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: 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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  • InsHealth: Back pain & Paracetamol, Blood clots, Drug driving, Kidney stones 29 Jul 14

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    New research which shows that paracetamol doesn't help back pain; the overuse of blood thinning drugs; new laws on limits for driving on prescribed drugs, and treating kidney stones.

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  • 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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