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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:00:22 +0000

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Radiotherapy - 11 March 2018

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:14:14 +0000

This week the doctors talk to Professor Kulkarni's about women's mental health, homelessness and mental illness, incentive of GP's to over investigate their patients and the insanity defence.

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Radiotherapy - 4 March 2018

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 02:18:51 +0000

This weeks Radiotherapy brings guests: Prof Miles Prince, haematologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will discuss the immune system, haematogical cancers and new treatments. Dr Nick Carr will update us on “all things Measles”.

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Radiotherapy - 25 February 2018

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 03:57:30 +0000

This week the Doctor's talk gun violence, mobile phones for kids, and crashing online exams. Joining them, a guest from the Office of the Public Advocate to tell us about the new Medical Treatment Act - everything about consent changes on March 12.

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Radiotherapy - February 18 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:50:33 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - February 18 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:50:31 +0000

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.

Radiotherapy - February 18 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:50:29 +0000

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.

Radiotherapy - 11 February 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:56:09 +0000

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'.

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Radiotherapy - 5 February 2018

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 03:37:47 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 17 December 2017

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 03:49:59 +0000

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!

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Radiotherapy - 10 December 2017

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:57:25 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 5 November 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 03:17:04 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 3 December 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 03:09:54 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy 12 November 2017

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 03:10:08 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy 26 November 2017

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:54:35 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy 19 November 2017

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:35:09 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 29 October 2017

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:56:40 +0000

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. 

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Radiotherapy - 22 October 2017

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:48:26 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 15 October 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:42:28 +0000

This week is packed full of information all about memory and forgetfulness, featuring a huge panel of experts.

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Radiotherapy - 8 October 2017

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:07:51 +0000

This week is with Drs: Trainer-wheels, Capri and Panel Beater, plus special guest Dr. Vincent Cornelisse, where they'll be discussing sexual health, thunderstorm asthma, and Ride2Work Day.

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Radiotherapy - 1 October 2017

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:38:45 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 24 September 2017

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:29:11 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 17 September 2017

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:25:47 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 10 September 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:46:37 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - 3 September 2017

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:55:36 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - August 27 2017

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:58:57 +0000

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?

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Radiotherapy - 8 August 2017

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:17:54 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - July 30 2017

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 03:40:08 +0000

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.

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Radiotherapy - July 23 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:35:43 +0000

This week the Doctors talk bugs, viruses,  bacteria, infection and the importance of hand washing in saving lives.

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Radiotherapy 16 July 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 03:02:25 +0000

This week on Radiotherapy: Dr Trainer-wheels is at the helm. We've also got Drs Capri, Peri-Partum and Panel Beater very excited to talk to you about surgical voluntourism, sexual health, and the recent University of Melbourne MD Student Conference.

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Radiotherapy - 9 July 2017

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:19:32 +0000

This week the doctors are talking about violence against health care workers in light of the death of Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann. We'll also be hearing about NAIDOC week and the importance of language... as well as Miss Medic's Top 5 tips for travelling with kids.

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Radiotherapy - 02 July 2017

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 06:21:43 +0000

In this episode Perry Parton talks opioids in the US and how we can learn from this in Australia, SK deconstructs the iconic film Fatal Attraction and the loose use of mental health terms.

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Radiotherapy - 11 June 2017

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:28:39 +0000

This episode we talk to Dr Sarah Edelman to talk about her new book - 'Good Thinking: A Teenagers Guide to Managing Stress and Emotions using CBT". Then, second guest Silvana Lettieri - manager of Headspace in Hawthorn, a mental health service for young people. Also some info on the latest guidelines for complex trauma in young people.

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Radiotherapy - 28 May 2017

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:49:14 +0000

In this episode we talk to Sarah Dash about the connection between Mood & Food and A/Prof Campbell Paul in understanding the mind of an infant.

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Radiotherapy - 25 June 2017

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:00:10 +0000

This week on Radiotherapy Dr Stacey Lynch comes in to talk about mosquitoes and Ross River Virus, and infectious diseases doctor Dr Spock informs us how to stay healthy when overseas, with the latest on Japanese Encephalitis and other infections. Additionally, Dr Kate Gazzard talks about VFR travel (visiting friends and relatives) and the risks kids face, and Dr Nick, GP extraordinaire, gives us the heads up on avoiding deep vein thrombosis and other problems we might encounter when travelling.

