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.


Overcoming poverty  

Can a parenting program help the most disadvantaged in the United States?

Best practice treating breast and bowel cancer  

New research leads to an update of the Cochrane Review.

The health burden of viscose rayon  

Are these so-called "green textiles" woven over the damaged lives of those who produce them?

Sleep and sporting performance  

Can jetlag's effects on sport be minimised?

New lung genes found  

Forty three newly discovered genes are shedding light on lung diseases.

Predicting asthma  

Testing lung function in babies may give insights.

Seeing the same GP  

It seems to make a difference in certain situations.

What I do for $37  

A Sydney GP argues she's worth more.

Asthma myth busted  

Regular preventer medication helps, even if symptoms aren't frequent.

Anti-inflammatories for back pain  

They don’t help much, it turns out. So what do you do instead?

Bowel cancer prevention pill?  

Which works best? Aspirin, other anti-inflammatories, or nutritional supplements?  

Cancer challenges  

They include aversion to bowel cancer screening and what to do about dense breasted women's cancer risk.

Risks of peak athletic performance  

Pushing beyond the normal checkpoint - with or without drugs - may harm athletes' hearts.

Dense-breasted women dilemma  

Dense breasts are at higher risk of cancer but the dense tissue also makes cancers harder to spot. What to do?

Deadly meningococcal W concerns  

How worried should we be about the rise in cases of strain W?

Trump backlash reaches medical research  

A Melbourne anaesthetist has resigned as expert reviewer from six US medical journals in protest against Donald Trump's policies.

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?

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