TIME's Healthland Podcast
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The Healthland podcast is a lively, off-the-cuff discussion of the week's health news. Host John Cloud, senior writer at TIME and Healthland, leads the conversation with Sora Song, the editor of Healthland, and Belinda Luscombe, editor-at-large of TIME magazine and a Healthland contributor.
||ExplicitThe Healthland Podcast: Sleep Special||TIME science editor Jeffrey Kluger explains why your brain may be at its most creative while you sleep, and TIME senior writer John Cloud shares surprising research on war veterans' nightmares.||4/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBrown Fat, Crawling-Skin Disease and Messy Desks||How "brown" fat can burn "white" fat, whether crawling-skin disease is real, what your messy desk says about you, and how chemicals in household items may weaken children's response to vaccines.||1/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Healthland Podcast: Paula Deen, Gossip that's Good for You, and Why Men Spend Money||This week: the brouhaha over southern cook Paula Deen's secret diabetes diagnosis, why gossiping isn't all bad (it can lower stress), and the effect of a female shortage on how much money men spend.||1/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGrief and Heartbreak, Breastfeeding, and Nicotine||This week, new studies on how grief can literally break your heart, surprising findings on nicotine and memory, and why Sesame Street no longer shows breastfeeding||1/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Obesity and Weight Loss Special||Obesity may damage the brain in a way that makes it difficult to lose weight. Plus, why kids in day care aren't getting enough exercise, and a debate about Georgia's controversial new anti-obesity ads.||1/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMarriage in Decline, Driving While Texting, and the 'Vocal Fry'||We discuss (and demonstrate) a language trend called the "vocal fry", cast a skeptical eye at research methods on texting and driving, and react to a study that shows marriage is in decline in America.||12/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPlan B, Temper Tantrums, and Prostate Cancer||We discuss why the FDA was overturned on allowing easier access to Plan B. Plus, the debate over prostate-cancer screening, and the surprisingly predictable rhythm of a temper tantrum||12/8/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAIDS, Behavioral Economics, and the Psychology of Morality||We discuss the state of HIV/AIDS treatment, why the global economy could be diagnosed with schizophrenia, and whether you should kill one person to save five.||12/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPepper Spray, Sleep Apnea, and How Long to Wait Between Pregnancies||We discuss whether pepper spray is a useful tool or a form of torture. Also, the dramatic rise in diagnoses of sleep apnea and the optimal period for a mother to space out her offspring.||11/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNightmares, "Broken Heart Syndrome," and Teen Sex||New research shows that nightmares can be changed to good dreams. Also, why breakups can be deadly, especially for women. Plus, a look at the controversial Dutch approach to teens and sex.||11/17/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSexual Abuse, Memory and the Painkiller Epidemic||We discuss the relationships among sexual abuse, harassment, trauma, and memory that stem from the Penn State and Herman Cain cases. We also discuss the astonishing rise in opioid painkiller deaths.||11/10/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSpanking, Drinking, and Mind Control||A video of a Texas judge spanking his daughter sparks issues of discipline and child abuse. Plus, a study on alcohol in moderation, and a device that monitors the mind's most productive concentration.||11/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSuper Broccoli, Weight Loss, and Why Toddlers are Terrible||This week we discuss why it's so difficult to lose weight, how mothers affect their toddlers' behavior, and the latest in superfoods: a new broccoli that can help prevent heart disease.||10/27/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Vitamins Can Hurt, Teen Sex, and How Money Affects Marriage||New research on why dietary supplements are linked to a higher risk of early death; evidence that internet porn might actually be good for kids' sexuality; and a look at why materialistic couples fare worse than impoverished ones.||10/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Steve Jobs Lived and Died, House M.D., and ADHD Drugs||We talk about Steve Jobs' experimentation with recreational drugs and his cancer treatment. Also, why House M.D. has thrived as a TV drama, and a look at the effectiveness of ADHD drugs.||10/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKiller Cantaloupe, Bullying, and Friend Networks||We discuss how to avoid Listeria infection from fruit, the best ways to prevent bullying and new research on how having more friends might make you less interesting.||9/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit"The Sibling Effect"||Jeffrey Kluger joins us to talk about the science and the findings in his book, "The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us"||9/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCervical Cancer, Blood-Donation Rules, and Testosterone||This week: new data on IUDs and cervical cancer, and the HPV vaccination debate. Also: whether gay men should be allowed to donate blood, and if lower testosterone levels make fathers less "manly."||9/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDebating the Long-Term Health Effects of 9/11||We discuss the lasting physical and mental-health effects of Sept. 11, 2001 - not just for New Yorkers but everyone who lived through the attacks. Plus, field notes from the week's reporting.||9/8/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCivil Rights for the Ugly? Also: Vitamin Excess and a New Sunscreen||Is being unattractive grounds for a civil rights claim? Plus, the "licensing effect" when exercising or taking vitamins, and how the Great Barrier Reef may inspire the creation of a sunscreen pill.||9/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
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