17 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: 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
    In Conversation: Can psychedelics rewire the depressed, anxious brain?

    In Conversation: Can psychedelics rewire the depressed, anxious brain?

    As part of Mental Health Awareness month, Dr. Hilary Guite discusses the neuroscience behind anxiety and depression with Dr. Jacques Ambrose, the director of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center. They also consider the effects of existing and new treatment approaches, such as psychedelic drugs and ketamine. For this conversation, Hilary is also joined by Olivia, who has long-standing anxiety and depression, and Yasemin Nicola Sakay, Medical News Today’s global news editor.

    • 36 min
    In Conversation: Why climate change matters for human health

    In Conversation: Why climate change matters for human health

    In this installment of our podcast, we discuss climate change and how it affects health, directly and indirectly, from deepening food insecurity to facilitating the spread of infectious diseases. Our guests are Prof. David Pencheon, honorary professor of health and sustainable development at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and founder of the Sustainable Development Unit for NHS England, and Dr. Marina Romanello, a research fellow at the University College London Institute for Global Health and research director of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.
    Fragments of the song "From Green to Red," featured in our podcast, were used with the permission of the artist, Beatie Wolfe.

    • 28 min
    In Conversation: What does the latest research say about multiple sclerosis?

    In Conversation: What does the latest research say about multiple sclerosis?

    Earlier this year, the most compelling evidence yet that the Epstein-Barr virus may cause multiple sclerosis (MS) appeared in the journal Science. In this installment of the In Conversation podcast, Dr. Hilary Guite asks Dr. Marianna Cortese, research associate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of the study, about its findings and implications. Could it lead to better treatments for MS? Dr. Guite also hears from Dr. Antje Ronneberger, a recently retired family doctor, about her lived experience with MS.

    • 29 min
    In Conversation: Long COVID's cardiovascular implications

    In Conversation: Long COVID's cardiovascular implications

    In our latest In Conversation podcast, we discuss the most recent findings about long COVID’s cardiovascular implications, with a focus on a puzzlingly common syndrome: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). The podcast features Dr. Lesley Kavi, trustee and chair of PoTS UK, cardiovascular medicine specialist Dr. Artur Fedorowski, Dr. Tae Chung, director of the Johns Hopkins POTS Program, and Angela Meriquez Vázquez, COVID-19 long hauler and Body Politic president.

    • 38 min
    Blood transfusions: Getting to the heart of the matter

    Blood transfusions: Getting to the heart of the matter

    Winter pressures and COVID-19 have catalyzed a blood supply crisis around the world. As part of National Blood Donor Month in the United States, Dr. Hilary Guite investigates blood transfusions with Maria Cohut, Medical News Today’s feature editor, and Dr. Baia Lasky, medical director of the American Red Cross. Hilary and Maria also speak with Shaun, a blood donor, about the process of giving blood, and hear from blood transfusion recipient-turned-donor, Brian.

    • 25 min

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