PodMed – Week of Feb 28, 2014


This week’s topics include DNA testing for genetic fetal abnormalities, fever in African children, a vaccine for enterovirus, and selenium, vitamin E and prostate cancer.

Program notes:

1:03 Enterovirus vaccine
2:01 Developed in China
3:04 Prenatal testing for trisomies
4:04 Collected blood samples in low risk women
5:04 Better predictive value
5:25 Fever in African children
6:30 Testing alone misleading
7:30 Malaria drugs used anyway
8:10 Vitamin E, selenium, and prostate cancer
9:22 May increase risk
10:40 End

Related blog: Trisomy and Circulating DNA