Cochrane Australia celebrates launch of Cochrane Indonesia
In a significant step for national health research and training, Cochrane Indonesia was launched on Monday 5 March at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. Cochrane Australia's Co-Directors Professor Sally Green and Steve McDonald joined global CEO Mark Wilson and Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati at a formal ceremony to inaugurate the high-profile, independent research organisation’s newest centre. The Cochrane Australia team has worked closely with Indonesia colleagues for over two decades.
Julian Elliott on the role big data, new technologies and researchers might play in the future of human health
Ray’s guest this week is Julian Elliott - the well-travelled Australian doctor, researcher and big picture thinker who aims to use new technology to radically improve health systems and access to evidence for people around the world – whether they’re in high or low income countries.
Acclaimed British writer Sarah Moss explores the intersection between fiction and health
Hailed as one of the best British novelists writing today, Sarah Moss is our very special literary guest on TRD this week. She joins Ray to explore the intersection between fiction and health, and to talk about the doctors, patients, parents and families she portrays so vividly in her five highly acclaimed novels.
Prathap Tharyan: good intentions are no substitute for good evidence
Psychiatrist and would-be international DJ Prathap Tharyan joins Ray from his home in India to explore a fascinating fraction of his work, life and philosophy.
Paul Glasziou talks overdiagnosis, over treatment and the future of health
Paul Glasziou (aka The Surfing Professor) joins Ray Moynihan on episode five of Cochrane Australia's podcast, The Recommended Dose, to share insights from his stellar career as both a family doctor in Brisbane and a global evidence guru at Oxford and Bond Universities.
Professor Jimmy Volmink traces an extraordinary personal and professional journey
In episode four of Cochrane Australia's podcast, The Recommended Dose, Professor Jimmy Volmink joins Ray to trace an extraordinary personal and professional journey that defied the odds.
Leading US psychiatrist Dr Allen Frances warned of the increasing dangers of over-medicalisation and overdiagnosis
On episode 2 of The Recommended Dose, leading US psychiatrist Dr Allen Frances warned of the increasing dangers of over-medicalisation and overdiagnosis in Australia and around the world, saying ‘people are way too frightened of disease, and way too little frightened of the treatments for disease.’
Lisa Bero says public will increasingly demand less wining and dining, more independence from health professionals
Global authority on research integrity and industry bias in science Professor Lisa Bero today called for greater recognition of industry influence in science, following revelations that Australian nurses, dietitians and pharmacists are receiving millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies.
BMJ's Editor-in-Chief says industry has no role to play in evaluating medicines
Cochrane Australia's new podcast The Recommended Dose was launched today, featuring a compelling conversation with Dr Fiona Godlee who for 12 years has headed one of the oldest and most respected medical journals in the world, The BMJ. In a wide-ranging interview Dr Godlee says 'industry doesn’t have a legitimate role' in evaluating drugs, beyond initial development stages. 'We shouldn’t have people with such a huge vested interest in the outcome involved so closely as they are.