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Health Report - Full program podcast

Health Report - Full program podcast

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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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  • 1174 - Can you cut a common cold short?

    A comprehensive review has delved into the current research into zinc supplements and their effectiveness. Research has shown that people experiencing chronic pain see the world as a harsher place – distances are longer and hills are steeper. We blink more than we need to, and scientists have been trying to find out why. And, sharing memories of Michael Mosley.

    Sat, 15 Jun 2024 - 41min
  • 1173 - A plan of attack for migraine sufferers

    Many people with migraines suffer in the dark for years before they find the right treatment, but one neurologist has suggested a framework to ease the pain.  What's happening at the cellular level when an ageing brain is exposed to exercise? At least through the microscope, it looks like rejuvenation.

    Sat, 08 Jun 2024 - 40min
  • 1172 - Life-saving changes that could detect breast cancers earlier

    Australia has a successful breast cancer screening program, but experts say it can (and should) be better.  New research drives home the importance of treating type 2 diabetes as early as possible for lifelong benefits.  An update on how COVID vaccines are faring with all the new variants circulating in the community.  And we take a look at some of the advancements being made in transplant technology.

    Sat, 01 Jun 2024 - 44min
  • 1171 - Maintaining your mental fitness – and a new culprit for Alzheimer's disease?

    The top five things you can do to keep your mental health in check, plus an update on the virus everyone is talking about: bird flu.

    Sat, 25 May 2024 - 44min
  • 1170 - The 'sweet poison' fructose myth, and outgrowing childhood allergies

    Correcting the record on fructose, and new research offers some clues about whose allergies might desist as they grow up.  Also, new insights from a vaccine complication, and the risk of catching a common virus during pregnancy.

    Sat, 18 May 2024 - 44min
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