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Each week, Radio Health Journal breaks down important news in medicine, science and technology with the help of world-renowned experts. Our three weekly segments will help guide you to a happier, healthier life – with some fun facts to share at dinner parties. Can magic mushrooms cure your depression? Have we outrun natural selection?

Hosted by Elizabeth Westfield, Greg Johnson and Maayan Voss de Bettancourt and produced by Kristen Farrah and Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe, listen, and rate. If you’re looking for older episodes, you can find our entire segment catalog on our website radiohealthjournal.org. Also, check out the latest on Facebook and Instagram @radiohealthjournal and on X @RadioHealthJrnl.

Radio Health Journal AURN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 30 Ratings

Each week, Radio Health Journal breaks down important news in medicine, science and technology with the help of world-renowned experts. Our three weekly segments will help guide you to a happier, healthier life – with some fun facts to share at dinner parties. Can magic mushrooms cure your depression? Have we outrun natural selection?

Hosted by Elizabeth Westfield, Greg Johnson and Maayan Voss de Bettancourt and produced by Kristen Farrah and Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe, listen, and rate. If you’re looking for older episodes, you can find our entire segment catalog on our website radiohealthjournal.org. Also, check out the latest on Facebook and Instagram @radiohealthjournal and on X @RadioHealthJrnl.

    Medical Notes: How Climate Change May Be Affecting Pregnancies, Aging Out of Foster Care, and How Babies Develop a Self-Image

    Medical Notes: How Climate Change May Be Affecting Pregnancies, Aging Out of Foster Care, and How Babies Develop a Self-Image

    Being placed in foster care can be traumatic – but getting out isn’t much better. More and more babies are being born prematurely, and climate change might have something to do with it. We know that babies like to move their hands, but it turns out they might not just be playing.
    Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-how-climate-change-may-be-affecting-pregnancies-aging-out-of-foster-care-and-how-babies-develop-a-self-image
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    • 2 min
    Hurricanes and Human Trafficking: Revealing the Disturbing Relationship

    Hurricanes and Human Trafficking: Revealing the Disturbing Relationship

    Experts are predicting at least five major storms this year, and communities need to be prepared to focus on more than just rebuilding. Natural disasters are a hotbed for human traffickers to exploit both the affected families and contracted workers. Our expert explains this connection and how we can reduce the prevalence of sex and labor trafficking in the wake of increasing natural disasters.
    Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/hurricanes-and-human-trafficking-revealing-the-disturbing-relationship
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    • 12 min
    More Than Mental Illness: The Truth About Homelessness

    More Than Mental Illness: The Truth About Homelessness

    There’s a lot of misconceptions about the homeless population, from rates of addiction to employment opportunities. Dr. Deborah Padgett, a professor of social work, explains the real causes of homelessness and how many Americans are one crisis away from finding themselves in a similar situation.
    Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/more-than-mental-illness-the-truth-about-homelessness
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    • 12 min
    Medical Notes: Don’t Ice an Injury, the New Gel That Could Make Alcohol Healthier, and Can a Vegan Diet Help Beat Cancer?

    Medical Notes: Don’t Ice an Injury, the New Gel That Could Make Alcohol Healthier, and Can a Vegan Diet Help Beat Cancer?

    Should you use ice or heat on an injury? If you have breast cancer you may want to go vegan. Plus, will drinking alcohol ever be healthy?

    Studies cited:

    https://now.tufts.edu/2024/05/15/are-you-using-heat-and-ice-properly

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10549-024-07266-1

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-024-01657-7


    Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-dont-ice-an-injury-the-new-gel-that-could-make-alcohol-healthier-and-can-a-vegan-diet-help-beat-cancer

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    • 2 min
    Child Hunger in America: Rising Rates and Promising Solutions

    Child Hunger in America: Rising Rates and Promising Solutions

    Food insecurity in America is back on the rise after a decade of downward trends. Dr. Sara Bleich, a public health policy expert, reveals the top contributing factors and which communities are most at-risk. She also discusses federal programs that are making a positive impact to reverse this concerning uptick in food insecurity.
    Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/child-hunger-in-america-rising-rates-and-promising-solutions
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    • 12 min
    Voices of Black Women: Long-Term Cancer Research for the Next Generation

    Voices of Black Women: Long-Term Cancer Research for the Next Generation

    Why do black women develop more aggressive cancers? That’s a question that a new, 30-year-long study is setting out to answer – among other disparity concerns. Dr. Lauren McCullough, a principal investigator for the research, discusses the importance of this study and how listeners can get involved.
    Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/voices-of-black-women-long-term-cancer-research-for-the-next-generation
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    • 12 min

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