Health Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
20 Aug 2018

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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    DNA tests, the Golden State Killer and your privacy

    Commercial DNA testing services and crowdsourced genetic databases are helping people find long-lost relatives.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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    How to prevent late-onset epilepsy when you’re in your 40s

    Epilepsy is most common in the elderly — and it's what happens in your mid-life that can influence your risk.

  • Posted on 06 Aug 2018

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    Omega-3 supplements don't protect against heart attack or stroke

    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 right dose?

  • Posted on 30 Jul 2018

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    Cancer and exercise: Improving treatment and outcomes

    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 study participants.

  • Posted on 23 Jul 2018

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    Health Report presents Science Friction: the trials and tribulations of experimental drug trials

    It can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Whose interests are being served in clinical trials for cancer drugs?  

  • Posted on 19 Jul 2018

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