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Cancer Mind Care, Writing with Cancer, and Farewell to Dr Doolittle aka Dr Steve Ellen

Tara Gannon, Dietitian and Project Manager at the Western and Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS), discusses the Cancer Mind Care self-help online platform for people with cancer, their support persons, clinicians and…

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Trigger Warnings and Sex Education

Victoria Bridgland, a PhD Candidate at the College of Education, Psychology, and Social Work at Flinders University, unpacks the effectiveness of trigger warnings; Giselle Woodley, a PhD Candidate and researcher under the School…

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The 2021 Radiotherapy Awards Special

The team present the annual Radiotherapy Awards, celebrating some of the best and worst moments in 2021 healthcare and medicine. The team also discusses the emerging Omicron COVID variant, and unpack the recent…

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Problems with Modern Healthcare, and Choosing the Right Medication

Rheumatologist and Epidemiologist Professor Rachelle Buchbinder and Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Ian Harris discuss their new book 'Hippocrasy: How doctors are betraying their oath', and unpack some of the systematic problems with…

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Pronouns and Gender Identity, and IVF and Egg Freezing

Dr Glen Hosking, a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Victoria University, discusses gender identity and the importance of pronouns; Miss Diagnosis explores the role of egg freezing in fertility treatment…

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Doctors for the Environment, and Public Healthcare for COVID Deniers

Dr John Van Der Kallen, a Rheumatologist and National Chair of the Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), discusses the link between health, the environment, and climate change; and Dr. Kate Gregorevic, a…

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Kids Health, Syphilis, and Sex Robots

Dr Lexi Frydenberg, a Pediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital and co-host of the RCH Kids Health Info podcast, answers common questions about children's health issues; Dr Janet Towns, a Sexual Health Physician…

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Associate Professor Grant Blashki on Climate, Health and Courage

Grant Blashki, Associate Professor at the Nossal Institute and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne and Lead Clinical Advisor for Beyond Blue, discusses his new book Climate, Health

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Llama Nanobodies, and Canine Consent

Miss Diagnosis discusses how nanobodies from Llamas might help fight COVID in humans, and the science behind cancer-detecting dogs; Prudence Dear unpacks the history of relationships between humans and canines, and canine consent…

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The Impact of COVID on Children, and Concussion in Community Sport

Professor Fiona Russell, a Paediatrician, Epidemiologist, and Vaccinationologist at The University of Melbourne, discusses the mental and physical impact of COVID on children as they return to school; Dr Sharma unpacks the rise…

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Community Healthcare, Public Health Modelling, and Dogs in Lockdown

Infectious Disease Specialist and Community Health Physician Dr Nadia Chaves discusses person-centered care, and her work in improving access to healthcare in diverse local communities; Dr Driss Ait Ouakrim, Senior Research Fellow In…

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Healthcare in the NT, and Mandatory Vaccinations

Northern Territory based Psychiatrist Dr David Chapman shares what it's like to provide healthcare services in the NT; and the team discuss mandatory vaccination laws and vaccination freedoms, pop-up mental health clinics, and…

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Women's Healthy Ageing and Sharenting

Professor Cassandra Szoeke, expert in women's health, talks about her book Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing, and shares insights from her thirty year study on women's health and ageing; Nurse and bioethicist…

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Dolly's Dream, Exercising at Home, and Vaccine Rollout

Kate and Tick Everett, founders of Dolly's Dream, discuss how they founded the organisation after losing their daughter from suicide due to online bullying; Dr Doolittle investigates concerns the "shadow pandemic" of mental…

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Diet and Depression, and Dementia in Middle Age

Annabel Matison, a PhD student from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW, discusses the role of diet on depression; Dr Miranda Cross, a research fellow in dementia at the Centre…

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AI and Health Services, and Raising The Age

Dr Johanne Trippas, a Doreen Thomas Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Melbourne, discusses the connection between artificial intelligence (AI) and health services; and Dr Mick Creati, a Paediatrician and Senior Fellow at…

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and What's Wrong With You?

Professor Meaghan O'Donnell, Head of Research at the Phoenix Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, canvasses new and emerging trends for treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Dr Sarah Holper, a neurology doctor and…

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Diabetes Stigma

Clinical Psychologist Sharryn Muir discusses the causes, treatment and experience of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), and a new PMDD Treatment app; Diabetes Australia spokesperson Renza Scibilia canvasses the results of a recent study…

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Documenting OCD and Bipolar Disorder, and Regional Health

Damon Smith, a Melbourne based writer, musician, and performer, discusses new film 'Mental As Everything' which documents his experience with OCD and bipolar disorder, and is showing at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival…

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Molecular Nutrition, Fad Diets, and Indigenous Health

Molecular Nutritionist Dr Emma Beckett explains how our diet interacts with our body at a molecular level, and busts some fictions about diet; Dr Jason Agostino, Medical Advisor at the National Aboriginal Community…

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Heart Health Special

Dr Shane Nanayakkara, an interventional and structural cardiologist and researcher, and Professor Peter Kistler, an expert in cardiac arrhythmia research, discuss new treatments for heart disease, unpack common misconceptions about the heart, explore…

