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Men's Health Matters Podcast

The men's health matters podcast series, hosted by Cameron Gyss, showcases some of our talented young scientists and the important research they are doing here at the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health ...... advancing the health and well-being of all men.

Dr Sean Martin: The Low Down on LUTS... Lower urinary tract symptoms in men
Camille and Cameron In this podcast, Sean admits that his chosen research field of lower urinary tract symptoms, or LUTS, is like an arranged marriage, which he has grown to love.  Sean does get serious quite quickly, however. He gives us the low down on LUTS, a common and often misunderstood condition affecting men. Listen to why LUTS is important, Sean referring to it as the 'canary in the coal mine'.

Sean is an epidemiologist at the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). He holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Research Fellowship and has recently been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. He is Manager of the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (now MAILES study), one of Australia's most comprehensive population studies on male health and well-being with ageing. Running sheet of podcast.

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Dr Camille Short: Fitness trackers... Wasting your money or your waist?
Camille and Cameron In this podcast, Camille forces me to rethink my approach to fulfilling my new year's resolution, she gives her learned opinion on whether we are wasting our money on fitness trackers and discusses the potential of industry to work with researchers to build better e-health products.  The podcast includes guest commentary from A/Professor Carole Maher from the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity at the University of South Australia.

Camille is a behavioural scientist at the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health. She completed her PhD at the University of Newcastle in 2013, is a recipient of the SA Tall Poppy and Women in Science awards, both recognising outstanding young Aussie scientists, and holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Research Fellowship awarded by the Australian Government. Running sheet of podcast.

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Dr Luke Selth: Prostate cancer....At wAR with the androgen receptor! 
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For this podcast, Luke explains why he, and an international team of scientists, are waging a war on the "androgen receptor (AR) protein" to combat advanced prostate cancer. Luke returned to his home town of Adelaide after completing his postdoctoral research at Cancer Research UK in 2009, and now heads up the prostate cancer research program of the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories (DRMCRL). Luke scientific excellence has been acknowledged by his SA Tall Poppy award and by being one of a only a handful of non-US scientists awarded a Prostate Cancer Foundation (US) Fellowship.

The podcast has guest commentary from Professor Wayne Tilley, Director of the DRMCRL and Dr Michael O'Callaghan, Senior Researcher & Educator of the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaboration (SA-PCCOC) Registry.

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Mr Kootsy Canuto: "Half sick" & gender-specific GP services. 
Cameron and Kootsy In this podcast, I chat with Kootsy about his discussions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men on going to the Doctor. He talks about the concept of being "half sick" and how the delivery of GP services doesn't work for many Indigenous guys; something that does nothing to address the gaps in health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous men.

Kootsy, a sociology graduate, sees the benefits of gender-specific services. He says he didn't make it as a rugby player, so he is pursuing a career in research to make a difference to men's health and well-being.

Kootsy is in his final year of his PhD at the Aboriginal Research Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Mr Kootsy Canuto podcast
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