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Science in 5 is WHO’s conversations in science. Listen to WHO experts explaining science related to COVID-19.

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Science in 5 is WHO’s conversations in science. Listen to WHO experts explaining science related to COVID-19.

    Hypertension

    Hypertension

    Why is hypertension called a silent killer ? What happens in your body when your blood pressure is high? Learn about the 4 “S”s to protect yourself from hypertension. Dr Taskeen Khan explains today in Science in 5.

    • 3 min
    Social Isolation

    Social Isolation

    Did you know that social isolation or loneliness could increase your risk of early death by up to 32%? How would you know if you are socially isolated and how does it impact your health? Alana Officer explains and gives tips to overcome social isolation in Science in 5 this week.

    • 4 min
    UV Radiation

    UV Radiation

    Did you know that putting on your sunglasses is one of the ways to protect your eyes from cataract ? Learn about ways to protect yourself from UV radiation from Dr Cornelia Baldermann, Scientific Senior Consultant, at the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection. Dr Baldermann explains where UV radiation comes from and how it impact our health in Science in 5.

    • 5 min
    Avian Influenza

    Avian Influenza

    Why is WHO concerned about Avian Influenza or Bird Flu? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and which foods are safe to eat during an outbreak ? Dr Wenqing Zhang explains in Science in 5.

    • 5 min
    Low back pain

    Low back pain

    Did you know that chronic low back pain is a major cause of disability across the world impacting people’s physical capabilities, sleep, participation in work, school and relationships?  What kind of treatment should you ask for? Which treatments do not work? Learn to manage your low back pain from Dr Yuka Sumi in Science in 5

    • 4 min
    Is green, healthy transport possible?

    Is green, healthy transport possible?

    In this WHO Science in 5-episode Dr Etienne Krug, Director of Social Determinants of Health, shares examples of cities that are taking action on greener more sustainable transport that can also help keep people healthier and safe. 
    For example, Mexico City, Mexico has increased cycling lanes while making roads safer Cali, Colombia has sent out bike doctors to help repair bikes and Lusaka, Zambia created safer routes for children to get to school.

    • 4 min

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COVID guest citing speculative theory from January 2021 debunked by April data. World Health Organization has been slow to modify its positions and this podcast of theirs is similarly out of date. Listening to this podcast will not inform you well on current medical events.

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