Health Report - Separate Stories Podcast

Sinopsis

The Health Report separate stories podcast lets you pick which stories to download. The Health Report appeals to specialist and mainstream audiences by applying a broad definition of health and seeing it within social, scientific and political contexts.

Episodios

  • Coronavirus in the United States

    Coronavirus in the United States

    05/10/2020 Duración: 31min

    A wide-ranging interview on the US response to the coronavirus pandemic, the integrity of the vaccine development process and his years of work in digital and personalised medicine.

  • Hydrogen peroxide found in energy drinks

    Hydrogen peroxide found in energy drinks

    28/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    A study of energy drinks has found that many undergo a chemical reaction which produces hydrogen peroxide, a substance used as an antiseptic.

  • Diet, exercise and brain training — the cocktail that could help prevent dementia

    Diet, exercise and brain training — the cocktail that could help prevent dementia

    28/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    A consortium of Australian universities and research centres have just published the results of a randomised trial into a cocktail of non-drug interventions to see if they help people whose thinking and memory are impaired or declining.

  • Could this common, cheap drug protect against dementia?

    Could this common, cheap drug protect against dementia?

    28/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    A common, cheap medication which is used to control diabetes may also reduce cognitive decline and the incidence of dementia.

  • The coronavirus long-haulers — what do we know about the long-term effects of the disease?

    The coronavirus long-haulers — what do we know about the long-term effects of the disease?

    28/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    What do we know about the lingering health effects of coronavirus, and how concerned should we be?

  • Health misinformation and the threat it poses

    Health misinformation and the threat it poses

    23/09/2020 Duración: 03min

    Click-Sick, a three part Science Friction series from ABC Science and ABC Radio National, hunts down the sources, considers the harms, and shines a spotlight on fake health claims.

  • The curious case of coronavirus and mink

    The curious case of coronavirus and mink

    21/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    The COVID-19 virus almost certainly came from bats, jumping from an animal species to us humans.

  • This gene variant increases your risk of Alzheimers, but protects against other diseases

    This gene variant increases your risk of Alzheimer's, but protects against other diseases

    21/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    While there are very few genes which could be called Alzheimer's genes, there is one in particular which is known to increase your risk.

  • When doctors miss whats wrong with you

    When doctors miss what's wrong with you

    21/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    Each year in Australia, mistakes in diagnosis account for an estimated 21,000 people being harmed, up to 4,000 deaths and many malpractice claims.

  • Diet vs weight — which matters more?

    Diet vs weight — which matters more?

    21/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    When it comes to predicting health risk, what’s more important: what you eat or what you weigh?

  • Could a blood test predict someones risk of psychosis?

    Could a blood test predict someone's risk of psychosis?

    14/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    Abnormal sleep patterns might be one way of helping early detection but another could be a blood test, believe it or not.

  • Disturbed sleep and mental health

    Disturbed sleep and mental health

    14/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    An Australian study of day and nighttime sleeping problems in teenagers and young adults has shown a subsequent risk of potentially serious mental health issues such as psychosis.

  • New registry calls on Australians to join clinical research

    New registry calls on Australians to join clinical research

    14/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    The George Institute has launched a project called Join Us, which aims to recruit a million Australians who consent to be contacted if there's a study they could be involved in.

  • How do pandemics end?

    How do pandemics end?

    14/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic gives us some clues.

  • How disease detectives trace outbreaks — introducing Patient Zero

    How disease detectives trace outbreaks — introducing Patient Zero

    09/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    Patient Zero is a new podcast from ABC Science and RN that tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin, why they happen and how we found ourselves in the middle of a really big one.

  • Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

    Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

    07/09/2020 Duración: 28min

    It took scientists 13 years to learn how to sequence the first human genome, but today it can be done in a matter of hours.

  • Screening for anaemia before surgery shows benefit

    Screening for anaemia before surgery shows benefit

    31/08/2020 Duración: 07min

    New research from Western Australia should make a difference to a lot of people heading for elective surgery — especially surgery that might involve blood loss and the risk of a blood transfusion

  • Strength training benefits rival aerobic exercise

    Strength training benefits rival aerobic exercise

    31/08/2020 Duración: 05min

    Current Australian physical activity guidelines recommend muscle strengthening exercises twice a week as part of your 150 minutes a week of moderate activity.

  • Coronavirus shows up in the skin

    Coronavirus shows up in the skin

    31/08/2020 Duración: 07min

    It turns out that SARS-CoV-2 can turn up in the skin and the disease may even be diagnosed from skin tests.

  • Coronavirus — losing your sense of smell

    Coronavirus — losing your sense of smell

    31/08/2020 Duración: 07min

    Why do so many people with COVID-19 report losing their sense of smell or taste?

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