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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Radiotherapy – Last show for 2017!! Prof Mark Cook on epilepsy

On the last edition of Radiotherapy for 2017 it’s a jam packed show. Expert neurologist Prof Mark Cook is in the studio to explain innovative new technology to help predict seizures in epilepsy. Plus a look at the controversial survey about surgical costs published this week by Choice Magazine, and the latest in long acting…

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Writs & Cures: Defamation law and advanced care planning

In this edition of Writs and Cures you will meet one of Australia’s leading lawyers: Peter Bartlett.  Peter’s legal practice involves providing around-the-clock pre-publication advice to mainstream and online media, advising corporate and government clients on reputational issues or managing threats of litigation from some of the best lawyers in the country. You will hear…

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Radiotherapy – Genomics, snake oil and screening.

This week the doctors are with special guest, who happens to be is the head of Melbourne Genomics, A/Prof Clara Gaff, coming in to explain the genomics revolution. Also Dr Capri is taking a look at screening, and the Panel Beater will pass his eye over the history of snake oil salesmen. http://rrrfm.libsyn.com/radiotherapy-3-december-2017

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Writs & Cures: Transforming healthcare through the arts

Special guest in this edition of Writs and Cures is Dr Catherine Crock – a physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital who founded the Hush Foundation, an organisation that aims to transform healthcare through the use of the arts. Cath’s work with the Hush foundation began with producing music used to calm patients and staff,…

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