22 episodes

Medical News Today’s In Conversation podcast engages with expert voices across various fields. Conversations roam from the latest science news to the deepest scientific conundrums.

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Medical News Today’s In Conversation podcast engages with expert voices across various fields. Conversations roam from the latest science news to the deepest scientific conundrums.

    In Conversation: How Viagra became a new 'tool' for young men

    In Conversation: How Viagra became a new 'tool' for young men

    In this episode, we discuss the stigma surrounding male psychosexual health and how Viagra—the little blue 'magic' pill once only marketed to older males as an erectile dysfunction drug—is now becoming a new tool for young men. Joining the conversation with Dr. Hilary Guite and Global News editor Yasemin Nicola Sakay are Dr. Edward Ratush, board certified psychiatrist and co-founder of telepsychiatry and psychotherapy practice SOHOMD in the United States, Dr. Peter Saddington, accredited psychotherapist specializing in sexual addiction, counseling, and psychosexual therapy at Relate, and three guests who frankly share their experience with using Viagra.
    Editor's note: This podcast includes commentaries that mention the use of illegal drugs. Medical News Today does not condone or encourage their use.

    • 39 min
    In Conversation: What makes breast cancer come back?

    In Conversation: What makes breast cancer come back?

    In this episode, we discuss breast cancer recurrence, why cancer spreads, and whether it is possible to reduce recurrence risk. Our guests are Dr. Rachael Natrajan, head of the functional genomics team in the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, and Dr. Liz O’Riordan, former consultant breast cancer surgeon and a breast cancer patient and advocate. She is co-author of The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer.

    • 35 min
    In Conversation: How to understand chronic pain

    In Conversation: How to understand chronic pain

    In this episode, we discuss all things chronic pain — from how it feels to live with it to how the body reacts to pain and transitions from an acute state to a chronic reactive state. Joining the conversation with Dr. Hilary Guite and Global News editor Yasemin Nicola Sakay are Dr. Tony L. Yaksh, professor of anesthesiology and pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, who shares his insights about the latest research, and Joel Nelson, a longtime psoriatic disease and arthritis patient and advocate, who discusses his personal journey with pain.

    • 37 min
    In Conversation: What is behind vaccine hesitancy?

    In Conversation: What is behind vaccine hesitancy?

    In this episode, we discuss vaccine hesitancy, what really makes people unsure about accepting vaccines, and whether science communicators can do anything to heal the relationship between the public and health organizations. We are in conversation with Prof. Maya Goldenberg, who is a professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and specializes in the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy, and reporter Aaron Khemchandani, a science communication MSc student at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, who has studied the phenomenon of mistrust in science.

    • 32 min
    In Conversation: The amazing story of hepatitis C, from discovery to cure 

    In Conversation: The amazing story of hepatitis C, from discovery to cure 

    For World Hepatitis Day, Dr. Hilary Guite discusses hepatitis C's journey, from discovery to cure. She talks with Prof. Graham Foster, professor of hepatology at Queen Mary University of London, and Rachel Halford, CEO of the Hepatitis C Trust, who discusses the stigma surrounding the disease and shares her treatment experience. In this conversation, these experts also explore what the future may hold — in both educational efforts and treatments — for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and whether elimination might be possible.

    • 31 min
    In Conversation: New directions in dementia research

    In Conversation: New directions in dementia research

    In this podcast, presenter Dr. Hilary Guite and feature editor Dr. Maria Cohut discuss dementia, how it can manifest, and what researchers are doing to better understand this syndrome. Our guests are Dr. Kamar Ameen-Ali, a lecturer in biomedical science at Teesside University in the United Kingdom specializing in neurodegenerative diseases, and Paula Field, a caregiver for her mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease.

    • 34 min

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