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Jul 29, 2018

This week is Dr Shane, Dr Linden, Dr Ray and a returning appearance of Dr Chromo (Jeff).

First guest is Dr Jacqui Donohue, research fellow at the Royal Women’s Hospital and University of Melbourne. 
Health Minister Greg Hunt launched the National Action Plan for Endometriosis, a $4.5 million program designed to reduce delays in diagnosis, boost public awareness, and educate people about the often misunderstood disease. The plan aims to find new treatments for the condition that affects 10% of women. 
 
 
Second guest is Stephanie Jacobs MSc, PhD Candidate from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University. 
Heatwaves are the deadliest natural disaster in Australia and there is a greater risk of death from a heatwave in the city because cities are hotter at night due to the Urban Heat Island effect, where cities hold the heat from the day into the night. Her research looked at how we could hypothetically change the city to reduce temperatures during heatwaves, using a computational weather model on a supercomputer.