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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

Diabetes drugs, omega-3 and pregnancy, spinal injury patients and bionic eyes

11/19/2018
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Diabetes drugs linked to higher risk of amputations, acidic blood. Omega-3 supplements in pregnant women reduce risk of premature birth. Paraplegic men walk again after electrical stimulation treatment. Bionic eyes restore sense of sight in Australian patients.

Duration:00:28:37

Omega-3 and vitamin D, low back pain education, sex differences for heart attack and opioid use in Australia

11/12/2018
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Omega-3, vitamin D supplements don't prevent cancer, heart disease. Sex differences in heart attack risk factors. Pain education doesn't help those with acute low back pain. Opioid deaths on the rise in Australia.

Duration:00:28:38

Bullying in healthcare, chlamydia testing, new pregnancy guidelines and spinal injury treatment

11/5/2018
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Sitting is not the new smoking. Bullying, harassment 'endemic' in Australian health care system. Questions raised over chlamydia testing policy. Pregnancy guidelines around vitamin D, hepatitis C testing updated.

Duration:00:28:38

Extremely premature babies, Australia's statin research, Alzheimer's and genetic research

10/29/2018
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Risk profile for very premature babies changes over time. Alzheimer's and the body's 'acid bath'. Most genes neglected by biomedical research. The legacy of the LIPID trial.

Duration:00:28:44

Health on Nauru, refusing cancer treatment, weight loss surgery and the advancing old-age front

10/22/2018
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Doctors call for transfer of asylum seeker children off Nauru. People with curable cancer who refuse treatment. Is Australia's ageing population a myth? Bariatric surgery helps with losing weight, keeping it off.

Duration:00:28:37

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