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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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Brought directly to you on 91.5 & 102.5 FM whether you are in Phuket Thailand or via internet radio streaming, not only to the UK but around the world, thanks to free online radio. You can count on 91.5 & 102.5 FM to keep you up to date with not only Phuket news but health news from all over the world.

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!

An informed Phuket weekend

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!

Healthcheck from the BBC on Phuket FM Radio

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On Health Check this week:

We discuss the latest on the new Coronavirus and it’s the spread around the world, sanitary protection in the Slums and unnecessary vaginal examinations in the US.

Health Check talks to a UK scientist who’s developing a faster, smartphone-based rapid test to detect antibodies against viruses like the new coronavirus about the importance of screening for viruses during outbreaks like the current one which started in Wuhan, China.

Sanitary Protection in the Slums: We hear about a low-cost, discreet product which is being given out in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, to help women and girls deal with their periods more easily. Many of the women who live in the slums cannot afford sanitary products like tampons, towels or re-usable menstrual cups – and have to share toilets with little or no clean water. The non-profit Grand Challenges Canada has funded the trial of a special bag which means women can wash and dry cloths used to collect menstrual blood discreetly. Shahnaz Parveen has been along to find out what women and girls think of it.

Unnecessary Vaginal Examinations: In the US 1.5 million young women undergo invasive gynaecological examinations they don’t need – so why do they happen? And what can be done to stop this practice? We hear from a gynaecologist in Chicago about how doctors need to “unlearn” the practice – which causes women and girls embarrassment and discomfort.

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