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: 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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  • InsHealth: Sugar, Prescriptions, Thrush, Iron & strokes 11 Mar 14

    Tue, 11 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Is sugar really addictive? As the Chief Medical Health officer suggests that it is and a 'sugar tax' may have to be introduced, leading experts debate whether the white stuff on our table is really habit forming. How 40 year old research hidden away in a book has thrown new light on a link between iron deficiency and stroke. And why the clue to solving recurrent thrush may be getting the diagnosis right in the first place. Plus concern about the increase in prescription charges just announced by the government.

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  • InsHealth: Scarlet Fever, Overtreating over-80s, ICU, Constipation feedback, Cataracts 04 Mar 14

    Tue, 4 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Psychological trauma after a stay in intensive care, overtreating stroke in people over 80, lens replacement surgery for cataracts and what are the complications of scarlet fever?

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  • InsHealth: Selenium & Vit E, Velcro lung, Child constipation 25 Feb 14

    Tue, 25 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Mark Porter investigates the risks for men taking selenium supplements, the dangers of the lung disease which makes your chest sound like Velcro, and constipation in children.

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  • InsHealth: Loneliness, Statins, Cycle lanes & air pollution, Coughs & antibiotics 18 Feb 14

    Tue, 18 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Loneliness and ill health, who should take statins, cycle lanes & air pollution and how often should coughs be treated with antibiotics?

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