Healthy Future, A [Radio Wales]

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Mental health research in Wales2019090320190904 (RW)

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

In the third episode in the series Alice hears what scientists are doing to try and understand and treat people with mental health problems across the country.

Areas being investigated by researchers at the Haydn Ellis building at the University of Cardiff include bipolar disorder, PTSD and depression.

Case studies include a woman who suffered PTSD following an assault six years ago and a woman who suffers from severe long-term depression brought on by pregnancy.

Meanwhile Alice hears how the team in Cardiff played a big role in advising story-liners, writers and actors on EastEnders when dealing with pregnant character Stacey's dilemmas over post-partum psychosis. .

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Mental health research in Wales2019090320190908 (RW)

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

In the third episode in the series Alice hears what scientists are doing to try and understand and treat people with mental health problems across the country.

Areas being investigated by researchers at the Haydn Ellis building at the University of Cardiff include bipolar disorder, PTSD and depression.

Case studies include a woman who suffered PTSD following an assault six years ago and a woman who suffers from severe long-term depression brought on by pregnancy.

Meanwhile Alice hears how the team in Cardiff played a big role in advising story-liners, writers and actors on EastEnders when dealing with pregnant character Stacey's dilemmas over post-partum psychosis. .

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Mental health research in Wales2019090320190904 (RW)Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

In the third episode in the series Alice hears what scientists are doing to try and understand and treat people with mental health problems across the country.

Areas being investigated by researchers at the Haydn Ellis building at the University of Cardiff include bipolar disorder, PTSD and depression.

Case studies include a woman who suffered PTSD following an assault six years ago and a woman who suffers from severe long-term depression brought on by pregnancy.

Meanwhile Alice hears how the team in Cardiff played a big role in advising story-liners, writers and actors on EastEnders when dealing with pregnant character Stacey's dilemmas over post-partum psychosis. .

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Mental health research in Wales2019090320190908 (RW)Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

In the third episode in the series Alice hears what scientists are doing to try and understand and treat people with mental health problems across the country.

Areas being investigated by researchers at the Haydn Ellis building at the University of Cardiff include bipolar disorder, PTSD and depression.

Case studies include a woman who suffered PTSD following an assault six years ago and a woman who suffers from severe long-term depression brought on by pregnancy.

Meanwhile Alice hears how the team in Cardiff played a big role in advising story-liners, writers and actors on EastEnders when dealing with pregnant character Stacey's dilemmas over post-partum psychosis. .

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Motor Neurone Disease Research in Wales20190820

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the programme looking at health care development research in Wales.

In this episode, Alice travels to Swansea University to meet experts looking into new developments around motor neurone disease (ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

ALS typically starts with twitching of muscles and ultimately leads to paralysis and respiratory failure. About 5,000 people in the UK have this disease at any given time. There is currently no known cure for the condition.

During her visit, Alice hears what kinds of things scientists are doing to try and understand ALS. They are currently examining the link between cholesterol metabolism, the brain and motor neurone disease and are hoping to develop a new drug to treat the condition.

As well as touring the lab in Swansea, Alice also hears from a patient with the disease.

Episodes two and three of the series look at diabetes and mental health.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Motor Neurone Disease Research in Wales2019082020190821 (RW)

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the programme looking at health care development research in Wales.

In this episode, Alice travels to Swansea University to meet experts looking into new developments around motor neurone disease (ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

ALS typically starts with twitching of muscles and ultimately leads to paralysis and respiratory failure. About 5,000 people in the UK have this disease at any given time. There is currently no known cure for the condition.

During her visit, Alice hears what kinds of things scientists are doing to try and understand ALS. They are currently examining the link between cholesterol metabolism, the brain and motor neurone disease and are hoping to develop a new drug to treat the condition.

As well as touring the lab in Swansea, Alice also hears from a patient with the disease.

Episodes two and three of the series look at diabetes and mental health.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Motor Neurone Disease Research In Wales2019082020190821 (RW)Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the programme looking at health care development research in Wales.

In this episode, Alice travels to Swansea University to meet experts looking into new developments around motor neurone disease (ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

ALS typically starts with twitching of muscles and ultimately leads to paralysis and respiratory failure. About 5,000 people in the UK have this disease at any given time. There is currently no known cure for the condition.

