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General Medicine Podcast which keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest medical literature.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

General Medicine Podcast which keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest medical literature.

    #64 Journal Round Up// Big dementia trials, stop LPs for SAH, Vit C in pregnant smokers

    #64 Journal Round Up// Big dementia trials, stop LPs for SAH, Vit C in pregnant smokers

    Wondering how we have reached 2023, you still are the only one in the hospital who can do an LP overnight, half your patients have dementia with no cure, and people are still researching vitamin C?
    Your ears are in the right place
    Dr Barney Hirons flies solo and covers:

    The best dementia trials from the last few months:
    Blood pressure reduction reduces risk.
    Ultra-processed food worsens cognition.
    Correcting hearing loss corrects the risk.
    Ketones for Alzheimer’s. Really?
    Lecanemab in Alzheimer's - the blockbuster and why it IS important. 

    Others:
    Vitamin C in pregnant smokers. Save the baby's lungs!

    LP after -ve CT in SAH. No need?
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    • 30 min
    #63 ClimateZone11// Microplastics and health with Prof Barbro Melgert

    #63 ClimateZone11// Microplastics and health with Prof Barbro Melgert

    Aware that microplastics are bad for the environment but want to better understand their effects on human health?
    Your ears are in the right place.

    We chat with the brilliant Professor Barbro Melgert from the University of Groningen, Netherlands. 
    Don't know her? She is an expert performing cutting-edge research on the effects of microplastics on humans and shares with us her fascinating, if not daunting, findings.

    We cover:
    What microplastics are.
    How they form.
    Where they are found (spoiler... EVERYWHERE).
    Why what you wear matters. 
    Their effect on the environment.
    What her research has shown and the consequences for human health.  
    What you should do to reduce risk and plastic.
    And... Ventilate ventilate ventiliate!
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    • 58 min
    #62// 🎄🎶 Christmas songs: health hazard or healthful?

    #62// 🎄🎶 Christmas songs: health hazard or healthful?

    Love a Christmas tune? Ever wondered if the lyrics are detrimental or beneficial to health?
    Your ears are in the right place!

    LJ and Barney, with help from Jon, performed a thematic analysis of the top 41 Christmas song lyrics from 2021, then completed a semi-systematic review analysing their risks and benefits to health!

    The conclusion? A list of recommendations on which songs to listen to, and which to avoid based on their underlying health messages.

    We cover the risks and benefits of:
    Alcohol and sugar binging,
    Cold exposure,
    Kissing,
    Chestnuts,
    Indoor fires,
    Giving vs consumerism,
    Turkeys,
    Loneliness,
    Singing & dancing,
    Inequality & war,
    & MORE...!

    All references are on this shared  Google Doc.
    Merry Christmas Journal Junkies!!
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    • 47 min
    #61 ClimateZone10// How to save the oceans with Dr Richard Hixson

    #61 ClimateZone10// How to save the oceans with Dr Richard Hixson

    Worried that the ocean is dying, and your favourite dolphin may well become extinct?! Want to know what you can do to help?
    Your ears are in the right place
    Firstly LJ and Barney outline the good and bad of COP27.

    Barney then interviews the inspiring Dr Richard Hixson, chair of Healthcare Ocean.

    We cover:
    Why the oceans are essential for the planet.
    Why the oceans are at risk.
    The biggest problem sources.
    The role of healthcare.
    The importance of NHS procurement, and what needs to change.
    What YOU can do as a healthcare professional!

    Interested in sunscreen which has been proven safe for the ocean reefs? Aethic is recommended by Richard (and as far as we know he has no investment in them)!
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #60 Journal Round Up: exercise + vaccines, salt + heart failure, magnesium + COPD, race + CPR + much more

    #60 Journal Round Up: exercise + vaccines, salt + heart failure, magnesium + COPD, race + CPR + much more

    Barney, LJ, and Jon are back with all the most interesting and practice-changing articles published in the last month:

    💉Should I exercise before my next COVID Jab?
    Does magnesium work in COPD exacerbations and should we give fewer antibiotics?
    📽Is a colonoscopy a good way to screen for cancer?
    🧂Should we restrict salt in HFPEF?
    Why does skin colour matter when it comes to CPR?

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    • 44 min
    #59 ClimateZone9// Pharmacy and Climate Change with Tracy Lyons and Minna Eii

    #59 ClimateZone9// Pharmacy and Climate Change with Tracy Lyons and Minna Eii

    Want to understand the planetary impact of the medications you prescribe, whilst enjoying your high tea?


    Your ears are in the right place.


    ClimateZone host Dr LJ Smith discusses the role of pharmacy with the awesome Tracy Lyons and Minna Eii, co-founders of the excellent organisation Pharmacy Declares.

    In the interview, we discuss:
    Carbon lifecycles of medications.
    How Carbon is not the whole problem.
    How climate change is affecting procurement and storage of vital meds.
    What healthcare professionals NEED to do.
    Ideas for QIPs!

    After:
    The JournalSpotters chat about their latest Climate Challenge - making a Climate Haiku!


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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

barnehfsn ,

Covid in pregnancy

I have listened to all of these podcasts and would really recommend them as a lively clear way of keeping ahead in your clinical knowledge and practice Well Presented and certainly worth the hour spent listening to them I have also listened to these podcasts and find them amusing lively and very informative There have been some really excellent high quality speakers who have throw light on their specialist topics and look forward to more of them

Gus Drives ,

Recommend a listen

This is great for someone who is not part of the medical world. Thanks!

Jonathan Moore ,

The wonderful world of medicine

As a layman, the insight this podcast gives me into the world medicine is invaluable

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