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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • InsHealth: Osteoarthritis, Paracetamol, Glucosamine, Chondroitin; Alcohol meds; Gut instinct 11 Feb 14

    Tue, 11 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As NICE issues its latest guidelines for treating osteoarthritis what roles do paracetamol and glucosamine have? Medicines for alcohol addiction. And how GPs use their gut instinct

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  • InsHealth:Testosterone prescriptions;Laptops&Sleep;Later School:Antidepressants

    Tue, 4 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Are testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attacks? Do the hours spent on laptops or tablets before bedtime disrupt your sleep? Should there be later school start times for teenagers to match their natural bodyclocks? And a listener's concern about antidepressants in pregancy.

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  • InsHealth: E-cigs, PPI's reax, Assertive with yr Dr, Prostate Cancer diag tech 28 Jan 14

    Tue, 28 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter investigates e-cigarette advertising, the GP-patient relationship, and if MRI screening can revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

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  • InsHealth: Care Data, Slimming balloon, Dysphonia, Antacids 21 Jan 14

    Tue, 21 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Porter and Margaret McCartney ask whether the anonymity of a new NHS database of patient records can be guaranteed. Recent reports say that as many as 2 million people in England could be eligible for bariatric surgery; Dr Mark Porter investigates if a new gastric balloon swallowed in a capsule could be a valuable new tool for weight loss. Using botox to treat vocal dysphonia, a kind of writer's cramp for the voice. And Mark talks to gastroenterologist, Anton Emmanuel about the scale of the overuse of proton pump inhibitors, their potential side effects and what people can do if they think they should come off them.

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  • InsHealth: Gender X, Diabetes diagnosis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Oesophageal cancer 05 No 13

    Tue, 5 Nov 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As Germany becomes the first country in Europe to pass a law allowing newborn babies to be registered as being of indeterminate sex - neither male nor female - should the UK follow suit? The incapacitating facial pain that feels like an electric shock - a world expert explains Trigeminal Neuralgia. And recurrent indigestion - should more be done to investigate the millions of people troubled with heartburn? Plus a new test for diagnosing diabetes that's causing some confusion.

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  • InsHealth: Vit D for kids, Exercise & depression, Fungal nails, GP pilots 29 Oct 13

    Tue, 29 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The call for under fives to be given free vitamins; Is exercise an effective treatment for depression?; Fungal nail infections; Extended GP access and "virtual" bed pilots

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  • InsHealth: Diabetes Type II, Obesity, Anorexia & Shingles feedback, Lyme Disease 22 Oct 13

    Tue, 22 Oct 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With news that Tom Hanks has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, how far in advance can doctors predict the onset of the disease and what can be done to delay it? Plus, is obesity a disease? It has been classified as such in America, so what are the implications and should the UK follow suit? And the first ever conference on Lyme disease - the tick-borne infection that can cause serious complications.

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  • InsHealth:Vaccinations, Midwives, Leg ulcers, Inhalers 15 Oct 13

    Tue, 15 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter asks if linking child immunisation to benefits improves vaccination rates. Does continuity of midwife care matter? New NICE guidelines for leg ulcers. And how to use an asthma inhaler.

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  • InsHealth: Shingles vaccine, Energy drinks, Liver tests, Anorexia 08 Oct 13

    Tue, 8 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Margaret McCartney reports on confusion around the new shingles vaccine - including how old you have to be to qualify and why there's a lack of supply in some GP surgeries. Why readymade drinks combining caffeine and alcohol have been banned in America. Are the tests GP's use to screen for liver damage falsely reassuring? And a leading authority dispels myths surrounding the causes of anorexia.

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  • InsHealth: Flu vacc & narcolepsy, Stoptober, Herbal meds, Calcium supps 01 Oct 13

    Tue, 1 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    New research linking a swine flu vaccine to child narcolepsy; Stoptober successes; Examining the current licensing system for herbal medicines; Are calcium supplements harmful?

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  • InsHealth: Parkinson’s, Breast cancer screening, Slimming pills, Sunscreens, Teeth 24 Sep 13

    Tue, 24 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Following Billy Connolly's announcement that he has signs of Parkinson's Disease, Inside Health reports from the World Congress of Neurology in Vienna where early diagnosis is top of the agenda. Suncreams and Cancer. After a long hot summer an evidence based look at whether sunscreens really protect against the lethal forms of skin cancer - melanoma. And slimming pills - why have two regulatory bodies on different sides of the Atlantic made different decisions about two diet drugs? As a new NHS information leaflet 'Helping You Decide' is given to women invited for breast screening, Dr Margaret McCartney - who has criticised previous versions - gives her verdict. And a definitive guide to the only true dental emergency - what to do if you or your child knocks out a front tooth.

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  • InsHealth: Whooping cough, Fish oils & prostate cancer, Aortic aneurysms 30 Jul 13

    Tue, 30 Jul 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As last year's increase in Whooping Cough looks likely to continue judging from data coming out of America and Europe, Mark Porter finds out why it's on the rise and who should be concerned. Fish oils and Prostate Cancer - Inside Health responds to listeners' worried by this recent study and scrutinises the findings that hit the headlines. And weighing up the risks and benefits of screening for Aortic Aneurysms.

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  • InsHealth: NHS health checks, Blood service, Crohn's, Diabetes 23 Jul 13

    Tue, 23 Jul 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter reports on NHS Health Checks which are available to everyone between 40 and 74. The truth behind rumours of a blood service sell off. Inside Health visits Addenbrooke’s Hospital to answer a listener's query about Crohn's disease. And an app to help pregnant women manage their diabetes.

