Did SARS-Covid 19 originate in bats?

Did SARS-Covid 19 originate in bats?

Covid 19 researchers studying bats in Northern Laos have found evidence that brings us closer than ever to understanding the origin of Sars-Covid-19. Since the beginning of the coronavirus, pandemic scientists have tried to pinpoint the exact origin of SARS-CoV-2. But recent evidence from the Institut Pasteur has identified several novel coronaviruses with similarities to…

Mental health stigma

Mental health stigma

Many people have struggled with their mental health during the pandemic, but still don’t always feel free to discuss it, especially at work. Mental health stigma remains a problem and discussing your difficulties at all is off-limits. For many years in England, a campaign called Time To Change tried to change attitudes and the evidence…

Can AI predict Arctic ice loss?

Can AI predict Arctic ice loss?

Arctic AI Have you checked the ice-cap forecast? Melting sea ice might be a well-known symptom of global warming, but how do scientists predict how quickly ice will recede? Press PLAY and listen to this week’s show Can AI predict Arctic ice loss? Your browser does not support the HTML5 audio element. Click above and…

A Great Science Leap for China

A Great Science Leap for China

President Xi Jinping is taking a Great Science Leap for China and investing seriously in his strategic vision of turning China into a nation of scientific pace-setters. China’s past contributions to modern science have been proportionally lacklustre, but with a reinvigorated focus over the past two decades, China is fast turning from imitator to innovator….

Monday weather in Phuket

Monday weather in Phuket

Good morning Monday it looks like it is a very wet and damp start to our Monday weather in Phuket. The wind this morning is coming out of the West and will swing to the South West later this afternoon currently at 6 knots and building as the day progresses to 10 to 11 knots…

Phuket Weather in October

Phuket Weather in October

The Phuket Weather in October means change as the southwest monsoon winds and rain die down. October is not as some think the wettest month, that is left to September. The weather forecast is constant and the average temperature improving. Winds begin to transition to the northeast and generally, the weather forecast over the region…

Future vaccines – Covid 19

Future vaccines – Covid 19

The COVID19 pandemic and future vaccines. The Pandemic has revolutionised the way vaccines are made and underlined the inequalities in access to vaccines. But will it leave a legacy? Roland Pease explores the potential for mRNA and other revolutionary vaccines to make future health protection faster, safer and more flexible, whether ‘universal’ vaccines will give…

A Phuket Kindness test

A Phuket Kindness test

When was the last time you did something really kind for someone or someone else did something really kind for you? This week on BBC Helathcheck that is the question from Cladia Hammond. However, we are going to ask the same question this week on Phuket FM Radio. Claudia Hammond and guests are looking at…

September in Phuket

September in Phuket

September in Phuket is typically the wettest month of the year. Named the ‘green season by the locals, this is the time of the year when the South-West monsoon brings the rains and a fair amount of wind too. The locals love the rainy season as it is the time where the vivid greens of…