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57 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode 99 - A new drug for weight loss?
Matt, Chris, and Jess examine a study of using a diabetes medication for weight loss for obesity, they discuss whether Africa needs unique solutions to COVID-19, and Jess is a bit sheepish. Journal club article: Weight loss treatment study
58 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 98 - Addressing malnutrition through the microbiome
Matt, Chris, and Jess look at a study of whether or not a new microbiota-driven supplement does better at combatting malnutrition than traditional approaches, they discuss the importance of code review, and Matt looks to the future on mRNA vaccines. Journal club article: Food intervention study
47 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 97 - More walkies for health? Pets and diabetes
Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a study that asks whether pets and humans get diabetes in pairs, they debate who got the best of the new deal between Elsevier and University of California, and Chris and Matt share a love of a specific food. Journal club article: Pets and diabetes study
51 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 96 - Is the key to concussions in saliva?
Matt, Chris, and Don look at some new research on whether a saliva test can detect concussions, they discuss how to take down the anti-vaxx industry, and Matt gets saucy. Journal club article: Concussions study
51 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 95 - The self-controlled podcast
Matt, Chris, and Jess examine a study that looks at whether opioids increase the risk of fractures, they discuss what is likely to happen with measles when COVID is over, and Matt worries about lawsuits. Journal club article: Opioids and fractures study
59 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 94 - Quit clowning around
Matt, Chris, and Jess may be freaked out by clowns but apparently they help kids with pain, they discuss the ethics of paying people to get vaccinated, and Chris goes out of this world. Journal club article: Clown study
60 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 93 - Would you take half a vaccine?
Matt, Chris, and Don examine a study that looks at whether smaller doses of yellow fever vaccine do just as well, they discuss whether one of the COVID vaccines is related to allergic reactions, and Chris gives us his best take on vaccines. Journal club article: Fractional dosing of yellow fever vaccine study
57 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Episode 92 - Getting spicy! Does spicy food cause or prevent GI cancers?
Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a study that looks at whether spicy foods prevent gastrointestinal cancers in China, they debate the role of social media in public health messaging, and Matt repeats himself, yet again. Journal club article: Spicy food and GI cancer study
47 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Episode 91 - Cannabis in the driver's seat
Matt, Chris, and Jess examine a study that looks at whether cannabis reduces the ability to drive well, they discuss whether COVID is affecting just the elderly, and Jess shows us she’s an animal lover. Journal club article: Cannabis and driving study
58 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Episode 90 - The C-section implications
Matt, Chris, and Jess discuss a study that looks at whether babies born by C-section are more likely to have infectious illnesses after birth, they debate who should be allowed to critique public health (and who even is public health?), and Chris quizzes us on traffic. Journal club article: Mode of birth and infections study
56 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Episode 89 - The best of Amazing and Amusing III
Please enjoy this compilation of the best of Amazing and Amusing. Regular episodes will return in two weeks.
1 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Short break: back in two weeks!
Happy Holidays! We took a break from recording this week. We’ll be back in 2 weeks with another episode. Wishing you all the best in the new year!
57 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Episode 88 - Live with Dean Sandro Galea
Matt, Chris, and Don are joined by Dean Sandro Galea for a live episode where we discuss a study that looks at whether decreases in COVID mortality are due to improvements in treatment, take audience questions, and Don measures our ears. Journal club article: Trends in COVID-19 mortality study
53 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Episode 87 - Survival after bariatric surgery
Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a study that looks at whether survival after bariatric surgery is increasing, they lament patterns of prescribing hydroxychloroquine, and Matt gets prideful. Journal club article: Bariatric surgery study
52 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Episode 86 - Vaccine misinformation blues
Matt, Chris, and Don examine a study that looks at whether social media micro-influencers can increase flu vaccine uptake, they discuss an alliance of western states to review COVID vaccine safety data, and Chris gets batty. *Editor’s note: Horseshoe bats are insectivores, not fruit bats. Journal club article: Micro-influencers study
50 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode 85 - Should I stay or should I go? Resuscitation and transport
Matt, Chris, and Jess go over a study that looks at whether it is better to try to resuscitate people on site or transport them to hospital, they discuss whether there is a role for a precision approach in public health, and Chris tells us about his back yard. Journal club article: Transport and resuscitation study
53 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode 84 - Will convalescent plasma cure COVID?
Matt, Chris, and Jess discuss a study on whether plasma from those who have recovered from COVID can be used to treat people with COVID, they explore whether masks might actually help make people immune to SARS-CoV-2, and Jess has the solution to forgetting your mask at home (though maybe not for everyone). Journal club article: Convalescent plasma study
51 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Episode 83 - Does vaccinating moms against RSV protect babies?
Matt, Chris, and Don examine a study that looks at whether vaccinating mothers against RSV prevents their babies from getting infected, they discuss attacks on health workers in the time of COVID, and Chris brings us all down with a new COVID study. Journal club article: Maternal RSV vaccination study
56 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Episode 82 - Is Vitamin D a magic cure-all or a bust?
Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a study that looks at whether vitamin D can prevent getting tuberculosis, they debate whether citation hacking is really a thing, and Don reminds us all that there is still amusement in the amazing and amusing. Journal club article: Vitamin D and TB prevention study
52 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Episode 81 - A treatment to prevent influenza?
Matt, Chris, and Jess discuss a study that looks at using an influenza treatment for prevention in exposed contacts, they debate whether we should be using lotteries to decide who gets scarce coronavirus treatments, and Matt shows he really does read the reference section. Journal club article: Influenza prevention study
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