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The Lancet (www.thelancet.com) 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.
 
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Alberto Costa (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA) discusses his study on the use of memantine in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome, which is published in the January issue of The Lancet Neurology. Read the full article: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(21)00369-0/fulltext…
 
Olivier Rascol (Toulouse University, France) discusses the uses of amantadine in the treatment of patients with movement disorders, which are the focus of his Personal View in the December issue of The Lancet Neurology. Read the full article: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(21)00249-0/fulltext…
 
Why are the countries which currently suffer the most direct health impacts from climate change some of the least likely to publish climate research? In the lead-up to COP26, Prof. Penny Murage of LSHTM discusses the field and her community work in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ayesha Tandon of CarbonBrief talks about her recent piece on inequality in cl…
 
What are the most pressing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan? How can the country preserve its health system? Former Afghanistan government public health director Dr. Mohammad Haqmal and Dr. Ayesha Ahmad highlight the main issues, and Prof. Muhammad Zaman discusses the changing needs of refugees worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.…
 
Priya Palta (Columbia University, New York) explains the importance of blood pressure control in the prevention of cognitive decline. Her Review, published in the October issue of The Lancet Neurology, provides an update of the mounting evidence that links hypertension with dementia risk. Read the full article: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/la…
 
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 of Toronto, and to Sam Harvey of the Black Dog In…
 
Irene Cortese (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) discusses the difficulties of designing clinical trials in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and talks about a pilot study of virus-specific T cells for treatment of this population, published in the August issue of The Lancet Neurology. Read the full article: https://…
 
Doug Turnbull (University of Newcastle) discusses mitochondrial diseases in adults, which are reviewed in the July issue of The Lancet Neurology, and explains how important these diseases are for neurologists. Read the full article: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(21)00098-3/fulltext…
 
Geert Jan Biessels (University Medical Centre Utrecht) discusses his research, published in our June issue, on using strategic infarct locations to predict post-stroke cognitive impairment. Read the full article: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(21)00060-0/fulltextBy The Lancet Neurology
 
For Black History Month in the UK we speak to an inspiring Black person of the present, Kevin Fenton, Director of PHE London, and we look at the lives of Black figures of the past, with historian Stephen Bourne discussing Harold Moody, and Trevor Sterling talking about his work with the Mary Seacole Trust. We also talk racial equality at The Lancet…
 
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