Medical News Today’s In Conversation podcast engages with expert voices across various fields. The conversations focus on a range of topics, from the latest news in science to the deepest scientific conundrums.
In this podcast, Medical News Today’s editors — Tim Newman, Ana Sandoiu, Maria Cohut, and Yasemin Sakay — discuss some of 2021’s most striking research and controversial topics, including bacteria-eating viruses, how systemic racism affects visual representations of skin conditions, what we know about COVID-19 vaccines’ reported impact on menstrual cycles, and the importance of safety guidance and restrictions in the pandemic timeline.
Now that 100 years have passed since the discovery of insulin, Dr. Hilary Guite investigates the past, present, and future of this wonder drug. Maria Cohut, Medical News Today’s feature editor, explores the discovery of insulin and asks Virginie, who is living with type 1 diabetes, about the challenges of being dependent on the injectable therapy. Also, Dr. Tom Barber, associate professor at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and an honorary consultant endocrinologist, explains how insulin regimens can mimic the natural actions of the hormone and why it is so important to provide insulin access to all who need it.
With the pandemic still upending life around the world, Dr. Hilary Guite discusses the latest research on the underlying mechanisms behind lasting neurological symptoms following a COVID-19 diagnosis. The podcast features neurologist Prof. Gabriel de Erausquin, microbiologist and immunologist Dr. Lavanya Visvabharathy, and COVID-19 long hauler Dr. Kerry Smith. Follow Dr. Smith’s neuro-long-COVID journey on instagram: @Rosecottagedoc.
Dr Hilary Guite and Dr Yella Hewings-Martin, Medical News Today’s Senior Research Editor, cast light on the conversation around menopause. Why is there such little recognition of menopause or perimenopause symptoms? Can therapies help reduce the severity of menopause? And, how can healthy conversation around womens’ health be facilitated? With Dr Louise Newson and Rachel New.
For National Cancer Research Month in the United States, Dr. Hilary Guite discusses the future of cancer treatments with Dr. Yella Hewings-Martin, Medical News Today‘s senior research editor. Dr. Hewings-Martin also speaks with Dr. Santosh Kesari, a neurologist and neuro-oncologist at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA, about his experiences with treating brain cancer and the promising clinical trials involving personalized mRNA vaccines.
Dr. Yella Hewings-Martin, Medical News Today‘s senior research editor, explores the intricate relationship between sleep and health. Prof. Nancy Collop, Dr. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, and Dr. Aric Prather join her to discuss a range of topics — from the effects of wearable technology on sleep to its influence on the immune system and other aspects of health.
Now that we are 1 year into the pandemic, Medical News Today‘s senior research editor Dr. Yella Hewings-Martin asks: How did journalists cope with covering COVID-19? This podcast features Sarah Mitroff from CNET, Roz Plater and Julia Ries from Healthline, and Tim Newman from Medical News Today.
Dr. Hilary Guite talks with Fred, a second year junior doctor, about how working conditions have changed over the last 40 years in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Yella Hewings-Martin, Medical News Today‘s senior research editor, investigates what it is like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Pharmacist Lindsay Slowiczek, drug content integrity manager at Healthline Media, and Nathan Richardson, executive vice president at Red Ventures, join her for this discussion.
Ana Sandoiu, a news editor at Medical News Today, discusses COVID-19 gender disparity with four experts: Sara Dada, Arush Lal, Laura Jung, and Irene Torres.
Dr. Yella Hewings-Martin at Medical News Today explores both how living with HIV has changed and what lies ahead. She discusses these topics with Prof. Robert Garofalo and Christopher, both of whom are living with HIV.
Please note that this podcast contains content that some listeners may find distressing.