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Barney, LJ, and Jon are back with all the most interesting and practice-changing articles published in the last month:

💉Should I exercise before my next COVID Jab?

🫁Does magnesium work in COPD exacerbations and should we give fewer antibiotics

📽Is a colonoscopy a good way to screen for cancer?

🧂Is salt restriction in HFPEF worth the hassle?

🫀Does skin colour make a difference to survival in cardiac arrest?

#59 ClimateZone9// Pharmacy and Climate Change with Tracy Lyons and Minna Eii

Want to understand the planetary impact of the medications you prescribe, whilst enjoying your high tea?

Your ears are in the right place.

ClimateZone host Dr LJ Smith discusses the role of pharmacy with the awesome Tracy Lyons and Minna Eii, co-founders of the excellent organisation Pharmacy Declares.

In the interview, we discuss:
Carbon lifecycles of medications.
How Carbon is not the whole problem.
How climate change is affecting procurement and storage of vital meds.
What healthcare professionals NEED to do.
Ideas for QIPs!

The JournalSpotters chat about their latest Climate Challenge - making a Climate Haiku!

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With hosts Dr LJ Smith, Dr Jonathan Hudson & Dr Barnaby Hirons 

Wondering what to do with the post-op patient in front of you with new AF, who drinks buckets of tea, takes multivitamins for dinner, and is just getting over pneumonia?

Articles we digest for your spongey brains:

Diet etc:
☕️Tea reduces mortality! MortaliTEA!
Flavanoids in CVD / cerebrovascular disease
Link with Ca and hot tea
Time-restricted eating vs not
Fasting in cancer
💊Bin the vitamins: paper and editorial

'Secondary' AF:
AF post pneumonia risk
AF peri-surgery risk


#57 ClimateZone8// Medical Students fighting Climate Change

Want to get active fighting Climate Change, but need some inspiration on things to do, people to talk to and a large dose of Climate Joy?

Your ears are in the right place.

We talk to the incredible medical students:

They are fighting Climate Change. This wide-ranging discussion covers COP26, activism, medical education, Climate anxiety, Climate Joy, the pressure on the younger generation, and how YOU can get involved.

LJ and Barney also discuss tips on talking to work colleagues and the next climate challenge!

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With hosts Dr LJ Smith & Dr Barnaby Hirons 

#56 JournalChat// Prof Allan Young on The Age of Psychedelic Medications

Were your school teachers right? Are psychedelics really dangerous tree hugging hippy drugs? Or are they safe medications that might play a crucial role in modern medicine?

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Fascinating discussion with psychedlic medicine expert Prof Allan Young on:

The history of Psychedlics.
How they work.
The evidence behind them.
The risks & the benefits.
What is currently being investgated.
What the future holds.

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Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons & Dr Camille Hirons, with special gues Prof Allan Young