Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Are "branded apps" taking advantage of our children?07/24/14
If children are spending hours a day on screen time, how much of that time are they exposed to advertising?
Will to live
The first major decision Diane Ames had to make without her husband, Matthew, was a matter of life and death. Would she give Matthew a slim one percent chance of living even though it would mean her husband, and father of their four children, was made...
Euthanasia advocate Nitschke suspended
The Australian Medical Board has suspended euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke.
Mr Fluffy home demolished over asbestos fears
The Mr Fluffy asbestos scandal in the ACT has taken a dramatic twist.
Rise in asylum seeker mothers on suicide watch: reports
There are reports of a spike in the number of new mothers on suicide watch at Christmas Island detention camps.
Governments look to private sector to combat HIV/AIDS
Two thirds of AIDS sufferers live in Sub-Saharan Africa, many without access to treatment or diagnostic services.
Bubonic plague death in China
When most people think of the bubonic plague, their thoughts turn to Europe in the Middle Ages, when up to one in three of the population died during various outbreaks of this disease.
AMA warns against US-style health care
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is warning the Federal Government against moving to a system where health insurers, rather than Medicare, pay for GP visits.
The art of epilepsy
Jim Chambliss's doctorate, marrying the creative arts, medicine and epilepsy, reveals that art is not just creative expression but can be a diagnostic tool.
HIV/AIDS, a global perspective: stories from the ground
The global Red Cross and Red Crescent networks are making significant efforts to bring HIV programs to marginalised communities at higher risk of infection. But many HIV workers are working indifficult conditions forcing them to work secretly or...
Religion and Ethics report: Christians in Iraq
The number of Christians in Iraq has fallen from 1.3 million to 50,000 in the 11 years since Iraq's invasion, according to the leader of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic community.
Scientists converge to tackle climate change health problems
A diverse group of researchers in fields from urban planning to infectious disease will come together in Brisbane today to talk about the risks to health from climate change.
Concerns raised over the prospect of pokies in indigenous communities
The Northern Territory government has raised the prospect of introducing social clubs into remote communities, along with poker machines.
Alison Ware, therapeutic harpist
Alison Ware is a therapeutic harpist who works in Canberra hospital. She didn’t start playing the harp until she was in her late 30s but now it’s her full time job. But what does therapeutic harpist actually do?
The Law Report: asylum seekers
The Abbott Government's tough immigration policy has stopped asylum seeker boats from arriving in Australia, with Immigration Minister Scott Morrison saying that he has eliminated the 'pull factors'.
The policy challenges of an ageing population
The number of Australians aged over 65 will double in the next 25 years, raising big questions about how well prepared Australia is to meet the challenges associated with an ageing population.
Tuberculosis epidemic in Papua New Guinea
A medical breakthrough was revealed at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne on Monday.
Funding the fight against AIDS
The Melbourne 2014 AIDS conference is discussing progress and challenges in the fight against HIV/ AIDS.
AIDS 2014 - Panel discussion from the 20th International AIDS...
The 20th International AIDS Conference is taking place in Melbourne this year under the heading 'Stepping Up The Pace'.
The Health Report: AIDS 2014
The Health Report on Monday will broadcast live from the 2014 International AIDS Conference.
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