PodMed – Week of November 23, 2015


This week’s topics include health impact of coffee, measuring body temperature, germ line mutations and cancer in kids, and a treatment for respiratory syncytial virus.

Program notes:

0:35 Coffee and health
1:31 Decrease in cardiovascular mortality
2:36 Way to measure body temperature
3:36 Peripheral thermometers
4:36 Specificity 94%
5:17 Germ line mutations and childhood cancer
6:18 Whole genome analysis
7:18 Most comprehensive study yet
8:10 RSV treatment
9:11 Treated when they became symptomatic
10:40 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/11/20/coffee/