Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Lessons from Singapore09/01/14
What are the 3 M’s and can they be introduced here and if they can will they provide greater efficiency and relieve the health cost pressure on government budgets?
Hope and wisdom in tales of starting anew
Dying with dignity
There have been several failed attempts to legalize euthanasia in Australia. The latest is draft legislation, the Medical Services Dying with Dignity Bill, proposed by the Greens, which they intend to put before the Senate next year. Greens Senator...
Religion and Ethics report: Religious freedom
Federal Attorney General George Brandis has accusing the ABC and the Fairfax press of undermining religious freedom in Australia in a speech to the UniversityofNotre Dame.
New drug-resistant Gonorrhoea a cause for concern
A new drug resistant strain of the sexually transmitted disease Gonorrhoea in Australia is causing alarm amongst health experts.
SIDS pioneer researcher to tackle children's cancer
One of Australia's leading medical researchers is putting together the world's largest childhood cancer research project, aimed at preventing cancer in children.
The Law Report: Mr Big Confessions
'Mr Big Confessions' are the ultimate sting operation, in which undercover police pose as criminals and the suspect, who's keen to join a crime gang, is asked to confess their past offences.
AMA backs medical marijuana trial
The Victorian Labor Party will seek to legalise medical cannabis if it wins the state election in November.
Circulating tumour cells
Circulating tumour cells is a promising area of cancer research.
Clin Trial Refer app connects patients and doctors with clinical trials
Clin Trial Refer is a mobile app which makes it possible to connect patients and haematologists with local clinical trials.
A call for clinical cancer trials to be more efficient
There seems to be a lot of room to improve clinical cancer trials to make them more efficient.
Murray-Darling Basin Authority's plan for environmental water is...
One of Australia's top ecologists is backing the goal of more fish and bird breeding in the Murray Darling Basin.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that is currently diagnosed in one in 100 Australians.
Paying for health care
Health costs currently take a big bite out of the federal budget but there's strong resistance to the government's proposal for a GP co-payment to reduce the spend on health.
The Health Report: clinical trials
If you have cancer and are put on a clinical trial of a new drug, on average you'll do better than someone who hasn't been on a trial, even if you don't actually get the drug being tested.
Brisbane doctor joins Ebola aid mission
More than 1400 people have now died from the Ebola virus in West Africa, and criticism is mounting that developed countries aren't doing enough to help.
Imagine being trapped inside your own body, entirely unable to move or communicate. This is what happened to Richard Marsh after a massive stroke. He listened as his wife and doctors discussed turning off his life support. He wasn’t able to let them...
Soil amoeba reveals clues behind human disease
New treatments for human diseases may be possible following study of a soil amoeba which operates in similar ways to human cells.
How the body recognises viruses
Stephanie Gras is looking at what happens at the atomic level as the immune system recognises threats.
On the bacon trail
Is bacon bad for us? Does it matter where the pig grew up? What about nitrates and nitrites used to preserve the meat? Come with RN First Bite through Adelaide's Central Market to meet producers, butchers and smokers as part of the bacon trail.
- Sydney, NSW