Postoperative pain management and opioids12 Apr 2019
Inappropriate use of opioids after surgery has contributed substantially to the global opioid epidemic. Lead author Paul Myles (Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) discusses a new Lancet Series that proposes alternative approaches for pain management after surgery.
TH Lam (University of Hong Kong) discusses a proposal for an international framework convention for alcohol control, given the totality of recent evidence that there is no safe limit for alcohol consumption.
c-Section in LMICs29 Mar 2019
Shakila Thangaratinam (Queen Mary University of London, UK) discusses a systematic review and meta-analysis which highlights the increased risk of perinatal trauma and mortality associated with C-section use in low income and middle income countries.
Building a tuberculosis-free world20 Mar 2019
A new Lancet Commission maps out priorities in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and advocacy efforts to end tuberculosis by 2030. Detailed discussion with two of the commissioners: UN Tuberculosis Special Envoy Eric Goosby, and Paula Fujiwara from the International Union against tuberculosis and lung disease. The podcast is introduced by Liz Zuccala from The Lancet.
Alan Stein, Brenda Kelly (University of Oxford, UK), and Ruth Bland (Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK) discuss a two-part Series that is helping to develop guidelines for health-care professionals and families concerning life-threatening conditions in children or their parents.
Heart failure Series8 Mar 2019
Patrick Rossignol (University of Lorraine, Nancy University Hospital/INSERM, France) discusses recent progress and future challenges concerning heart failure, notably a widespread lack of implementation of established clinical guidelines.
Annette Regan (A&M University, Houston, USA) discusses an observational study which assesses an appropriate time interval for conception after stillbirth.
Mark Greenwald discusses buprenorphine extended release—a once-monthly injected formulation for the treatment of opioid use disorder recently approved by the US FDA.
Discussion of a special themed issue introduced by Lancet Editors Jocalyn Clark and Liz Zuccala, with contributions from #LancetWomen advisory group members Ravi Verma (International Center for Research on Women, New Delhi, India), and Imogen Coe (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada).
Discussion with Obesity commission co-authors Bill Dietz (George Washington University, USA) and Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland, New Zealand), plus three personal testimonies about the impact of obesity relating to stigma, indigenous culture, and health.
EAT–Lancet Commission17 Jan 2019
Tamara Lucas is joined by Commissioners Tim Lang and Jessica Fanzo to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our time: the need for a transformation in the way we eat, for the future of our health and our planet.
The right to health21 Dec 2018
Lawrence Gostin (Georgetown University, USA) joins The Lancet to reflect on 70 years of human rights in global health, and discusses the challenges ahead for governance on the path to universal health coverage.
James Lewsey (University of Glasgow, UK) discusses the impact of a legal change in Scotland in 2014, concerning the lowering of the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration of car drivers and its relation to the frequency of road-traffic accidents.
Investigators from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, discuss the first known uterus transplantation from a deceased donor, 3 years after the first successful transplantation from a live donor.
Health and climate change29 Nov 2018
Tamara Lucas and guests Hilary Graham and Hugh Montgomery discuss new developments in the 2018 Lancet Countdown report on health and climate change.
Liver disease in the UK22 Nov 2018
Professor Roger Williams (Kings College London, UK) and Jennifer Sargent discuss new developments detailed in the fifth update of The Lancet Commission on liver disease in the UK.
Two-drug regimen for HIV10 Nov 2018
Jessamy Bagenal and Kimberly Smith discuss implications arising from the Gemini study, which shows how a two-drug combination is not inferior to a conventional three-drug regimen in the treatment of HIV.
Hip replacement2 Nov 2018
Sion Glyn-Jones discusses current practice and outstanding challenges for total hip replacement surgery, linked to a two-part Series about hip and knee replacement.
The Astana Declaration20 Oct 2018
The Astana Declaration: a look back at primary care services 40 years after the Alma-Ata Declaration, and future priorities for strengthening primary care worldwide within the context of sustainable development.
Fighting Ebola in conflict in the DR Congo12 Oct 2018
Marianne Guenot talks to Benedict Moran, author of the World Report “Fighting Ebola in conflict in the DR Congo”, about the effect of conflict on responding to a public health emergency.
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