Tagged with “ed” (13)

  1. Choosing Wisely in Australia

    Choosing Wisely is an global project that aims to let consumers and doctors know about tests and procedures which add little or no value - and it’s an initiative that’s come to Australia.

    Their first report is about emergency departments - the gateway to hospitals, and some would say expensive versions of general practice for a significant percentage of their work.

    The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has issued six things people should question in EDs and one of the people involved with gathering the evidence to support them was Associate Professor Sally McCarthy, immediate past president of the College.

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  2. Ockham’s Razor - Dementia: A tale of two organs

    There are two theories about dementia. One is that plaques, deposits which accumulate with age, affect the nerves. The other blames little leaks of blood from capillaries in the brain. Professor Jonathan Stone from the University of Sydney talks about the role of the heart in dementia.

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  3. The Body Sphere - Children and medical procedures

    Alex and Hamish are brothers, six years apart. Both have severe haemophilia.

    As a little boy Alex quickly became scared of hospitals, scared of needles, scared of treatment. His younger brother likes going to hospital and has no fear of the medical procedures he regularly undergoes.

    What made the difference?

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  4. Brain on Fire

    Journo goes schizo but eventually recovers.

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  5. Everyday Economics: The sting in the HECS tail - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Imagine this. Two students, both going to university at the same time, both charged the same fee and both graduating together, but one has a manageable debt - perhaps 50 or 60 thousand dollars - and the other ends up paying $100,000.


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  6. Native tongue title - Lingua Franca - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    The vast majority of Australia’€™s Indigenous languages –€” some 250 are estimated to have existed at the time British colonisation €– are no longer in use.

    Now, the Australian government is being pushed to revalue Indigenous languages in a call for the payment of compensation for language loss, to be put towards increased funding for language revitalisation, with the claim that the loss of language is more detrimental than the loss of land.

    Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Professor of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.

    Further Information:
    Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann’s website (http://www.zuckermann.org/)
    Article ‘Stop, Revive, Survive’, written by Ghil’ad Zuckermann & Michael Walsh, 2011; published in the ‘Australian Journal of Linguistics’ (31: 111-127) (http://www.zuckermann.org/pdf/Revival_Linguistics.pdf)
    The Mobile Language Team website (http://www.mobilelanguageteam.com.au/)
    An outline of Indigenous Languages Support by the Australian federal government (http://arts.gov.au/sites/default/files/indigenous/ils/ils-factsheet.pdf)


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  7. Episode 133: Coding cultural riches: Investigating indigenous languages in Australia | Up Close


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  8. Living in the dark on plans for dying - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    What decisions can you make now about how you want to be treated or left alone in your final days?


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  9. The Heart is an Organ of Fire - The Body Sphere - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Why do we have two hearts? Medically speaking, there’s the heart that pumps blood and oxygen around your body. Culturally, there’s the heart as a symbol of love and emotion. Are these two different notions of the heart linked? In this historical, medical and emotional journey through the human heart, you’ll meet a man whose heart stopped for ten minutes, the woman who loves him - and a medical historian.


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  10. Comedian Louis C.K.: Finding Laughs Post-Divorce : NPR


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