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#51 War in Ukraine: Talk with Doctors: Andrei Semikhodskii and Uliana Pidvalna

Worried about the effect the awful war in Ukraine is having on their doctors and healthcare system? Want to hear their experiences first-hand and find out how you can help?

Your ears are in the right place.

A change from our usual Round-Ups and Climate shake-ups, today we talk candidly to two inspiring Ukrainian doctors.

Dr Andrei  Semikhodskii: A geneticist living in England, who set up a wonderful charity which sends ambulances with bespoke medicine and equipment directly to Ukrainian hospitals that need it most.
JustGiving Page click here.
King's Health Partners Lifelines page.

Professor Uliana Pidvalna: Living in Lviv, she talks openly about life as a doctor in Ukraine, how medics are coping, and the cases they are seeing. We also discuss the incredible positive and determined attitude of Ukrainian people!
Links discussed:
Defend Ukraine site - a large number of verified and official charities.
Medical supplies charity sites, here and here

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Featuring host Dr Barnaby Hirons

#50 Journal Round Up// Sats & Skin Colour, Paracetamol Danger, Sugar vs Sweetener, Latest in Flozins, Banning Tanning, AF with RVR, Exercise or death, Beer Faces

Want to hear key medical literature facts to help become that awesome doctor, whilst also being able to tell if people like beer by their facial expressions?

Your ears are in the right place.

Dr LJ Smith, Dr Camille Hirons, Dr Jonathan Hudson and Dr Barnaby Hirons scour and digest the latest and greatest medical literature out there... and some other fun stuff too:

Why pulse oximeters miss deadly hypoxia in people of colour.

How paracetamol and sodium can kill.

Are sweeteners a safe alternative to sugar?

Empagliflozin in acute heart failure - EPULSE trial.

Should we be banning tanning salons?

Metoprolol vs Diltiazem in AF with RVR?

How much exercise to save lives?

Drug induced liver injury causes.

Facial expressions drinking beer!

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Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons, Dr. Jonathan Hudson , Dr. LJ Smith, & Dr. Camille Hirons

#49 ClimateZone6//
Dr Alex Wilkinson:
Sustainable inhalers - what YOU can do

Want to do more to combat climate change but current events and your state of Weltshmerz is holding you back?  Do you need some positive practice-changing, actionable advice?
Your ears are in the right place!

LJ and Katia interview the brilliant Dr Alex Wilkinson.

We cover:
The huge carbon cost of inhalers.
The key stats and evidence.
Why change is needed and how to make it.
Barriers to change and how to overcome them.

With Barney & Jon we discuss our latest climate challenge- contacting MPs about a Climate Issue- hear how we got on and get advice on how to proceed.

Excellent links for you to browse, amuse and amaze:
Alex's articles:

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With hosts Dr Katia Florman, Dr LJ Smith, Dr Jonathan Hudson & Dr Barnaby Hirons with amazing guest Dr Alex Wilkinson

#48 Journal Round Up

We're back for another Journal Roundup 
Barney, LJ, Katia, and Jon cover:

We unpick the facts and figures behind COVID-19 vaccination and the risk of myocarditis.
๐ŸงซThe looming threat of antimicrobial resistance
๐Ÿ˜ดWhy more sleep might help people lose weight.
๐Ÿ›Œ Trying to let patients sleep better in hospitals
๐ŸŽฒWhy  diabetes CV risk prediction scores don't work that well.
The use of eosinophilia in COPD.
๐ŸงฌMendellian randomisation and lung function.
Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons, Dr. Jonathan Hudson , Dr. LJ Smith, & Dr. Katia Florman

#47 Heat, Pollution, & the Heart //ClimateZone5

Listen to interview with world experts on the links between climate change and cardiovascular disease.

Professor Annette Peters  director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Helmhotz Zentrum, Germany

Dr. Mark Miller Senior Research Fellow within the University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh.

๐Ÿ”— Links:
๐Ÿ“œ Professor Peters recent review in Nature Reviews Cardiology

๐Ÿ“œ Study on high temperatures and MI in Germany

๐Ÿ“œ A great British Heart Foundation air pollution resource for patients

๐Ÿ“œ Review on cardiovascular effects of air pollution by Dr. Miller

๐Ÿ“œ A recent NEJM article โ€œPollution & the Heartโ€