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A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions with special guests from around Australia and the Globe.

A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions with special guests from around Australia and the Globe.
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Melbourne, VIC

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A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions with special guests from around Australia and the Globe.

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English


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Radiotherapy - February 18 2018

2/20/2018
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This week on Radiotherapy: Special guest Zara Thompson, who's a music therapist involved in the Dementia Choir. A choir set up for people suffering from dementia and their carers and it's having incredible positive impacts for both groups. We'll also be talking about melodies at the other end of life - music to enhance infant development - as well as all you need to know about the new recommendations for pap tests.

Duration:00:49:47

Radiotherapy - 11 February 2018

2/11/2018
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This week the doctors come together to discuss big new news on preventing HIV infection, understanding the molecular basis of mental illness and a discussion about understanding Darren Aronofsky's (not so favored film) film 'Mother'.

Duration:00:42:57

Radiotherapy - 5 February 2018

2/5/2018
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The first show returning for 2018! Joining Dr Mal in the studio is philosopher & ethicist Associate Professor Christopher Cordner from Melbourne University to discuss 'Simple Goodness' as well as telling us about the field of medical ethics. Also from Melbourne Uni is Associate Professor Brock Bastian who has a fascinating take on pain and suffering and the meaning we give to them.

Duration:00:49:35

Radiotherapy - 17 December 2017

12/18/2017
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On the last edition of Radiotherapy for 2017 it's a jam packed show. Expert neurologist Prof Mark Cook is in the studio to explain innovative new technology to help predict seizures in epilepsy. Plus a look at the controversial survey about surgical costs published this week by Choice Magazine, and the latest in long acting reversible contraceptives (curiously called LARCs). Thank you to all the listeners for a great year!

Duration:00:48:41

Radiotherapy - 10 December 2017

12/11/2017
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This weeks edition of Radiotherapy is packed full of guests. A/Prof Patrick Charles is an Infectious Diseases Physician at The Austin and joins us to explain faecal transplantation. Dr Shane Nanayakkara is a cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital and will discuss heart diseases in relation to high blood pressure, obesity and aging and Dr Jade Goodge is a singer, songwriter and GP who will share his mix of medicine and the arts.

Duration:00:51:22

Radiotherapy - 5 November 2017

12/4/2017
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This week the doctors ask the question: are you accidentally investing in tobacco thru your superannuation? One doctor discovered she was and did something about it. Dr Bronwyn King joins the crew to tell the story. Also, meditation Apps - are they any good? And the flu this year - why was it SO bad? Plus some hot tips about what your GP SHOULD do.

Duration:00:47:53

Radiotherapy - 3 December 2017

12/4/2017
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This week the doctors are with special guest, who happens to be is the head of Melbourne Genomics, A/Prof Clara Gaff, coming in to explain the genomics revolution. Also Dr Capri is taking a look at screening, and the Panel Beater will pass his eye over the history of snake oil salesmen.

Duration:00:48:56

Radiotherapy 12 November 2017

11/26/2017
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This week the doctors talk being outside and sun smarts with specialist dermatologist Dr. Yan Pan. Also joining the team to share some stories is Professor Greg Snell, who is the head of the Lung Transplant Service at the Alfred Hospital.

Duration:00:46:34

Radiotherapy 26 November 2017

11/26/2017
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This week the doctors speak with some very special guests. First - Pamela Nathan - Director of the Australian Aboriginal Relations Program at CASSE who's going to tell us all about how psychoanalysis is helping Aboriginal Communities. Second - Gen Kelsang Dornying - Buddhist Monk - here to tell us about his fascinating transition from telecommunications in London to Buddhist Monk in Melbourne, and share some wisdom for us all to help us through the daily grind.

Duration:00:48:11

Radiotherapy 19 November 2017

11/26/2017
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This week the Radiotherapy hosts talk news from around the world of medicine. Lady Gaga is back for us with an update on the massive yes vote by the people of Australia to the SSM survey, and talk about the implications of that for people who identify as LGBTIQ. Some insightful knowledge about chimpanzees and medical research: this is actually a good news story! And our resident film and popular culture expert SK will be speaking to the significance of Hamlet in psychological terms.

Duration:00:43:26

Radiotherapy - 29 October 2017

11/1/2017
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This week a new presenter, Rainbow Doc, joins the team as they discuss the complexity of caring for carers, Trichotillomania (hair pulling,) and the benefits of baby talk.

Duration:00:49:00

Radiotherapy - 22 October 2017

10/23/2017
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This week the doctors discuss what is happening in the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the passage of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation happening in the Victorian Parliament. Also a surprise guest comes to join in the discussion.

Duration:00:46:09

Radiotherapy - 1 October 2017

10/2/2017
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Dr. Louise Cooper. Expert in emotion focused therapy who also works at Queerspace. Lolly Doc talks the perils of summer and Dr. Malice talks about the particularly interesting conference he had attended.

Duration:00:33:59

Radiotherapy - 24 September 2017

9/25/2017
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This week the doctors discuss a few important questions, including: Can someone hack your pacemaker? Can lithium prevent dementia? What's it like being a doctor and a patient? ...and Zombie Film? Also a guest who works on an LGBTIQ hotline; she'll be talking about the impact of the SS marriage debate on mental health in the LGBTIQ community.

Duration:00:54:54

Radiotherapy - 17 September 2017

9/18/2017
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This week we have paediatric neurologist Dr Jeremy Freeman talking about epilepsy, medical marijuana as well as some new gene therapies for neurological conditions. Dr David Hawkes talks HPV (human papillomavirus) and a variety of research on womens health. We also talk medical consent and more general vaccination issues.

Duration:00:52:53

Radiotherapy - 10 September 2017

9/12/2017
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This week on Radiotherapy: Prof Suresh Sundram from the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub is in the studio to talk about refugee health and call for volunteers. Also Bianca Caputi from Diabetes Victoria will tell us about their Life! program, and, we'll take a look at social media addiction.

Duration:00:50:52

Radiotherapy - 3 September 2017

9/4/2017
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This week the doctors talk about the marriage equality ads, is it okay for doctors to advertise a particular view or opinion when the current medical evidence suggests a contrary opinion? As well as this are talks on the "Resignation Syndrome" and the current flu apocalypse.

Duration:00:45:27

Radiotherapy - August 27 2017

8/28/2017
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This week Dr Peri Partum takes the chair with her guests to answer some big medical questions, such as: Is vitamin B the next frontier in preventing birth defects and miscarriage? Can we erase bad memories using pulsed light? Is gene editing becoming a realistic option for cure of human genetic diseases?

Duration:00:42:25

Radiotherapy - 8 August 2017

8/7/2017
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This week the doctors talks halitosis (also known as bad breath). As well as this they chat about the rising popularity of psychotherapy in the UK and the implications for Australia.

Duration:00:51:49

Radiotherapy - July 30 2017

7/31/2017
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In this episode McZiff is in the drivers seat and Peripartum will talk pain management, Vyom's onto the Charlie Gard case and McZiff will point us to a few key differences between seeing a psychologist and a psychiatrist.

Duration:00:48:13

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