Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Everyone is watching09/05/15
Imagine being convinced that you are the star of the most popular reality TV show on the planet—Peter Weir’s 1998 film The Truman Show may spring to mind. For some people with what’s known as the Truman Show Delusion, the concept of this film is...
Spotlight on genetic changes to embryos
Five high-profile research bodies in the United Kingdom are calling for a sensible discussion on genetic changes to embryos.
Doujon's Heart: A story of organ donation
It's a decision that no parent should ever have to make but it's one that Rosemarie and Oliver Zammit have not regretted.
Hazelwood inquiry hears health concerns
Public hearings began today into whether the Hazelwood mine fire led to increased deaths in the Latrobe Valley.
Is swearing around kids all that bad?
Being around kids it's not always easy to hold your tongue when the odd swear slips word out -- so how do we deal with it?
Suitability for assisted reproduction
A recent case in Victoria highlights how the medical profession and state make decisions on whether assisted reproduction should be available to any candidate.
Big tobacco uses FOI to access teen data
When FOI or Freedom on Information passed into law in Australia in 1982, it was hailed as a long awaited method for citizens to gain access to information on how they were being governed and for what purpose. So is it reasonable that British American...
Time for peace in the drug war?
Despite decades of policing and anti-drug campaigns, we're still no closer to winning the war on drugs. So is it time to think differently about drugs and addiction?
What makes the plague so deadly?
Modern technologies provide a glimpse at exactly how yersinia pestis could cause such devastation over centuries.
Borne in the USA
You might not realise it, but the Black Death is alive and well (and endemic to the wildlife of the western United States).
Long term side-effects of chemotherapy in early breast...
Most medical research has focused on short term side-effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer. But what about the long term risks?
Ductal carcinoma in situ
A major longitudinal study has found that DCIS - or, stage 0 breast cancer - may not even be what cancer specialists first thought it was.
Ita Buttrose: Seeing life through a dirty window
In her media career, Ita Buttrose has done it all, from editing newspapers and magazines to TV and radio. Now she's on a campaign to save the eyesight of 1 in 7 Australians.
Legally prescribed addiction
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day and there are many ways those overdoses can occur. One of the alarming areas of growth is addiction to prescribed medication. ScriptWise is a non-profit organisation formed to raise public awareness of...
One turtle at a time
The sea turtle hospitals of far north Queensland are a safe haven for turtles recovering from starvation, injury and disease. It’s a labour of love for the volunteers who rescue and care for them—but despite this effort, how well can the turtles...
The distracted mind
How does our brain function in the age of information overload?
New study finds flu shot reduces the risk of heart attack
Most people get a flu shot to avoid having a week off work in bed.
Double-tapping our way to good health
If you trawl Instagram and Facebook looking for smoothie bowl recipes and 'fitspo', you're not alone. New research suggests that social media is making us healthier and more active, with many of us keen to look the part even when we're not working out.
Arts access for the blind
How easy is it for the blind and visually impaired to access arts and culture in Australia?
Elderly more perceptive at picking up social cues
They're also better at guessing ages.
- Sydney, NSW