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  1. 06/01/2015

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

    First broadcast: 06 Jan 2015

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  2. GP incentives; Walk-in CT scans; Hot Flushes feedback; New anti-coagulants

    Do financial incentives for GPs work? Are walk-in CT scans a good idea?

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2014

  3. Private hospitals, Hyperbaric medicine, Sick day rules to reduce kidney damage, Warfarin

    Dr Mark Porter asks how much we know about patient safety in private hospitals.

    First broadcast: 21 Oct 2014

  4. Sickness Absence, Ankle Arthritis, Hot Flushes, Guillain-Barre Syndrome

    Dr Mark Porter reports on ankle arthritis, and when you should keep your child off school.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2014

  5. Ebola, Painkillers, Immunity (CVID), Integrated Health, Thyroid and Pregnancy

    Dr Mark Porter explores Ebola and how predictions of its spread are made.

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2014

  6. Antibiotics, Winter Flu, NHS Continuing Healthcare, Snoring

    Dr Mark Porter looks at the evidence for winter flu jabs and reviews sleep apps.

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2014

  7. Conflict resolution in Ashya King case; GPs near work; Lipoedema

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

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2014

  8. Conflicted Medicine: Public Health Campaigns

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

    First broadcast: 26 Aug 2014

  9. Conflicted Medicine: Specialists and GPs

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

    First broadcast: 19 Aug 2014

  10. Conflicted Medicine: Pharmaceuticals

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

    First broadcast: 12 Aug 2014

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Screening for Breast Cancer

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

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2014

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

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

    First broadcast: 08 Jul 2014

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Video consultations, Low-fibre diets, Testosterone

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

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 2014

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. Glucosamine for osteoarthritis; Alcohol addiction; Gut instinct

    What roles do paracetamol and glucosamine play in treating osteoarthritis?

    First broadcast: 11 Feb 2014

  26. 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

  27. 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

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