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Weekend podcast: actor Simon Pegg, Marina Hyde on the benevolent Lord Lebedev, and the truth about inflammation
Simon Pegg on joining the A-list elite and embracing home life in Blighty; Marina Hyde implores us to ignore Lord Lebedev’s links to the KGB and just focus on his successes; and writer Joel Snape reveals all you need to know about 2023’s hottest health topic: inflammation

Hosted by Savannah Ayoade-Greaves, written by Tim Lewis, Marina Hyde, and Joel Snape, narrated by Jason Done and Serena Manteghi, produced by Rachel Porter, the executive producer is Ellie Bury.

01, Jul, 2023 @4:00 AM

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The truth about inflammation: all you need to know about 2023’s hottest health topic, from causes to cures
Inflammation is the scourge of modern life, judging by all the supplements, workouts and diets that promise to fight it. But what precisely gets inflamed, and why – and is it always a bad thing?

Joel Snape

27, Jun, 2023 @4:00 AM

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‘Designing a vaccine that covers all cancers is hard’: biotech pioneer Lindy Durrant
The immunologist who runs Scancell is trialling novel treatments to attack tumours, as well as needle-free Covid jabs

Julia Kollewe

20, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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It needs more than a pollen forecast to ease the proliferation of allergies | Tim Adams
Changes in our lifestyles, from diet to washing habits, and in the world surrounding us, may explain why so many are struggling

Tim Adams

10, Jun, 2023 @4:31 PM

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Britain is ‘recklessly exposed’ to new pandemics, expert warns
Vaccine plans devised during Covid crisis have been systematically dismantled by ministers, says former head of vaccine taskforce

Michael Savage and Toby Helm

10, Jun, 2023 @3:48 PM

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Apple cider vinegar: the ultimate panacea – or wildly overhyped?
It has been said to kill E coli, reduce cholesterol, lower blood sugar and aid weight loss. But not all health experts are convinced of its powers

Amy Fleming

05, Jun, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki: ‘We are not done with Covid, not even close’
The Yale professor and long Covid expert on why the virus is causing ongoing illness for so many, and the challenges she faces as a woman of colour in science

David Cox

27, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Use of antibiotics in farming ‘endangering human immune system’
Study suggests antimicrobial used to promote livestock growth breeds bacteria more resistant to our natural defences

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

24, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Immunity debt: does it really exist?
Some claim the rise in winter infections has been caused by the reduction of seasonal bugs during lockdowns. But experts are sceptical about these oversimplified explanations

Philip Ball

14, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Scientists reveal new lines of attack to raise cancer survival rate
Targeting non-cancerous cells in tumours could open up new frontiers in fight against the disease

Linda Geddes

22, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Great leaps forward in vaccine history | Letter
Letter: Lucy Ward on the roles played by Edward Jenner and Thomas Dimsdale in the development of inoculation against disease


04, Nov, 2022 @6:17 PM

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The big idea: Should we give people diseases in order to learn how to cure them?
With the right ethical safeguards, could ‘challenge trials’ defend against future pandemics?

Saloni Dattani

31, Oct, 2022 @12:30 PM

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