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Health Report - Full program podcast
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.
5 days ago
Thumb-base osteoarthritis; blood biomarkers and Alzheimer's diagnostics; Aged Care Commission expectations; better childbirth experiences for Indigenous women ; Q&A
Apr 5, 2021
The day I lost my mind
If you mention Transient Global Amnesia – TGA – chances are that nobody has heard of it. When Dasha Ross lost her memory for a day she was diagnosed as having experienced this mysterious ‘neurological enigma'. It affects over a thousand Australians a year, and Dasha was determined to find out why it happened and what caused it.
Mar 29, 2021
Historical pandemics - their past and future; and assessing prediabetes
One of the sessions at the recent World Science Festival was The Pulse of the Pandemic with Michael Osterholm, who spoke about pandemics past, present, and future. He's researched them for most of his career and was one of the first to warn that the current one was going to be bad. Plus recent research on pre-diabetes - which sometimes does not lead to diabetes.
Mar 22, 2021
Less sugar in soft drinks; prescribing sociality; cervical cancer screening and Indigenous women; pandemic pregnancy
Mar 15, 2021
Testosterone and exercise; veracity of people with mental health difficulties; and doctors' comments curtailed
Recently the issue has been raised about the credibility of people with mental health issues - what does psychiatric research and evidence tell us about the issues? And concern from doctors that their capacity to comment on COVID-19 vaccines is being reduced. And a West Australian group of researchers has looked at whether testosterone can really do all we think it can.
Mar 8, 2021
Genetic testing with online services, the effect of genetics on a population, safer pregnancy and antenatal care services, and why nano stuff and stem cells are like teenagers
Mar 1, 2021
Auckland lockdown, microplastics, mapping mortality, breast cancer drug
The Auckland COVID-19 Lockdown; Microplastics and seafood - what do we actually know about its effect on our health; a team of researchers from Monash University has discovered that a cardiac drug (carvedilol) could greatly reduce breast cancer progression; and the lifespan of Australians in capital cities can vary by 30 years, depending on where someone lives. In regional Australia there’s a greater difference.
Feb 22, 2021
Reducing smoking in Indigenous populations, oncology trials - practice, efficacy, and reliability
What you can find out in cancer drug trials when you follow then for years, and the huge disparity in cancer clinical trials between rich, and low to middle income countries, and how there's a mismatch between burden of disease and what's actually studied.
Feb 15, 2021
CSL, WHO visit, stroke, cholesterol
Feb 8, 2021
Breastfeeding mothers in COVID-19 trials, immunity and breast milk, alcohol reduction interventions, and salt reduction in packaged food
Breastfeeding mothers want more advice about whether it's safe to have a COVID-19 vaccine whilst they are breastfeeding; and what we know about the immunising properties of breast milk; weighing up the means to decrease our alcohol consumption; and how to reduce salt in packaged food.
Feb 1, 2021
Depression in adolescents, cancer analytics and screening, saunas and reduced dementia risk, unusual cervical cancer transmission article
Jan 25, 2021
Coronavirus vaccine hesitancy, breast cancer genes, low carb diets and COVID-19 mobility data
Jan 18, 2021
Psychedelic drugs and the brain
Jan 11, 2021
How much do you want to know about the secrets in your DNA?
Jan 4, 2021
The Spanish flu: Understanding a devastating pandemic
Dec 28, 2020
Defending against dementia and who should you trust?
Dec 21, 2020
Coronavirus — our pandemic year in review
Dec 14, 2020
Baby brain, child neglect, health star ratings and research funding
Dec 7, 2020
Alcohol and brain health, junk food in the movies and smoking's impact on your respiratory system
Nov 30, 2020
Antibiotics for kids, physical activity guidelines, heart health and lung cancer drugs
Nov 23, 2020
Dementia, cancer care and chronic disease: how has medicine changed in the past 20 years?
Nov 16, 2020
Bat viruses, fish oil supplements, endometriosis and coronavirus trials for older people
Nov 9, 2020
Magic mushrooms for depression, breastfeeding during coronavirus, cow's milk allergies and the ethics of genetics
Nov 2, 2020
Dentist check-ups, coronavirus treatments, prostate cancer and cochlear implants
Oct 26, 2020
Thunderstorm asthma, bariatric surgery and years lost to suicide
Oct 19, 2020
Meat-eating diets, skin and tongue cancers and preventing suicide
Oct 12, 2020
High intensity exercise, cloth masks, vaccine misinformation and coronavirus genetics
Oct 5, 2020
The US response to the coronavirus pandemic
The pace of research around COVID-19 has been unprecedented in science.
Sep 28, 2020
Preventing dementia, coronavirus long-haulers and hydrogen peroxide in energy drinks
Sep 23, 2020
Introducing ... Click-Sick
Click-Sick, a three part Science Friction series from ABC Science and ABC Radio National, hunts down the sources, considers the harms, and shines a spotlight on fake health claims.
Sep 21, 2020
Diet vs weight, coronavirus in animals, Alzheimer's genetics and medical diagnosis errors
Sep 14, 2020
How pandemics end, predicting psychosis and volunteering for clinical trials
Sep 8, 2020
Introducing ... Patient Zero
Patient Zero is a new podcast from ABC Science and RN that tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin, why they happen and how we found ourselves in the middle of a really big one.
Sep 7, 2020
How much do you want to know about the secrets in your DNA?
Aug 31, 2020
Smell and coronavirus, skin tests, anaemia before surgery and strength training for health
Aug 24, 2020
Swab tests gets gentler, blood plasma for coronavirus, spinal manipulation and asthma medications in kids
Aug 17, 2020
Coronavirus myths, surface transmission, Vitamin D and Aboriginal interpreters
What's the story with vitamin D and COVID-19? Is there a link and could vitamin D supplements help?
Aug 10, 2020
Anti-smoking ads and coronavirus, frozen embryos for IVF, rising gout and mysterious malaria nets
Aug 3, 2020
Coronavirus: Victoria's aged care crisis, doctors call for executive decision on P2 masks, CT and heart attack risk, and a potential gene therapy for Alzheimer's Disease.
Jul 27, 2020
Coronavirus: UK cancer deaths to rise in pandemic trade-off, getting more accurate infection rates with random testing, how personality shapes pandemic behaviour, and DIY masks put to the test
Jul 20, 2020
Cannabis use in older Australians, rethinking treatments for youth psychosis, influenza and original sin, and safety in healthcare
Jul 13, 2020
Coronavirus inquiry chair outlines priorities, assessing the move to digital breast screening, and laughter for stress, anxiety and depression
Jul 6, 2020
Coronavirus: Warning over aerosol risks, tracking SARS-CoV-2 in social media and sewage, repurposing common medications for COVID-19, and evidence based help for your mental health
Jun 29, 2020
Victoria's war on a resurgent COVID-19, looking beyond biology to predict mortality, and the unexpected benefits of high heels for osteoarthritis pain
Jun 22, 2020
COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria, migraines with aura linked to cardiovascular disease, the dangers of casual smoking, and reducing stillbirth safely
Jun 15, 2020
Intravenous iron prescribing skyrockets, a resurgence in vitamin D testing, more Ebola in DRC, and using sound to diagnose infection
Jun 8, 2020
How masks reduce risk, major coronavirus research retracted and battling mutating cancer cells
Jun 1, 2020
Coronavirus testing errors, streamlining outbreak data, chronic fatigue, and who we trust
May 25, 2020
Coronavirus clusters, tracing HIV through time, life expectancy and bladder cancer
May 18, 2020
Coronavirus — mental health, research waste and 'downstream' effects