Gareth Mitchell, England, Syria discussed on The Science Hour

The Science Hour


Hello i'm gareth mitchell and thanks very much downloading the podcast edition of the science how from the bbc the weekend of the thirty first of march twenty eighteen if you celebrate it happy easter because today the science of eggs and the technology of chocolate actually that would be far too obvious rather desperate easter pegged they're not going for that at all after who needs to manufacture topicality when there's plenty of around naturally so today new research into the link between having flu and then going on to suffer a heart attack or stroke and as the investigation continues into the poisoning of the russian ex spy and his daughter in england we have a special report on nerve agents and in jordan refugees from the conflict in syria of being fitted with three d printed prosthetic limbs able to cost effectively design and deliver a patient specific device to them very quickly could be a huge benefit of applying this technology so we'll have more on that as we go along but first let's meet my studio guest today who is none other than hadn't breaks bbc health and science reporter so amongst many science and health goodies what do you have for us today heaven i'm going to be talking about that horrible habit of cracking knuckles ever wondered what's behind that popping sound will scientists think they have the answer looking forward to that okay the first new research that says that if you've just had flu or new monja even for a short time you could be at risk of a subsequent heart attack or stroke now to be clear when i say flew i mean real influenza you know the kind that makes you feel so ill it's as if you're at death's door claudia hammond has been hearing more from charlotte warren gash who's associate professor of epidemiology at the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine so why did charlotte set out to explore this connection studies right back in the nineteen thirties that show interesting patterns of circulation of flu viruses and hearts.

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