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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

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

Hookworms, infected mozzies and the Daintree ulcer

1/1/2018
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Hookworms against diabetes! Infected mozzies against dengue fever! Sexual health in Australia's tropical north. Daintree Ulcer.

Duration:00:28:21

Osteoarthritis

12/25/2017
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Everything you ever wanted to know about osteoarthritis.

Duration:00:28:21

Talking sugar tax...

12/18/2017
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Is it time for a sugar tax?

Duration:00:28:21

Fasting and fat cells, oral contraceptives, antibiotic surveys and macular degeneration research

12/11/2017
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Skipping breakfast and your fat cells. The pill and breast cancer risk. Post-surgery antibiotics wrongly prescribed. Bio-factories: A new treatment for macular degeneration.

Duration:00:28:21

Falls in older people, BMI and brain shrinkage, HPV screening and vaginal mesh

12/4/2017
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Low BMI, aging and brain shrinkage. How do you stop older people from falling? A new, more accurate cervical cancer screening program. Controversial transvaginal mesh banned.

Duration:00:28:21

Fatty liver and shrinking brain volume, liver cancer treatments, macular degeneration and nudge theory

11/27/2017
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Fatty liver disease and your overall brain volume. Developing new liver cancer treatments. Age-related macular degeneration on the decline. Nudge theory guiding you towards healthy choices.

Duration:00:28:21

The nocebo effect, low-fat diets, palliative care and the vaginal microbiome

11/20/2017
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Nocebo effect could be making you feel sick. Low-fat diets reduce early death in obese people. Vaginal microbiome influences your risk of STIs. Palliative care and euthanasia.

Duration:00:28:56

E-cigarettes, cancer treatments and an ex-naturopath

11/13/2017
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E-cigarettes: Is Australia missing out? 'In-built immunotherapy' found in some pancreatic cancer patients. Blood-vessel boosting cancer treatment. Ex-naturopath blowing the whistle on industry.

Duration:00:28:56

Robot surgeries, cancer symptom awareness and new lymphoma testing

11/6/2017
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Is laser cataract surgery worth it? No benefits to robotic colorectal surgery, study says. Knowing about cancer symptoms for early diagnosis. A revolution in lymphoma treatment.

Duration:00:28:43

Biosimilar drugs, colonoscopies and appendicitis, and staph in the community

10/30/2017
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MRSA in the community. What's a colonoscopy got to do with appendicitis? Could 'biosimilar' drugs save millions?

Duration:00:28:21

Bone marrow transplants, heavy menstrual bleeding guidelines, birth positions and pre-pregnancy cancer screening

10/23/2017
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Bone marrow transplants. Pre-pregnancy carrier screening. Epidurals and birth position. Heavy menstrual bleeding guidelines.

Duration:00:28:21

Food labelling, and when the doctor becomes the patient..

10/16/2017
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Food labelling. When doctor becomes patient.

Duration:00:28:21

Atypical melanoma, The First Thousand Days, and childhood literacy..

10/9/2017
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Atypical melanoma, The First Thousand Days, and childhood literacy..

Duration:00:28:21

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