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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. Dr. Norman Swan combines medical expertise with investigative reporting, clear analysis and the knowledge to report the latest research in health and medicine.

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. Dr. Norman Swan combines medical expertise with investigative reporting, clear analysis and the knowledge to report the latest research in health and medicine.
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Sydney, NSW

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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. Dr. Norman Swan combines medical expertise with investigative reporting, clear analysis and the knowledge to report the latest research in health and medicine.

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English

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


Episodes

Is that a steroid in my supplement? (Part 1)

5/16/2018
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Across Australia demand for steroids and sports supplements is booming.

Duration:00:35:16

Should we measure the performance of our surgeons?

5/14/2018
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In Australia, the UK and the US schemes are being implemented to track the outcomes of surgeons — that is, following up with the people surgeons operate on to see whether they experience complications. The idea is that measuring these outcomes can help us see the strengths and weaknesses between hospitals, and improve in areas where we aren't up to scratch. But not everyone's a fan. Some surgeons argue such schemes will encourage doctors to avoid risky patients or 'game the system' by...

Duration:00:28:21

Unlocking the secrets of venom

5/7/2018
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Australia is notorious for being the home of a huge number of the world's most venomous animals — funnelweb spiders, box jellyfish and brown snakes among them.

Duration:00:29:38

Virus epidemic hits Australia for a third time

4/30/2018
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Epidemics of parechovirus are concerning doctors, especially because of the harm the virus can cause children. There's no vaccine, so how do we tackle it? Plus, eye specialists take aim at Irlen syndrome, a proposed condition to explain why some children have reading difficulties — new data on when cancers are being diagnosed in Australia — and the next steps in getting pneumonia vaccines to people across the world.

Duration:00:28:21

ACL injuries are on the rise in Aussie kids — what can we do about it?

4/23/2018
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Australia has the highest rate of knee reconstructions in the world — what's going on, and how do we stop it? Plus, how weight loss can help with diabetes remission, the impact diabetes has on surgical outcomes, and the factors that play into higher rates of psychological distress among Aboriginal Australians.

Duration:00:28:21

Daytime sleepiness and Alzheimer's, best-practice care for children, intrauterine insemination and improving the diagnosis of mystery illnesses

4/16/2018
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Excessive sleep during the day a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Intrauterine insemination more effective than we thought. Are Australia's kids receiving best-quality care? Diagnosing mystery illnesses better and faster.

Duration:00:33:46

The Spanish flu: Understanding a devastating pandemic

4/9/2018
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The Spanish flu: Understanding a devastating pandemic.

Duration:00:28:21

Unravelling the Glasgow effect

4/2/2018
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The Glasgow Effect: Unpacking why the west of Scotland has poor health outcomes.

Duration:00:27:37

Crowdfunding medical care, MDMA for psychiatric disorders, Aboriginal preventive health and bugs and drugs

3/26/2018
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Crowdfunding medical care: What does its rise say about Australia's health system? Exploring MDMA as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. What next in the war on superbugs? A new guide for Aboriginal health.

Duration:00:28:21

Bipolar treatments, babies born before arrival, calcium, vitamin D and polyps and the different types of diabetes

3/19/2018
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Calcium, vitamin D supplements increase risk of pre-cancerous polyps. Lithium remains best treatment for bipolar disorder. Born-before-arrival: When a baby's born before Mum gets to hospital. There are five forms of type 2 diabetes. Send us your medical bills.

Duration:00:28:33

Self-serve nurse treats his own heart attack, prostate cancer treatments and screening, and what's best for lower back pain?

3/12/2018
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The nurse who treated his own heart attack. Single PSA test for prostate cancer doesn't save lives. Back pain management: How do you treat a sore low back? Aggressive prostate cancer treatments weighed up.

Duration:00:28:21

Tummy tucks, antidepressants, low carb v low fat and the mental health of the homeless

3/5/2018
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Low fat vs low carb: Both can help you lose weight. Could a tummy tuck fix urinary incontinence? Antidepressants more effective than placebo. Understanding the mental health history of the homeless.

Duration:00:28:21

Folic acid and autism, unnecessary cannulas, early type 2 diabetes and cannabis chocolate

2/26/2018
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Folic acid protective against autistic traits in babies. Reducing cannulation: When is it necessary and when can we go without? Early development of type 2 diabetes leads to worse outcomes. Cannabis chocolate sends three hospitality workers to emergency department.

Duration:00:28:36

Fear of needles, the flu and heart attacks, and training junior doctors more effectively

2/19/2018
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Making risky medical procedures less risky. When a fear of needles stops you from seeing the doctor. Influenza can increase your risk of a heart attack up to 10-fold.

Duration:00:28:34

The UK doctor struck off for her errors and the messages exercise sends to your body

2/12/2018
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Dr Bawa-Garba: Who or what should be blamed when a medical tragedy occurs? Research suggests a reason for the widespread benefits of exercise.

Duration:00:28:21

Wind turbine syndrome, heart rate changes, hospital complications and chronic condition self-management

2/5/2018
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Publishing hospital complication rates to improve patient outcomes. Heart rate holds clues to your future risk of dying and suffering a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Managing chronic conditions: Evidence on value of self-management programs mixed. Wind turbine syndrome: a communicated disease with Simon Chapman.

Duration:00:28:21

Do Not Resuscitate tattoos, the end of over-the-counter codeine, and psychosocial disability and the NDIS

1/29/2018
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The end of over-the-counter codeine. Gaps in NDIS coverage for people with psychosocial disability: report. Do-not-resuscitate tattoos: What's a doctor to do?

Duration:00:28:21

Facial yoga, hormone therapy and chronic disease, tamper-resistant opioids, and no link between baby formula and diabetes

1/22/2018
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People injecting oxycodone less after introduction of tamper-resistant formulation. Hormone therapy for chronic disease prevention achieves mixed results. Cow's milk in baby formula doesn't increase diabetes risk. Facial yoga: Can exercising your facial muscles make you look younger?

Duration:00:28:21

SIDS, sleep apnoea, and gonorrhoea

1/15/2018
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Treating sleep apnoea doesn't prevent heart attack or death. Poor evidence for the efficacy of diet. Serotonin and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Wash your mouth out!

Duration:00:28:21

Childhood stress, depression and dementia

1/8/2018
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Can childhood stress lead to late life dementia? Depression and dementia. More than just a sore throat?

Duration:00:28:21

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