Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Tradies doing it tough
Job insecurity, physical demands and an ethos of toughing it out put men in blue collar jobs at greater risk of mental health problems.
US researchers develop MERS vaccine
In developing news overnight, a suspected outbreak in Manchester, England, of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has turned out to be a false alarm.
Australia's first medical marijuana trial to begin in...
Australia's first medical cannabis trial for terminally-ill patients could begin in just six months.
Progress on a broadly-neutralising HIV vaccine
An effective vaccine against HIV may be closer than you think.
A blood test for psychosis risk
It can be difficult for researchers to find the earliest signs of psychosis risk. A blood test aims to change all that.
Global health and wellbeing survey
An online survey aims to change the way the world thinks about health and wellbeing.
The Health Report: identifying psychosis
Most mental health problems begin in our youth, especially schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses.
The sordid history of Australian heart transplants
Actually, it's about ethics in organ transplantation.
AMA President calls for breakthrough on health funding
The head of the doctors' union says he has little confidence that state leaders are genuinely committed to achieving a breakthrough on health funding.
Public research grants have supression clauses
If you thought that taxpayer funded research for government departments could at least be relied on to deliver transparent and accountable results that might have some impact on policy, then think again. In his article Suppression clauses in health...
This my last time to Mauritius, he says. I die there.
Art of Pain
The Art of Pain: rendering the invisible visible
Autism's double shot of happiness
A mother's instinct is a powerful thing, and the story of Judy Sharp and her son Tim exemplifies this perfectly.
Let's talk about sex (differences)
Men and women respond to pharmaceuticals and other treatments with vast difference. So how come most medical research treats the two sexes as biologically similar?
Youth cholesterol levels
We know the effects of high cholesterol levels on the middle-aged and elderly. But what if you're quite young?
Taking stock of cholesterol and heart health
A recent study reckons including genetic risk factors could improve existing risk scores for cardiac health.
UK questionnaire reveals your health future
A five minute test claims to accurately predict your five-year risk of dying.
Australian film depicts life with chronic pain
Rhiannon Bannenberg, director of Ambrosia, talks about her first feature film, the isolation of living with chronic pain, and managing pain with distraction.
Facilitated sex - what is it and why is it essential for...
If you have a physical disability that prevents you from indulging your pleasures without assistance...do you spend your life just leaving that side of yourself unfulfilled and unexplored?
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