Does weather affect our health? Radio 4

Did anyone catch the radio 4 programme last night: CrowdScience? It aired around 2:30. I listen to radio 4 during the night and was lucky to catch it. You can listen again on radio iplayer.

I think it's on again 27th March 5:32 on World Service- worth a listen.

Does Weather Affect our Health?


Do your joints ache when it's raining? Are you blighted with headaches when the wind picks up? If the answer’s yes then you're definitely not alone. People have been linking their heath to the weather since the time of the Ancient Greeks - but is the effect real?

CrowdScience heads for the hills and gets closer to the clouds to have a go at answering this 2,500 year old question.

People who believe they’re sensitive to the weather aren’t always taken seriously. But presenter Datshiane Navanayagam hears about the latest ground-breaking experiments that show there's a lot more to it than folklore. And if you've ever wondered why you're particularly prone to aches and pains in the winter, the answer could all be in your genes.

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Presenter: Datshiane Navanayagam

Producer: Anna Lacey

This one is about about how weather might trigger pain...interesting listen:

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  • I will listen on iPlayer this afternoon x

  • Very interesting program

    I find my RA is affected by the weather.

  • My RA is affected by the weather too - at least the cold and windy cold - that will kill my joints..

  • I found it interesting that they linked our bodies to the seasons.

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