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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.

8 O’Clock on a Sunday is the start of our four EDUtainament 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.

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Sometimes 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 learned a new factor 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. 

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New treatment for Covid

Good news that a new treatment for Covid could help one in three people in hospital.

Results are from the Recovery trial in the UK using an infusion of two antibodies made in the laboratory which bind to the virus and stop it replicating. But it is expensive and those people who haven’t made their own antibodies should be given the treatment. And Project S – the unique experiment that vaccinated a whole town in Brazil.

Claudia speaks to Dr Ricardo Palacios, clinical studies director at the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, leading the research. Plus a ground breaking trial in Yogyakarta city, Indonesia, that has cut cases of Dengue Fever by 77% by infecting mosquitoes with a “miraculous” bacteria.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright

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

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