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Health Report - Full program podcast



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.



Copyright: Copyright 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 



Run! If you want to live longer..

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Also - rethinking guidelines for responding to a suicidal person, and making better use of our data.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/hrt_20170529.mp3




Oxytocin and autism, and temperature and glucose tolerance..

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

..plus the genetics of endometriosis, and rethinking hip and knee replacement.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/hrt_20170522.mp3




Temperature influences risk of gestational diabetes, and drilling down into a dementia precursor..

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Plus countering cognitive bias in doctors' decision making, and new research identifies genes responsible for a forgotten disease.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/hrt_20170515.mp3




Better blood transfusions, and bystander benefits for CPR..

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Also, the syndemics model of health, and potentially dodgy dental data.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/hrt_20170508.mp3




Multivitamins and cardiovascular disease, vascular risk and brain gunk, and choosing your hospital with data..

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Multivitamins don't prevent cardiovascular disease. Vascular risk in middle age linked to brain gunk. Using data to choose your hospital.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/hrt_20170501.mp3




Running for your back, but not vitamin D for your heart..

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Also - advances in how we care for newborn babies, and keyhole surgery should be the standard for women requiring surgery for early stage uterine cancer.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/hrt_20170424.mp3




On allergies

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Adolescent allergies. Allergic to the cold.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/hrt_20170417.mp3




Talking sugar tax..

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Is it time for a sugar tax?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/hrt_20170410.mp3




Drug shortages, and a barbaric biopsy..

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Also - rethinking post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/hrt_20170403.mp3




Flu season, pregabalin for sciatica, ketamine for depression, and first new epilepsy classification in 28 years

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Flu season 2017. Drug no good for back pain. Street drug/horse anaesthetic good for depression? Epilepsy reclassified.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/hrt_20170327.mp3




Is brain training worth it? And a liquid biopsy for blood cancer

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Also - Lynch Syndrome, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) a chronic health issue for woman and men alike.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/hrt_20170320.mp3




Testosterone, bypass surgery, fish oil, and medicinal marijuana

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The end of testosterone? A better bypass. Following up on fish oil. A disconnect on medical cannabis.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/hrt_20170313.mp3




International Women's Day special

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

RN celebrates International Women’s Day with women behind the mic, from dawn till dusk.. Sophie Scott is the ABC’s medical reporter. Find her blog on health and happiness at www.sophiescott.com.au


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/hrt_20170306.mp3




Fishy fish oil, managing blood pressure, and better practice for cancer and diabetes..

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Something fishy in the oil. Better management of blood pressure medication. Accountability in oncology practice. Behavioural innovation for Type 2 Diabetes.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/hrt_20170227.mp3




Fake silk, treating cancer, and overcoming poverty..

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The health burden of viscose rayon. Best practice treating breast and bowel cancer. Overcoming poverty.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/hrt_20170220.mp3




GP crisis, predicting asthma, new lung genes, sleep and sport

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What I do for $37. Seeing the same GP. Predicting asthma. New lung genes found. Sleep and sporting performance.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/hrt_20170213.mp3




Cancer challenges, bowel cancer pill, back pain meds fail, asthma myth busted

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Cancer challenges. Bowel cancer prevention pill? Anti-inflammatories for back pain. Asthma myth busted.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/hrt_20170206.mp3




Trump backlash in medicine, meningococcal W, dense breasts and cancer, peak athletic performance safety.

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Trump backlash reaches medical research. Deadly meningococcal W concerns. Dense-breasted women dilemma . Risks of peak athletic performance .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/hrt_20170130.mp3




Insomnia, anti-inflammatory safety, assessing heart disease risk, cheaper breast cancer drugs

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Web-based insomnia treatment. Popular painkiller safety. Assessing heart disease risk. Cheaper breast cancer therapy.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/hrt_20170123.mp3




A stillborn inequity

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

A stillborn inequity.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/hrt_20170116.mp3




Blood

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Stories from the blood bank..


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/hrt_20170109.mp3




Sex, Sugar Daddies, & HIV: legacy of AIDS for African girls today

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Sex, Sugar Daddies, & HIV: legacy of AIDS for African girls today.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/hrt_20170102.mp3




Witness the fitness

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Witness the fitness.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/hrt_20161226.mp3




Chiropractic controversies

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Chiropractic controversies.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/hrt_20161219.mp3




Optimism and living longer, what a quality diet means, harmful drug treatment for delirium, the cost of poor mental health.

