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#55 Journal Round Up// 🍄Magic mushrooms and psychedelic meds, ⏰4-hr targets, ☕Sweet Coffee for life, 💰Scrap Low Value Care, 🧘Yoga for Migraines, 🧃forget Vit C, 💯Pulse oximeters & colour, 🥒Pickle Juice cures cramps?! And more.

Confused over which drink to offer your patients? Orange juice or Coffee? Is the sugar bad for them, or is caffeine worse? Which has more fibre? Don’t those septic people need vitamin C?

Your ears are in the right place.

Dr Camille and Barnaby Hirons cover the latest and greatest in the medical literature including:

4-hour ED targets - useless government orders or life savers?
Choosing wisely - the most low-value care which we need to scrap
Thunderstorm Asthma - it exists! And it may pose a real issue for patients
Yoga for Migraines - can it help?
Magic mushroom safety and the Latest on Psychedelic medications
Vit C in sepsis. Forget it.
Coffee reduces mortality, but what if you add sugar?
Pulse oximetry in patients of colour - still a problem:
first and second study

Pickle juice in leg cramps... surely not?!

Check up our follow-up interview with psychedelic expert  Prof Allan Young
... coming soon!

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Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons & Dr Camille Hirons

#54 ClimateZone7// Climate Crisis and Paediatrics with Dr. Rosie Spooner

Feel even more anvious about the climate crisis after the termostat hit 40 degrees? Your ears are in the right place.

LJ interviews the inspiring Dr. Rosie Spooner

We cover:
How the climate crisis will affect children and their health
How to talk about the climate crisis with children
How to find hope while facing the climate crisis.

The CliamteZone team then discuss their latest challenge: try and cut out fast fashion!

Excellent links for you to browse, amuse and amaze:

The good on you website

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

#53 War in Ukraine// Talk with Frontline Military Doctor Taras

*Warning* the experiences and stories described may be disturbing for some listeners.

Are you trying to imagine what it might be like for a medic, maybe such as yourself, on the front line of a war? Do you want to understand how you can help?

Your ears are in the right place.

We speak with Taras, a doctor working in the closest hospital to the frontline in the South of Ukraine.
He takes us through his life, his daily routine, the cases he sees and the devastating impact this is having on the society around him.
We discuss the pressures he is experiencing, and his views on where money from charities should go.

His recommended charity for donations: United24

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Featuring host Dr Barnaby Hirons

#52 Journal Round Up// X-ray & HTN in pregnancy, steroids in OA, HTN in IP, death of Aspirin, Tai Chi or sing for health, AND Nasal or Anal cardioversion sir?...

Wondering if you should get that X-ray on your pregnant lady who is suffering from hip pain whilst doing Tai Chi, which is associated with inpatient hypertensive spikes that might (just might) be related to your bad singing?


Well, your ears are still in the right place.

Today you have Jon, Barney and Alvin delving into the latest and greatest of medical literature!

We cover:
  1. Steroid injections for OA - sure?
  2. Radiology in pregnancy - risky?
  3. Pregnancy HTN - treat?
  4. IP Hypertensive episodes - leave?
  5. Aspirin cessation and primary prevention - stop?
  6. Music  for mental and physical health - sing!
  7. Tai chi or Muscle strengthening - do!
  8. Nasal Swab or rectal exam for cardioversion?! Hmmmm.....

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Featuring hosts Dr Barnaby Hirons, Dr. Jonathan Hudson & Dr. Alvin Shrestha

#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

If you like this episode, let us know and we will make more! Twitter @JournalSpotting, or email!

Featuring host Dr Barnaby Hirons