Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Professionalism of sport – a threat to good health10/05/15
A lot more must be done to help professional athletes manage their mental health and their transition to life after sport.
Dancing in the fields
John Connell's funny and moving tale of dealing with depression, with the help of cows, lambs and a shaman.
Behind the ha-ha walls
When a young man starts working in the infamous male wards of the Callan Park Mental Hospital in 1957, he has no idea of the horrors ahead of him.
Experts discuss the latest research into early diagnosis of dementia.
I hate myself
Fighting the black dog, a song by Justin Heazlewood AKA The Bedroom Philosopher.
Who is Vern Nash?
A man tries to help his musically talented but tormented neighbour. What he thought was a cry for help turned out to be just a cry.
She was spooked when he turned up one night unexpectedly. It turned out to be a cry for help.
Mum, I wish I was dead
What does a parent do when their 10 year old child says “My heart is black, my body is full of anger and I wish I was dead?” Anne guided her 25 year old son Adam through depression, hospitalisation, and eventually electro-convulsive therapy.
You've gotta laugh!
Living with mental illness is no laughing matter but when stand-up comedians draw on their own personal experience for their material it can be therapeutically powerful and hilarious.
Voices and Visions: part 1
Did some of the world’s faiths begin with hearing voices? Are they a form of mental illness or other-worldly communication, dictating a destiny?
Anti-abortion activist to tour Australia
Troy Newman, an anti-abortion speaker and activist with US group Operation Rescue, will be touring the country later this week, despite calls to cancel his visa to Australia.
Food from scraps and waste not
World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates at the United Nations - scraps. The menu was co-created by chef, writer and thinker Dan Barber, who co-owns the Blue Hill restaurant in New York and a farm based eatery at Stone...
Which medical tests and treatments are ineffective and...
$46 billion dollars—that’s how much is squandered every year on unnecessary medical tests and treatments in Australia according to a Four Corners investigation. What’s behind the waste and how can it be prevented?
Tabbot Foundation launches abortion phone service
A new over-the-phone service is being offered to women in Australia seeking a pregnancy termination.
Medicare needs a review, but...
Stephen Duckett from the Grattan Institute says the solution to a good Medicare system lies not in chucking out services, but in ensuring better trained doctors.
Politics with Andrew Probyn: Medicare, media and penalty...
The politicians might be on a break from Canberra, but there's been little respite from policy ponderings and political spin.
Di Natale backs review of Medicare
The Australian Greens are cautiously backing plans for a review of the Medicare Benefits Scheme.
Psychological stressors for heart attacks
Could mental stress lead those with stable ischemia to have heart attacks?
Troponin screening in ischemia and diabetes
A simple test for proteins could reveal previously hidden cardiac damage.
Waste in the Australian health system
We've been told my politicians that there's no money for new things in healthcare. But is that really the case?
- Sydney, NSW