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#45 ClimateZone 4 // Dr Robin Stott: Adventures of an Activist, COP26 and Climate Justice




Trying to keep up with Climate Change facts,  but really, you want to know what you can do as a healthcare professional more than suggesting your patients should watch Cowspiracy on Netflix?

This is an interview with Climate legend Robin Stott. We cover:
  • Amazing climate activist stories including his arrest with extinction rebellion - documented in this
    Lancet article: Doctors and civil disobedience.
  • The successes and failures of COP26
  • Climate Justice - what it is and how to solve it
  • What you can do as a healthcare professional

Links:
The UK health Alliance's Editorial, published simultaneously in >200 journals including the Lancet

More on Contractions and Convergence for CO2 emissions

Wealth of resources on UK Health Alliance website including education, advice, how to talk to patients about climate etc

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Featuring host Dr Barnaby Hirons with guest Dr Robin Stott
     

#44 Journal Round Up




Trying to keep up with the medical literature, but it's another COVID Christmas and you can’t wait to unwrap your stocking filled with lateral flows, rota gaps, and cancelled leave…you're ears are in the right place.

Barney & Jon are back to cover the latest medical literature.

We cover:
👉 How long is too long for a liver transplant?
👉  The harms of tramadol?
👉  HFPeF gets a breakthrough.
👉  ARB vs ACEi: a battle you didn't know you cared about.
👉  Personalised your steroids in COPD.
👉  Why Iron & infections don't mix?
👉  Studied so much they should call it COVIDamin D
👉  Obesity trends that break the scales.


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Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons, Dr. Jonathan Hudson
     

#43 Part 2. BTS Winter Meeting 11/2021. Infection, Poverty, Pleural, Pollution and Ageing.



Trying to get to medical conferences but no one knows the study leave code, no one will cover your shift, you don’t like online learning, and anyway, you actually thought BTS was an Asian boyband?

Your ears are in the right place.

With fantastic Professors, Consultants and Trainees, we unofficially cover the best bits from BTS Winter Meeting 2021.

In Part 1, hosted by Dr Barnaby Hirons  and Dr Katia Florman, we cover:

Social determinants of health by Dr Smith
Pollution and nutrition: destroying lungs by Dr Hirons
Infection highlights by Dr Florman
Pleural essentials with Dr Murray
TB and NTM - the latest with Dr Burman
Stopping ageing with Dr Hirons


BTS programme & abstracts link here

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Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons, Dr Katia Florman & Special Guests
     

#43 Part 1. BTS Winter Meeting 11/2021. Airway disease.




Trying to get to medical conferences but no one knows the study leave code, no one will cover your shift, you don’t like online learning, and anyway, you actually thought BTS was an Asian boyband?

Your ears are in the right place.

With fantastic Professors, Consultants and Trainees, we unofficially cover the best bits from BTS Winter Meeting 2021.

In Part 1, hosted by Dr Barnaby Hirons  and Dr Katia Florman, we cover:

Crucial Cough updates with Prof McGarvey
Zero Tolerance for COPD exacerbations with Prof Hurst
High Flow Tx in COPD with Dr D'Cruz
Scaling heights in COPD with Dr Taylor
Eos and Feno severity in asthma with Dr Couillard
Inhaler recycling with Dr Robinson

BTS programme & abstracts link here

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Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons, Dr Katia Florman & Special Guests
     

#42 ClimateZone3// Plant-Based Diet: the Health & Climate Benefits with Dr. Kassam




Wondering how a plant-based diet might benefit your patients and the climate? We sit down with plant-based diet expert Dr Shireen Kassam to discuss the climate impact of diet, the evidence for a plant-based diet in reversing chronic diseases, and how we can discuss it with our patients.

Links mentioned:
https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com/
https://www.pcrm.org/
https://ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs-eating-local?country=
https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/

Important citations:

Bodai, B.I. et al. (2017) ‘Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival’, The Permanente Journal. doi: 10.7812/TPP/17-025.

Budhathoki S, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, et al. (2019) 'Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality', JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 26. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2806

Coronary artery disease: The role of plant-based diets in coronary artery disease
Diabetes:  Satija, A. et al. (2016) ‘Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies’, PLoS Medicine. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002039




Featuring: Dr LJ Smith, Dr Shireen Kassam, Dr Jonathan Hudson and Dr Katia Florman