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.

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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.
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 rig
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 stud
It can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Whose interests are being served in clinical trials for cancer drugs?
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'
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 C
Fighting the good fight: eradicating polio is both political and personal.
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.
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.
Rethinking what's best for low back pain.
As the voice ages, structural changes to the larynx occur which can change the way someone sounds. But new research has found something peculiar — among older people with this changing voice, termed presbyphonia, only some of them will actually notice it.
There are constant headlines about how people are losing confidence in private health insurance. One reason is rising premiums but another is the gaps between what doctors charge you and what you get back from Medicare and your health fund. We asked you
More Australians use sports supplements than almost any other country — but do we know what’s in them?
Many of us have a particular GP we see — a doctor who has known you for years and has a strong understanding of your medical history and health issues.
Across Australia demand for steroids and sports supplements is booming.
In Australia, the UK and the US schemes are being implemented to track the outcomes of surgeons — that is, following up with the people surgeons operate on to see whether they experience complications. The idea is that measuring these outcomes can help u
Australia is notorious for being the home of a huge number of the world's most venomous animals — funnelweb spiders, box jellyfish and brown snakes among them.
Epidemics of parechovirus are concerning doctors, especially because of the harm the virus can cause children. There's no vaccine, so how do we tackle it? Plus, eye specialists take aim at Irlen syndrome, a proposed condition to explain why some children
Australia has the highest rate of knee reconstructions in the world — what's going on, and how do we stop it? Plus, how weight loss can help with diabetes remission, the impact diabetes has on surgical outcomes, and the factors that play into higher rates