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: Statins; Cholesterol spreads; Bowel dis; Singers nodules 22 Jul 14

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter counters reports of Crohn's disease and junk food, why teachers' voices need a rest, evidence for cholesterol lowering spreads; is it harmful to cook with olive oil?

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  • InsHealth: Screening for Breast Cancer 15 Jul 14

    Tue, 15 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Earlier this year Switzerland became the first country in Europe to decide to stop routine screening. Yet here in the UK a similarly comprehensive review – led by Sir Michael Marmot and looking at the same evidence – came to the opposite conclusion. So, how can two groups of experts arrive at such different conclusions? Dr Mark Porter discusses the evidence with a panel of experts.

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  • InsHealth: Ebola, Bike saddles, Recording consultations, Insect bites 08 Jul 14

    Tue, 8 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter discusses the risk of Ebola cases in the UK, why bike saddles could cause erectile dysfunction, the pros and cons of recording consultations and insect bites

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  • InsHealth: Statins;cancer survival rates;reflux;recycling drugs

    Tue, 1 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter returns with a new series to address confusion about Statins for more people. And he turns patient when he is investigated for persistent heartburn. Plus should GP's who miss cancers be named and shamed and why drugs can't be recycled.

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  • InsHealth: Patients dying of thirst, Paracetamol, Saturated fats, Baclofen 22 Apr 14

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Headlines this week claim that 'thousands of patients die in hospital of thirst' but did the authors of the study actually analyse hydration? Mark Porter investigates the evidence for using Baclofen to treat alcoholism and hears how it helped a listener drinking 6-8 bottles of wine a day. Why did NICE question the use of Paracetamol - the UK's favourite painkiller - in the treatment of osteoarthritis? And are saturated fats really bad for us?

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  • InsHealth: Skype consultations, Low fibre diets, Testosterone 15 Apr 14

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter investigates the dramatic increase in testosterone prescribing; Low fibre diets - why eating high fibre is not always recommended; And Skype with your GP.

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  • InsHealth: Anti-virals for flu, Body fat check, Patients' weight, Body scans 08 Apr 14

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The evidence for anti-virals and flu. Mark Porter gets his body fat checked. How GPs should raise the issue of a person's weight? And concern about total body scans.

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  • InsHealth: Care of the dying, Birdsong in GP surgeries, Sex development 01 Apr 14

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With a replacement of the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway expected over the next few months Professor Keri Thomas, National Clinical lead for End of Life Care, debates the need for change and calls for a more personalised care for the dying. And Inside Health examines differences in sex development, when it is unclear if a new born baby is a boy or a girl. Plus, does the environment of your GP's surgery increase or alleviate anxiety?

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  • InsHealth: Stress & pregnancy, CBT for insomnia, Cluster headache, Smoking & mental health 25 Mar 14

    Tue, 25 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Stress and pregnancy; Why insomnia can often be mismanaged despite there being an effective drug-free treatment; Cluster headaches and why can they appear when the clocks change; Smoking and mental health.

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  • InsHealth: Cervical cancer & HPV, Oral cancer & HPV, Eating late, Surgery advances 18 Mar 14

    Tue, 18 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter finds out why cervical cancer screening could change. Why the virus that causes cervical cancer is also behind a big rise in oral cancers. Orifice surgery. And when to eat.

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