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Radiotherapy - 18 June 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:52:42 +0000

This week on Radiotherapy Chelsea Rouge-Serret and Joey Lynch from Canteen Victoria talk about cancer in young people and how to support themselves and their families.

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Radiotherapy - 4 June 2017

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 02:00:00 +0000

This week on Radiotherapy join us for the return of our beloved TallMan after an extended absence saving the world one neuron at a time - he's in to talk about the meaning of life. Dr Peri is back to finish her illuminating series on psilocybin and death anxiety and Dr SK is in to talk about the psycho dynamic aspects of the movies Prometheus and Aliens. Dr Anabolics is manning the panel and we have a catch-up including some more thoughts on suicide assessment.

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Radiotherapy-21 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:54:51 +0000

This is an episode about healthy lifestyle focusing on obesity as well as fathers and how they can seek support from each other on parenting.

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Radiotherapy - 14 May 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:16:50 +0000

This year's Mothers' Day edition feautures Dr.Autonomy and two guest speakers Ms.Medic and Anthea Rhodes talking about what it means to be both a doctor and a mother.


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Radiotherapy - 7 May 2017

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:04:06 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy, Maggie Groff calls in to talk to the team. Maggie trained as a nurse in the early 70s in the UK and has written a memoir called 'Not Your Average Nurse'. She talks about her book and how much the nursing profession has changed over the last few decades. Dr Peri Partum has a bit of a rant about Peroxitine and a recent article in the Guardian about long-time anti-depressant use. And SK reviews the new doc 'Madness in the Fast Lane' and tell us all about 'folie a deux.' All with Annabolics at the helm this week doing hosting duties!

If you or anyone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline in Australia - 13 11 14.

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Radiotherapy - 30 April 2017

Tue, 09 May 2017 19:30:02 +0000

On this episode we hear Professor Wendy Brown talking about the various options of weight loss surgery to the team of  of Malpractice, Dr Nick, Miss Diagnosis and EpiPen. The also look at adherence to medications for patients, techniques to stave of dementia, and an anecdote from Miss Diagnosis about medical education.

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Radiotherapy - 23 April 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:51:52 +0000

On this episode we hear about Telehealth. The team on Radiotherapy have nurse Susan Jury in the studio to talk about Telehealth and whether it is time for the medical world to get Uber'ed? To get Airbnb'ed? To become digitalised? The team also discuss about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and try to discover what is ayahuasca? And finally, how does a country measure it's happiness, and why should it bother.

The team of Dolittle, Peri Partum and Dr Panel Beater are behind the microphones today.

If you or anyone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline in Australia - 13 11 14.

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Radiotherapy - 16 April 2017

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:52:36 +0000

Headaches are the most common neurological problem seen by GPs worldwide with more than half the world’s population experiencing some form of headache each year. With more than one hundred headache types described, the team on this episode of Radiotherapy will try and make sense of some of the more common types and offer some practical tips on management. The team also talk about, scurvy, peptic ulcers and Lollydoc talks about a recent independent review into the sexual misconduct of doctors in Victoria.

There is also some chocolate eating fun that is wonderfully mindful, but Malice gets a bit too excited by it all.

The team of Ms Medic, Lollydoc, Malice and Autonomy are behind the microphones today.

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Radiotherapy - 9 April 2017

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:05:53 +0000

The team from Radiotherapy have Dr Viam Sharma in the studio as a special guest this week. They talk to him about magic, homeopathy, skepticism and being a mentalist. There are also discussions about Ketamine and how it can help with depression and mental health. SK also looks at the psychological effects and the motivation of why people decide to take part in reality TV.

The team of McZiff, SK, Per-Partum are behind the microphones today.

If you or anyone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline in Australia - 13 11 14.

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Radiotherapy - 2 April 2017

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 02:41:39 +0000

Doctors Malpractice, EpiPen (who has just come back from a long-distance cycle!) are your panellists for today’s program. Professor Jenny Philip, the professor of Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital comes in to talk about her work and clinical research in palliative care. Also, former panellist, Dr Pen-E-Cillan is in to talk immunisation as well. The team also talk about things in the medical world that are fake and what to look for in doctors coming in from university.

