Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Health Matters: beware the celebrity doctor?04/26/15
The media is chock-full of self-styled celebrity doctors and health gurus. Audiences or readers are often seduced by the claims they make, such is the power of celebrity and our anxiety about our health. Or is something else at work here?
The Health Report: cuts to the Pharmaceutical Benefits...
The message this morning that medications like paracetamol are coming off the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is yet another in a series of announcements about cutting costs in the health system.
When people are deeply traumatised by war, disaster or abuse their reality is distinctly different to those around them—but treatment of the mind may come through the body.
Health and wellbeing of the Irish Travellers
A shorter life expectancy of about 15 years and a male suicide rate that's almost seven times higher than the national average; double the infant mortality. The Traveller people in Ireland have surprisingly much in common with Indigenous Australians....
Mandy Nolan: some home truths about where to find your...
According to comedienne Mandy Nolan there is much comedy to be found in the home. What really does happen to those missing socks?
How constitutional recognition will boost indigenous health
The Recognise campaign is gaining momentum as a symbolic step towards reconciliation. But will a change to the constitution make a difference to the pressing needs of indigenous communities: health, education, employment? Do we need practical...
Is climate change making us sick?
How will climate change impact on public health?
The healing brain
The discovery that our brains can adapt their physical structure in response to mental experience was put in the spotlight several years ago by Dr. Norman Doidge. This adaptation has become known as neuroplasticity, and in his latest book Norman...
AMA warns of 'a perfect storm' for public hospitals
Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government to reverse its cuts to health funding.
Patties Foods finds no trace of hepatitis A
Two months ago a contaminated food scare saw one of Australia's most recognised food brands, Nanna's Frozen Berries, disappear from our supermarket shelves.
Gay ‘conversion’ therapy: "My psyche was tearing in two."
Barack Obama says the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn should prompt the end of so-called reparative therapy.
National inquiry into employment discrimination against...
Last month, Treasurer Joe Hockey made headlines when he called for 'a grey army of workers' to save the nation's economy.
Law Report - 2015-04-14
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and false confessions.
Dancing for Parkinson's Disease
Anyone who dances will tell you that it's good for your health, and an increasing body of science now confirms that it's great for reducing our risk of dementia, stress and depression.
Bi-partisan support for vaccinations but not for pension...
Labor has backed a Federal Government plan to penalise families who choose not to vaccinate their kids.
Long-term disability of Vietnam war veterans
Long-term effects of involvement in wars are substantial and the likelihood of war-related disability is associated with service history.
The health of Scottish armed forces veterans
Researchers at the University of Glasgow investigated the health of Scottish armed forces veterans.
The role of genes in anorexia nervosa
Researchers are aiming to detect genes that may be associated with anorexia nervosa.
Gender disparity in survival from bladder cancer
Women have a poorer survival rate from bladder cancer than men.
A more competitive Medicare
Medicare can’t go on as it is simply because it costs too much. So how can we making it more affordable for the Commonwealth but still available for all who need it?
- Sydney, NSW