. 

Sep 23, 2019

General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. But now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.

Written by David Robson

Read by Brian Yim Lim

Produced by Graihagh Jackson

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If you liked this story, we recommend The mind readers by Roger Highfield, also available as a podcast. 

Sep 16, 2019

Twenty-five years after the discovery of the gene behind Huntington’s disease, Peter Forbes reports on the potential first treatment for this devastating condition.

Written by Peter Forbes

Read by Brian Yim Lim

Produced by Graihagh Jackson

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If you liked this story, we also recommend The DNA detectives hunting the causes of cancer, by Kat Arney, also available as a podcast. 

 

Sep 9, 2019

Who would risk their own safety tending to the injured and recovering the dead in one of the most violent cities on earth? Samira Shackle rides along with a driver from the world’s largest voluntary ambulance service.

Written by Samira Shackle

Read by Michael Regnier

Produced by Barry J Gibb

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If you liked this story, we also recommend Fear and loathing in Thet Kal Pyin: Myanmar's healthcare crisis by Mike Ives.

 

Sep 2, 2019

Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether.

Written by Erika Hayasaki. Read by Rebecca McIntosh. Produced by Graihagh Jackson.

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If you liked this story, we recommend Can meditation really slow ageing? by Jo Marchant, also available as a podcast. 

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