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ABC health reports

Improving patients' care in hospitals 30/12/13


Katherine's diary, the story of a transsexual, revisited 23/12/13


Medical specialists and their choice of private or public hospitals 16/12/13


Hemianopia - a vision impairment 16/12/13


Avoidable deaths and life expectancies 16/12/13


Sense of smell in the detection of Alzheimer's Disease 09/12/13


A new treatment for epilepsy 09/12/13


Hypoxia in utero 09/12/13


Female sex hormones and brain function in early and late menopause 09/12/13


Surgical mortality in Western Australia 02/12/13


Performance by hospitals 02/12/13


Fremantle Hospital providing assistance for rural men needing help with prostate cancer diagnosis 02/12/13


Toilets for Health 25/11/13


Red-haired people have a higher risk of skin cancer 25/11/13


The mind and cancer 25/11/13


The Personal Genome Project 18/11/13


Latest news on breast cancer genes and important questions answered in terms of benefits or not having your personal genome decoded 18/11/13



Decline in long consultations by General Practitioners 18/11/13


Treating the injured brain and the spinal cord 11/11/13


The PREVIEW study to prevent diabetes 11/11/13


General anaesthesia and the risk of cognitive problems 11/11/13


Bacteria in our gut 11/11/13


Death or Disability 04/11/13


The cholesterol and statin debate 04/11/13


Preventing HIV infections by pre-exposure prophylaxis 28/10/13


Increase in new HIV cases in Australia 28/10/13



High rates of Chlamydia in young girls 28/10/13



A cure for HIV 28/10/13



Vitamin B12 supplementation and ageing 21/10/13


Increase in testosterone prescribing 21/10/13


Don't let the bedbugs bite 21/10/13


The lifestyle challenge 16/09/13


Sleep Apnoea 14/10/13


Insomnia 14/10/13


When is medical treatment futile 07/10/13


Shortages of GP services in rural and remote Australia 30/09/14


New pre-natal gene test 30/09/13


Health problems in newborns of obese mothers 30/09/13


Foetal growth restriction 30/09/13


Cancer treatment in the private sector 23/09/13


Defensive Medicine plus the safety of reflux medication 09/09/13



Addressing unprofessional behaviour by doctors 09/09/13



Inattention is a major fact in road accidents 02/09/13


Healthcare for older people after they've left hospital 02/09/13


Getting people with stroke symptoms to hospital as fast as possible 02/09/13


The use of social media in health care 26/08/13


Optimising health literacy to improve health and equity - the Ophelia approach 26/08/13


Chalky teeth are damaging children's dental health 26/08/13


CAMBRA - Caries management by risk assessment 26/08/13


Response to last week's interview about low carb diet and diabetes type I 19/08/13


Health care for people with acute coronary syndrome 19/08/13


Filming medical staff and patients to improve health care in hospitals 19/08/13


Low carbohydrate diet to manage type I diabetes 12/08/13


Calories in and calories out may not be related to obesity 12/08/13


Measuring obesity 05/08/13


Food addiction and the brain 05/08/13


Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous 05/08/13


Reversal of established medical practice 29/07/13


Guidelines for treatment of back pain 29/07/13


Rationing for health services 29/07/13


Is there a strong link between depression and suicide 22/07/13


Sudden cardiac death 22/07/13



Pruritus itching and scratching 22/07/13


Protecting your brain and prevention and treatment of stroke 15/07/13


Negotiation skills and conflict resolution 08/07/13


Junior doctors' contributions to running a more efficient hospital system 08/07/13




Diabetes related amputation 01/07/13


Chronic kidney disease 24/06/13


Fetal immune programming 24/06/13


Fighting drug-resistant bacteria with silver 24/06/13


Obesity bias in medical students 24/06/13


From Dr Google,to Dr Facebook,and beyond...17/06/13


Gene patents 17/06/13


Chubby babies healthy 17/06/13


Breast cancer in Australia Breast cancer genetics 10/06/13


Breast cancer in Australia Screening mammography and overdiagnosis 03/06/13


Diagnostic errors in medicine 27/05/13


Diagnostic errors in medicine 27/05/13


Diagnostic errors in medicine 27/05/13


Improving patients' care in hospitals 20/05/13


Omega-3 fatty acid supplements and cognitive decline 13/05/13


A sense of sweetness 13/05/13


Risk factors for prostate cancer 06/05/13


Oesophageal cancer linked to human papillomavirus 06/05/13


Mathematical prediction model for lung cancer patients 06/05/13


Cognitive impairment in patients with atrial fibrillation 29/04/13


Coronary bypass surgery 29/04/13


New recommendations for mothers and babies bedsharing 29/04/13


Gun control in the United States 22/04/13


Counterfeit drugs 22/04/13


Major new review of medical research in Australia 15/04/13


Cognitive functional therapy for low back pain 08/04/13


Magnetic Resonance Imaging 08/04/13


New website for chronic musculoskeletal pain sufferers 08/04/13


Health care reforms in the UK 01/04/13


Prevention of non-communicable diseases 01/04/13


The effect of the Greek financial crisis on health 25/03/13


The effect of diet and watching TV on human fertility 25/03/13


Health care reform in the US 18/03/13


High pharmaceutical prices in Australia 18/03/13


Age-related macular degeneration - promising research 11/03/13


The bionic eye project 11/03/13


Bisphenol A (bpa) 04/03/13


John Snow and the cholera epidemic in London 04/03/13


Heart attacks, stroke and post-traumatic stres 25/02/13


Private health funding reductions in public hospitals 25/02/13


Serious health incidents and mental illness 25/02/13


Calculating your genetic risk 18/02/13


Population genetics 18/02/13


Babies and a sense of morality 11/02/13


Brain plasticity 11/02/13


Measuring brain plasticity 11/02/13


Red wine and the prevention of bowel cancer 04/02/13


Alcohol use from adolescence to adulthood 04/02/13


Mindfulness meditation 28/01/13


How exercise can change your lifeHow exercise can change your life 28/01/13


Unexplained medical symptoms 21/01/13


The Good Doctor 21/01/13


The Global Body Part Four The future of the human race 14/01/13


The Global Body, Part 3 Developed World City - Los Angeles 07/01/13