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BBC Healthcheck

When Sunday
Start Time: 08.00
Finish: 08.30

BBC Health Check may not be what you would expect and you may be tempted to have a long lazy lie-in on a Sunday morning, but now there’s a reason to wake up early and tune in to 91.5 & 102.5 FM Phuket FM Radio on Phuket Island, Thailand! Tune into 91.5 & 102.5 FM Phuket Island radio at 8 am every Sunday morning for your weekly dose of Health Check from the BBC in London. BBC Health Check logo

BBC Health Check is the start of four morning shows, direct from the BBC in London, that explore a wide range of health-related topics from all over the world. BBC Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale. Investigating discoveries and solutions in healthcare and looks at how to deliver a healthier world. Presented by Claudia Hammond who will bring you up to date with the latest relevant news. Health Check explores potential ways to solve the most hard-hitting problems in healthcare today.

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BBC Health Check logoSometimes living on a beautiful Phuket Island paradise can mean that we are sheltered from a lot of current news and events from around the world. Packed with only the newest and most current news in medicine, there is no need to ever feel uninformed again. Start your weekend having learnt a new fact or by learning more about something you were unclear on. Why not use that new knowledge as a way to impress your friends or as a conversation starter, you never know when it may come in handy!

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Perhaps you would like to know more about daily health topics in general? If so, what better way to brush up on your health skills than with BBC Health Check from the BBC and 91.5 & 102.5 FM! There’s no need to stop with just Health Check. Phuket Island Radio offers a fantastic range of weekend shows including Digital Planet for you Technology geeks, Discovery and Science in Action and of course shows are followed when Phuket Radio presents their retro show DISCTraction, along with many other daily shows for your entertainment. Visit us at Phuket FM Radio to see what we have to offer. You won’t be disappointed!

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On Health Check this week we ask:

We discuss head injury deaths which can be cut by a cheap drug. Also, British South Asian women and exercise, and the social benefits of owning a dog.

A cheap drug which has saved the lives of thousands of traffic accident victims and women who bleed excessively after giving birth can also save the lives of patients with head injuries according to a new study. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gathered data from 175 hospitals in 29 countries. Learning that in mild to moderate head injuries giving the drug within a few hours deaths could be cut by 20%.

In the UK, South Asian women have the lowest rate of physical activity. With only half of them meeting government guidelines. The reasons behind this include lack of access to facilities, faith or family-based pressures and a lack of women-only exercise sessions.

The Hop-On project in Bradford is addressing this. Hop-On is teaching women to cycle, renting bikes out cheaply so the whole family can take part.

Researchers have shown that owning a dog may increase the survival rates of people who have suffered from a major cardiovascular event or heart attack, probably due to a combination of the exercise they get from walking their dog and the social benefits of owning a dog.

BBC Health Check is presented by Claudia Hammond. And is available right here on Phuket FM Radio 91.5 and 102.5 FM.