Each week the show takes an in depth look at health issues and challenges, and the innovative research trying to solve these problems.
Think Health is produced at 2SER 107.3 in Sydney.
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#109 - Inheriting the Pain
"I don't know how I knew, but I've known my whole life"
In this episode of Think: Health, we explore the complexity of intergenerational trauma and the impact it has on mental health. A new study conducted by Kim Slender, PhD Student at the University of Technology Sydney is looking at the epigenetic transmission of trauma across generations within the Jewish community and how this trauma can become embedded into ones genetic makeup.
Kim Slender - PhD Student in the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.
Sylvia Griffin - Artist, Sydney
Norm Sheehan - Director, GNIBI College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Southern Cross University.
Producer/Presenter: Evie Maguire.
#108 - The Global NCD Crisis
Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death around the globe responsible for more than 70% of global deaths. NCD's refer to an umbrella of chronic non-transmissible diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While the extent of the burden is internationally recognised, efforts to tackle this growing health crisis are failing to address the root cause - social and economic inequality. This episode we look at how non-communicable diseases are impacting our poorest and most vulnerable communities and why Indigenous populations are completely removed from the global conversation.
Summer May Finlay - Co-Chair of Indigenous NCD's.
Rosemary Wyber - Head of Strategy for End RHD at the Telethon Kids Institute.
Producer/Presenter: Jake Morcom.
#107 - The Success of Pink Sari
In 2014, women from South Asian communities - from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan - had the lowest rates of breast cancer screening in New South Wales. Breast cancer screenings, or mammograms, are vital for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer in women aged 50 to 74. But for some reason, only 1 in 5 women from South Asian communities were getting them.
This is the story of the public health initiative that not only turned this statistic around, but in doing so brought a community of women together in celebration of the strengths of our multicultural nation.
Producer/Presenter: Cheyne Anderson
Shantha Viswanathan - Pink Sari Inc
Viji Dhayanathan - Pink Sari Inc
Michael Camit - NSW Multicultural Health Communications Service, and PhD candidate at the University of Technology Sydney
#106 - The Move to Criminalise Amyl Nitrite
Amyl Nitrites (known as "amyl" or "poppers") are a part of life for many queer Australians, particularly gay men. A prescription level relaxant, it has been used as a party drug and sex aid for decades.
Now, the Therapeutic Goods Administration has proposed criminalising amyl, moving it to the same classification as heroin. Since amyl is a non-addictive substance with significantly lower health risks, many in the queer community are seeing this move as an act of discrimination.
Dr Daniel Demant, Lecturer in Public Health, University of Technology Sydney
*Due to the number of submissions, the TGA has delayed its final decision and extended the deadline for community feedback. There will be public forums held in Sydney and Melbourne early next year.
#105 - Why Climate Change Is A Mental Health Crisis
Where we've typically ascribed trauma to the individual, climate change now sees large groups of people sharing the same damaging experience in what's being called 'collective trauma'. But as post-disaster care continues to prioritise physical safety, the mental health of survivors often falls to the wayside. This episode we explore the global implications of climate change on mental health and why our mental health services aren't ready for what's to come.
Lucy Chen - Student at the University of Technology Sydney and Climate Activist.
Helen Berry - Professor of Climate Change and Mental Health at the University of Sydney.
Jennifer First - Program Manager at the Disaster and Community Crisis Centre at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Producer/Presenter: Jake Morcom.
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The Pink Sari Project
A great podcast this with pertinent information on how restrictive public health can be in its reach to the wider community. The pink sari project is a successful outreach to the Australian Tamil community to encourage women to get mammograms and help reduce the number of breast cancer sufferers - an insight into the differing mindsets and cultures that don't fit into the "one size fits all" mentality of public health institutions. Great interview and production values.