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Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

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Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

    Navigating the pandemic: Dr Anthony Fauci

    Navigating the pandemic: Dr Anthony Fauci

    From the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, one expert came to the fore as a trusted voice, not just in his home country of the United States, but around the globe: Dr Anthony S Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

    • 28 min
    Substance use omnibus: Protecting kids from drug and alcohol misuse; the relationship of alcohol in pregnancy and kids later use; drinking culture and avoiding the pressure to drink;

    Substance use omnibus: Protecting kids from drug and alcohol misuse; the relationship of alcohol in pregnancy and kids later use; drinking culture and avoiding the pressure to drink;

    An omnibus episode about protecting kids from drug and alcohol misuse.

    • 28 min
    Rising ICE use in Australia; and an account of the difficulty in quitting

    Rising ICE use in Australia; and an account of the difficulty in quitting

    What you need to know about ICE-crystal meth, and a first-hand account of how difficult it is to quit an ICE addiction.



    Both items in this programs were originally broadcast in June 2021.

    • 28 min
    The enduring stigma surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder

    The enduring stigma surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental health conditions.

    It affects a significant number of people in the community, a large proportion of them having suffered trauma early in life. The emotional instability, fear of abandonment and patterns of self-harm can alter someone’s life and that of their loved ones in profound ways.

    But the enduring stigma around BPD means it often goes unrecognised or not properly treated and many fall through the cracks.



    This program was originally broadcast in September 2021

    • 28 min
    The day I lost my mind

    The day I lost my mind

    If you mention Transient Global Amnesia – TGA – the chances are that nobody has heard of it. When Dasha Ross lost her memory for a day she was diagnosed as having experienced this mysterious ‘neurological enigma'. This enigma affects over a thousand Australians a year, and Dasha was determined to find out why, and what causes it.



    This program was originally broadcast in April 2021

    • 28 min
    Psychedelic drugs and psychotherapy; evaluating a cancer therapy; mental health and your heart; exercise and your brain

    Psychedelic drugs and psychotherapy; evaluating a cancer therapy; mental health and your heart; exercise and your brain

    • 38 min

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