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.


The health economics of ageing  

A new book highlights urgent need for reform in health and aged care.

Lasers against heart attack and stroke!  

Research on mice and human tissue provides proof of concept.

Dieting during pregnancy  

And physical activity - yes or no?

Success rates for IVF  

There's a 32% chance of taking home a baby after one cycle.

Wash your mouth out!  

It might help prevent Gonorrhoea.

Serotonin and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)  

Researchers find elevated serotonin levels in the blood in around one third of SIDS cases.

Poor evidence for the efficacy of diet  

When it comes to overweight or obese children and adolescents.

Treating sleep apnoea doesn't prevent heart attack or death  

Even though it provides relief from the apnoeic symptoms.

Everything you ever wanted to know about osteoarthritis  

And some things you thought you knew, but didn't.

More than just a sore throat?  

Is the streptococcus bacterium associated with mental disorders in children?

Depression and dementia  

Does depression permanently affect the brain?

Can childhood stress lead to late life dementia?  

An Australian study of Aboriginal people suggests it can.

Matrix: Dissolved  

Dissolving the outer layer of cells to learn more about cancer.

High BMI lowers Parkinson's risk  

But there might be more to it than just Body Mass Index.

To sit, or not to sit?  

How to position a patient after stroke.

Refining cancer risks  

How gene mutations and family history affect risk estimates for breast and ovarian cancer.

Is your super smoke free?  

Almost half of all Australian Super Funds (by FUM) are tobacco-free. Is yours?

Cupping burns  

Cupping is an ancient practice that's probably not effective and might burn you.

Breastfeeding reduces cancer risk  

Women who have breastfed at least one child have a lower risk of endometrial cancer.

Dodgy dental implants  

Surgical techniques and implant design could cause serious chronic infections and implant failure.

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