March 19th, 2013
Episode 162 of 345 episodes
Should alcoholic drinks in England and Wales have a minimum price to stem drink related problems? Could harnessing the power of phages – naturally occurring viruses that prey on bacteria – help fight the threat posed by growing resistance to antibiotics? Cervical smears follow up – if women in their late 60s are among those most likely to develop cancer of the cervix, why aren’t they included in the national screening programme? Babies’ hips – concerns that the resurgence of swaddling is leading to hip dysplasia. And the space age hospital bed that can detect everything from infections to some types of cancer. But this one isn’t in the sick bay of the starship Enterprise – it’s in a hospital in Leicester.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.