Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Indigenous hope and recovery07/04/15
In this NAIDOC Week 2015, we pay a visit to The Glen—a male-specific drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre on the Central Coast of N.S.W. run by the Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation.
Improving diagnosis of shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy affects over 2% of the Australian population. Sandip Kamath’s research aimsto identify and characterize novel shellfish allergens in Australian shellfish species. We hear Sandip Kamath presenting on stage at FameLab in Perth.
Getting drugs to a damaged brain
From fameLab in Perth, Kiara Bruggeman describes a new approach for drug delivery to the brain, in rhyme.
Atul Gawande on healthcare reform
The author and surgeon talks to Norman Swan about trying to make healthcare safer and more affordable.
Obesity a major killer for Pacific Islanders
Anthropologists are studying diet, physical activity and lifestyle to determine the cause of widespread health problems and reduced life expectancy amongst Pacific Islanders.
Dementia is not an older person’s disease
When you hear the word dementia, do you automatically think of elderly people in aged care homes?
The ethics of anxiety
We all feel anxious to some degree but what exactly is it and how can we best respond when anxiety takes hold?
Tax free gym membership
In a submission to the tax review, a coalition of business, unions and the fitness industry say that employers who subsidize employee gym memberships and exercise classes should be exempt from fringe benefits tax.
Licence to smoke?
We need a licence to drive, a prescription for medication – why not a licence to smoke? Professor Simon Chapman thinks it’s the way forward. He speaks to RN Afternoons about what he thinks is the next step in tobacco regulation.
New test predicts likelihood of death
A team of scientists in Sweden has developed a test that can predict whether the chances of dying within the next five years.
Detention staff face jail for speaking out
Human rights advocates regularly complain about conditions at the offshore detention centres on Manus Island, Nauru, and Christmas Island.
A 'black box' for surgery
Pilots receive feedback from their devices all the time. So why can't surgeons?
The Health Report: alcohol and antibiotics
How often have you heard that you shouldn't drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?
The mental disorder defence
Mental disorder as a defence in the court of law
Addendum: Egg donor
Seeking: Egg donor. Fiona Hararibrings you the story of Penny and Rob's search for the perfect woman.
Hallucinating and hearing voices - what's normal?
Have you ever experienced that strangest of sensations – seeing or hearing something that’s not really there?
Organ donation rates can rise
Australia continues to fall behind organ donation rates in other countries despite more than a quarter of a billion dollars being poured into education campaigns over the last 7 years.
A hole in my brain the size of a lemon
How long is an hour...or a minute? Out of whack time perception, getting lost in the supermarket and not being able to judge distances are just a few of challenges Cole Cohen faces each day. After a battery of psychological testing to find the cause...
Antibiotic resistance reaching 'epic proportions' says...
Doctors will be encouraged to limit the number of antibiotics they prescribe as part of a new national strategy to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance in Australia.
A warning to have babies before 30
Professor Geeta Nargund, a top fertility expert working in the United Kingdom, has written a letter suggesting women should be told to start having children before the age of 30, or risk never having them at all.
- Sydney, NSW