What are the benefits and harms of ibuprofen for managing pain after an operation in children?
Ibuprofen is a widely used painkiller and a new Cochrane review from January 2024 brings together the evidence on its use for postoperative pain in children. In this podcast, two of the co-authors, Sara Pessano from Gaslini Children ' s Hospital in Genoa Italy, and Natasha Gloeck from the Health Systems Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council, tell us about the findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 5, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Oxytocin, clinical outcomes, and patient choice, in resource constrained settings
There’s an inherent tension between creating quality standards that are very clinically focussed, and standards which are very patient centred - especially in settings where clinical outcomes can be compromised by basic lack of resources.  The use of oxytocin to prevent bleeding after birth is an example of this - WHO quality guidelines clearly measure and incentivise use of the drug, but in more wealthy healthcare systems, adherence patient preference is the key measure. How can we ensure that less wealthy healthcare systems are also patient centred?   Our guests for this discussion; Nana Twum-Danso, ​senior vice pr...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - December 21, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

Decolonising health and medicin: Episode 3 - Common terrains of anti-colonial and feminist approaches to the politics of health
International health leaders discuss how feminist and decolonial advocates in health face similar resistance and attempts to sow divisiveness, and how they can join forces to promote health equity and justice for all. Our panel Raewyn Connell, sociologist and professor emerita at the University of Sydney, Australia Sarah Hawkes, professor of global public health and director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health, University College London, UK Sanjoy Bhattacharya, head of the school of history and professor of medical and global health histories, University of Leeds, UK Asha George, professor and South African research...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 17, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

Decolonising health and medicine: Episode 3 - Common terrains of anti-colonial and feminist approaches to the politics of health
International health leaders discuss how feminist and decolonial advocates in health face similar resistance and attempts to sow divisiveness, and how they can join forces to promote health equity and justice for all. Our panel Raewyn Connell, sociologist and professor emerita at the University of Sydney, Australia Sarah Hawkes, professor of global public health and director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health, University College London, UK Sanjoy Bhattacharya, head of the school of history and professor of medical and global health histories, University of Leeds, UK Asha George, professor and South African research...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 17, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

Decolonising health and medicine: Episode 1 - The colonial legacy in clinical medicine
Healthcare leaders discuss the ways in which colonial-era bias and eugenics persist in today’s medical education and clinical practice in the UK and beyond, and what meaningful change is required to overcome racial and other healthcare inequalities Our panel Annabel Sowemimo, sexual and reproductive health registrar and part-time PhD student and Harold Moody Scholar at King’s College London, UK Thirusha Naidu, head of clinical psychology, King Dinuzulu Hospital, and associate professor, Department of Behavioural Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Subhadra Da...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 17, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

Researchers collaborate with a social media giant, ancient livestock, and sex and gender in South Africa
On this week’s show: evaluating scientific collaborations between independent scholars and industry, farming in ancient Europe, and a book from our series on sex, gender, and science.   First up on this week’s show, a look behind the scenes at a collaboration between a social media company and 17 academics. Host Sarah Crespi speaks with Michael Wagner, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication who acted as an impartial observer for Meta’s U.S. 2020 election project. Wagner wrote a commentary piece about what worked and what didn’t in this massive projec...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - July 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine Source Type: podcasts

