Health Podcast (ABC RN)
Stress and ageing07/30/14
The negative effect of stress on our immune system is moderated by a good diet, exercise and sleep according to new research. Damage to the immune system can accelerate the diseases of ageing .Over the course of a year ,the researchers tracked the...
Religion and Ethics report: Quakers help gay and lesbian Ugandans
Quaker communities are helping gay and lesbian Ugandans escape harsh laws in their own country.
Richard Di Natale on rising healthcare costs
The Government's proposed Medicare co-payment has refocussed attention on out-of-pocket healthcare costs, which have doubled in Australia since 2000 to be the fifth highest in the world.
Ebola virus spreads in West Africa
Liberia has closed all but three of its land borders as it struggles to contain the worst ebola outbreak in history.
Cancer support programs
For the first time the benefits of cancer support services' programs can be measured.
Participation of patients in decision making about their health
An Australian study looked at shared decision making between patients and doctors.
Family medical history screening questionnaire
A family medical history questionnaire can help health professionals to identify a patient's risk of certain diseases.
Paracetamol ineffective for acute low back pain
Paracetamol does not speed recovery for people with acute low back pain.
Medical devices and consumer protection
Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of Australians with a medical device in your body? If you have a contraceptive device, a hip replacement or a heart valve, did you ask the surgeon what would happen if the device proved to be faulty in some...
The Health Report: paracetamol and back pain
Paracetamol is not an effective treatment for back pain, according to a Sydney-based trial published last week.
Australian scientists import Ebola virus
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has now infected over 1,000 people, and killed 660 of them.
What better point of departure into Dreamland than an Edgar Allan Poe poem?
Gray's Anatomy - a tale of two doctors
It’s the world’s best-known and most enduring anatomical textbook - not to be confused with Grey’s Anatomy the TV series. First published in 1858, the story of the creation of this definitive work about the human body was itself something of a medical...
Midyear gadget forecast 2014
Dazzled by high-tech consumables? Smart watches, lifehacking, driverless cars and even the end of food – what’s the high-tech product you most want in your hand and your house? From the sophisticated and strange to the silly and scary, this week Marc...
Craft gin, coriander seed and tipping fears
Gin - mothers' ruin to craft delight. Coriander - foundation spice. Pins vs signatures and the art of tipping.
Today stories of survival for two small Victorian country towns. We check out a collection of dog and rabbit traps that's up for sale; and line up for a quick trim from mobile hairdresser Zillah Williams.
Oz conference to examine suicide triggers
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that 2,500 Australians committed suicide in 2012, which is the highest number recorded in the past 10 years.
Discrimination against pregnant women
The Australian Human Rights Commission has found that discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace is common, and that it is having a serious impact on women's careers, families, and the economy.
Science with Chris Smith: schizophrenia
The latest news from the world of science with Chris Smith, including new research that has uncovered evidence of a genetic link to schizophrenia.
Bob Geldof began his international fame by hating Mondays, but over the last three decades has become a global activist icon.
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