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  • InsHealth: Appendicitis, Artificial hips, Temporal Arteritis, Urinary stones 16 Jul 13

    Tue, 16 Jul 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tailor-made artificial hips - why we should learn more from failed joint replacements. The headache that really can be blinding and can cost you your vision unless treated promptly. Plus - why Elton John is waiting two weeks for his appendix operation that has caused him to cancel his European tour.

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  • InsHealth: Measles, Prostate, Juvenile arthritis, Scruffy drs, Lung scanner 09 Jul 13

    Tue, 9 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Has any of the confirmed measles cases been vaccinated? Prostate cancer and peeing against the wall. Diagnosing juvenile arthritis as early as possible. Scruffy doctors. And assessing the state of our lungs with the xenon lung scanner.

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  • InsHealth:Hay Fever, Diclofenac, Cheese Molars 2 Jul 13

    Tue, 2 Jul 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Should private clinics be offering out dated injections for hay fever? Cheese Molars - Why up to 1 in 7 British children have got soft yellow teeth? And generics versus branded medicines - why pay more for the same thing?

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  • InsHealth: Preventing breast cancer, Iodine, Antibiotics & back pain 25 Jun 13

    Tue, 25 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Inside Health returns tonight with an analysis of new guidance to protect as many as half a million women from breast cancer - but who are they? Plus the return of iodine deficiency and the importance of supplements during pregnancy. And can antibiotics really cure back pain?

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  • InsHealth: Breast cancer, Drug hols, Meds & kids, Cardiac training 23 Apr 13

    Tue, 23 Apr 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Breast Cancer prevention and new guidance from America to offer oestrogen blockers like Tamoxifen to women at high risk. If you are on long-term medication and suspect side effects - Margaret McCartney explains the benefits of taking a drug holiday. Why so many medicines prescribed by paediatricians are not licensed for use in children. And the science behind pulse rate monitors.

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  • InsHealth: Exercise, Measles, Teeth, Voice-lift 16 Mar 13

    Tue, 16 Apr 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The truth about high intensity exercise regimes. We review the latest evidence behind teeth whitening, and ask whether it is safe to use do-it-yourself kits? The latest figures on the measles outbreak in Swansea. And Voice lifts - despite what you may have heard they are not the voice equivalent of a face lift.

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  • InsHealth: Heart dis, Measles, Pituitarism 09 Apr 13

    Tue, 9 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    What's the story behind the headlines about the links between red meat and heart disease? Measles outbreak in Swansea. And why head injury can lead to unrecognised pituitary damage.

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  • InsHealth: Obesity, Fasting Diets and NHS 111 02 Apr 13

    Tue, 2 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter reports on NHS 111 - the new 24 hour urgent care number designed for the public to access urgent medical care. It was meant to go live across the whole of England this week but has been plagued by problems. And Inside Health's resident sceptic Margaret McCartney turns her beady eye to the latest fashion in the diet industry - fasting and so called 2 day diets. Popular - but what about the evidence? And obesity and cancer - there's growing understanding that being overweight is an important risk factor for a number of common cancers, but the relationship is never realy explained - Mark Porter turns his attention to one of the factors that might explain the link.

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  • InsHealth: NHS Reforms 26 Mar 13

    Tue, 26 Mar 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As part of NHS reforms doctors will be holding the purse strings from April 1st. In a special edition of the programme Dr Mark Porter finds out what the changes actually mean in practice. He meets GPs who have already been piloting some of the ways in which health services are commissioned to find out what they will mean for services on the ground. He also hears from GPs and hospital doctors about their concerns. One doctor says implementing GP commissioning is like flying a plane while it's being built. Why are GPs concerned and what could the changes mean for the future of our health services?

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  • InsHealth: Alcohol, Phages, Swaddling, Smart bed 19 Mar 13

    Tue, 19 Mar 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Should alcoholic drinks in England and Wales have a minimum price to stem drink related problems? Could harnessing the power of phages – naturally occurring viruses that prey on bacteria – help fight the threat posed by growing resistance to antibiotics? Cervical smears follow up – if women in their late 60s are among those most likely to develop cancer of the cervix, why aren’t they included in the national screening programme? Babies’ hips – concerns that the resurgence of swaddling is leading to hip dysplasia. And the space age hospital bed that can detect everything from infections to some types of cancer. But this one isn’t in the sick bay of the starship Enterprise – it’s in a hospital in Leicester.

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  • InsHealth: Antibiotics, Smears, Labour, Hips 12 Mar 13

    Tue, 12 Mar 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter looks at the overuse of antibiotics, preventing premature labour, whether all women need smear tests, and aspirin to prevent the risk of stroke after hip replacements

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  • InsHealth: NHS reforms, Epilepsy & pregnancy, Thermometers 05 Mar 13

    Tue, 5 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter questions Lord Howe, Minister for Health, as the government announces a U-turn to the NHS reforms following widespread concern that they would lead to privatisation by the back door, and the end of the NHS as we know it. Why women with epilepsy need to take extra care with their contraception, and the importance of managing their medication when they do get pregnant. And what sort of thermometer should you use when monitoring your child's temperature?

