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Health Report - Full program podcast

ABC (Australia)

Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

Language:

English

Contact:

Health Report GPO Box 9994 Sydney, NSW Australia 2001 02 8333 1423


Episodes

Modelling vaccination plans; development of preterm babies; bronchiolitis in infants; Q&A

5/10/2021
Modelling COVID vaccination targets to achieve pandemic prevention and control in Australia; the developmental outcomes of preterm babies is becoming clear; a study on who has followed over 4000 of these kids to the age of 5; and treatment in hospital of a common respiratory condition of babies.

Duration:00:36:57

Effectiveness of paracetamol, cannabidiol over the counter, the health of Australians in 2030, and depression in people with dementia

5/3/2021
Australian research group has undertaken a wide study on paracetamol to see what evidence exists for its use in different types of pain. We also ask whether medicinal cannabis is we would like it to be as a pain reliever; and if antidepressants are effective be in your elderly relatives with dementia.

Duration:00:28:38

Firearms regulation; multiple sclerosis and a new approach, Italian findings about schizophrenia, the ongoing health of cancer survivors

4/26/2021
Gun policy and regulation; new approaches in treatment for multiple sclerosis; Italian findings about recovery for people with schizophrenia; the continued health of cancer survivors.

Duration:00:28:35

Urinary tract infections | heart disease differences | cancer prognosis tool | Australia and U.S. COVID-19 comparison

4/19/2021
What's best for urinary tract infections; heart disease differences between men and women; online tool for cancer patients; differences between the U.S. and Australia for COVID-19

Duration:00:36:05

The day I lost my mind

4/5/2021
If you mention Transient Global Amnesia – TGA – chances are that nobody has heard of it. When Dasha Ross lost her memory for a day she was diagnosed as having experienced this mysterious ‘neurological enigma'. It affects over a thousand Australians a year, and Dasha was determined to find out why it happened and what caused it.

Duration:00:30:09

Historical pandemics - their past and future; and assessing prediabetes

3/29/2021
One of the sessions at the recent World Science Festival was The Pulse of the Pandemic with Michael Osterholm, who spoke about pandemics past, present, and future. He's researched them for most of his career and was one of the first to warn that the current one was going to be bad. Plus recent research on pre-diabetes - which sometimes does not lead to diabetes.

Duration:00:28:37

Testosterone and exercise; veracity of people with mental health difficulties; and doctors' comments curtailed

3/15/2021
Recently the issue has been raised about the credibility of people with mental health issues - what does psychiatric research and evidence tell us about the issues? And concern from doctors that their capacity to comment on COVID-19 vaccines is being reduced. And a West Australian group of researchers has looked at whether testosterone can really do all we think it can.

Duration:00:30:07

Auckland lockdown, microplastics, mapping mortality, breast cancer drug

3/1/2021
The Auckland COVID-19 Lockdown; Microplastics and seafood - what do we actually know about its effect on our health; a team of researchers from Monash University has discovered that a cardiac drug (carvedilol) could greatly reduce breast cancer progression; and the lifespan of Australians in capital cities can vary by 30 years, depending on where someone lives. In regional Australia there’s a greater difference.

Duration:00:37:08

Reducing smoking in Indigenous populations, oncology trials - practice, efficacy, and reliability

2/22/2021
What you can find out in cancer drug trials when you follow then for years, and the huge disparity in cancer clinical trials between rich, and low to middle income countries, and how there's a mismatch between burden of disease and what's actually studied.

Duration:00:37:56

Breastfeeding mothers in COVID-19 trials, immunity and breast milk, alcohol reduction interventions, and salt reduction in packaged food

2/8/2021
Breastfeeding mothers want more advice about whether it's safe to have a COVID-19 vaccine whilst they are breastfeeding; and what we know about the immunising properties of breast milk; weighing up the means to decrease our alcohol consumption; and how to reduce salt in packaged food.

Duration:00:39:52