Social epidemiologist Prof Ichiro Kawachi describes how mental short-cuts affect our health choices, often for the worse, and what can be done to help us make better choices. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
Exercise physiologist Prof Jerome Dempsey discusses how the human body responds to lower oxygen concentrations at high altitudes and whether elite athletes really benefit from training under such conditions. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.
Cell biologist and sports physiologist Prof Mark Febbraio discusses research that uncovers the relationship amongst exercise, muscular activity, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.
Speech pathology researcher Prof Nan Bernstein Ratner discusses the condition of stuttering, how research into stuttering informs models of language acquisition, and possible therapies for the condition. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
Epidemiologist Professor James Hanley scrutinizes the now standard practice of frequent screening for many types of cancer, and suggests optimal testing intervals may mean less screening overall. Presented by science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Parasitologist Professor Marshall Lightowlers explains the risk to animal and human health posed by parasitic flatworms, and how even neurological disorders like epilepsy can result from exposure to tapeworm larvae. With host Dr Dyani Lewis.
Paediatrician Dr Kiran Martin recounts the story behind the founding of ASHA, which now helps over 350,000 Delhi slum dwellers to improve their lives. Global health specialist Dr Peter Deutchmann weighs in on how research institutions in rich countries can work to empower and embolden work done by organisations in developing nations. With host Jennifer Cook.