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  • InsHealth: Clinical trials, Conduct Disorder 26 Feb 13

    Tue, 26 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter puts the Pharmaceutical Industry in the spotlight as some clinical trials are criticised for testing new drugs against a much weaker rival so that the results appear much better than they really are. Kamran Abbasi and Dr Bina Rawal from the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry discuss if the hurdles are being set too low, so that a new therapy comes out on top. And what if sustained periods of adversity in childhood are associated with permanent structural changes in brain development? So suggests new research into adolescents with Conduct Disorder - a controversial diagnosis given to 1 in 20 teenagers in the UK with aggressive or anti-social behaviour. Mark Porter investigates.

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  • InsHealth: Drinking urine, Diclofenac, Hospital food 19 Feb 13

    Tue, 19 Feb 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Is it safe to drink urine, or even sea water in a survival situation? Dr Mark Porter examines calls to withdraw one of the most widely used anti-inflammatory drugs, diclofenac because of its increased risk of heart attacks. And what kinds of health problems can result from living with a parrot, cockatiel or a loft full of pigeons? As guidelines to improve hospital meals are introduced, how will the idea of food as medicine improve patients' experience?

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  • InsHealth:Shingles;Contraception;First Aid;Parkinson's

    Tue, 12 Feb 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter investigates a new shingles vaccine for the over 70s, is a chicken pox vaccine for children an alternative? contraception for over 35s, can you take the pill until the menopause? Why we're so poor at First Aid? And switching to cheaper drugs, does the size and colour influence how you take your medicine, could changing to a cheaper brand have a hidden cost? And early clues to Parkinson's disease.

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  • InsHealth:Yellow cards, Virtual autopsies, Cancer 05 Feb 13

    Tue, 5 Feb 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Why the reporting of drug side effects has dropped by a third in a decade - it's the responsiblity of GP's and the general public to notifiy through the yellow card system - but it's on the wain - does that mean drug safety is slipping through the net? Mark Porter finds out how the medical technology that identified why King Richard III died could be used to help the rest of us. And answers a listener's question about so called 'chemo brain'. Does chemotherapy really effect memory and the ability to concentrate? Plus a family history of cancer - is it always as worrying as it sounds?

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  • InsHealth: Alcohol, Cancer, Hair, Halitosis 29 Jan 13

    Tue, 29 Jan 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Alcohol – no reduction in deaths from alcohol in England but fewer in Wales. Targeted cancer therapies – thousands of people with cancer are to have their genes mapped as part of a new drive towards treatment tailored to the individual. But what’s in it for the patient? Caffeine – it’s a natural component of coffee, tea, cola and chocolate, but what is it doing in shampoo? If the TV ad promoting caffeine enriched hair products has had you scratching your head, then we have got the answers. And, continuing the personal hygiene theme, are you worried that you have bad breath? We’ll be finding out why it is often imagined, rather than real – and what can be done to help people with halitophobia.

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  • InsHealth: Asthma, Sunbeds, BMI, Dry mouth 22 Jan 13

    Tue, 22 Jan 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    New research suggesting that the ban on smoking in public places has led to a sharp fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma. Sunbeds and cancer, Dr Mark Porter examines claims by some tanning salons that their machines do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer despite UV tanning devices being classified as carcinogenic to humans. Plus we visit a leading expert to answer a listener's query about why she is waking up with a very dry mouth. And why your body mass index may not be the best way to work out if you are overweight.

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  • InsHealth: Junk food, Salt, Sweat, TGA, Amitriptyline 15 Jan 13

    Tue, 15 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    After Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham suggested recently that legislation could be introduced to reduce salt levels in processed foods - Inside Health asks how helpful is cutting out salt at home, if most of what we eat is hidden inside processed foods? Margaret McCartney provides clarity behind this week's headlines of a link between junk food and the risk of developing asthma and eczema. Margaret also visits the Science Museum to find out about an old drug, with new tricks - amitriptyline - an out-of-favour antidepressant now a popular remedy for everything from migraine to back pain. Plus a listener's question about the day he lost through amnesia. And what your fingerprints can reveal about the medicines you've taken.

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  • InsHealth: Dementia, Sleep, Thyroxine 08 Jan 13

    Tue, 8 Jan 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter explores Dementia Challenge - the Department of Health's much publicised campaign to improve dementia care, including a new scheme to test everyone over 75 who's admitted to hospital for signs of the condition. Will this lead to overdiagnosis or will it get people treated early? And prescribing sleeping tablets for those unable to rest on a noisy hospital ward may seem like a quick fix but there is strong evidence that they are linked to side effects including an increase in falls. Mark Porter investigates and finds some simple solutions to getting a good night's kip in hospital. Plus a leading expert on the thyroid gland answers a listener's concerns about the use of the hormone thyroxine.

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  • Mind mindedness; Listeners feedback; Dyslexia

    Tue, 18 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    New method of talking to your baby; How should long term risks of anti-psychotics be communicated; An art science collaboration for dyslexia.