During her visit, Alice hears what kinds of things scientists are doing to try and understand ALS. They are currently examining the link between cholesterol metabolism, the brain and motor neurone disease and are hoping to develop a new drug to treat the condition.

As well as touring the lab in Swansea, Alice also hears from a patient with the disease.

Episodes two and three of the series look at diabetes and mental health.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Research into Diabetes in Wales20190827

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

It's estimated over 7 per cent of the population of Wales has some form of diabetes and in episode 2 of this second series, Alice meets scientists carrying out research into the impact of the condition which is on the rise across the country.

Alice hears how work at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru in Swansea involves looking into the prevalence, cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes and eye disease associated with diabetes. Meanwhile researchers have been trialling new medicines and special technology, including an implantable device to measure blood glucose levels.

Alice gets into the detail of the science of the disease with a tour of the lab at the research unit and also hears from people suffering from diabetes including one man who lost his sight through Type 1 diabetes at the age of 31.

Next week, the last of the series looks into research being carried out into mental health in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Research into Diabetes in Wales2019082720190828 (RW)

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

It's estimated over 7 per cent of the population of Wales has some form of diabetes and in episode 2 of this second series, Alice meets scientists carrying out research into the impact of the condition which is on the rise across the country.

Alice hears how work at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru in Swansea involves looking into the prevalence, cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes and eye disease associated with diabetes. Meanwhile researchers have been trialling new medicines and special technology, including an implantable device to measure blood glucose levels.

Alice gets into the detail of the science of the disease with a tour of the lab at the research unit and also hears from people suffering from diabetes including one man who lost his sight through Type 1 diabetes at the age of 31.

Next week, the last of the series looks into research being carried out into mental health in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Research into Diabetes in Wales2019082720190901 (RW)

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

It's estimated over 7 per cent of the population of Wales has some form of diabetes and in episode 2 of this second series, Alice meets scientists carrying out research into the impact of the condition which is on the rise across the country.

Alice hears how work at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru in Swansea involves looking into the prevalence, cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes and eye disease associated with diabetes. Meanwhile researchers have been trialling new medicines and special technology, including an implantable device to measure blood glucose levels.

Alice gets into the detail of the science of the disease with a tour of the lab at the research unit and also hears from people suffering from diabetes including one man who lost his sight through Type 1 diabetes at the age of 31.

Next week, the last of the series looks into research being carried out into mental health in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Research into Diabetes in Wales2019082720190903 (RW)

Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

It's estimated over 7 per cent of the population of Wales has some form of diabetes and in episode 2 of this second series, Alice meets scientists carrying out research into the impact of the condition which is on the rise across the country.

Alice hears how work at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru in Swansea involves looking into the prevalence, cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes and eye disease associated with diabetes. Meanwhile researchers have been trialling new medicines and special technology, including an implantable device to measure blood glucose levels.

Alice gets into the detail of the science of the disease with a tour of the lab at the research unit and also hears from people suffering from diabetes including one man who lost his sight through Type 1 diabetes at the age of 31.

Next week, the last of the series looks into research being carried out into mental health in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Research Into Diabetes In Wales2019082720190828 (RW)
20190901 (RW)
20190903 (RW)
Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

It's estimated over 7 per cent of the population of Wales has some form of diabetes and in episode 2 of this second series, Alice meets scientists carrying out research into the impact of the condition which is on the rise across the country.

Alice hears how work at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru in Swansea involves looking into the prevalence, cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes and eye disease associated with diabetes. Meanwhile researchers have been trialling new medicines and special technology, including an implantable device to measure blood glucose levels.

Alice gets into the detail of the science of the disease with a tour of the lab at the research unit and also hears from people suffering from diabetes including one man who lost his sight through Type 1 diabetes at the age of 31.

Next week, the last of the series looks into research being carried out into mental health in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Research into Diabetes in Wales2019082720190901 (RW)Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

It's estimated over 7 per cent of the population of Wales has some form of diabetes and in episode 2 of this second series, Alice meets scientists carrying out research into the impact of the condition which is on the rise across the country.