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Radiotherapy - 26 March 2017

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:10:07 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy, we hear about social media within the medical profession, as well as the topic of suicide and what patients and doctors can do to support those who may be thinking of taking their life. Professor Julie Willis, the dean of the Melbourne University of Architecture, Building and Planning talks about designing buildings and spaces to better care for people. The team also talk to David Hipgrave, a locally trained international child public health expert with extensive experience in Africa and Asia. He comes in to explain how child healthcare is delivered globally.

This team presenting this week are Doolittle, Training Wheels and Dr Gonzo

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline - 13 11 14

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Radiotherapy - 19 March 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:56:36 +0000

On today’s episode Miss Medic, Lollydoc, Malice & Autonomy talk to paediatrician from the Royal Children’s Hospital Dr Anthea Rhodes about the latest Australia Child Poll. Lollydoc looks into the ethics and health of homelessness and human rights & Dr Malice talks about mother-infant bonding. Also somehow the team talk about Ani diFranco, Teenage Fanclub... Justin Bieber and... Adele? on RRR? Yes, well even though this is a show about health, anything can happen here on Radiotherapy apparantely.

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Radiotherapy - 12 March 2017

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:34:42 +0000

Annabolics, SK & Peri Partum have guest Pennie Stoyles, a science educator and a rep from the ANZ Gynecologic Oncology Group in to talk about challenges to find cures for cancer, particularly in women. Peri Partum talks about pets and PTSD and SK does his regular review of the impact of psychology and medicine in TV. In this episode, he takes a look at 'The Bates Motel.'

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Doolittle on Radio Marinara

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:51:20 +0000

There was no Radiotherapy this past Sunday on RRR as Radio Marinara took over the show’s slot for a special 2 hour 20-year celebration from Baha in the suburb of Rye. But as a treat to you podcasters, Doolittle did pop by to the live OB to chat about the relationship between the two shows over the years and we thought we’d bring that to you on the podcast feed. Normal transmission resumes next week!

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Radiotherapy - 26 February 2017

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:05:28 +0000

Dolittle hosts along with Capri and Training Wheels this week for their first show of the year, and what a first guest they have! An AFL footballer on a show about medicine? What in the world is this? After many denouncements about the sport from many hosts in the crew over the years, they now have an actual footballer on the show! Gavin Crosisca joins the crew to talk about his career trajectory into drug counselling.

There are also chats about safe injecting rooms, more updates on medical marijuana and how and when to question your doctor.

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Radiotherapy - 19 February 2017

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:36:26 +0000

Miss Medic & Malice are in the studio to talk about Jared Roughead’s recurrent melanoma and a new treatment to fight it. Malice also does a follow up to McZiff’s segment last week looking at personality traits of Donald Trump and a chat bout Four Corners’ report on complementary medicines. There’s also discussions about the DSM-5 - the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the U.S. and a new initiative of the Victorian Government to get GPs into secondary schools.

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Radiotherapy - 12 February 2017

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:52:56 +0000

McZiff, Per Partum and SK this week talk about assisted dying legislation,   Peri talks about the film ‘Lion’ and the issues behind destitution and abandonment of children. McZiff also talks about Donald Trump and anxieties people may have about him. Plus guest microbiologist Jason McKenzie chats to the crew about recent cases of Ross River Virus.

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Radiotherapy - 5 February 2017

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:50:43 +0000

It’s the first episode of 2017! The doctors are ready to bring a whole great amount of info and education about all things health. On this episode, Malpractice hosts a great panel of guests and topics! Peri Natal looks at the psychological effects shown in the recent film ‘Split’ (as well as the psychological effects of tennis). Dr Junior talks about the health benefits and negatives of the Mediterranean diet. Also EpiPen talks immunisation in pharmacies. 

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Radiotherapy - 18 December 2016

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:30:00 +0000

Your podcast doctor was actually a little sick for the last few months. Yes, we trailed off there at the end of 2016 and missed a few episodes there, many apologies! But never fear, we are going to publish these last two episodes for you and get our new episodes for 2017 up ASAP!

On this episode you have Annabolics and SK talking all things medicine (and a small film review as well from SK).

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Radiotherapy - 11 December 2016

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:11:47 +0000

Your podcast doctor was actually a little sick for the last few months. Yes, we were short for a few episodes in 2016, but never fear, we are going to publish these last two episodes for you and get our new episodes for 2017 up ASAP! We certainly can't miss those podcasts for your ears as they are both great informative stuff!

