Health Podcast (ABC RN)
The Health Report: Ageing Australians03/01/15
The Intergenerational Report will be released on Thursday and, as with previous editions, is expected to have a strong focus on the ageing of Australians and the associated costs.
Breathing through pain
Do you carry lots of work-related tension in your neck and shoulders? You may have ‘screen apnoea’, and the simple act of breathing properly could help. Breathing may also play a role in reducing the aches felt by chronic pain sufferers. Plus, why do...
Science with Chris Smith
The latest news from the world of science with Chris Smith, including new research that could help people with chest diseases, like cystic fibrosis.
Frozen berries and country-of-origin food labelling
In the wake of the contaminated berry incident, the Prime Minister has called for a cabinet submission on the issue by the end of March.
Greens push for new food labelling laws
The Australian Greens Party has spent ten years pushing for clearer legislation on country of origin food labelling. Could it be on the cusp of a breakthrough?
Most artists dream of fame, but what happens when you wake up in it?
Health matters: the benefits of a good GP
Sometimes the timely intervention of a sensible GP is the only prescription needed to spare the angst and cost of hospitalisation.
Internal medicine, Terrence Holt
Literature professor turned doctor, Terrence Holt, explores the art, science and soul of medicine in his new novel Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories.
Helping disabled people into work
The McClure report into welfare reform has raised questions about the need for more employment opportunities for disabled people.
Common food additive linked to heart disease
Emulsifiers are additives that are crucial to the texture of many manufactured foods.
Religion and Ethics report: Pope Francis
Two years ago this week, Pope Benedict became the first pontiff in 700 years to resign rather than die in office, and in his wake came the archbishop of Buenos Aires - who became Pope Francis.
Concerns raised about Ross River virus outbreak in Cyclone Marcia...
As Queensland continues to mop up after Cyclone Marcia, health authorities are concerned about a big increase in Ross River virus infections.
New study highlights a dire future for Australian smokers
The message that "Smoking Kills" is not a new one - we see it on billboards, on TV and radio ads, and for smokers, every time they pick up a packet of cigarettes.
Is melancholia a separate disorder?
Should melancholic depression be regarded by psychiatrists as a separate disorder?
West African nations vow to eradicate Ebola by mid-April
The leaders of the West African nations devastated by the Ebola outbreak have vowed to eradicate the deadly virus by mid-April.
New study released today draws links between domestic violence and...
A new study released today into the impact of alcohol on children and families highlights the previously unclear link between domestic violence and alcohol.
Advance care planning and end of life care
The Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society has released new guidelines on care and decision making at the end of life
The AMEN tool to help health professionals talk to dying patients
The AMEN tool is a script that can be used by medical staff to talk to dying patients and their families.
Early palliative care can cut hospital re-admissions for cancer patients
Early palliative care can reduce hospital re-admissions and the rate at which patients are sent to intensive care.
Most doctors do not choose aggressive treatment at the end of their life
Most doctors don't want aggressive treatment when they are terminally ill.
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