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The Lancet News is a weekly podcast brought to you by The Lancet. Our editors, Tim Dehnel and Dara Mohammadi, report on important, interesting, and sometimes quirky health-related happenings from around the world, while providing a rundown of the latest news from The Lancet, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The Lancet Neurology, and The Lancet Oncology.

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The Lancet News is a weekly podcast brought to you by The Lancet. Our editors, Tim Dehnel and Dara Mohammadi, report on important, interesting, and sometimes quirky health-related happenings from around the world, while providing a rundown of the latest news from The Lancet, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The Lancet Neurology, and The Lancet Oncology.

Language:

English


Episodes

Louis Pasteur special edition: Rabies

12/19/2022
Louis Pasteur was involved in the creation of the first rabies vaccine in the 1880s, but today one person every ten minutes still dies from rabies, with all of the deaths concentrated in low and middle-income countries. Prof. Katie Hampson joins Gavin and Jessamy to talk about the history of the vaccine and why it's proven so difficult to eliminate rabies.

Duration:00:29:00

COVID-19 hospitalisation outcomes in Africa, and Canadian health equity in a pandemic

5/24/2021
Bruce Biccard and Dean Gopalan discuss their work looking at the poor outcomes for COVID-19 hospital patients across Africa, the first study of its kind, and Kwame McKenzie talks about how Canada has dealt with COVID-19 and what lessons have been learned about health equity.

Duration:00:40:01

The Lancet News: September 19, 2014

9/19/2014
Fighting fires and elephants: we look at the slow international response to the Ebola epidemic in west Africa and discuss the elephant in the room that is climate change and health, ahead of the UN Summit. Also in this week's podcast, kick-starting medicine with crowd funding.

Duration:00:13:42

The Lancet News: August 08, 2014

8/8/2014
Daily bread: How an antiquated, cold-war food aid system is stunting efforts to provide food to refugees amid multiple humanitarian crises. Also, geneticists celebrate the Wellcome Trust’s cork-popping £27 million boost to research in the UK, and college-level American Football players inch ever closer to ensuring adequate protection against sports-related brain injury.

Duration:00:11:43

The Lancet News: August 01, 2014

8/1/2014
Cease fire: Gaza correspondent Kristin Solberg joins The Lancet News to talk health and humanitarian issues. Also in this episode: a guide to chikungunya, the perils of sex-selective abortion, and mitochondrial replacement therapy in the UK.

Duration:00:20:38

The Lancet News: July 18, 2014

7/18/2014
Smallpox in a cardboard box: Discussion and debate surround the vials found on the National Institute of Health campus in the USA, and we talk about the HIV epidemic as the International AIDS Conference approaches. Correspondent Sophie Cousins speaks to us about her time in Aleppo's hospitals, and Andrew Green tells us the latest news about Ebola in west Africa.

Duration:00:15:54

The Lancet News: July 11, 2014

7/11/2014
Iraq's growing health crisis: Thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes following attacks by Sunni rebels who have taken over areas of the north and west of the country...

Duration:00:09:16

The Lancet News: June 27, 2014

6/27/2014
3D printing: in a special bumper podcast, we discuss the new 3D Print Exchange launched by the US National Institutes of Health, as well as the arrest of a former Novartis employee in Japan who stands accused of falsifying clinical data related to the hypertension drug valsartan...

Duration:00:26:11

The Lancet News: June 13, 2014

6/13/2014
Acts of War: this week saw the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict—we look at issues around obtaining reliable data and the need for local strategies to tackle rape and sexual violence in war...

Duration:00:18:23

The Lancet News: June 06, 2014

6/6/2014
Breaking Bad (habits): an opioid-rescue strategy pioneered in the badlands of New Mexico is now saving lives of prescription drug users...

Duration:00:12:30

The Lancet News: May 30, 2014

5/30/2014
Geneva on my mind: last week saw the 67th World Health Assembly. We find out what was discussed, what was planned, and what our senior executive editor Pam Das made of it all...

Duration:00:13:20

The Lancet News: May 23, 2014

5/23/2014
Down on the farm: We’re joined by Human Rights Watch, who tell us about the shockingly poor working conditions of children who work on tobacco farms in the USA...

Duration:00:13:13

The Lancet News: May 16, 2014

5/16/2014
Schistosomiasis control: Sam Loewenberg joins us to talk about the struggle to control the parasitic disease in Uganda...

Duration:00:14:55

The Lancet News: May 09, 2014

5/9/2014
Oh Canada: Despite pledging $2.85bn to help maternal and child health worldwide, Stephen Harper's Muskoka Initiative has come under fire for not being as transparent as it asks of others...

Duration:00:15:33

The Lancet News: May 02, 2014

5/2/2014
Hope in Qatar: We speak with Amnesty International, who want your help to improve the lives of migrant domestic workers in Qatar. Also, new advice on organ transplants from donors with cancer...

Duration:00:14:45

The Lancet News: April 25, 2014

4/25/2014
Leading Gates: We hear about the plans of Susan Desmond-Hellmann, new CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We also cover 18th century approaches to avoid drowning, gun control in the USA...

Duration:00:20:17

The Lancet News: April 11, 2014

4/11/2014
Society and global health: We explore what the outcome of the Indian election means for health care and why HIV is on the rise in some groups in South Africa...

Duration:00:17:13

The Lancet News: April 04, 2014

4/4/2014
The aftermath: 5 months on, progress has been made in the provision of health services for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, but vital gaps remain. We speak with Sima Barmania in Tacloban...

Duration:00:13:20

The Lancet News: March 28, 2014

3/28/2014
Cold turkey: Russia's annexing of Crimea has plunged the future of opioid substitution therapy there in to serious doubt, possibly forcing more than 800 individuals back into heroin addiction...

Duration:00:13:20

The Lancet News: March 14, 2014

3/14/2014
Fight for your right: Two interviews this week—both from countries in the midst of political upheaval. One on the health implications of (and motivations behind) unrest in Venezuela, and one on a controversial new emergency care law in Turkey.

Duration:00:16:02