On this episode, your hosts are Malpractice, EpiPen and Dr Nick (with guests) talking all things medicine, health and goodness.

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Radiotherapy - 4 December 2016

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:33:39 +0000

On this episode, Dr Melanie Tan, a doctor AND lawyer talks to the team about her work and her thoughts on how all clinicians can better handle legal issues. There is also chat about the Greens new drug policy, plus a look at new strategies to reduce Australia's obsession with gambling. Drs DoLittle, Trainer-Wheels & Lex Judicarta are your panel for today!

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Radiotherapy 27 November 2016

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 02:00:40 +0000

Autonomy, Malice, Lollydoc & Ms Medic are all in the studio this week and they have a packed show as always. They talk about the recent thunderstorm asthma outbreak that happened in Melbourne on Monday. They have two special guests on the show this morning as well - Dr Debbie Hocking (Clinical Psychologist) and Dr Samantha Loi (Psychiatrist) who volunteer at Melbourne's Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub. Lastly Malice talks about self-care for health practitioners who work with trauma.

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Radiotherapy - 20 November 2016

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 02:15:50 +0000

Annabolics and McZiff are in the studio and are re-joined by two of the Radiotherapy team who have been away for some time! SK and Tallman return to the airwaves for this show to re-unite and catch up on what’s been happening over the year for them. But we hear about the psychological and health effects of the Trump victory, developments in the treating of auto-neurone disease, and SK return with his movie talk and this time around, he looks at Kevin Costner’s ‘Criminal’ (with spoilers) which focuses on memory and neurone science as well.

Note: There is some small amounts of swearing in this ep!

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Radiotherapy - 13 November 2016

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:46:23 +0000

The doctors have a special show talking about the latest developments in diabetes with Professor Peter Common - director of diabetes and endocrinology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as well as Gordon Bunyun, and advocacy and community support for people living with diabetes. You have the team of Malpractice, Dr Nick and EpiPen will also talk about shingles and anti-biotic resistance.

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Radiotherapy - 6 November 2016

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:13:10 +0000

Dolittle and Dr Capri talk with Sam Gledhill from the Movember crew tell us all about their work (now the biggest men's health charity in the world!). Plus we're talking about actual, really radiotherapy with Doctor Real McCoy! And also Dr Pat is in the studio with the latest on new laws to allow marijuana to be grown for medical purposes.

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline - 13 11 14.

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Radiotherapy - 30 October 2016

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:53:19 +0000

Autonomy, Miss Medic & Malice talk to Mark Grant a clinical psychologist and author of the book Change Your Brain, Change Your Pain about  experiencing chronic pain and the connections it has with the mind. Accredited dietician Dr Emma Halmos also comes in to tell us all about IBS and FODMAPS. There's also a good 'ol top 5 from Miss Medic about supplements.

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Radiotherapy - 23 October 2016

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:51:38 +0000

It is Anti-poverty week this week and Ellen Jacobsen came into the studio to update us about a pilot program from HoMie that aims to move young people out of homelessness and into employment. McZiff also continues to further explore the psychology of Trumpism (while Annabolics tries hard to deserve her Nasty Woman status). And GP Dr Joe Sherman - who combines medicine with acting - talks about combining the two ahead of a new production of Chekhov's The Three Sisters this week that he performs in.

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Radiotherapy - 16 October 2016

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:36:36 +0000

Epi-pen takes over the hosting duties today and has Peri-Partum with her to guide her along her first ever show as the lead! They talk about VCE students and the psychological effects of muck up day, cervical screening and the oral contraception pill. The team also talk to Linda Hunt, a consumer of the public health system tells her story of her son who went through the hospital system without knowing what was happening to his body. And Sylvia Stuart a social worker from the Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre talks about her day-to-day work.

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Radiotherapy - 9 October 2016

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 04:04:47 +0000

On today’s show, Drs DoLittle, Peri-partum, Trainer-Wheels & newbie Dr Pat talk music therapy for cancer, plus a discussion about how old can humans can actually live. With the US Presidential Election race heating up, there’s a discussion about politics & personality, and lastly - how can one predict post-partum depression?

