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A podcast for curious GPs

    How COVID-19 may affect the brain for years to come

    How COVID-19 may affect the brain for years to come

    Say the word 'coronavirus', and we first think of a respiratory disease. So why are scientists tracking what happens to patients' moods and minds in the years after they have recovered?

    It turns out that coronavirus illnesses like SARS, MERS - and possibly even COVID - appear to have a range of neurological and mental health effects too.

    Everything from delirium during hospitalisation, and depression, anxiety, PTSD and fatigue have been found in patients who recovered from the previous outbreaks. Which means that we should be on high alert for these problems in the coming months and years, even after the world starts moving on from COVID-19.

    Many mysteries still remain though. What is causing these neurological and mental health symptoms? Is it the disease itself? Is it the treatment? Or is it just the experience of being on death's door?

    In this episode of The Medical Republic podcast, Dr Jonathan Rogers, a neuropsychiatry expert at the University College London, shares the latest data.

    • 20 min
    May 28 - Pandemic update with Bianca Nogrady

    May 28 - Pandemic update with Bianca Nogrady

    COVID-19 research is flooding the news every day - and we are all finding it hard to keep up. We've invited Bianca Nogrady back on the show to give us a rundown of what's new and important. Bianca is our resident expert on all things pandemic-related; she updates The Medical Republic's COVID-19 live blog daily.

    • 26 min
    Your questions on JobKeeper answered

    Your questions on JobKeeper answered

    Last week, we were lucky enough to be joined by two leading business advisors in general practice on our live JobKeeper Q&A.

    We had so much engagement from our live audience that we've decided to invite our two panellists back.

    They're coming on the show today to answer some of your questions that they didn't manage to get to during the live event - even though we went massively overtime...!

    In this bonus episode, TMR webinar producer Talia Meyerowitz-Katz interviews David Dahm and Nick Tsoulakis, business advisors at Health & Life, an Adelaide-based consulting business.

    • 26 min
    May 20 - Pandemic update with Bianca Nogrady

    May 20 - Pandemic update with Bianca Nogrady

    In COVID-19 news this week... The Lancet has published an editorial asking voters not to elect Trump in November. Two studies try to answer the question of the true seroprevalence of COVID-19 in different populations. Australian researchers have estimated that the overall rate of asymptomatic COVID-19 presentations is around 16%. And Sweden's approach of relying on herd immunity may have shortened life expectancy of its citizens by 2-3 years. That - and more! - in this episode of The Medical Republic podcast.

    • 31 min
    Big sperm and the decline in male fertility

    Big sperm and the decline in male fertility

    Men can sometimes seem like an afterthought when trying to find out why couples are having trouble conceiving. But now the technology industry has caught on and is starting to pay attention to this lucrative, untapped market.

    Already, one in six couples are unable to conceive on their own, and in around half of those cases, there is a problem with the man.
    But what's causing these declining sperm rates? And what can we do to fix it?

    • 16 min
    May 13 - Pandemic update with Bianca Nogrady

    May 13 - Pandemic update with Bianca Nogrady

    Feeling out of the loop on COVID-19? Here's a news round up from the past week, brought to you by science freelancer Bianca Nogrady, podcast hosts Felicity Nelson and Francine Crimmins and TMR reporter Penny Durham, who's got an interesting and disturbing tale about children getting strange complications from COVID-19...

    • 20 min

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