Alice hears how work at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru in Swansea involves looking into the prevalence, cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes and eye disease associated with diabetes. Meanwhile researchers have been trialling new medicines and special technology, including an implantable device to measure blood glucose levels.

Alice gets into the detail of the science of the disease with a tour of the lab at the research unit and also hears from people suffering from diabetes including one man who lost his sight through Type 1 diabetes at the age of 31.

Next week, the last of the series looks into research being carried out into mental health in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

Research into Diabetes in Wales2019082720190903 (RW)Academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts presents the series looking at health care development research in Wales.

It's estimated over 7 per cent of the population of Wales has some form of diabetes and in episode 2 of this second series, Alice meets scientists carrying out research into the impact of the condition which is on the rise across the country.

Alice hears how work at the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru in Swansea involves looking into the prevalence, cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes and eye disease associated with diabetes. Meanwhile researchers have been trialling new medicines and special technology, including an implantable device to measure blood glucose levels.

Alice gets into the detail of the science of the disease with a tour of the lab at the research unit and also hears from people suffering from diabetes including one man who lost his sight through Type 1 diabetes at the age of 31.

Next week, the last of the series looks into research being carried out into mental health in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of healthcare research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

01Fertility Treatment Research In Wales2018061920180624 (RW)As the NHS celebrates 70 years, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future with a series focussing on health research being carried out by scientists in Wales.

Dementia, heart disease and cancer are among the areas she examines over four programmes.

In this first programme she visits the Wales Fertility Institute in Port Talbot. The team based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital are working with academics in Cardiff and Swansea on pioneering research aimed at increasing the chances of successful pregnancies for people struggling to conceive. Their research also includes the use of the wonder substance graphene.

Alice hears from scientists about the 21st Century challenges being faced around sperm production and embryo health. She also tours the Institute's busy laboratory to see exactly how the centre is using technology to identify the most healthy embryos which may lead to a successful pregnancy.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

As the NHS celebrates 70 years, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future with a series focussing on health research being carried out by scientists in Wales.

Dementia, heart disease and cancer are among the areas she examines over four programmes.

In this first programme she visits the Wales Fertility Institute in Port Talbot. The team based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital are working with academics in Cardiff and Swansea on pioneering research aimed at increasing the chances of successful pregnancies for people struggling to conceive. Their research also includes the use of the wonder substance graphene.

Alice hears from scientists about the 21st Century challenges being faced around sperm production and embryo health. She also tours the Institute's busy laboratory to see exactly how the centre is using technology to identify the most healthy embryos which may lead to a successful pregnancy.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

02Bowel Cancer Research In Wales2018062620180701 (RW)As the NHS marks 70 years of service, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future and finds out how Wales is at the forefront of research into health care.

Over four programmes Alice hears about developments to deal with conditions including heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's.

In this programme, Alice's focus is bowel cancer, one of the biggest killers of people who develop cancer in Wales. It's the third most-common cancer worldwide and 41,000 cases are diagnosed in the UK every year. Early diagnosis is hampered by the lack of "red flag" symptoms and patients are often not diagnosed until their chances of survival are greatly reduced.

Here Alice meets scientists in Wales who have developed a blood test which could mean bowel cancer is diagnosed much earlier. If trials are successful, it could mean an end for patients being asked to collect their own samples and send them off for examination - a process which is believed to discourage many people from getting tested in the first place. It could also reduce the need for the rather invasive procedure known as a colonoscopy.

Alice meets some of the patients who have been taking part in the trials, finds out how things are being monitored in the lab and gets the latest on how well the research is progressing.

A MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

As the NHS marks 70 years of service, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future and finds out how Wales is at the forefront of research into health care.

Over four programmes Alice hears about developments to deal with conditions including heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's.

In this programme, Alice's focus is bowel cancer, one of the biggest killers of people who develop cancer in Wales. It's the third most-common cancer worldwide and 41,000 cases are diagnosed in the UK every year. Early diagnosis is hampered by the lack of "red flag" symptoms and patients are often not diagnosed until their chances of survival are greatly reduced.

