Listener feedback; numbers of hospital beds decline as admissions go up; frailty diagnosis
Mark Porter visits a laboratory to find out how gut bacteria could be influencing weight.
Sex education, cosmetic surgery trends, removing gallstones and cigarette packaging.
Research into saturated fats, checking moles and success for egg freezing and pregnancy.
New drug-driving laws include some medications, end of life care and smart drugs.
Can running too much be bad for you? Plus a psychological approach to weight loss.
Low NHS staff morale, flying when pregnant, sugary drinks and menarche, FGM.
Diagnosing Cancer, personalised medicine based on genes and do headphones damage hearing?
Increased risk of dementia from common drugs; and is going gluten free good for you?
Dr Mark Porter on mutant flu, weight-loss surgery, six packs and 'dry January'.
Treating alcohol dependence with a pill, predicting heart attack risk and dental visits.
Should fruit juice be dropped from 5-a-day? A&E in winter; Mark visits a busy pain clinic.
Do financial incentives for GPs work? Are walk-in CT scans a good idea?
Dr Mark Porter asks how much we know about patient safety in private hospitals.
Dr Mark Porter reports on ankle arthritis, and when you should keep your child off school.
Dr Mark Porter explores Ebola and how predictions of its spread are made.
Dr Mark Porter looks at the evidence for winter flu jabs and reviews sleep apps.
Dr Mark Porter goes on a weekly quest to demystify the health issues that perplex us.
Dr Mark Porter examines how powerful lobbying groups influence what you eat and drink.
Dr Mark Porter examines the hidden conflicts of interest that can influence your health.
Are hidden conflicts of interest in medicine out of control or an over-hyped concern?
Dr Mark Porter finds out why people with HIV very rarely get multiple sclerosis.
Paracetamol and back pain; blood thinning drugs; drug driving limits and kidney stones.
With a look at Crohn's disease and diet, teachers' voices and cholesterol-lowering foods.
Dr Mark Porter debates the benefits and harms of screening for breast cancer.
Ebola, bike saddles and erectile dysfunction, recording consultations and insect bites.
Dr Mark Porter on how Baclofen stopped a listener drinking 6-8 bottles of wine a day.
Dr Mark Porter investigates low testosterone, low-fibre diets and GPs on Skype.
The evidence for anti-virals and flu. Plus Mark gets his body fat checked.