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Health Report - Full program podcast

Health Report - Full program podcast

ABC Radio

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.

1104 - What changed TGA's mind on psychedelics | The health gap | Proposed vaping ban | Eye drops for short-sightedness
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  • 1104 - What changed TGA's mind on psychedelics | The health gap | Proposed vaping ban | Eye drops for short-sightedness

    Discussing the importance of addressing social determinants of health with a pioneer for health equity.  Should vaping products be banned? Many young Australians are getting addicted to nicotine without always being aware that's what they're consuming.  And eye drops could be used to slow the progression of short-sightedness, which is on the rise thanks to our screen-dominated world.

    Mon, 20 Mar 2023 - 30min
  • 1103 - Psychedelic decision under scrutiny | Calcium scoring for heart health | Removing fallopian tubes to prevent cancer

    The debate continues on whether the TGA acted too soon on the rescheduling of psilocybin and MDMA for the treatment of some mental illnesses.  Calls for Australia's cardiovascular disease guidelines to recommend coronary calcium scoring for patients at intermediate risk.  And did you know ovarian cancer often originates in the fallopian tubes? A simple surgical procedure could drive down cases.

    Mon, 13 Mar 2023 - 30min
  • 1102 - Screen time for kids | Lymphoedema awareness | Impact of COVID on organ donation

    How much screen time is too much for young kids? Taking a looking at what digital playtime is doing to children's brains.  Calls for better models of care for people living with lymphoedema, to avoid deterioration and costly hospital stays.  And organ donation is yet to fully recover from a pandemic-driven dip. Why aren't more people consenting?

    Mon, 06 Mar 2023
  • 1101 - Psilocybin promotor's response | Mothers immune system and mental health | Relief for those who can't burp

    Mind Medicine Australia share their thoughts on the recent approval of psychedelic compounds for treatment-resistant depression and PTSD.  A study in Sweden has looked at a possible association of maternal and paternal primary antibody immunodeficiencies — and if this provides a natural test of a hypothesis about parental immune activation. An intriguing story about people who can't burp, and turn to the internet for answers. Turns out there's a surprising treatment to unlock their gas.

    Mon, 27 Feb 2023 - 30min
  • 1100 - Psilocybin and MDMA | ice baths | antidepressants for pain

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration recently approved the psychedelic compound psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression; and MDMA–or ecstasy–for treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder. A group of researchers think this is premature. More people are tackling the bracing discomfort of ice bath sessions—for the touted health benefits ... but there are some serious risks, so pay attention to the instructions before hopping in. Chronic, non-cancer-related pain is hard to treat and so alternate medications—like antidepressants—are used because of their action on the brain. A group of researchers has compiled the available evidence on their efficacy.

    Mon, 20 Feb 2023 - 30min
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