PodMed – Week of May 12, 2014


This week’s topics include autism relative to genetics and environment, whooping cough vaccination in pregnant women, the incidence of diabetes in American youth, and the impact of health insurance on death.

Program notes:

0:40 Health insurance and mortality

1:36 Mortality rates before and after

2:39 Bolsters argument for universal health care

3:01 Vaccinating pregnant women for pertussis

4:01 Give to all since immunity wanes

5:03 Should be given to all pregnant women

5:30 Autism: genetics and environment

6:32 Among identical twins high

7:32 Likelihood that next child will have it?

8:01 Diabetes incidence in youth

9:01 Type 1 highest in white youth

10:13 End

Related blog: Autism, Genes and Environment