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ADHD, Polio, and the Quantified Self

Professor Mark Bellgrove, Director of Research at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, and a Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University, discusses the symptoms…


Fertility Special

Associate Professor Kirsten Palmer, Obstetrics Specialist and Head of the Maternal Fetal Medicine unit at Monash Health, and a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Monash University, discusses fertility, fetal health, and premature births…


Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, Bulk Billing, and The Third Eye

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher, canvasses his memoir STRONGER: How Losing Everything Set Me Free, and discusses his journey to becoming the first medical graduate with quadriplegia…


STIs, Tuberculosis, and Phubbing

Dr Jo Peel, Sexual Health Physician, unpacks the stigma assocaited with sexually transmitted infections (STIs); Associate Professor Suman Majumdar, Deputy Program Director (Health Security and Know-C19), Co-head of the Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation…


Viral Infections amongst Children, and Man on Earth

Dr Lexi Frydenberg, General Paediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital and presenter of the Kids Health Info podcast, discusses the onslaught of viral infections amongst children, and canvasses the new COVID vaccine recommendations…


Children and Sleep and Living Younger Longer

Professor Harriet Hiscock, Consultant Paediatrician at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, discusses her new book series Sleep with Kip and shares some techniques to help children sleep; Dr Norman Swan, medical expert and…


Oral Health, The Patient Doctor, and Power Posing

Dr Mark Hutton, President of the Australian Dental Association, canvasses the impact of poor oral health and why dentistry is not covered by Medicare; Dr Ben Bravery, doctor and author of the memoir…


Exploring Physical and Psychological Trauma

Chris, a survivor of a shocking car accident, explains her experience recovering from a traumatic injury; Professor Belinda Gabbe, Head of the Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Research Unit in the School of Public…


Alzheimer's, End of Life, and Psychiatric Care

Dr Chris French, consultant Neurologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, discusses the causes and treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia; Jackey Coyle, author and editor, canvasses her new book In the end, A practical


Medical Pantry, 2021 Census Results, and Cervical Screening

Dr Martin Nguyen, Anaesthetist and Founder of Medical Pantry, discusses his work with Medical Pantry providing surplus medical supplies to disadvantaged communities; Prudence Dear unpacks the data from the 2021 Census and what…

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