Here Alice meets scientists in Wales who have developed a blood test which could mean bowel cancer is diagnosed much earlier. If trials are successful, it could mean an end for patients being asked to collect their own samples and send them off for examination - a process which is believed to discourage many people from getting tested in the first place. It could also reduce the need for the rather invasive procedure known as a colonoscopy.

Alice meets some of the patients who have been taking part in the trials, finds out how things are being monitored in the lab and gets the latest on how well the research is progressing.

A MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

03Dementia Research In Wales20180703As the NHS marks 70 years of service, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future and hears how scientists in Wales are at the forefront of health care research.

In this programme, Alice investigates the work being done to identify dementia diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntingdon's.

She meets Professor Julie Williams and her colleagues at Cardiff University who have discovered over 27 risk genes for dementia which implicate the innate immune response in determining a person's susceptibility to developing Alzheimer's disease.

1 in 6 people over 80 in the UK have some form of dementia and someone develops it roughly every three minutes with estimates suggesting by 2025 there will be 1 million people in the UK with dementia.

Alice hears about the work the team at the UK Research Institute in Cardiff are doing around 'early onset' Alzheimer's, she hears from a patient with 'early on set' and meets patients and researchers working together to improve life for people with Parkinson's disease in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is a MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

03Dementia Research In Wales2018070320180708 (RW)As the NHS marks 70 years of service, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future and hears how scientists in Wales are at the forefront of health care research.

In this programme, Alice investigates the work being done to identify dementia diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntingdon's.

She meets Professor Julie Williams and her colleagues at Cardiff University who have discovered over 27 risk genes for dementia which implicate the innate immune response in determining a person's susceptibility to developing Alzheimer's disease.

1 in 6 people over 80 in the UK have some form of dementia and someone develops it roughly every three minutes with estimates suggesting by 2025 there will be 1 million people in the UK with dementia.

Alice hears about the work the team at the UK Research Institute in Cardiff are doing around 'early onset' Alzheimer's, she hears from a patient with 'early on set' and meets patients and researchers working together to improve life for people with Parkinson's disease in Wales.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is a MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

03Heart Disease Research In Wales2018071020180715 (RW)As the NHS celebrates 70 years of service, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future and finds out how research being carried out in Wales may help to improve our health.

In this final programme in the series, she looks at the big issue of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in Wales, causing more than a quarter (27%) of all deaths, or over 9,000 deaths each year - an average of 25 each day. There are an estimated 375,000 people living with cardiovascular disease in Wales - 4% of the population. But experts say things are improving with a 68% reduction in the rate of people dying from premature coronary heart disease over the past 20 years.

Here Alice meets the team at the Wales Heart Research Institute where they are carrying out wide ranging research including studies into why people with chronic kidney problems are more at risk of heart disease, what happens when blood clotting goes wrong and how the discovery of new lipids may help understand heart and circulatory problems in the future.

Alice meets a heart patient who has recently been fitted with a pacemaker and hears from heart and blood circulation specialists about the challenges they are facing.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.

As the NHS celebrates 70 years of service, academic and broadcaster Alice Roberts looks to the future and finds out how research being carried out in Wales may help to improve our health.

In this final programme in the series, she looks at the big issue of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in Wales, causing more than a quarter (27%) of all deaths, or over 9,000 deaths each year - an average of 25 each day. There are an estimated 375,000 people living with cardiovascular disease in Wales - 4% of the population. But experts say things are improving with a 68% reduction in the rate of people dying from premature coronary heart disease over the past 20 years.

Here Alice meets the team at the Wales Heart Research Institute where they are carrying out wide ranging research including studies into why people with chronic kidney problems are more at risk of heart disease, what happens when blood clotting goes wrong and how the discovery of new lipids may help understand heart and circulatory problems in the future.

Alice meets a heart patient who has recently been fitted with a pacemaker and hears from heart and blood circulation specialists about the challenges they are facing.

A Healthy Future with Alice Roberts is an MIM Production for BBC Radio Wales.

Alice Roberts looks at how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health care research.

Alice Roberts examines how scientists in Wales are at the centre of health research.