Researchers collaborate with a social media giant, ancient livestock, and sex and gender in South Africa
On this week’s show: evaluating scientific collaborations between independent scholars and industry, farming in ancient Europe, and a book from our series on sex, gender, and science.   First up on this week’s show, a look behind the scenes at a collaboration between a social media company and 17 academics. Host Sarah Crespi speaks with Michael Wagner, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication who acted as an impartial observer for Meta’s U.S. 2020 election project. Wagner wrote a commentary piece about what worked and what didn’t in this massive projec...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - July 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 959: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses effectiveness of influenza vaccination of pregnant women for prevention of maternal and early infant Influenza-associated hospitalizations in South Africa, a multivalent nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccine against all known influenza virus subtypes, single and 2-dose vaccinations with modified vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic induce durable B cell memory responses comparable to replicating smallpox vaccines, whether the risk of still and preterm birth is affected by the timing of symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy, medical masks versus N95 respirators for...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - December 3, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 949: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in Pakistan, polio by the numbers , influenza and COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care personnel, phase 1/2a safety and immunogenicity of an adenovirus 26 vector RSV vaccine encoding prefusion F in adults 18–50 years and RSV seropositive children 12–24 months, receipt of first and second doses of JYNNEOS vaccine for prevention of Monkeypox, distinguishing SARS-CoV-2 persistence and reinfection, Novavax NVX-COV2373 triggers potent neutralization of Omicron sub-lineages, association between regular physical activity a...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - October 29, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Coronapod: How African scientists are copying Moderna's COVID vaccine
Vaccine inequity continues to be one of the greatest challenges in the pandemic - with only 10% of those in low- and middle-income countries fully vaccinated. One of the biggest hold-ups is a lack of vaccine manufacturing capacity in poorer nations. But now, researchers at the WHO technology-transfer hub have completed the first step in a project aimed at building vaccine manufacturing capacity in the Global South, by successfully replicating Moderna's COVID vaccine without assistance from the US-based biotech company. In this episode of Coronapod, we ask how they did it? What happens next? What the legal ramification...
Source: Nature Podcast - February 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Coronapod: How African scientists are copying Moderna's COVID vaccine
Vaccine inequity continues to be one of the greatest challenges in the pandemic - with only 10% of those in low- and middle-income countries fully vaccinated. One of the biggest hold-ups is a lack of vaccine manufacturing capacity in poorer nations. But now, researchers at the WHO technology-transfer hub have completed the first step in a project aimed at building vaccine manufacturing capacity in the Global South, by successfully replicating Moderna's COVID vaccine without assistance from the US-based biotech company. In this episode of Coronapod, we ask how they did it? What happens next? What the legal ramification...
Source: Nature Podcast - February 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 856: COVID-19 clinical update #98 with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In COVID-19 clinical update #98, Daniel Griffin reviews COVID-19 in South Africa, recognition of Omicron by ancestral T cells, booster effectiveness against disease, infection and vaccination in pregnant women, early Remdesivir to prevent progression to severe disease, management of hospitalized adults, Tocilizumab in hospitalized patients, vaccination and long COVID, and the true toll of the pandemic. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 853 (58 MB .mp3, 48 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode COVID-19 in South Africa (pdf) Ancestral T cells recogn...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 22, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 850: COVID-19 clinical update #96 with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In COVID-19 clinical update #96, Daniel Griffin reviews Omicron in South Africa, rapid antigen tests, viral coinfections, isolation and quarantine, saliva preferred for Omicron, risk factors for severe disease in vaccinated, Paxlovid dosing, and long COVID. Subscribe (free):iTunes,Google Podcasts,RSS,email Become apatronofTWiV! Links for this episode Variant proportions (CDC) Omicron in South Africa (JAMA) Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Ann Int Med) Diagnostics for COVID-19 (Lancet) Comparison of rapid antigen tests (J Clin Med) Rapid antigen tests to reduce isolation (medRxiv) Frequency of viral confections (MMWR) Iso...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 8, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Potty training cows, and sardines swimming into an ecological trap
Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about the health and environmental benefits of potty training cows. Next, Peter Teske, a professor in the department of zoology at the University of Johannesburg, joins us to talk about his Science Advances paper on origins of the sardine run —a massive annual fish migration off the coast of South Africa. This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy. (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Potty training cows, and sardines swimming into an ecological trap
Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about the health and environmental benefits of potty training cows. Next, Peter Teske, a professor in the department of zoology at the University of Johannesburg, joins us to talk about his Science Advances paper on origins of the sardine run—a massive annual fish migration off the coast of South Africa. This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy. [Image: Steven Benjamin; Music: Jeffrey Cook] [Alt text: sardines in a swirling bait ball] Authors: Sarah Crespi; David GrimmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystu...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine Source Type: podcasts