health education

#210      30 min 55 sec
Not just the King's speech: Stuttering and its causes

Prof. Nan Bernstein Ratner

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.

#192      24 min 22 sec
Diagnostics overkill: Are we screening for cancer too frequently?

Prof. James Hanley

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.

Episode 166      26 min 40 sec
Good dog, bad dog: Dispelling myths about pet behavior

Dr Gabrielle Carter

Animal behaviourist Dr Gabrielle Carter explains how dogs and other pets can be made to acquire desirable behaviors and extinguish undesirable ones. With Science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 162      21 min 02 sec
Worming their way: Parasites, their larvae, and your brain

Prof Marshall Lightowlers

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.

Episode 112      21 min 10 sec
Counting us in: Assessing indigenous child health

Assoc Prof Jane Freemantle

Epidemiologist Assoc Prof Jane Freemantle unpacks the delicate, complex task of empirically assessing child health in indigenous communities. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 101      26 min 01 sec
Making a Difference: Kiran Martin and Asha in the slums of Delhi

Padma Shri Dr Kiran Martin
Assoc Prof Peter Deutschmann

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.

Episode 97      26 min 50 sec
Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS Explained

Prof Margot Prior AO

Developmental psychologist Prof Margot Prior describes what it means to be an individual with Asperger's Syndrome, and how Asperger's and the similar Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified fit into the broader Austism Spectrum Disorder. With host Eric van Bemmel.

Episode 86      27 min 15 sec
Scrutinizing Intervention Programs for Autism

Prof Margot Prior AO

Prof Margot Prior reviews available intervention programs for autism. With host Eric van Bemmel.

Episode 83      23 min 40 sec
Infant sleep interventions, low birth-weight babies

Anna Price
Liz Westrupp

PhD students Anna Price and Liz Westrupp discuss their respective research into interventions for sleep-deprived infants and long-term implications for low-birthweight babies. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 74      20 min 39 sec
Broadcasting hope among refugees in East Africa

Elias Mokua Nyatete

Elias Nyatete describes how Tanzanian media outlet Radio Kwizera has been an important source of information and hope for refugees in recent and current East African conflicts. With host Jacky Angus.