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Concerns about a cancer therapy | Promise and risk in health AI | Where are all the psychiatrists? | Tackling high blood pressure
Bringing clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.
Respiratory illnesses in China | ACL injury in women | GP referrals to psychiatrists
There are eerily familiar of clusters of respiratory infections being reported across China.
We know that for some health conditions women are more likely to have a worse time than men. But for the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the chances of a woman sustaining an injury to it are up to 6 or even 10 times as likely as men.
When someone has a complex or severe mental health issue, the specialist they really need is a psychiatrist. However, GPs are finding it now more difficult to track down a psychiatrist to accept their patients.
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The unequal effects of the health–economy trade-off during the COVID-19 pandemic
Weighing the data on legal cannabis | Overuse of antimicrobials | Delayed cord cutting in premature babies
In 2016 Australia legalised cannabis for medicinal use and now the Greens party are advocating for its recreational use as well. The Australian Medical Association say that would send the wrong message.
Antimicrobial resistance has been described an emerging public health emergency. A major cause is overuse of antibiotics and other drugs to combat microbes, like fungi.
When a baby is born premature time is of the essence, and the idea of slowing things down in those first few moments seems counter-intuitive.
Senate report on ADHD | ABC Birth Project responses | Yellow fever and mosquito-borne diseases | Assessing our spending on health
In March 2023 a Senate inquiry began to review how the health system manages people with ADHD, and the Government has now three months to respond.
The ABC's Birth Project invited people to share their experiences of birth in Australia—and if improvements could be made to the system. The responses indicate that there's plenty of scope
Yellow Fever is spread by mosquitoes, and some U.S. researchers say that it's ripe for a comeback. The same species of mosquito is already either in Australia or nearby.
The latest report on what we're spending on health in Australia has offered a clear picture of what COVID has cost.
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Narcolepsy and its strange symptoms | Body clocks and our sleep
If we don't get enough sleep we're apt to doze off in the day, but for some people, dozing off can signal rare disorder of the brain's sleep-wake cycles, and it plays havoc with their lives.
In one 24-hour period our body undergoes a number of synchronised biological changes, which are also linked to our mental health.
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Completely superficial treatment of the subject. Really worthless. Might as well not have bothered. Also Norman’s comment about husbands not bothering their husbands - really trivializing what is a serious concern for many relationships
Informative. In depth. Host researches.
This podcast is one of my top three to follow from the many I listen to.
Norman Swan knows a lot about health generally and researches episode subjects in depth. The caliber of his guests indicate Swan is respected as an interviewer in health subjects. He keeps the interviews interesting, informative and moving along.