Inside Health

Inside Health

Demystifying the health issues of the day that confuse us. Inside Health, with Dr Mark Porter, will be offered in this download, as well as additional related programmes from BBC Radio 4.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • InsHealth: GP incentives, CT scans, Hot flushes, New anticoags 28 Oct 14

    Tue, 28 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Financial incentives for GPs - do they work? Are walk-in CT Scans a good idea? Hot Flushes feedback; plus the new generation of anti-coagulants offering an alternative to warfarin.

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  • InsHealth: Private hosps, Hyperbaric med, Kidneys, Warfarin 21 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As more NHS operations are done in the private sector, how much do we know about patient safety in private hospitals? Kits to self-monitor warfarin have been recommended by NICE, so why is the uptake so poor? Hyperbaric medicine - using high doses of oxygen to accelerate healing; And sick day rules - the medicines you should stop taking while you are unwell to reduce kidney damage.

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  • InsHealth: Sickness absence, Ankle arthritis, Hot flushes, Guillain-Barré syndrome 14 Oct 14

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Inside Health examines advice for when parents should and shouldn't send their sick children to school. Is this another example of the nanny state, or a useful guide? Dr Mark Porter reports on ankle arthritis, the latest evidence on HRT for hot flushes, the origin of the term hypochondriac and listeners' questions on Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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  • InsHealth: Ebola, Painkillers, Immunity, Integrated Health, Thyroid & pregnancy 07 Oct 14

    Tue, 7 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ebola hits Europe – future predictions of a big increase in cases. Painkillers – the real story behind recent headlines suggesting that codeine based drugs pose a significant threat to the nation’s health. Immunity – could a problem with your immune system be making you more susceptible to coughs and other troublesome infections? The importance of integrated care. And thyroid problems and pregnancy – why careful control is important, and what mothers and doctors should be doing about it.

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  • InsHealth: Antibiotics; Flu, NHS Continuing Healthcare, Snoring

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter reports on sleep apps, can they help with common sleep problems such as sleep apnoea? A new study reveals the failure of antibiotics for simple infections. Margaret McCartney reviews the evidence and asks is it worth having a flu jab? Plus who is eligible for NHS continuing health care.

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  • InsHealth: Ashya King conflict resolution; GPs near work; Lipoedema 23 Sep 14

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter investigates the rights that parents have when there is disagreement about the right treatments for their child in hospital. He visits the Evelina Children's hospital where they're using mediation to deal with the conflicts that can arise between doctors and parents. Why has an initiative for commuters to register with a GP close to where they work been delayed? And slim women with big legs - lipoedema - a condition that's misunderstood and misdiagnosed.

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  • InsHealth: Conflicted Medicine 3/3 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter examines how powerful lobbying groups like the food and alcohol industries steer public health policy in the direction that suits them most.

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  • InsHealth: Conflicted Medicine 2/3 19 Aug 14

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter examines the hidden conflicts of interest that may affect how your GP or specialist treats you. He discovers that the advice patient groups give you is also not immune to the influences of organisations such as pharmaceutical companies.

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  • InsHealth: Conflicted Medicine 1/3 12 Aug 14

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Are conflicts of interest in medicine out of control and undermining public trust, or an over-hyped concern? Dr Mark Porter investigates the hidden influences driving your doctor.

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  • InsHealth: HIV & MS; black skin & cancer; iron overload; smell

    Tue, 5 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark finds out why HIV might protect against MS, how much is black skin at reduced risk of skin cancer, iron overload and the training that helps recover a lost sense of smell.

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