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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…

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Paper PPE, and Bowel Cancer

Gil Garner, a Professor at Monash University, canvasses an innovative new paper-based medical gown that could reduce the transmission of COVID; Gastroenterologist Dr Suzanne Mahady explores the significance of bowel cancer screening; Lorenzo…

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Psychedelics and Mental Health, and the Impact of the Pandemic on Kids

Jerome Sarris, Professor of Integrative Mental Health from Western Sydney University, explores how psychedelic drugs can treat mental illnesses; Dr Spock reveals the impact that the pandemic is having on the lives of…

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Vaccine Distribution Challenges, and Immunisation

Associate Professor Victor Gekara, a supply chain and logistics expert at RMIT University, canvasses the challenges of transporting and distributing COVID-19 vaccines; Miss Diagnosis discusses the inequality of global vaccine distribution; Prudence Dear…

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Forensic Mental Health and Reflections on 2020

Dr Danny Sullivan, Forensic Psychiatrist and Executive Director of Clinical Services, Thomas Embling Hospital, discusses what happens when someone enters into a psychiatric hospital. And the team reflect on all the highs and…

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Palliative Care, Dog Psychology, and Walks Along the Beach

Dr Sonia Fullerton, a consultant in palliative care at Peter Mac Cancer Centre, discusses palliative care and recent research on advanced care planning with cancer patients; Prudence Dear explores dog psychology; Rainbow Doc…

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Genetic Counselling, Aerosol Transmission, and COVID-19 Awards

Lauren Thomas, Associate Genetic Counsellor at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service, discusses the role of genetics counsellors, and her study involving parents with kids living with genetic conditions; the team canvass the differences…

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Schizophrenia, Aspirin, and the Positive Body Image Chatbot

Dr Caitlin Yolland, a Postdoctoral Researcher at Swinburne University, canvasses research on how oxidative stress relates to symptoms of schizophrenia; Professor John McNeil AO, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine…

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Addiction, Indigenous Health, and a new Psych Podcast

Professor Dan Lubman, Turning Point Executive Clinical Director, and part of the SBS show Addicted Australia, discusses how addiction treatment needs to change in Australia; Psychiatry Registrars Alanna, Shakira, and Michael, talk…

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Vaccine Uptake and the Ethics of Human Challenge Trials

Yanne Liu and Katya Gvozdenko, Monash University researchers, discuss their involvement in the Influenza Ideas Hackathon and ways to increase the uptake of the flu vaccine; Prudence Dear canvasses the latest developments in…

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Empathy Cards and Victoria's Coronavirus Response

Kate Kenfield, speaker, writer, educator and creator of 'Tea & Empathy' feeling cards, discusses why she designed the cards and how they help people communicate emotions and experiences; and Professor Michael Toole AM…

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Larundel, Brain Tumors, and COVID-19

Margaret Leggatt and Sandy Jeffs, co-authors of Out of the Madhouse: From Asylums to Caring Community?, explore the history of Larundel Psychiatric Hospital; Professor Kate Drummond AM, neurosurgeon and Director of Neurosurgery…

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The Future of Healthcare, Stigma, and Telehealth

Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, discusses how COVID might impact the future of healthcare; Dr Patient explores the key findings…

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Single Session Therapy, Practice Based Evidence, and Milk/Mylk

Prudence Dear explores the efficacy of single-session therapy in comparison to long-term therapy; Rainbow Doc discusses the application of practice-based evidence in treatment guidelines; Miss Diagnosis compares the health benefits of different types…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Pandemic Conspiracy Theories

Professor of Psychology Greg Murray sheds light on exactly what seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is; and Panel Beater and Dr Sharma discuss a recent journal article on the response to the pandemic. The…

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Mental Health Month

Francesca Gonzales, musician and member of Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird, discusses her podcast Anonymous Musicians and mental health in the music scene; Dr Katie Bourke, consultant psychiatrist and founder of Soul Socks…

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Cancer, COVID, and Kids

Professor Jon Emery, an expert in cancer from the University of Melbourne, discusses the falling rates of cancer diagnosis during COVID; Associate Professor Natasha Smallwood, a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Melbourne…

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R U OK? Day, Counterfactual Thinking, and Walking Mindfully

Dr Glen Hosking, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at Victoria University, discusses R U OK? Day and how to support people who are struggling with mental health; Miss Diagnosis canvasses counterfactual thinking and what…

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COVID Isolation Hoods and Electronic Skin

Dr Forbes McGain, an anaesthetist and intensive care physician at Western Health, and Professor Jason Monty, a researcher in fluid mechanics at the University of Melbourne, talks about the world-first development of a…

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Online Therapy, Mindfulness, and Tonsillitis

Prudence Dear compares the effectiveness of online therapy compared to face-to-face sessions; Rainbow Doc conducts a live mindfulness meditation session; Ms Diagnosis gives an update from the COVID-19 frontline; and the team discuss…

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Social Workers, Mental Health, and PPE

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) National President Christine Craik discusses changes to the Medicare mental health plan rebate, and explains the work of social workers during the pandemic; and Associate Professor…

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Caring for Elders During a Pandemic

Geriatrician Dr Olivia Gobbo discusses the challenges of aged care during the pandemic; performer and writer Jean Kittson, talks about her book We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad: A Practical Guide

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Dr. Michael Mosley, and the Surprising Benefits of Isolation

British doctor, television presenter, health journalist and author Dr. Michael Mosley discusses his new book Covid-19: What you need to know about the Coronavirus and the Race for the Vaccine; Dr Patient…

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Transgender Health; and Staying Stoic During Lockdown

Provisional Psychologist Lee Taube canvasses their latest research on transgender health, wellbeing, and adversity; Miss Diagnosis shares her experience as a doctor working on the pandemic frontline; Prudence Dear explores the practice of…

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Community Housing Hard Lockdown

The team focus on the health and well-being of the Melbourne community housing residents who have been living through a hard lockdown over the past week, with guests Awatif Taha, a resident of…

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Venting your Spleen, Community Care, and Genital Body Image

Dr Josie Samers, a GP Consultant in the GP Liaison team at Alfred Health, canvasses the role of GPs in post-hospital community care; Kaz Cooke, cartoonist and author of many books on girls…

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Family Violence and Addiction during the Pandemic

Professor Kelsey Hegarty, who holds the joint Chair in Family Violence Prevention at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women's Hospital, discusses research into managing family violence in hospitals; Dr Doolittle and…

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Geneticist Professor David Sinclair on Longevity

In this interview special, Australian-born, Harvard Medical School geneticist Professor David Sinclair talks to Radiotherapy's Panel Beater (aka Kent Goldsworthy) about his research on the role of exercise, diet, intermittent fasting, and cutting-edge…