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Radiotherapy - 2 October 2016

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 10:28:08 +0000

Lollydoc along with Malice and Ms Medic have paediatrician Dr Anthea Rhodes in the studio, who tells them all about what parents really think about their child's health. Jeff Robinson from the Vic Poisons and Information Service will answer all questions about the common hazards that can be found around our homes. There was also catchups on acne, self-care, chat about Alice Cooper and some little football match that happened over the weekend too…

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Radiotherapy - 26 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:35:25 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy we hear from Peter McDonald, a father of a young woman who has been ill for many years and a Carer Support Worker, Sue Leak who is also a co-ordinator of the dementia program at Alfred Health Carer Services, bringing carers together for support. We'll also hear about the experience of going before medical panels. What are they and how do they work? Dr Annabolics and Sigmund McZiff tomorrow on Radiotherapy for all this and much more.

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Radiotherapy - 18 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:31:59 +0000

We have the vibrant team of Malpractice, EpiPen and Dr Moto for this episode! Lawyer Bob Milstein joins the Radiotherapy crew today to talk about health privacy laws both federally and in Victoria. The team also talk about the ethical and clinical side of health privacy and the relation they may have to terrorism, and lastly the team chat with 'Cat' about her experiences with the human papillomavirus vaccine drug Gardisil plus much more. 

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Radiotherapy - 4 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:49:04 +0000

Malice, Lollydoc, Ms Medic & Autonomy are here on the show after Radiotherapy’s Radiothon Ravenous Rumble. We firstly heard a story from Malice about when he met a woman who “breathes with the bees.” But then head into conversations about the sedative qualities of iPads, positive aspects to negative emotions and the key men’s issues that don’t actually relate to the groin region plus more!


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Radiotherapy - 28 August 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:44:40 +0000

We are heading into some back catalogue here. A month ago to be exact! Your weird podcast doctor has been out and about checking out the world outside of Melbourne and getting away from the dark stormy studio-roomz. Because of this, some episodes have been missed, but we’ll be rectifying this right now! This episode is the second of our Radiothon episodes, featuring Annabolics, Autonomy, Malpractice and McZiff!

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Radiotherapy - 11 September 2016

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:22:01 +0000

Dr Training Wheels hosts Radiotherapy for the first time! She is here with Capri as well as the sometimes quiet Kent... um, I mean Dr Panel Beater. Plus they have special guest Trina Majumdar who talks about her research into bone healing & ponder whether hip replacements can be more hip?. Panel Beater also talks about DALY, what exactly is a DALY and additionally: what's a QALY? Plus Training Wheels talks about her visit to the Australian Medical Students' Association Global Health Conference, held in Newcastle.

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Radiotherapy - 21 August 2016

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:25:36 +0000

It’s the first of 2 Radiothon shows! Please subscribe to 3RRR - one of the most independent stations in Australia. Your subscription ensures that this important community radio station keeps going and educating you, our listener. The team of Dolittle, Dr Nick, Training Wheels, Epi Pen and panel operator Kent also talk a little bit about things like prostate studies that are related to Down Syndrome & the usage of medicine and medical staff protesting against the treatment of asylum seekers.

Subscribe by calling (+61) 03 9388 1927 or subscribe via! We are a jewel in the junkheap! Let's keep things sparkling!



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Radiotherapy - 14 August 2016

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:43:33 +0000

Cancer bioloigist Dr Erica Sloane joins Dolittle, Capri & Training Wheels to talk about stress in cancer patients. The team also talks about the documentary 'Nuts!' about Kansas businessmen John Romulus Brinkley who developed a "foolproof" cure for impotence and the trickle down effect of the Olympics on exercise.

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Radiotherapy - 7 August 2016

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:11:05 +0000

Do you set incredibly high standards for yourself? Do you find your mind focused on past mistakes and unable to let them go? Do you worry too much about what others will think if you don't get things right? Does the concept of failure spark intense fear in you? You could be a PERFECTIONIST! And if you are (or you live with someone who is, or are the parent of someone who is, you'll want to listen to this podcast to find out all about the good the bad and the changeable of perfectionism. The team also look how the emotional state of young children is closely intertwined with their environment & the why & how of health websites. Autonomy is your host for this episode along with Miss Medic & Malice.

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Radiotherapy - 31 July 2016

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 02:40:39 +0000

McZiff is in the hosts chair for this ep of Radiotherapy! Dr Annabolics and SK are here to contain his acerbic Scottish wit and throw the latest medical and psychiatric insights around the studio. SK talks about The Aviator and the mental health aspects of Howard Hughes. The team also talk about the revelations of abuse in custody within NT corrections facilities, and they all explore  the personality that is Donald Trump.

