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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 26, 2019

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But, discovers Emma Young, there may be an upside to being highly sensitive.

Written by Emma Young
Read by Kirsten Irving
Produced by Geoff Marsh

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Aug 19, 2019

Emerging sign languages could reveal how all language evolved – but keeping these fragile languages isolated for research may mean the people who rely on them lose out.

Written by Michael Erard. Read by Michael Regnier. Produced by Graihagh Jackson.

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If you enjoyed this story, we recommend Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit by Gaia Vince. 

Aug 12, 2019

While it’s healthy to have a variety of bacteria in our guts, there’s one place where a single dominant type is best: the vagina. Meet the researchers trying to make the world healthier, one vagina at a time.

Written by Kendall Powell. Read by Kirsten Irving. Produced by Barry J Gibb.

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If you enjoyed this story, we recommend Abortion, contraception, pregnancy: how women’s bodies became a battlezone by Sophie Cousins, also available as an audio podcast. 

Aug 5, 2019

The East African country’s campaign to end cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine has had to overcome cultural taboos and rumours about infertility – but it’s saving lives.

Written by Sophie Cousins. Read and produced by Graihagh Jackson.

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