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Myositis, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Christine Lowe, President of The Myositis Association, explains the various forms and symptoms of Myositis diseases; Psychodynamic Psychotherapists Dr Michael and Dr Dion discuss their professional practices and benefits of psychodynamic psychotherapy; and…

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Refugee Week, and Treating Mood Disorders

Jana Favero, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), discusses Refugee Week and the work of the ASRC; Dr Jordana Rockman, a Melbourne GP who specialises in mental…

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GenV and the Medical Treatment of Tharnicaa Murugappan

Professor Melissa Wake, a Pediatrician and Scientific Director at Generation Victoria (GenV), explores the scope of the GenV study into children's health currently taking place in Victoria; the team discuss the medical treatment…

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Eye Health Special

Ian Wishart, CEO of the Fred Hollows Foundation, discusses the work of Fred Hollows and how the Foundation has continued his legacy of restoring sight; Dr Mark McCombe, a consultant ophthalmologist and retinal…

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Homeless in a Pandemic

The team canvass a study exploring the effects of SSRI antidepressants on patients with COVID; New research into strategies to overcome procrastination; and the impact of COVID on the homeless. With presenters Dr…

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Perinatal Health, IDAHOBIT Day, and Trigger Warnings

Bethany Hackshall, Organisational Programs Manager at perinatal health organisation Gidget Foundation Australia, canvasses programs that support the emotional wellbeing of expectant or new parents; Joe Ball, CEO of LGBTIQA+ support service Switchboard, discusses…

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Dr. Stephen Duckett on the 2021 Health Budget, and Indian COVID Crisis

Dr Stephen Duckett, health economist, former Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, and current Health and Aged Care Program Director at the Grattan Institute, discusses the federal health budget and…

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Eating Disorders, Fake Medicine with Dr. Brad McKay, and Pregnancy Uncut

Georgie Buckley, a dietitian and PhD candidate at Swinburne University, discusses diets, disordered eating, and eating disorder prevention; Dr Brad McKay, GP, broadcaster and author of Fake Medicine: Exposing the Wellness Crazes, Cons

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Mental Health in Regional Australia

Brett Heslop, a psychiatric nurse and service director at the Sunshine Coast region mental health services, and Dr Clive, a senior psychiatrist, discuss their journey to becoming psychiatric health practitioners and share their…

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Andrew Denton on Voluntary Assisted Dying

Andrew Denton, Australian media luminary and Assisted Dying expert, discusses his Better Off Dead podcast and compares Australia's voluntary assisted dying legislation to the rest of the world; Nicola Henry, Associate Professor and…

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Dr. Alex Wodak on Drug Reform, and Undergraduate Drinking

Dr Alex Wodak AM, veteran drug law reformer, doctor, and advocate at Harm Reduction Australia, discusses the history of drug policy and drug treatment, and explores the future of drug reform; and the…

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Women Surgeons

Dr Yumiko Kadota, author of the memoir Emotional Female, reveals her experience as a surgical trainee; Dr Natalie Ngan, a plastic surgeon, discusses her work in breast augmentation and reconstruction; and Dr Kate…

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Women's Health, Endometriosis, and First Aid

Dr Jessica Lowe, a consultant obstetrician gynecologist and surgeon, discusses the latest developments in women's health and the treatment of endometriosis; Cyber Sioux explores the usefulness of first aid courses; and the team…

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Psychs on Bikes and the Life and Teachings of Dr Melissa Harte

Dr Joe Dunn, a Psychiatrist and founder of Psychs on Bikes, joins the Radiotherapy team to canvas the work they do in providing mental health checks to rural and remote communities across Australia…

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The Politics of Pandemics, and the Harms of Vaping

Adjunct Professor Bill Bowtell AO, Australia's foremost health policy strategist and author of Unmasked: The Politics of Pandemics, explores how nature creates viruses, but politics creates pandemics; Dr Neo discusses the indirect effect…

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Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health, and Blood Health

Professor Stephen Jane, Foundation Dean of the Sub Faculty of Translational Medicine and Public Health at Monash University, canvasses the symptoms and treatment of sickle cell disease; Professor Erica Wood, a Transfusion Medicine…

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Frontline Healthcare Workers

Senior clinicians Dr Marie Bismark and Dr Toby Winton-Brown discuss the impact of the pandemic on frontline healthcare workers; Dr Doolittle canvasses his research on indigenous models of healthcare in rural communities; and…

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Eating Disorders, Ovarian Cancer, Education Outcomes of Children of Same Sex Parents

Prudence Dear canvasses recent research on the best treatment for eating disorders; Rainbow Doc discusses the academic outcomes of children raised by same sex parents; Miss Diagnoisis explores whether stretching before excercising helps…

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Spanish Flu, Misinformation in Health, and Rural Healthcare

Historian Mary Sheehan discusses her work examining the impact of the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic in Melbourne and the similarities to the current crisis; Dr Sharma explores the ramifications of misinformation in health…