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  • PTSD; Past In Mind; Organophosphates

    Tue, 11 Dec 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Preventing PTSD; Archaeology and mental health; Organophosphates and the brain

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  • Alzheimer’s Disease; Misinformation; PTSD

    Tue, 4 Dec 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Alzheimer's Disease; Why we continue to believe information even when we know it’s wrong; PTSD

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  • Polygraphs; birdsong, body image and disfigurement

    Tue, 27 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mandatory polygraphs for sex offenders; birdsong; body image and disfigurement

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  • Drone operators and boredom; New study on fostering; Alleged lunatics in Victorian Britain

    Tue, 20 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    MIT research into distraction in drone operators; New study on bonding in fostered children; Sarah Wise "Inconvenient People" discovers victims of wrongful incarceration in Victorian Asylums

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  • Gaydar; the Me Generation; IQ tests and learning disabilities

    Tue, 13 Nov 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How does our "Gaydar" work? De-coding the signals of sexuality; Self-confidence, Self-obsession, Self-regard - the downside of the Me Generation; IQ tests and learning disabilties

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  • AITM: CBT Psychosis Trial - US Elections & Mental Health

    Tue, 6 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The frontline treatment for psychosis is antipsychotic medication, but a trial in Manchester is evaluating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, without medication

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  • MM: AITM: Norman Lamb; Guilt; Anna Freud Centre

    Tue, 30 Oct 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Claudia Hammond talks to the new minister with responsibility for mental health, Norman Lamb. She also hears how feeling guilty might make you a better leader and sixty years on, how the Anna Freud Centre famous for psychoanalysis is embracing neuroscience.

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  • MM: IH: Self-harm, Insulin pumps, Night terrors, Penile cancer

    Tue, 23 Oct 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Self-harm report findings indicate people don't know where to go for help, investigation into the use of insulin pumps, how to manage night terrors and healthtalkonline's new section on penile cancer

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  • MM: IH: Edge of space, Laparotomy, Tremor, Pyjamas

    Tue, 16 Oct 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The science behind this week's leap from the edge of space - how the human body copes. Why are the chances of surviving a common type of emergency abdominal surgery lower if you have the operation at night or over the weekend? One listener - a former artist and puppeteer - emailed Inside Health about his recent diagnosis of essential tremor. He's finding the shaking of his hands embarrassing and wants to know what can be done about it. And a new design of pyjamas in response to a spate of blocked catheters in patients wearing conventional pyjamas.

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  • MM: IH: Stem cells, Functional disorders, Epilepsy, Whiplash

    Tue, 9 Oct 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As the Nobel Prize for medicine announced this week recognises stem cell research, Dr Mark Porter asks if it's already making a difference to patients. And imagine waking up with numbness in your face, by the end of the day with paralysis in your leg, all tests are normal and there's no apparent cause - Margaret McCartney reports from Edinburgh on a burgeoning field of medicine - functional disorders. Plus an Inside Health listener who has been taking epilepsy treatment for 35 years asks when is it safe to stop taking her medication? And do 'stop-smoking' campaigns really work? Kamran Abbasi looks at the evidence.

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  • MM: IH: What Doctors Don't Tell You, Hep E, Vertigo

    Tue, 2 Oct 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter talks to a world expert on Hepatitis E and hears about a new health magazine which promises to reveal What Doctors Don't Tell You. And a listener finds out what might be causing her dizziness when she turns over in bed.

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  • MM: IH: Sars like virus, Heartburn, Baby helmets

    Tue, 25 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter asks whether headlines identifying a 'SARS Like' virus may cause unnecessary alarm. While this new virus and SARS are both members of the same family, virologist John Oxford explains that they are more like cousins that behave differently. And should you be worried about the shape of your baby's head? Lots of parents are. Dr Margaret McCartney questions the growing trend for corrective helmets to treat so called 'flat head syndrome'. Plus Mark Porter visits the first NHS hospital to offer a new approach to treating heartburn.

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  • MM: IH: Ovarian cancer, BP, Coughs, Vegetarianism, Gallstones

    Tue, 18 Sep 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    US research says screening all women for ovarian cancer does more harm than good. And listeners' emails on gallstones, vegetarianism and a constant urge to clear one's throat.

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  • MM: IH: Viruses & asthma, Osteoarthritis, Cartilage

    Tue, 11 Sep 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The truth behind the headlines that crippling viral infections cause asthma. Osteoarthritis is usually put down to ageing and the result of wear and tear, but as Mark Porter finds out, it should be seen as a disease in its own right and treated accordingly. And a technique using human stem cells that will allow doctors to replace damaged cartilage.

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  • MM: IH: HIV, Vit D & TB, Vit B12, Mouth ulcers

    Tue, 4 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter and regular contributor GP Dr Margaret McCartney explore the incidence of HIV in the UK today and why a new home-testing kit in the States is a bad idea. New research shows that Vitamin D alongside antibiotics assists in treating TB. Why a growing number of people believe deficienty in B12 is underdiagnosed and undertreated. And what can be done to help people plagued with recurrent attacks of mouth ulcers.

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  • MM: IH: BP, Fibroids, Access to notes, Botox

    Tue, 28 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter goes to Hull to watch botox being used on a patient who suffers from severe chronic migraine. He also looks at surgical options for boosting fertility in women whose fibroids can make it difficult for them to have children. And why GPs should allow patients to see their own notes.

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  • MM: IH: Over-diagnosis - High Blood Pressure

    Tue, 21 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter asks whether doctors can try too hard in the early detection of disease and investigates the overdiagnosis of high blood pressure.

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  • MM: IH: Over-diagnosis - Chronic Kidney Disease

    Tue, 14 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter finds out that some medical conditions are overdiagnosed and therefore over-treated, because of the results of certain tests.

