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: Saturated fats; Moles; Egg freezing 03 Mar 15

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Recent research into Saturated Fats; Advice on checking your moles and how to spot the innocent from the sinister; Success rates for egg freezing and pregnancy.

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  • InsHealth: Drug driving; End of life care; Smart Drugs 24 Feb 15

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Implications of the new drug driving legislation which comes into force next week. Planning for a good death - an Inside Health listener tells us he believes it’s better to die earlier from heart disease than to go on to develop cancer later in life. Is he right? And, Smart drugs - very popular at this time of year as an increasing number of students turn to them to help prepare for exams. But what are they doing to their brains?

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  • InsHealth: Heart & exercise; Smoking & Alcohol; Weight; Hep C 17 Feb 15

    Tue, 17 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With the London Marathon in April Inside Health looks at recent evidence that too much exercise is as harmful as none at all. Data shows binge drinking amongst young adults is on the wane - why? Psychological approach to obesity management. And new Hep C treatments ahead of NICE guidance.

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  • InsHealth: NHS morale; Preg & flying; Sugar & menarche; FGM 11 Feb 15

    Tue, 10 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With the NHS facing significant and enduring financial pressures, as people's need for services continues to grow faster than funding, what impact is all this having on NHS staff? New advice about flying if pregnant and new research that links drinking one can a day of a sugary drink to an earlier onset of puberty. Plus the sensitive issue of FGM.

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  • InsHealth: NHS survey; NHS & cancer; Headphones; P4 03 Feb 15

    Tue, 3 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Diagnosing Cancer - why does the UK still lag behind much of Europe and what is being done about it? The American dream - personalised medicine based on your genes. Plus do headphones damage hearing?

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  • InsHealth: Dementia; Gluten; Heart dis; Social jetlag; Boilers 27 Jan 15

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Increased risk of dementia from commonly used drugs; is going gluten free good for you; why women are more at risk of heart attacks than men; and boilers on prescription.

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  • InsHealth: Flu; Weight loss surgery; Dry January 20 Jan 15

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Mark investigates reports that the UK faces an epidemic of "mutant flu". Just a month after NICE calls for more weight loss operations to be done, there are proposals to slash the amount hospitals are paid to do the procedures - a move that could see many hospitals stop offering the operation. Six packs and big guns - there is growing concern about steroid abuse by young men on a quest for the perfect body. And Dry January - Mark looks at the science behind going on the wagon for a month.

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  • InsHealth: Dry January; PLAC test, Dentist 13 Jan 15

    Tue, 13 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter talks to leading experts about treating alcohol dependence with a pill and whether the required counselling services are available to make it work. Mark has a PLAC test to check his heart attack risk. And how often should we be going to the dentist?

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  • InsHealth: Fruit; A&E; Pain clinic; New Year 06 Jan 15

    Tue, 6 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Should fruit juice be dropped from 5 a day recommendations? A&E in winter; Mark visits a busy pain clinic; resident sceptic Margaret McCartney outlines her New Year resolutions.

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  • 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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