09:05 Calls to beef up reporting of adverse drug side effects

Variety of medicine bottles behind pills spilling from fallen bottle.

Photo: feverpitched/123RF

Research has shown that throughout the world,  the side effects of medications are significantly under reported. In New Zealand the monitoring system relies on voluntary reports by GPs or patients to the Centre for Adverse Monitoring .But with  the rapidly advancing field of new drugs, and drug formulations  - health experts are highlighting a need for more active pharmacovigilance. Meanwhile the Ministry of Health has confirmed that overall reports received by CARM have dropped in the last few years and is looking at ways to improve this. Kathryn Ryan talks to the Victoria University's Professor Kevin Dew who has done studies in this area and Dr Kate Baddock a GP and chair of the New Zealand Medical Association.

Some of the reporting tools used currently, include:

- Online reporting forms, paper forms and information sheets on reporting 

- A mobile app, information videos and social media 

- 0800 number for reporting (466678)

- Data from the BPAC Medtech reporting tool 

09:20 Special assistance dogs for younger onset dementia

An Australian trial is looking into how specially trained assistance dogs can help people with younger onset dementia  stay independent longer. University of Melbourne Professor of Disability and Social Inclusion, Keith McVilly says the dogs are already improving the lives of people taking part in the trial.

09:45 Spotlight on South America

South America correspondent, Daniel Schweimler on the perils on being an environmental activist in Brazil. 57 were killed last year.

10:05 Boy bands and fangirls

One Direction on stage in 2013

One Direction on stage in 2013 Photo: Wikipedia

From The Beatles to One Direction, millions of young girls and women over the decades have fallen in love with boy bands and some have taken their obsessions to the extreme. Australian film Producer Rita Walsh and her friend, director Jessica Leski have made a feature documentary following a group of women - from a teenager to a women in her late 60s - whose lives have changed by the boy bands they've loved. I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story  is screening as part of the International Film Festival. Rita tells Kathryn about the project, filmed over four years.

10:35 Book review - Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Charlotte Graham-McLay reviews Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, published by Granta.

10:45 The Reading

Resistance by Rebecca Barnes:  The government wants to implant electronic chips in the brains of all the NZ populace but small pockets of resistance are forming around the country (1 of 15)

RNZ Production.

11:05 Political commentators

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Photo: RNZ / Jane Patterson

Simon Bridges' first National Party conference as leader, education at the forefront.

Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium.  Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.

11:30 When the food you love doesn't love you back

sheep milk

Photo: www.liggins.auckland.ac.nz

Bread, milk, cream, yoghurt, cheese, foods that you'd love to love -  but they don't always feel the same way. Amber Milan is a research fellow from the Liggins Institute who has been examining milk intolerance, and how scientists can help find better ways to diagnose and manage intolerances. Amber shares a recipe for pre and pro-biotic kumara and leek soup.

Amber Milan is one of the speakers at Auckland University's Raising the Bar event which features 20 talks by leading academics at 10 inner-city Auckland bars on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

An eclectic mix of interesting things with adventurer, Kennedy Warne - stressed fish, silent reefs, the inspiration for The Lorax and the joy of mountain bivouacs.


Music played in this show

Artist:   Bic Runga
Song: Close Your Eyes
Composer:  Runga/ Neilson
Album: Close Your Eyes
Label: Sony
Time: 9.33

Artist:   One Direction
Song: Live While We're Young
Composer: Kotechz/Yacoub/Falk
Album: Take Me Home
Label: Syco
Time: 10.32

Artist:   Hopeton Lewis
Song: Express Yourself
Composer: Wright
Album: na
Label: Private
Time: 11.29