Health Report - Full program podcast

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The Health Report appeals to both specialist and mainstream audiences by applying a broad definition of health, and seeing health and medicine within social, scientific and political contexts. One audio file of each program for continuous listening.

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.


Tags: science & medicine, health

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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.
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
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?
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 m
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!
Can childhood stress lead to late life dementia? Depression and dementia. More than just a sore throat?
Hookworms against diabetes! Infected mozzies against dengue fever! Sexual health in Australia's tropical north. Daintree Ulcer.
Osteoarthritis Dec. 25, 2017
Everything you ever wanted to know about osteoarthritis.
Talking sugar tax... Dec. 18, 2017
Is it time for a sugar tax?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MRSA in the community. What's a colonoscopy got to do with appendicitis? Could 'biosimilar' drugs save millions?
Bone marrow transplants. Pre-pregnancy carrier screening. Epidurals and birth position. Heavy menstrual bleeding guidelines.
Food labelling. When doctor becomes patient.
Atypical melanoma, The First Thousand Days, and childhood literacy..