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Radiotherapy - 24 July 2016

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:58:47 +0000

Malpractice, Junior & EpiPen and their special guest this week, Dr Christine talk about axing health records for this who are involved with acts of violence, the latest developments with the Zika virus, the health risks and benefits of owning a pet plus a bit of news about Joe Biden’s recent visit to open Victoria’s newest cancer research facility.

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Radiotherapy - 17 July 2016

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 23:53:58 +0000

Dr Capri & Per Partum join host Dolittle in chatting to Professor Geoff Lindeman, a clinician-researcher in breast cancer - he talks about the Holy Grail of cancer prevention and the work being done on prevention of cancer. Other discussion topics include relationships between the medical industry and the alternative health industry, pig-humans, why comedians die younger, and a recent study lookig at the rates of dementia in people over 70 years of age.

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Radiotherapy - 10 July 2016

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:05:00 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy, Autonomy, Lollydoc and Malice have three guests in ths studio. Dr Vicki Ashton and Paul Barton talking about how Monash University became the world's healthiest workplace. They also talk to Dr Helen Opdam, the National Medical Director of the Organ and Tissue Authority about organ donation. Malice also talks about the Childhood Foundation Conference that he attended at the Melbourne Convention Centre in June.

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Radiotherapy - 3 July 2016

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:06:55 +0000

What a better way to get away from all that election rabble than to listen to this weeks edition of Radiotherapy. There are also thoughts espoused from SK and Annabolics about the AEC and medical advertisements on other radio stations that aren’t as awesome as RRR.

This ep also has two extremely interesting guests. Dr Vyom Sharma who combines medicine with being a magician and has strong views on harassment in medical training comes in for a chat. Greg Denham also pops in to the show, he’s a former policeman who now advocates for drug users to receive support and not punishment.

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Radiotherapy - 26 June 2016

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 06:03:25 +0000

The team of Malpractice, Epi-Pen, and Peri Natal talk with not one, but two guests today. They talk about the mental health implication of Brexit & the EU Referendum result, misunderstanding over antibiotics.

They also talk to sports physician Dr Peter Brukner about many random issues to do with exercise and movement, particularly with the Olympics. Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke is a neurologist talks about visual memory and research on how movement affects dementia. Dr Thrills, who has also gained experience as a physiotherapist in professional football teams - also comes in to weigh in with his views on movement.

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline - 13 11 14.

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Radiotherapy - 19 June 2016

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:45:06 +0000

DooLittle, Dr Training Wheels and Peri-Partum interview their guest Professor Dr Rob McGlaghlan, Director of Clinical Research at the Hudson Institute and a consultant endocrinologist at Monash Medical Centre. He talks about andrology with the team, what it is and what developments it has in regards to it's mens reproductive health. Also - in the light of the murder of British MP Joe Cox, the team talks about the way the media treats attacks on politicians and research done in regards on the mental health of attackers. There's also discussion on depressed kids and end-of-life choices in Victoria.

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline - 13 11 14.

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Radiotherapy - 12 June 2016

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:27:59 +0000


The duo of Autonomy and Lollydoc talk a few topics today - namely the ideas of co-operation between genders, the rights of IVF clinics to ask if they can ask someone is pregnant, and . They also have a few special guests on the show as well: Carol Ireland, CEO of Epilepsy Action Australia to talk about ideas on treating epilepsy in children, and Professor Lea Waters, the Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology, comes into the studio to chat about strength-based parenting.

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Radiotherapy - 5 June 2016

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:06:29 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy, McZiff, SK & Annabolics. They talk briefly about Muhammad Ali & whether Parkinson's disease is trauma induced. Penny Hill, from Students for a Sensible Drug Policy talks about her work in drug policy and their aims to inform university students about drugs and harm reduction. Dr Tanya Serry will be there to tell us about her research into the long term sequelae of childhood language and literacy problems and Dr SK looks at stalking behaviour through the eye of the film camera - and how it is portrayed in the US drama Orange is the New Black.