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Do optimists live longer? What a good quality diet really means. Harmful drug treatment for delirium. The cost of poor mental health.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/hrt_20161212.mp3




Thunderstorm asthma, dangerous statin drug interaction, reducing preterm births, IVF calculator.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Thunderstorm asthma. Statin drug interaction danger. Reducing preterm births. IVF calculator.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/hrt_20161205.mp3




Brown fat, testing the obesity paradox, and baseball's elbow surgery epidemic

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Brown fat. Putting the obesity paradox to the test. Tommy John surgery.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/hrt_20161128.mp3




Drug deaths in health workers, reassessing vitamin D, anaesthesia and children, after-effects of breast cancer

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Drug-related deaths among health workers. Do we need less vitamin D than we think? Does anaesthesia affect children's academic performance? After-effects of breast cancer.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/hrt_20161121.mp3







The distraction of big ideas, brain drain, a new test for pre-eclampsia, and transmission of HIV and the law

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Are big ideas too entrenched? The future of Australian medical research. A new test for pre-eclampsia. HIV and the law.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/hrt_20161107.mp3




Lyme disease and sleep

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Sleep deprivation, sleep and the gut, and a warning to shift workers.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/hrt_20161031.mp3




Best practice in breast cancer, making blood, flying blind, and diabetes linked to heart failure

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Best practice in breast cancer. Making blood. Flying blind. Diabetes linked to heart failure.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/hrt_20161024.mp3




Cervical cancer screening, hospital safety and quality assurance, and best practice in treating depression.

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Changes to cervical cancer screening. Review of hospital safety and quality. Best practice in treating depression.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/hrt_20161017.mp3




Can your brain heal your body? (REPEAT)

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Is brain plasticity the key to healing? (REPEAT).


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/hrt_20161010.mp3




Future of hospital robots and tiny machines inside us, gluten-free standards, and a diet for the 'miracle hormone'

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

A diet to stimulate the 'miracle hormone'? Gluten-free standards need improvement. Devices that can fix us from the inside. A new generation of hospital robots.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/hrt_20161003.mp3




Wearable technology, cost of robotic surgery, ATSI health check, and is back cement back?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Wearable fitness trackers may hinder — not help — weight loss. Back pain managed better with cement in certain cases. Is robotic surgery worth the cost? Indigenous people have double the disease burden.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/hrt_20160926.mp3




Vitamin D reducing asthma, cervical treatments risk preterm birth, autopsies for research, and nurses wined and dined

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Vitamin D can prevent severe asthma attacks. Cervical treatment before pregnancy increases risk of preterm birth. How to get an autopsy of a cancer patient – quickly. Nurses also wooed by the pharmaceutical industry.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/hrt_20160919.mp3




Caring for the parents of stillborn babies

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

A special investigation from Hagar Cohen.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/hrt_20160912.mp3




Asthma treatment, blood pressure, cancer reporting, and learning difficulties

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Don't ignore diastolic blood pressure. Contradictory recommendations for asthma treatment. Misreporting cancer research. Building the bi-literate brain.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/hrt_20160905.mp3







Blood

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Stories from the blood bank.. An intrepid reporter bleeds for the show. A long time donor discovers she has a never-before-identified blood type - and gets it named after her. The Australian Defence Force asks the Red Cross to freeze blood for our troops. And.. A unique friendship is forged over a lifetime of blood transfusions.Blood bags (Supplied/Red Cross Blood Service)


Media Files:
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/image/7773132-1x1-1400x1400.jpg




Eating, sitting, bellyache, and pain

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Type 2 diabetes, weight loss, and the Paleo diet. Sitting brings you closer to death. Parasite that gives people bellyache also found in bats. The brain's role in pain. (Yagi Studio via Getty Images)


Media Files:
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/image/7734936-1x1-1400x1400.jpg




AIDS2016

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Sex, Sugar Daddies, & HIV: legacy of AIDS for African girls today.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/hrt_20160808.mp3







Hotspots of health inequality, and the best for busted knees

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Hotspots of health inequality. IVF doesn't increase breast cancer risk. What's best for busted knees? Rescheduling alprazolam.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/hrt_20160725.mp3




Ubiquitous proteins, empty noses

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

A unique collaboration around a ubiquitous protein, and Empty Nose Syndrome.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/hrt_20160718.mp3




Real fake illness

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Munchausen by internet.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/hrt_20160711.mp3




Allergies

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Adolescent allergies. Allergic to the cold.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/hrt_20160704.mp3




Dipping into drug development

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Building new antibiotics from scratch, and improving the way that we register competing interests.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/hrt_20160627.mp3




A close look at chiropractic work

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Chiropractic controversies.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/hrt_20160620.mp3