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  • MM: IH: Steroids, Strokes, Killing Season and Dupuytren's contracture

    Tue, 7 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter discovers new approaches to helping people who have strokes in rural areas Apart from a few cases that hit the headlines, the use of anabolic steroids is rare among the athletes in the Olympic village. But the in wider society abuse has exploded, according to an expert from Liverpool John Moores University. Jim McVeigh - who's Deputy Director at the Centre for Public Health - says that anabolic steroid abusers are the largest group using needle exchanges. It's has been dubbed the Killing Season by some sections of the media - but Dr Margaret McCartney believes that August isn't as risky a time to be in hospital as the headlines claim. Inside Health listener and keen pianist Roger emailed the programme about Dupuytren's contracture - where the fingers curve into the hand and can't be straightened. A new treatment is becoming available on the NHS for this common problem which affects 1 in 10 people's hands.

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  • MM: IH: Liver, Hepatitis C

    Tue, 31 Jul 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Recent headlines suggest that the growing increase in deaths from liver disease is entirely down to excessive alcohol consumption, but it's estimated that two thirds of liver-related deaths are caused by other conditions. Dr Mark Porter investigates two liver conditions that do not hit the headlines but could be silently creeping up on millions of people in the UK.

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  • MM: IH: GP Access, Telehealth, ICU, Sewage

    Tue, 24 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Do you have trouble getting an appointment to see your GP? Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Dr Clare Gerada offers some insight. Telehealth - providing health monitoring or advice at a distance using technology - has been heralded as a cost effective way to better medical care. Is it delivering benefits? The importance of getting sedation right in intensive care - Dr Mark Porter finds out why so many seriously ill people dream they are on a space ship run by aliens. And beware the hazards lurking in the water in hot weather. Inside Health investigates sewage levels in the sea at Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset.

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  • MM: IH: Cough, Cardiac, Antibacterials, Selfcare, Xbox

    Tue, 17 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The return of Whooping Cough. The pros and cons of screening young people for silent heart problems. How the latest computer games are being harnessed to help people recover from strokes and brain injury. The science behind adding antibacterial agents to household products. And the latest self-care campaign by the NHS.

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  • MM: IH: 10 Jul 12: Cough,VCD & athletes, Taste & smell, Toys

    Tue, 10 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter debates whether the recent lung cancer awareness campaign on TV, radio and the internet, hits the spot or is scaremongering. He discovers new research suggesting some people with exercise induced asthma are being given the wrong diagnosis and treatment. And GP Margaret McCartney investigates rumours this week that children's toys are to be thrown out of the doctors' surgery in the ongoing battle against infection.

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  • MM: Inside Health: 03 Jul 12: GI bleeds, Preg & working, Frozen shoulder, Patient surveys

    Tue, 3 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    GI bleeds, Pregnancy & working, Frozen shoulder, Patient surveys

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  • MM: AITM: 26 June 12: nature and mental health

    Tue, 26 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A special programme about the links between nature and mental health. Includes the nature writer, Richard Mabey, ecotherapy training in an Essex woodland, a men’s allotment group and discussion of the latest research on “green care” and “green therapies” with Dr Rachel Bragg.

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  • MM: AITM: 19 June 12: Death while detained on a psychiatric ward

    Tue, 19 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Death while detained on a psychiatric ward; Does having children make you happy? Club Drug Clinic

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  • AITM: 12 June 12: Stalking; Babies; Sports Participation

    Tue, 12 Jun 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The high flying female executive speaks out about her four year stalking ordeal by a disgruntled woman employee; Babies may be able to understand more than we think; Will the Olympics get us off the sofa and into our own sports kit?

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  • MM: AiTM: 05 June 12: Brain donation

    Tue, 5 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Claudia talks to Jacopo Annese, director of the San Diego Brain Observatory about his plans to recruit brain donors of the future and provide one of the biggest archives of brains in the world.

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  • MM: AiTM: 29 May 12: Athletes with learning disabilities in the Paralympics; Conflict & diversity; Debate on vaccine for depression?

    Tue, 29 May 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Athletes with learning disabilities in the Paralympics; Conflict & diversity; Could it ever be possible to vaccinate against depression?

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  • MM: AITM 22 May 12: Body Scanner; NeuroNovel; teens

    Tue, 22 May 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    3-D Body Scanner & Eating Disorders; Neuroscience and the novel; teenagers' brains & social rejection

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  • All In The Mind: 15 May 12: Bonuses

    Tue, 15 May 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Bonuses; Street Therapy & Insanity Defence

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  • All In The Mind: 08 May 12: Claudia visits HMP Grendon, the only prison in Europe that runs as a therapeutic community

    Tue, 8 May 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Claudia Hammond visits HMP Grendon, the only prison in Europe which operates wholly as a therapeutic community. More than nine out of ten prisoners at Grendon are serving indeterminate sentences for murder or serious violent offences. Inmates have to apply for a place and once approved undergo intensive group therapy three times a week for well over a year. Claudia talks to inmates, therapists and prison staff to find out how the prison operates and how its unique environment aims to reduce reoffending rates.

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  • All In The Mind: 01 May 12: Mental health services and NHS reform and the psychology of online dating

    Tue, 1 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    What will happen to mental health services under the changes to the NHS next year? And what can psychological science tell us about online dating?

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  • Inside Health:Depression,Choir,Heart,Drinks

    Tue, 24 Apr 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter finds out if it's true that a blood test can identify depression. The benefits of choir singing. Mark investigates how a new treatment for heart failure can transform patients overnight. And do special muscle-building drinks live up to the marketing hype?