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Radiotherapy - 29 May 2016

Tue, 31 May 2016 11:59:32 +0000

The whole episode is completely focused on Parkinson’s disease with guests throughout the hour. These include Vic McConvey, Clinical Nurse Consultant from Parkinson's Victoria, Professor Paul Fisher who is a microbiologist working at La Trobe University and Professor Meg Morris who works in physiotherapy and dancing techniques for those living with Parkinson. Plus Susanne, who is currently living with Parkinson’s gives her perspectiveHosts for this episode are Malpractice, EpiPen and Peri Natal who also gives a small bit of news about whether you’d admit you have depression on your internet dating  profile and the best music to listen to before surgery.

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Radiotherapy - 22 May 2016

Tue, 31 May 2016 10:18:26 +0000

Another (fully medical, no psychs here) Radiotherapy for you! Doctors Dolittle, Seuss, Thrills and Trainer Wheels bring you the show this week. This week on the podcast we hear about preventable diseases and whether regulation is what we need to prevent them, how the health industry treat intersex people and more anecdotes of being a doctor in training. Congrats to Master Doyle on his new job as well! 

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Radiotherapy - 15 May 2016

Tue, 31 May 2016 09:15:35 +0000

Miss Medic, Lollydoc and Autonomy join you on this new little episode of Radiotherapy. They talk to a paramedic Ellie about life in an ambulance and the daily grind of attending emergencies. They also talk about the Medicare freeze and the refusal of pharmaceutical companies to deliver medicines to US prison.

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Radiotherapy - 8 May 2016

Sat, 28 May 2016 13:41:32 +0000

It’s another Radiotherapy! Yay! On this episode: McZiff is back to give us his own inimitable take on motherhood. Annabolics is going to be looking at recovery from mental illness and, in particular, some very practical tips for increasing your own sense of personal resilience as you're getting back to health. Lastly if you are a 'Better Call Saul' fan you're going to be fascinated by Dr SK's analysis of the intriguing relationship between Saul and his brother Chuck - who is allergic to electricity and radio waves. Is that even a thing?

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Radiotherapy - 1 May 2016

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:17:05 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy we have Malpractice, Dr Nick Carr, Lexjudicarta and EpiPen chatting all things medical as normal. They talk about a movie called Vax that’s been banned from the Tribeca Film Festival, the moves to get a real-time prescription service. Gasorologist Dr Carey Breen also pops in to chat about medical regulation and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (or APRA). Lexjudicarta also looks into the latest developments in recent bullying incidents within the workplace for surgeons.

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Radiotherapy - 24 April 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 22:10:41 +0000

Dr Nick Carr is leading the radio-horse today with Zeus, Epipen and medical student Miss Diagnosis. On this episode of Radiotherapy the team talk about how much obesity is taking over Australian society, sugar taxes, the ‘scenic route’ into medicine and where people are at today with psychedelic drugs.

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Radiotherapy 17 April 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:14:44 +0000

Autonomy, Lollydoc, Ms Medic & Malice talk a ton of stuff: Taxes on soft drinks and how this is possibly another step towards a nanny state in health, bullying within society, and lastly - the science behind waiting rooms. What happens in them? How do you react in them? How does it influence you in your actual meeting with your doctor? There is also a whole lot of dancing to the Zorba as well!

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Radiotherapy 10 April 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:55:26 +0000

Nick Pearce from The HoMie Shop and Koky Saly of Beekeeper Parade - two organisations committed to improving the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. They tell Dr Annabolics all about the social enterprise initiatives they have spearheaded - bringing skills, employment, education and hope to lots of young people in Melbourne and Cambodia. Dr McZiff distills a life time of telling doctor jokes into a fascinating segment on the use of humour in medicine. Can a good giggle boost your recovery? Or is being sick just too darn serious to trivialise? And Dr SK takes a look at PTSD in cinema.

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Radiotherapy 3 April 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:39:33 +0000

Professor Ian Harris, author of Surgery - The Ultimate Placebo joins the team of Dr Nick Carr, Dr Peri-Natal and Malpractice for this episode of Radiotherapy. This episode also includes discussion on the upcoming flu vaccine, and psycho-neuro immunology & NMDA receptors.

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to mental health, depression or issues relating to suicide please contact Lifeline - 13 11 14.

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Radiotherapy 27 March 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:32:07 +0000

Dr Dolittle hosts Radiotherapy with Dr Trainer-Wheels, Capri, Master Doyle & special guest Dr Linda Worrall-Carter, founder & CEO of charity Her Heart, who is in to chat about heart disease in women. Also, Dr Trainer-Wheels will uncover the murky mess of antibiotic resistance and Capri will speak plainly - and tell us why all doctors should do the same.

