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Summary: Dr Pods healthcast is an energetic romp around the latest health news, research, gadgets and gizmos. Keep up-to-date with health and enjoy the chat presented by Dr Pod alias Dr Deborah Bruce and her able techno whizz assistant, Magnus. This informative and chatty delve into topical medicalness is useful and entertaining for anyone who cares about health (not just medical professionals). Journals referenced included the British Medical Journal (BMJ), The Lancet and other international publications.

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 Dr Pod S2 Episode 26 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:00

Welcome back to Dr Pod. A brief round up of the medical news and research for June. Swine Flu, alzheimers research, homeopathy treatments for the third world, new treatments for melanoma, genetics in testicular cancer and much more....

 Dr Pod S2 Episode 25 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:01

New strategies to tackle obesity, 'preggie' brain, stress responses in anti-social behaviour disorder, genes that may lead to baldness, the role of fatherly contact on intelligence and how jam and jelly may halt the spread of cancer are just some of the topics discussed today. Join us for the latest round up of health news and research.

 Dr Pod S2 Episode 24 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:43

Clumsiness, ear infections and even thinking too hard have all been associated with childhood obesity.. listen on to find out why . New treatments for Asthma are discussed whilst research suggest that sweatiness may determine your likelihood of asthma. New diabetes treatments, the benefits of literacy, alternative medicine, and basil are also on the menu. And watch out vegetarians – your brain may be shrinking!! ..but don’t worry a good dose of marmite could sort it out.. Listen on to find out about all the latest research and health news

 Dr Pod S2 Episode 23 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:44:50

This week, we discuss new treatments for HIV, obese schools and statin use in kids. New IVF embryo tests could improve fertility chances, howeve new research suggests that common treatments for unexplained infertility may be not be helpful. Garlic may help blood pressure and the sex lives of the over 70s are discussed! The health news features the world first double limb transplant, discusses flu jabs for children, drugs deaths in Scotland, a new 'heart attack advertising campaign and much more. Gene-dating is discussed in our ethics section.

 Dr Pod S2 Episode 22 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:26:59

Childhood leukaemia, the benefits of having a pet and why eating tomatoes could help keep you safe in the sun are all featured in this programme. We discuss heart attack rates after the smoking ban, osteoporosis genes and cancer drugs that could be linked to brain damage. Polyclinics feature in the ethics section and a talking first aid kit is todays gadget. All this and the latest health news too...


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