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  • Inside Health: Whooping Cough,Maternal deaths

    Tue, 17 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Why whooping cough is making a comeback. Two radically different approaches for people who suffer from severe blushing - from a psychologist and a surgeon. Concern about changes to the way maternal deaths are investigated. Intestinal transit times. And Margaret McCartney doesn't like it when doctors use euphemisms for our genitals.

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  • Inside Health: Heart attacks, Appendix, Pain

    Tue, 10 Apr 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter reports on the possible downsides of giving morphine to people with heart attacks, antibiotics for early appendicitis, the sick note, which painkillers are best for acute pain and how blood is tested in the lab.

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  • Inside Health: 'scrips, HPV, Tattoos, Helmets

    Tue, 3 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Should prescriptions be free for everyone? They already are in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland - so why aren't they in England? And as the vaccination campaign for young girls against the virus which causes cervical cancer and genital warts gains momentum - are boys losing out? There are confusing statistics surrounding the debate over the use of bicycle helmets for both adults and children. GP Margaret McCartney uses her own risk analysis to work out how to keep herself safe and fit.

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  • Inside Health: Aspirin, Sick on hols, ADHD

    Tue, 27 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Aspirin is over 100 years old, but doctors still can't agree whether the benefits outweigh the risks - Dr Mark Porter investigates. And - you've worked flat out to get on holiday, then come down with a stinking cold - is there any science behind why so many of us get sick on vacation. Plus ADHD - not in children, but ADULTS - why is it so hard for grown-ups to get a diagnosis.

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  • Inside Health: CPR, PSA, Garlic, PCOS

    Tue, 20 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    We have an insider’s guide to the science behind resuscitation. New research suggesting that the one and half million or so women in the UK with polycystic ovary syndrome could be at increased risk of an early heart attack. A controversial test that has divided doctors for years - does PSA screening for prostate cancer actually make any difference? The issue of dignity - how a GP talks to a patient. And garlic – can it really lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, ward off the common cold, and protect against cancer.

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  • Inside Health: Red Meat, Joints, Screening

    Tue, 13 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter looks at the evidence behind a study showing that a diet rich in red meat increases the risk of bowel cancer - and ponders whether to take supplements for sore knees

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  • Inside Health: Vitiligo, Masks, Knees

    Tue, 6 Mar 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter tackles the confusion and prejudice that surrounds the skin condition Vitiligo. Max Pemberton discovers why surgeons may be wearing masks for their benefit rather than their patients. And Margaret McCartney reminds doctors who tweet to proceed with caution - posting photographs of the first patient you've anaesthetised is likely to get you into trouble!

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  • Inside Health: Sleeping pills, Thyroid, e-cigs

    Tue, 28 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sleeping pills increasing the chance of an early death - drugs which are prescribed 10 million times a year in England. Could your GP’s dietary preferences and habits influence your well being? Under-active thyroid and pregnancy. Are electronic cigarettes dangerous?

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  • Inside Health: Incentives, Cough 21 Feb 12

    Tue, 21 Feb 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Health incentives, Ace inhibitor cough, Raynauds Phenomenon, Hazards of fizzy drinks

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  • Inside Health: Whiplash, Statins: 14 Feb 12

    Tue, 14 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Whiplash and government efforts to reduce compensation claims. Behind the headlines that suggested weaning your baby on finger foods may be healthier than spoon feeding. Cholesterol tests and effects of statins. And the latest on patient medical records. Dr Mark Porter presents.

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  • Inside Health: Gout 07 Feb 12

    Tue, 7 Feb 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Hospital Acquired Infections - protocols for visitors to hospitals. Case for better nutrition education in medical schools. Gout on the rise due to obesity. Gluten intolerance. Shockwave Therapy for soft tissue injuries.

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  • Inside Health: Pseudomonas 31 Jan 12

    Tue, 31 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The latest approach to tackling hospital superbugs. Clarification of the alcohol guidelines. A more convenient alternative to warfarin and why wearing high heels may be bad for your legs but good for your sex life.

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  • Inside Health: Tinnitus 24 Jan 12

    Tue, 24 Jan 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter demystifies the health issues that perplex us, including the causes of Tinnitus, evidence on whether cough mixtures work and who should take Vitamin D

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  • Inside Health: Flu 17 Jan 12

    Tue, 17 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A single injection that protects you against all strains of flu virus – from the usual winter strains to swine and bird flu. Universal vaccines have been under development over the past few years and are now be trialled in volunteers at a ‘flu camp’ in London. Mark Porter visits the flu camp to find out if the vaccine is all it’s cracked up to be.

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  • Inside Health: Medical Devices 10 Jan 12

    Tue, 10 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter investigates medical devices and why it’s so much easier to get approval for use in humans, compared to the strict criteria new medicines have to meet.

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  • Am I Really Free 22 Dec 11

    Thu, 22 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    When is a mentally ill patient really free to make a decision about their treatment, and when is it the disorder talking? Claudia Hammond explores some surprising new research.

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  • All In The Mind: 20 Dec 11: Stress Test Results

    Tue, 20 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Stress Test Results; Mental health and comedy & Disclosure

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  • Post Mortem 14 Dec 11

    Thu, 15 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Pathologist Professor Sebastian Lucas performs a 'consented' post mortem to show Geoff Watts why he thinks the demise of this once common practice represents such a loss to medicine.

