Health Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
07 Jul 2022

Health Report - Full program podcast

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Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

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    4 July: Coming to terms with long COVID; Vaxes for variants; An artificial pancreas; Protecting pandemic teens

    Australia has many stories from people who say they have long COVID but who are unable to access help | Updated versions of coronavirus vaccines targeting the Omicron variant have been announced, yet the virus still mutates | People with Type 1 diabetes need to monitor their blood glucose but automatic systems are being trialled to assist them | A study on the behaviour of teens undertaken during the pandemic identified some of the particular health risks for this group.

  • Posted on 04 Jul 2022

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    Speculating on an Australian Centre of Disease Control and Prevention; How Indigenous culture can protect the heart; Associations between mental health and mortality

    What an Australian Centre for Disease Control might aim to be; An Indigenous perspective and research to engage culture for protection against cardiovascular disease and stroke; Research on links between mental health and mortality concludes that both mental and physical health can be adversely impacted.

  • Posted on 27 Jun 2022

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    Breast density and MRIs, diet and mental health, genomics and osteoarthritis

    There may be a link between what you eat and your mental health—also, avoiding overtreatment for breast cancer; predicting your risk of osteoarthritis; and whether mammogram results should inform women about breast density.

  • Posted on 20 Jun 2022

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    The cancer risks that run through generations

    The cancer risks that run through generations of families—and the growing frontier in medicine trying to change that.

  • Posted on 13 Jun 2022

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    Cancer treatment and 'time toxicity'; youth mental health and smoking; a paradox for cholesterol levels

    The term 'time toxicity' expresses the idea that if treatment to extend a patient's life means lengthy periods in medical facilities, it may be time wasted; In Australia smoking has decreased generally, but tobacco use is higher than average in young people with mental health issues; The bad form of cholesterol is LDL — low-density lipoprotein, and high-density lipoprotein is the good form. An new study suggests there's a limit on how high HDL should be.

  • Posted on 06 Jun 2022

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