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Radiotherapy 20 March 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:23:37 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy, the team of Autonomy, Lollydoc, Malice & Ms Medic talk about the very “high brow” topic of p*nis size. Ms Medic covers a few funny bits and bobs in medicine, special guest Stephan Skov talks about music therapy and Malice looks at cinema as therapy.

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Radiotherapy 13 March 2016

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Annabolics is with McZiff, who looks at the psychological issues of honesty in the context of seeing the film 45 Years and SK, who looks at the Cassandra syndrome. There are also special guests - Mei Lai Swan and Carly Lord from Birth for HumanKIND - an organisation of volunteer doulas who provide quality support for women in vulnerable circumstances during pregnancy and after the birth of their child.

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Radiotherapy 6 March 2016

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:18:28 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy - Malpractice, Epi Pen, Dr Moto and Dr Shae. They all talk about childhood allergies, pill testing at music festivals, wearables that can help you keep healthy and Hepatitis C. Lots of topics to keep your brain buzzing!

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Radiotherapy 28 February 2016

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:45:18 +0000

This edition of Radiotherapy has the team of Dolittle and Capri at the helm and they have a couple of special guests. Dr Training Wheels, a new medical student, talks about her new career at the Vincent Chiodo Charitable Foundation and Dr Miranda Paraskeva talks about adolescent lung transplants. There’s also a discussion on the laws of attraction - how do we choose a partner and what influence does mental illness have on it all.

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Radiotherapy 21 February 2016

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 01:42:06 +0000

This week we have Autonomy, Lollydoc, Malice, and Ms Medic taking us through this episode of Radiotherapy. They all discuss about penis transplants for war veterans who suffer injuries in battle, plus the psychology over having someone else’s genitals. The team also talk about e-cigarettes, how people cope with reality and the disconnect we take with it, an update on the Zika virus and the the Bacchus Marsh Obstetric Review looking into some of the incidents that have recently occurred at the Bacchus Marsh Hospital. 

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Radiotherapy 14 February 2016

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:02:21 +0000

On this episode of Radiotherapy - Dr Annabolics back in the saddle talking about the recent measles outbreak in inner city Melbourne and what might help to encourage the anti-vaxxers back into the fold of immunisation. The divine McZiff will tear himself away from the Military Tattoo to talk about a fabulous new best-selling novel concerned with childhood trauma A Little Life and his reflections on abuse and SK - blissfully enjoying sabbatical leave in his tracky daks - will take a break from his Hitchcock binge to give us his take on all things cinematic and cerebral and give us his medical review of the film Infinitely Polar Bear (possible spoilers). 

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Radiotherapy 7 February 2016

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 04:34:56 +0000

Welcome to the first episode of Radiotherapy for 2006! Yay! Dr Nick, Malpractice, Dr Perri-Natal and Dr Moto join you for this brand spanking new episode for the new year. On this edition, we hear about psychoneuroimmunology, the basics of the Zika virus, mental health within China and the latest salmonella outbreak within lettuce bags sold in supermarkets in Victoria.

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Radiotherapy 20 December 2015

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:06:33 +0000

It's the last show of 2015! Dr Autonomy, Miss Medic and Lolly Doc who've have got all festive with you (even though we are a little late with the episode - (your podcast editor has been on holiday too). Lolly Doc shares his experience of what brings people into hospital emergency departments over the Xmas - New Year period. Miss Medic will be gives her top tips for embarking on a healthy 2016 and the team also be talks with Colleen Duggan from SPAN Community House who runs the Sensitive Santa program for children on the autism spectrum.

Radiotherapy will be back in February 2016. Happy non-denominal festive season! 

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Radiotherapy 13 December 2015

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:47:18 +0000

Malpractice hosts this episode of Radiotherapy with, Nick Carr, Epi Pen and Lexjudicarta. On this ep Lex gives us the lowdown on the end-of-life decision making. The team also speak to a clinical neuro-psychologist and OT Sue Sloan about acquired brain injuries. Nick Carr talks about the perils of children swallowing foreign objects and. They also talk about the eyesight of pidgeons & Epi Pen catches us up on more discussion about drug use at the recent Stereosonic festivals.

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