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  • All In The Mind: 13 Dec 11:Taxi drivers' brains

    Tue, 13 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Taxi drivers' brains; Disclosing mental health problems at work; Neuroscience and the law

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  • All In The Mind: 06 Dec 11: Biopolar Disorder & Misdiagnosis

    Tue, 6 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Biopolar Disorder & Misdiagnosis; Complaining; Employment Support With Mental Illness

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  • All In The Mind: 29 Nov 11: Fraud in psychology

    Tue, 29 Nov 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Fraud in psychology; Mentoring scheme for people with anxiety; Earworms

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  • All In The Mind: 22 Nov 11: English Riots

    Tue, 22 Nov 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    English Riots; Credit Cards and Anchoring; Bullying and Personality Disorder

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  • All In The Mind: 15 Nov 11: Daniel Kahneman & Conjoined twins with linked brains

    Tue, 15 Nov 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Daniel Kahneman & Conjoined twins with linked brains

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  • 08.11.11: Mind Myths

    Tue, 8 Nov 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Do we only use 10% of our brains and does Mozart makes kids smarter? Engage the full 100% of your grey matter and listen to Claudia Hammond slay common myths about the brain.

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  • 01 Nov 11: Behavioural Insights and the Nudge Agenda

    Tue, 1 Nov 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    an All in the Mind special

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  • All In The Mind: 25 Oct 11: Why hysteria is not a thing of the past

    Tue, 25 Oct 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Why hysteria is not a thing of the past; Learning while you sleep; How carers are getting involved in mental health research

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  • Romanian Orphanage Babies: 21 Years On

    Tue, 11 Oct 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How have the Romanian orphanage babies, adopted 21 years ago, recovered from their appalling early treatment? Claudia Hammond reports on how scientists have tracked their progress and talks to the adoptees and their parents.

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  • All in the Mind 04 Oct 11: Drugs

    Tue, 4 Oct 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The health risks of anti-psychotic drugs - are psychiatrists doing enough? Breaking bad habits. And Jess Goodell the marine who got PTSD after retrieving bodies in Iraq

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  • The First 1000 Days: A Legacy for Life - Part 3: Future Generations

    Tue, 30 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter asks if an adult's health - determined by their environment and nutrition in the first 1000 days of life -be passed on to their children? Part 3: Future Generations

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  • The First 1000 Days: A Legacy for Life - Part 2: Infancy

    Tue, 23 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Could adult health be determined by our environment and nutrition in the first thousand days of life, or even many years earlier? Dr Mark Porter investigates. Part 2: Infancy

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  • The First 1000 Days: A Legacy for Life - Part 1: In the Womb

    Tue, 16 Aug 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Could adult health be determined by our environment and nutrition in the first thousand days of life, or even many years earlier? Dr Mark Porter investigates. Part 1: In the Womb.

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  • Am I Normal? (Tiredness)

    Wed, 10 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    What are normal levels of tiredness and when should we seek help for exhausation and fatigue? Vivienne Parry investigates.

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  • Am I Normal? (Birth)

    Tue, 2 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Vivienne Parry explores changing attitudes to giving birth and asks what is a normal birth

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  • Inside the Ethics Committee

    Thu, 28 Jul 11

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Hear Joan Bakewell and her panel wrestle with a real life medical dilemma. Can conscious patients stop treatment, even though this will directly lead to their deaths?

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  • Am I Normal? (Immune System)

    Tue, 26 Jul 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Is there such a thing as a normal immune system? Vivienne Parry investigates.

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  • Am I Normal? ( Libido)

    Tue, 19 Jul 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How much do our libidos vary and and when should we worry whether our sex drive is normal or we should seek help. Vivienne Parry investigates.

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  • Inside the Ethics Committee Unconscious & Pregnant

    Thu, 14 Jul 11

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Hear Joan Bakewell and her panel wrestle with a real life medical dilemma. How do you make medical decisions about an unconscious woman when she is pregnant?

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  • All In The Mind: 12 July 11: Arson, Parents Teach Parents & Autism

    Tue, 12 Jul 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Arson, Parents Teach Parents & Autism

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  • All In The Mind: 05 July 11: The link between gambling and superstitious thinking

    Tue, 5 Jul 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The link between gambling and superstitious thinking, the power of language to affect what we think and gardening to improve mental health.

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  • All In The Mind: 28 June 11: Mental Health in Hong Kong

    Tue, 28 Jun 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mental Health in Hong Kong

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  • All In The Mind: 21 June 11: Stress special: What exactly is stress and how does it affect our mental health?

    Tue, 21 Jun 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Stress special: What exactly is stress and how does it affect our mental health? All In The Mind launches a pioneering online scientific experiment to test the nation's mental health and well being

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  • All In The Mind: 14 June 11: Siblings of people with mental health problems

    Tue, 14 Jun 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Siblings of people with mental health problems; Are stages of grief a myth?; Why expert predictions often fail yet we believe them anyway

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  • All In The Mind: 07 June 11: Compassion therapy

    Tue, 7 Jun 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Compassion therapy; How adverts influence what children eat; The brain and magic

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  • All In The Mind: 31 May 11: Controlling and violent behaviour in teenage intimate relationships

    Tue, 31 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Controlling and violent behaviour in teenage intimate relationships; Super autobiographical memory – the people who cannot forget

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  • All In The Mind: 24 May 11: Does mess make us racist

    Tue, 24 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Does mess make us racist; Graphic art –a true psychiatric tale; Taking control for sporting success

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  • All In The Mind: 17 May 11: Earthquake trauma treatment

    Tue, 17 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Earthquake trauma treatment; Do placebos work when you know that's what they are? And why Botox may stop you reading others emotions

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  • All In The Mind: 10 May 11: Ostracism

