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  1. 23/09/2014

    Dr Mark Porter goes on a weekly quest to demystify the health issues that perplex us.

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2014

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  2. Conflicted Medicine: Public Health Campaigns

    Dr Mark Porter examines how powerful lobbying groups influence what you eat and drink.

    First broadcast: 26 Aug 2014

  3. Conflicted Medicine: Specialists and GPs

    Dr Mark Porter examines the hidden conflicts of interest that can influence your health.

    First broadcast: 19 Aug 2014

  4. Conflicted Medicine: Pharmaceuticals

    Are hidden conflicts of interest in medicine out of control or an over-hyped concern?

    First broadcast: 12 Aug 2014

  5. HIV and MS; Black skin and cancer; Iron overload; Losing your sense of smell

    Dr Mark Porter finds out why people with HIV very rarely get multiple sclerosis.

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2014

  6. Back pain and paracetamol, blood thinning drugs, drug driving, kidney stones

    Paracetamol and back pain; blood thinning drugs; drug driving limits and kidney stones.

    First broadcast: 29 Jul 2014

  7. Statins, Cholesterol-lowering spreads, Olive oil, Diet and inflammatory bowel disease, Singers' nodules

    With a look at Crohn's disease and diet, teachers' voices and cholesterol-lowering foods.

    First broadcast: 22 Jul 2014

  8. Screening for Breast Cancer

    Dr Mark Porter debates the benefits and harms of screening for breast cancer.

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2014

  9. Ebola, Bike saddles, Recording consultations, Insect bites

    Ebola, bike saddles and erectile dysfunction, recording consultations and insect bites.

    First broadcast: 08 Jul 2014

  10. Statins; improving cancer survival rates; reflux and heartburn; recycling medicines.

    Dr Mark Porter goes on a weekly quest to demystify the health issues that perplex us.

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2014

  11. Hospital patients dying of thirst; Paracetamol; Saturated fats; Baclofen and alcoholism

    Dr Mark Porter on how Baclofen stopped a listener drinking 6-8 bottles of wine a day.

    First broadcast: 22 Apr 2014

  12. Video consultations, Low-fibre diets, Testosterone

    Dr Mark Porter investigates low testosterone, low-fibre diets and GPs on Skype.

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 2014

  13. Anti-virals for flu, Bod Pod test for body fat, Patients' weight, X-rays and cancer

    The evidence for anti-virals and flu. Plus Mark gets his body fat checked.

    First broadcast: 08 Apr 2014

  14. Care of the dying, Birdsong in GP surgeries, Sex development

    Dr Mark Porter presents a series that aims to demystify perplexing health issues.

    First broadcast: 01 Apr 2014

  15. Stress and pregnancy, CBT for insomnia, Cluster headache, Smoking and mental health

    Why insomnia is often mismanaged despite there being an effective drug-free treatment.

    First broadcast: 25 Mar 2014

  16. Sugar, Prescription charges, Thrush, Iron and strokes

    Dr Mark Porter goes on a weekly quest to demystify the health issues that perplex us.

    First broadcast: 11 Mar 2014

  17. Scarlet Fever; Overtreating the over-80s; ICU and trauma; Feedback on constipation; Cataracts

    Psychological trauma after intensive care, overtreating stroke, and scarlet fever.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2014

  18. Selenium & Vitamin E supplements in men, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Childhood Constipation

    The risks from taking selenium supplements, lung disease and constipation in children.

    First broadcast: 25 Feb 2014

  19. Glucosamine for osteoarthritis; Alcohol addiction; Gut instinct

    What roles do paracetamol and glucosamine play in treating osteoarthritis?

    First broadcast: 11 Feb 2014

  20. E-cigs; PPI feedback; Be assertive with your doctor; Prostate cancer diagnosis

    E-cigarette advertising, and could MRI revolutionise the diagnosis of prostate cancer?

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2014

  21. Care data, New gastric balloon, Vocal dysphonia, Antacids

    A new gastric balloon, overuse of stomach drugs, the new NHS database and vocal dysphonia.

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2014

  22. Gender X; Diabetes diagnosis; Trigeminal Neuralgia; Oesophageal cancer

    Dr Mark Porter goes on a weekly quest to demystify the health issues that perplex us.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2013

  23. Free Vit D for kids, Exercise & depression, Asthma inhalers feedback, Fungal nails, GP pilots

    Vitamin D for all kids; Exercise for depression? Fungal toenails; Manchester GP pilots

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2013

  24. Diabetes Type II; Obesity; Feedback on Anorexia and Shingles; Lyme Disease

    Dr Mark Porter investigates how doctors detect and diagnose type-2 diabetes.

    First broadcast: 22 Oct 2013

  25. Vaccinations, One-to-one midwives, Leg ulcers, Asthma inhalers

    Does linking child immunisation to benefits and child care improve vaccination rates?

    First broadcast: 15 Oct 2013

  26. Shingles vaccine; Energy drinks; Liver function tests; Anorexia

    Margaret McCartney reports on confusion around the new shingles vaccine.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2013

  27. Flu vaccine and narcolepsy, Stoptober, Herbal medicines, Calcium supplements

    New research linking a swine flu vaccine to a rare sleeping disorder in children

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2013

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