Health Report - Separate stories podcast

Health Report - Separate stories podcast


The Health Report separate stories podcast lets you pick which stories to download. The Health Report appeals to specialist and mainstream audiences by applying a broad definition of health and seeing it within social, scientific and political contexts.


Cheaper breast cancer therapy  

A 'knock-off' version of a blockbuster drug is set to slash patient costs.

Assessing heart disease risk  

Measuring calcium in your arteries offers surprising insights.

Popular painkiller safety  

Just how safe are anti-inflammatories for the heart?

Web-based insomnia treatment  

It works, a new study shows

First time donation  

Producer Joel Werner bleeds for the show.

Sex, Sugar Daddies, & HIV: legacy of AIDS for African girls today  

Negotiating your first sexual experience in your teens can be hard at the best of times. But in South Africa, it's become a game of roulette.

The cost of poor mental health  

It's huge and wide-ranging but interventions can be affordable, a visiting professor says.

Harmful drug treatment for delirium  

Delirium, or sudden confusion, is common in older patients in palliative care. But drugs commonly used to treat it should be avoided, new research suggests.

What a good quality diet really means  

Exactly what following Australia's Dietary Guidelines does for your risk of obesity and high blood pressure has been analysed.

Do optimists live longer?  

Looking on the bright side reduces your risk of dying from a wide range of health conditions.

IVF calculator  

For the first time, there's a calculator that estimates upfront an individual couple's odds of ending up with a baby after multiple cycles of IVF.

Reducing preterm births  

A world-first program in Western Australia has successfully lowered the rate of preterm birth across the entire state by 8 per cent.

Statin drug interaction danger  

Two types of statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol, increase the risk of major bleeding if taken with the stroke prevention drug dabigatran.

Thunderstorm asthma  

The Melbourne thunderstorm asthma tragedy is a clear illustration that asthma in the community is under-recognised and under-treated, an expert says.

Tommy John surgery  

One in four Major League baseball pitchers has a distinctive scar on the inside elbow of their pitching arm.

Putting the obesity paradox to the test  

What's the relationship between body fat, body mass index (BMI), and mortality?

Brown fat  

Brown fat, your body's "central heating", appears to help regulate blood sugar.

After-effects of breast cancer  

Include memory loss, brittle bones, pain, poor sexual function, hot flushes, and baldness.

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