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The Lancet ( is a weekly medical journal, renowned for the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed research and reviews from around the world. In the Podcasts our editors discuss journal highlights, including interviews with authors of key articles to provide context and insight to advancements in medicine and health worldwide.

Health and politics May 17, 2022

How does health shape politics? How does politics shape health? Why do some diseases get international attention and funding when others don’t? What role do institutions play? Richard Horton, Eduardo Gomez, and Jeremy Shiffman join Jessamy and Gavin to discuss the talking points from a new Lancet Series on Political Science and Health.


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In 2019 there were 8.6m deaths globally among children and adolescents aged 0-20 years. Almost two decades on from _The Lancet_ ’s first ever global health series, on child survival, we've published our new Series, Optimising Child and Adolescent Health and Development. Richard Horton reflects on the progress and setbacks …
Ibrahim Abubakar, Tolullah Oni, and Obinna Onwujekwe join _The Lancet Voice_ to discuss how Nigeria's history affects the modern-day health system, and the challenges and opportunities for Nigeria in the future.
On this International Women's Day, _Lancet_ editors and the co-chairs of the Women and Cancer Commission discuss the burden of women’s cancer on society and reflect on the questions the Commission is trying to answer.
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Nick James discusses the key messages of the recent report from the STAMPEDE trial platform and the success of this platform in advancing the treatment of prostate cancer.
Climate research pioneer Prof. Michael E. Mann joins the podcast to lay out the most important things that happened at COP26.
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Vaccine-rich countries are beginning programmes of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but what's the evidence for them? What does this mean for countries which have no vaccines? Prof. Sir Richard Peto and Prof. K. Srinath Reddy discuss.
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The mental health of health workers is often overlooked, but with the pandemic still raging around the world, a conversation about their wellbeing is vital. In this episode we speak to Pier Bryden, Julie Maggi, and Lisa Richardson about their work in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University …
Adrian Bauman and Masamitsu Kamada discuss why the Olympics don't seem to have much of an effect on physical activity levels in their host countries.
Helena Wang discusses _The Lancet_ Commission on women's reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in China with author Professor Jie Qiao.
The future of the NHS May 7, 2021
Commissioners Michael Anderson and Emma Pitchforth explain the findings of their Commission on the future of the NHS, and Jennifer Dixon of The Health Foundation discusses health and care in the UK.
A new article from the OpenSAFELY team analyses 17 million NHS records to show the disparities in English COVID-19 outcomes for minority ethnic groups. Rohini Mathur talks about the results, and Ben Goldacre explains the many uses of the OpenSAFELY platform.
Siobhan Quenby & Arri Coomarasamy discuss the key findings from _The Lancet_ 's new Series on miscarriage.
On the 50th anniversary of the Inverse Care Law, Professor Sir Muir Gray joins Gavin Cleaver to discuss the continuing importance of the ICL, and notions of value and quality in health care.
A special episode celebrating Black History Month in the USA speaks with epidemiologist Sharrelle Barber, public health expert Kimberly Jacob Arriola, and emergency doctor Janice Blanchard about the intersection of race and health in the USA across the past, present, and future.
_The Lancet_ 's new Commission, Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era, looks back at the effects of the last four years on the health of the USA. One of the authors of the Commission, Mary Bassett (Harvard University) joins us to talk about the Commission findings and wider …