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The Australian Prescriber podcast provides a regular dive into some of the many great articles that Australian Prescriber publishes every two months. In each episode, our host will chat with one of the authors from a recent issue of Australian Prescriber.
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Justin Coleman talks to Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, about his article on the 2023 Australian Guideline for Assessing and Managing Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Garry discusses the updates to the guideline, including the age from which assessment should occur and new risk factors considered, an…
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What does protein actually do and how do you know if you’re getting the right amount? And when Annabel Abbs-Streets first developed insomnia, she railed against her sleeplessness. But after becoming increasingly frustrated, she decided upon a different tack. She became inquisitive and started exploring the mysteries of the 'night brain'.…
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Clinical psychologist Nasalifya Namwinga joins Beverley Wang to explore the connection between our hair and our identity. And on Ask Aunty, when a neighbour makes a snide comment about your shopping habits you wonder whether it’s time to give up the supermarket or your friendship with the neighbour.By Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Genetic testing is increasingly becoming essential in disease management and prevention, but some argue that life insurance discrimination could deter people from getting tested. What is the way forward to ensure safe access to this evolving field of research? And a new exhibition by Michelle Hamer called 'I'm a Believer' confronts the dismissive l…
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David Liew talks to gastroenterologist Varan Perananthan about his article on diagnosis and management of eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). Varan explains the causes and symptoms of EoE, why the prevalence has been increasing, and how to differentiate EoE from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Also discussed are dietary approaches for identifying f…
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Laura Beaton talks to Leonie Callaway, Obstetric and General Physician and Director of Research at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, about her article on the management of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy. Leonie talks about maternal and fetal complications and the importance of high-quality preconception care, factors that can affect gluc…
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Many of us struggle to ask for help when we need it, even when most people we love are willing to support us. So what holds us back, and how do you ask for the help you need without overstepping? Plus, Jenny Tian and Suren Jayemanne unpick an annoying lunch encounter for Ask Aunty.By Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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As Australian society contemplates its ongoing problem with gendered violence, what are the best strategies for families, schools, and broader society to use when raising teenage boys? And finding a job or career that matches your values, and even your passions, is the dream for many, but how do you begin to figure out what that means in practice?…
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Are proposed changes to HECS-HELP and paid placements enough to stop the 'debt spiral' that some students are describing? And will they attract new students to degrees that have previously seemed unaffordable? And Nova Weetman shares her thoughts on how we grieve when life and personal responsibilities will not go away, but also reflecting the ups …
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Social prescribing is a treatment system where healthcare providers connect people with social activities in their local community to improve their mental and physical health. So how does it work? And could it be coming to a GP near you? And what do we know for sure about how Ozempic affects fertility, and pregnancy? While it's early days, we get s…
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So how did a ‘by-product' of the wool industry become what historian Barbara Santich calls a 'cultural superfood' and how did the farming of this food forever alter the Australian landscape? And Professor Rosalind Dixon looks at different models of job sharing, how it work for both businesses and employees, and whether this presents a new model for…
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Laura Beaton speaks to Karen Magraith, GP and immediate-past president of the Australasian Menopause Society, about treatments for menopausal symptoms. They discuss the benefits of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and how to choose the most suitable preparation, as well as duration of therapy and nonhormonal treatment options for those with contrai…
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