Compulsive acts or habits which are hard to stop occur in people with OCD and other disorders such as autism or substance abuse disorder. Sometimes these habits are distressing and cause difficulties in daily life, but how do these get started? What is the neurobiological basis for them and how can they best be treated?
Throughout the 20th century, films used the monstrous to explore concerns about intervention and normality. This second series of 'Reproduction on Film' presents works featuring various artificial and natural monsters, examining anxieties about science, sex, relationships, parenthood and social marginalisation.
Find out how genome research is helping us to understand infectious diseases such as cholera and malaria. Discover how a contagious cancer is causing the decline of the Tasmanian devil and how sequencing genomes helps us to understand common human diseases.
Recent and forthcoming developments in the physical sciences, engineering and computing science are likely to impact health care powerfully over the next 10 – 20 years. Listen to our panel discuss how the experience, benefit and risk of health care is likely to change, as well as what role patients and the public play in shaping the future of health care.