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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

Flushing out UTIs, surgery vs therapy for knee injuries, dysphonia and the death of John Deeble

10/15/2018
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Drink water to flush out UTIs. Surgery vs physical therapy for meniscal tears. What's it like to live with a voice disorder? Vale Professor John Deeble, the 'father of Medicare'.

Duration:00:28:38

Can my pacemaker be hacked?

10/8/2018
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Pacemakers and cybersecurity. The journey of blood.

Duration:00:29:59

The problem with nutritional research

10/1/2018
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On the Health Report, we cover all sorts of nutritional research - the Mediterranean diet, what fat is right for you, how much salt is safe, diets to protect you from diabetes, early death, heart disease.

Duration:00:28:29

What the healthcare industry can learn from aviation

9/24/2018
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What the healthcare industry can learn from aviation.

Duration:00:28:28

Daily aspirin doesn't protect against heart attack or stroke in healthy older people

9/17/2018
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Millions of healthy older people with no history of heart attack or stroke take low-dose aspirin in the hope it will reduce their risk and prolong good health.

Duration:00:28:27

A genetic test that can predict your dementia risk

9/10/2018
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Genetic test predicts dementia risk. Warning over new genetic tests on Medicare Benefits Schedule. Colonoscopy standards to reduce unnecessary treatment, risk of complications. Scan your heart to save your life.

Duration:00:28:27

Undescended testicles linked to infertility, testicular cancer

9/3/2018
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Researchers have found baby boys born with genital anomalies are more likely to develop infertility, and even testicular cancer, later in life.

Duration:00:28:27

Phantom odour perception: smelling things that aren't there

8/27/2018
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Something's burning on the stove — you can smell it. But when you go to check, nothing's there. New research suggests more than five per cent of people experience 'phantom odour perception.' That's where you experience smells, often unpleasant, that aren't really there. But what causes this curious condition isn't always clear.

Duration:00:28:41

How can we make Australia's hospitals safer?

8/20/2018
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The Grattan Institute has today released a report saying that if all hospitals were as safe as the top 10 per cent then $1.5 billion would be saved each year.

Duration:00:28:55

DNA tests, the Golden State Killer and your privacy

8/13/2018
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Commercial DNA testing services and crowdsourced genetic databases are helping people find long-lost relatives.

Duration:00:32:31

How to prevent late-onset epilepsy when you’re in your 40s

8/6/2018
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Epilepsy is most common in the elderly — and it's what happens in your mid-life that can influence your risk.

Duration:00:28:27

Omega-3 supplements don't protect against heart attack or stroke

7/30/2018
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A new Cochrane review says Omega-3 supplements don't reduce your risk of cardiovascular events. Plus: cannabis and pregnancy, accessing routinely collected hospital data in Australia, and using low-dose aspirin to prevent vascular events -- what's the right dose?

Duration:00:29:05

Cancer and exercise: Improving treatment and outcomes

7/23/2018
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There's a possible treatment available for people with cancer that's free, evidence-based and associated with excellent health benefits. Exercise. Plus — building family trees using routinely collected hospital data, and returning research results to study participants.

Duration:00:33:09

Health Report presents Science Friction: the trials and tribulations of experimental drug trials

7/18/2018
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It can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Whose interests are being served in clinical trials for cancer drugs?

Duration:00:28:47

Teens drinking may lead to alcohol problems later in life

7/16/2018
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Regular teen drinking appears to lead to alcohol problems later in life. When is it worth using ECG screening for heart disease? How to regulate tDCS, to stop people excessively zapping their brains. Improving treatment for sexually transmitted 'superbug', Mycoplasma genitalium.

Duration:00:28:28

Promising new vaccine for HIV trialled in humans

7/9/2018
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Does methamphetamine use increase your risk of developing Parkinson's disease? Promising new HIV vaccine candidate trialled in humans. Time to rethink how we're treating muscle and joint pain? The fight to eradicate malaria, from the first Malaria World Congress.

Duration:00:29:00

Fighting the good fight: eradicating polio is both political and personal

7/2/2018
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Fighting the good fight: eradicating polio is both political and personal.

Duration:00:28:29

Two drinks a day: too risky?

6/25/2018
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Two drinks a day: too risky? Senate explores 'three parent babies' and mitochondrial donation. Headphones and hearing loss in children. High levels of risk of heart disease and stroke for Indigenous Australians.

Duration:00:28:27

Theranos: How a med-tech startup came crashing down

6/18/2018
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Superbugs in your supermarket? FDA approves drug to treat river blindness developed by Australian organisation. Theranos: How a med-tech startup came crashing down. New blood test could predict risk of heart attack.

Duration:00:28:21

Rethinking what's best for low back pain

6/11/2018
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Rethinking what's best for low back pain.

Duration:00:28:21