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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…

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Euthanasia, Fast Food, and End of Life Care

Pharmacist Prof Michael Dooley talks about euthanasia medication and its use in end of life care; Dr Gemma Sharp AKA Dr G-Spot discusses her entry in to The Early Career Researcher Showcase Finals…

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The Science of Ageing with Dr. Kate Gregorevic

Dr. Kate Gregorevic, who works in both acute hospital medicine and community settings, talks about how we can avoid or manage major diseases as we age, including heart health, diabetes and dementia, and…

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Eating Like an Animal, Drunkorexia, and Lung Transplants

Professor Stephen J. Simpson, Entomologist and co-author of new book Eat Like The Animals, discusses the appetites of animals and what this means for our own diets; Respiratory physician Professor Trevor Williams canvasses…

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Dermatology, Telehealth, and Schools

Dermatologist Professor Rod Sinclair discusses hand washing and the impact of coronavirus on patient consultations; Cyber Sioux talks about the uptake of telehealth during the crisis; Dr Spock canvasses coronavirus in schools; and…

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Dissociation, Telehealth, & Government Health Policy

The team discuss the presentations and impacts of complex trauma and dissociation: New research into the most effective way to quit smoking; The experience of telehealth: And the Federal Government's COVID-19 mental health…

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Conspiracy theories, Throat swabs, and the Economics of Lockdown.

Professor Chris Edmond discusses the economics of lockdown, and Professor Axel Bruns canvasses COVID-19 conspiracy theories. And the team discuss pandemic re-entry syndrome, and the brain-tickling feeling of a coronavirus swab. With presenters…

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Pandemics, Migraines, and Exercise in Iso

Infectious Disease Physician Dr David Griffin compares COVID-19 to past pandemics; Specialist Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician Prof Peter Brukner OAM discusses exercise in isolation; and the team celebrate International Nurses Day; and…

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Keeping connected during a crisis

The team reflect on life during the pandemic and discuss mandatory flu vaccines, Clive Palmer, studying during lockdown, the new Shrink The Virus podcast, managing mental health in this crisis, herd immunity, and…

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Doctors on the COVID Frontlines; and Staying Motivated in a Crisis

The team explore statistics on car accidents during economic downturns; how we deal with guilt and motivation in a crisis; the experiences of online psychotherapy; weighing up the risks and benefits of vaping…

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Coronavirus modelling, Indigenous health, and Med students

Mathematical epidemiologist and infectious disease modeller Professor James McCaw describes how mathematical modelling is helping inform Australia's response to the coronavirus pandemic; neurosurgery registrar and activist Dr Ruth Mitchell canvasses the unique risks…

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Contact tracing, Vaccination, and the Benefits of Gardening

Academic and infectious disease physician Dr Sarah McGuinness discusses the process of COVID-19 contact tracing; Associate Professor Tom Kotsimbos canvasses vaccination development and the effectiveness of the current response to the pandemic; SAY…

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The importance of laughter in a time of crisis

Comedian Michael Shafar discusses the importance of laughter in a time of crisis; and the team canvass social isolation, dealing with guilt and anxiety, health system preparedness, and managing children with COVID-19. With…

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder; and Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Psychologist Dr Fran Beilharz canvasses some common misconceptions about body dysmorphic disorder; and the team discuss misinformation, social isolation, and online communication amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. With Radiotherapy presenters Dr G Spot…

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Coronavirus special

Face touching; personal hygiene; the difference between self-isolation and quarantine; likely outcomes of the pandemic; the Federal government not acting soon enough; and the role of the media in informing citizens. With Radiotherapy…

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Laughing gas, Vaping, and Coronavirus

Prof Paul Miles, Director of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital, discusses emerging research on the use of laughing gas to treat depression; Sophie Wallace, Research Manager for the Department of…

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Gender equality, Doulas, and Coronavirus

Dr Pallavi Prathivadi, a specialist GP and chair of the Australian Medical Association's Women in Medicine Group, discusses improving gender equality and working conditions in medicine; Natalia Kondzic, Program Manager for Birth for…