Health Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
26 Oct 2021

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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    COVID-19 boosters; the big uptake for digital health; cholesterol in different age groups; amputation decision aid

    As the world opens up after COVID-19, what should we know about further vaccination; cholesterol studies in different age groups; digital health and how it helps health care.

  • Posted on 18 Oct 2021

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    Malaria and vector-borne diseases, the Hippocratic Oath, the best way to treat snake bite

    Malaria and the implications of a vaccine for it; a new book about what happens to the Hippocratic Oath when it's in the real world; and, if you are bitten by a snake - what next?

  • Posted on 11 Oct 2021

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    The widespread gender bias in healthcare

    The gender bias in healthcare is pervasive and causes harm when women receive worse treatment during a heart attack, are denied proper pain relief when in pain or when less likely to receive timely access to critical health interventions.

  • Posted on 04 Oct 2021

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    Who gets care if hospitals become overwhelmed?; colorectal cancer risks; and the myth of placebos

    What may happen if the hospital systems in NSW and Victoria are overwhelmed when we open up at 70 and 80% and the expected surge in cases occurs? New research sheds light on colorectal cancer risks. And are the potential benefits of placebos overblown?

  • Posted on 27 Sep 2021

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    The enduring stigma surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental health conditions. It affects a significant number of people in the community, a large proportion of them having suffered trauma early in life. The emotional instability, fear of abandonment and patterns of self-harm can alter someone’s life and that of their loved ones in profound ways. But the enduring stigma around BPD means it often goes unrecognised or not properly treated and many fall through the cracks.

  • Posted on 20 Sep 2021

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