Health Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
14 Apr 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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    Thumb-base osteoarthritis; blood biomarkers and Alzheimer's diagnostics; Aged Care Commission expectations; better childbirth experiences for Indigenous women ; Q&A


  • Posted on 12 Apr 2021

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    The day I lost my mind

    If you mention Transient Global Amnesia – TGA – chances are that nobody has heard of it. When Dasha Ross lost her memory for a day she was diagnosed as having experienced this mysterious ‘neurological enigma'. It affects over a thousand Australians a year, and Dasha was determined to find out why it happened and what caused it.

  • Posted on 05 Apr 2021

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    Historical pandemics - their past and future; and assessing prediabetes

    One of the sessions at the recent World Science Festival was The Pulse of the Pandemic with Michael Osterholm, who spoke about pandemics past, present, and future. He's researched them for most of his career and was one of the first to warn that the current one was going to be bad. Plus recent research on pre-diabetes - which sometimes does not lead to diabetes.

  • Posted on 29 Mar 2021

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    Less sugar in soft drinks; prescribing sociality; cervical cancer screening and Indigenous women; pandemic pregnancy


  • Posted on 22 Mar 2021

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    Testosterone and exercise; veracity of people with mental health difficulties; and doctors' comments curtailed

    Recently the issue has been raised about the credibility of people with mental health issues - what does psychiatric research and evidence tell us about the issues? And concern from doctors that their capacity to comment on COVID-19 vaccines is being reduced. And a West Australian group of researchers has looked at whether testosterone can really do all we think it can.

  • Posted on 15 Mar 2021

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