    Tue, 10 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ostracism; Suicide; Help for the carers of people with anorexia

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  • All In The Mind: 03 May 11: Personal space & claustrophobia

    Tue, 3 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Personal space and claustrophobia; suicide and bereavement; what brain scans reveal about us

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  • All In The Mind: 26 Apr 11: Psychopathic brain

    Tue, 26 Apr 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Psychopathic brain; Mirror-touch; The emotional calendar

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  • All In The Mind: 19 Apr 11: Anorexia and autism

    Tue, 19 Apr 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Anorexia and autism; Baby language; The middle-age brain

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  • Fingerprints on Trial 10 Mar 11

    Fri, 11 Mar 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    After a century in which it has been accepted as the Gold Standard for forensic evidence, Claudia Hammond investigates the growing body of research, including studies by cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists, that challenges the infallibility of fingerprint evidence.

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  • Case Notes Gut Bacteria 08 Mar 11

    Tue, 8 Mar 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter on faecal transplants, and the balance of good and bad bugs in our guts.

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  • Case Notes Morning Sickness Tue 29 Feb 11

    Tue, 1 Mar 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Many women experience Morning Sickness during pregnancy, but doctors still do not fully understand why. Dr Mark Porter investigates the latest research into causes and treatments. He hears firsthand of the psychological and physical effects it can have on women and that for 1 in 150 women, sickness is so severe they are admitted to hospital.

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  • Case Notes Epilepsy 22 Feb 11

    Tue, 22 Feb 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter discusses epilepsy and its treatment. Advances in brain scanning and surgery mean an increasing number of people can be cured with an operation. However, surgery is not an option for the majority. Mark talks to epilepsy specialists about drug treatments, and a special high-fat diet, known as the ketogenic diet, which helps to reduce the severity of the condition in some children.

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  • Case Notes The Pancreas 15 Feb 11

    Tue, 15 Feb 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter visits the Royal Liverpool Hospital, the country's leading centre for treating and researching diseases of the pancreas.

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  • Case Notes Radiotherapy 08 Feb 11

    Tue, 8 Feb 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter looks at the latest developments in radiotherapy. He reviews its origins with the pioneering research of Marie Curie one hundred years ago and he talks to doctors, radiologists and patients about the modern practise and experience of harnessing radiation to kill malignant tissue. Radiotherapy is sometimes described as the 'Cinderella' of cancer treatment. Its public profile is lower than the new generation of anti-cancer drugs. Yet doctors are continually finding ways of improving the effectiveness and accuracy of radiotherapy.

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  • Case Notes End of Life 01 Feb 11

    Tue, 1 Feb 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dr Mark Porter visits St Joseph's Hospice in East London to find out about services available for people at the end of their lives

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  • Case Notes Glaucoma 25 Jan 11

    Tue, 25 Jan 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Glaucoma is an eye disease in which fluid pressure is raised. It causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision. Dr Mark Porter visits Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and finds about a new test for glaucoma, which will lead to earlier diagnosis He also hears about the latest research into the genetics of the optic nerve.

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  • Case Notes Hepatitis C 18 Jan 11

    Tue, 18 Jan 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Experts at Europe's largest liver transplant unit, at King's College Hospital in London, explain how vague symptoms help to keep hepatitis C 'hidden' inside the body for years.

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  • Case Notes A Night in ER 28 Dec 10

    Tue, 28 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Southampton's 21st century Emergency Department - behind the scenes with Dr Mark Porter

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  • All In The Mind: 21 Dec 10

    Tue, 21 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The 1:4 statistic; Falklands Diary & Ancestors and Intelligence

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  • All In The Mind: 14 Dec 10

    Tue, 14 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Claudia Hammond looks at how social networking is changing adoption

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  • All In The Mind: 07 Dec 10

    Tue, 7 Dec 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Mapping the brain, online psychological support for cancer

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  • All In The Mind: 30 Nov 10

    Tue, 30 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John O'Donoghue, Digital memories and the Work Capability Assessment

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  • All In The Mind: 23 Nov 10

    Tue, 23 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Claudia Hammond looks at how the senses effect memory, food and design

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  • All In The Mind: 16 Nov 10

    Tue, 16 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Forensic science and psychology; Testosterone and City traders; Suicide terrorism

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  • All In The Mind: 09 Nov 10

    Tue, 9 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    All In The Mind with Claudia Hammond. Brain injury in young offenders, an unusual case of memory loss, plus how to stop worrying.

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  • All In The Mind: 02 Nov 10

    Tue, 2 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Battlefield Mental Health, antidepressants and morality and Community Treatment Orders

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  • Sugaring the Pill: 26 Oct 10

    Tue, 26 Oct 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    But does paying people to be healthy work? Claudia Hammond assesses the evidence and makes a discovery that astonishes her.

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  • Case Notes Blood Transfusion Consent 21 Sep 10

    Tue, 21 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    We take it for granted that blood will be available if we need an emergency transfusion. Dr Mark Porter explores the issues of consent when giving a patient a blood transfusion

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  • Case Notes Good Fats & Bad Fats 14 Sep 10

    Tue, 14 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter investigates the good and bad fats we eat and how they impact on our health, from trans fats associated with heart disease to the health benefits of fish oils.

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  • Case Notes Biomechanics 07 Sep 10

    Tue, 7 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Mark Porter gets his kit on to investigate biomechanics and sports injuries at the University of Bath Sports Village

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