Writs and cures: Emergency trauma management

In this edition of Writs and Cures, Steve Ellen and Bill O’Shea join Lindy Burns for a discussion about the demise of democracy and whether citizens’ assemblies may be the way forward. Plus, Dr Amit Maini, a physician from The Alfred hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Centre, shares his experience of dealing with acute trauma cases…

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Radiotherapy on 3RRR: Relationships, vaccines and adolescent cancer.

Apr 24, 2018 This week the doctors ask some big questions: Do your eating habits affect your relationships? What about vice versa? And which flu vaccine should you get this year (there are three to choose from). Plus special guests, Kate Thompson, the manager of ONTrac – the adolescent cancer service at Peter Mac, in…

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Writs and Cures: Should smoking be shown on screen?

In this edition of Writs and Cures, Steve Ellen and Bill O’Shea join Lindy Burns and co-host Dilruk Jayasinha for a discussion about the morality of showing smoking in film and on television. Plus Kate Booth and Emily Hart from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers share their experience running a pro bono legal clinic for patients at…

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Writs and Cures: Your rights regarding fines

On this edition of Writs and Cures, Professor Steve Ellen, director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Melbourne lawyer Katie Miller explore why we struggle to talk about death. Plus Brendan Lacota, of Moonee Valley Legal Service, joins the team to explain how you can navigate the maze of…

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Writs & Cures: The future of medical research and apartment laws

In this edition of Writs and Cures the team take a look at how to free up what some say are a vast number of unoccupied houses and apartments in Melbourne to help those finding it difficult to rent a property at an affordable price. Did you know we have an absentee owner surcharge in…

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Writs & Cures: Julian Burnside & understanding depression

In this edition of Writs and Cures the team take a look at depression as ideas about the condition are changing and more people are questioning the old adage that depression is due to a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain. Most recently Johann Hari published a book called “Lost Connections” basically saying everything we’ve been…

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Writs & Cures – Using the immune system to fight cancer

In this edition of Writs and Cures you will meet Professor Joe Trapani, the director of cancer research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Whilst cancer is still the leading cause of illness in our community, the last 50 years have seen dramatic improvements in survival rates and new frontiers in treatment that offer more…

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Writs & Cures: Forensic medicine plus tackling family estrangement

Writs and Cures is back for 2018 and in our first edition for the year you will meet a real-life Dr Quincy MD in Professor Noel Woodford, the Director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne. Noel sheds light on the often secretive world of forensic pathology and discusses how he copes with dealing…

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