Why is asthma overdiagnosed and undertreated? Plus visual snow and confounding factors.
Asthma, Visual snow, Confounding factors
Preventive HIV therapy, Sugar tax, Bowel cancer, Surgery
Dr Mark Porter explores preventive HIV therapy, the sugar tax, bowel cancer and surgery.
Health checks, Fertility, Adjustment
The evidence for 'mid-life MOTs', female fertility and age and the meaning of 'adjustment'
Multi-morbidity, one-shot radiotherapy during surgery for early stage breast cancer
David Haslam, chair of NICE, on managing the millions of people on 5 or more drugs a day.
Care.data, Asthma, Acne rosacea, Pacemakers
Dr Mark Porter looks at care.data, asthma, acne rosacea and pacemakers.
Papilloedema; Cardiac death in sport; Diagnosing early miscarriage; Warfarin
Papilloedema, cardiac death in sport, diagnosing early miscarriage, Warfarin.
Braintraining and dementia; Cluster headaches; Cancer rehab; #hellomynameis
Dr Mark Porter investigates whether brain training can cut cases of dementia by a third.
Statins in the media, Unusual neurological itch, The hunger hormone, Viagra
Has media coverage of statins caused people to come off the drugs?
Zika in UK, Hip arthroscopy, Limits of cancer treatment
Dr Mark Porter finds out how hip arthroscopy is increasingly being used.
Personalised Medicine: Dose By Design
Vivienne Parry asks if the NHS can deliver the benefits of genomic medicine for all
Why Become a Doctor? 1. The Golden Age
Was there ever a golden age in which to train to be a doctor?
Why Become a Doctor? 2. All Work and No Play?
The real lives of junior doctors today.
Why Becomea doctor? 3. A Matter of Life and Death
Kevin Fong explores how doctors cope when things go wrong
Obesity and smoking, Blood pressure, ADHD
Obesity and smoking, should blood pressure targets get lower? And medicating ADHD.
Welsh patient power, Liquid biopsies, Food allergies, Dosing errors
A new way of tracking cancer is exciting oncologists worldwide.
Breast cancer, Alcoholism, CRPS, Generics
Breast cancer and bisphosphonates, alcoholism and Baclofen, CRPS, generics.
Ministrokes, Midwife study, Cyclic vomiting syndrome, Noise in intensive care
This edition looks at ministrokes, a midwife study, and cyclic vomiting syndrome.
Meningitis ACWY vaccine, Testosterone for women, Allotments on prescription, Heart failure and iron
There is confusion about how teens should be getting the new Meningitis ACWY vaccine.
Dying at Home, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia FH, Delirium
Dying at Home; Familial Hypercholesterolaemia FH; Delirium.
Mark Porter reports on two landmark trials assessing when and how to treat prostate cancer
Paracetamol, Prostate and HIFU, Uncertainty - Oxygen and Heart Attacks
Evidence suggests paracetamol is not as effective as previously thought for chronic pain.
NHS under pressure, Breast cancer prevention, Lactose intolerance
Do funding requests hinder NHS operations? Plus breast cancer prevention.
Preventable deaths, Poo bank, Waterbirths
Preventable deaths in hospitals, Mark visits a stool bank, and evidence for water births.
Why hernias, hands and varicose veins might not be treated on the NHS
Hernias, hands and varicose veins might not be treated on the NHS in the future.
Over-the-counter prescriptions, Virtual reality in rehabilitation, Sore throats and antibiotics
Over-the-counter prescriptions, virtual reality for rehab, sore throats and antibiotics.
NHS Special: What needs to give?
Dr Mark Porter hosts a special debate on the current state of the NHS.
Vitamin D, Air Ambulance blood trial, Phantom limb pain, Sitting-rising test
Topics include Vitamin D, an air ambulance blood trial and phantom limb pain.
Smoking in pregnancy; Lifestyle targets; Thyroid cancer; Flossing
Smoking in pregnancy; lifestyle targets; thyroid cancer; what's the evidence for flossing?
Opt-out organ donation; your body after death; what time of day to take blood pressure medication
Opt-out organ donation; your body after death; time of day to take blood pressure drugs.
Bisphosphonates, IBS and diet, CRP test for infection, Randomisation
Bisphosphonates, IBS and diet, CRP test for infection, and randomisation.
Cholesterol-lowering drug, Defibrillators, Post-traumatic stress disorder and heart disease, Lack of drugs in pregnancy
Cholesterol-lowering drug; defibrillators; PTSD and heart disease; lack of pregnancy drugs
High costs of cheap medicines, Can a simple blood test help identify cancer, undescended testes, Aspirin
The price of everyday medicines is rising as some manufacturers are monopolies.
Robo-docs, using AI to diagnose; Pancreatic cancer; Statins and muscle aches
Are we on the cusp of a new era where computers will be doing the diagnosing?
Hepatitis B vaccine, Sheds, Obesity Paradox, Taking part in clinical trials
Dr Mark Porter presents a series that aims to demystify perplexing health issues.
PPIs, Aspirin and cancer, Radiotherapy and smoking
Long term use of PPIs, aspirin and cancer prevention, radiotherapy and smoking.
Antibiotics, Lung Cancer, Dying of a Broken Heart, Gender Bias
Margaret McCartney unpicks recent headlines suggesting its okay not to finish antibiotics.
Breast density; Health education; Switching outcomes
Breast density; health education; switching outcomes in clinical trials.
Addiction services; Schizophrenia; Hearts and cancer
Inside Health reveals the poor state of addiction services in England.
Scoliosis, Depression, Pets in Hospital, Eustachian Tubes
Scoliosis, depression in teenagers, pets in hospital, Eustachian tubes and blocked ears.
Big baby birth trial, Uveitis, Telephone triage, Burns
The Bristol team behind a pioneering way to protect the vision of children with arthritis.
Vaginal mesh; alcohol and the heart
Complications of vaginal mesh implants, plus alcohol and the heart.
Dr Google; Sexual orientation and the NHS; Hypermobility; Surgery for COPD
Dr Google; GPs told to ask about your sexual orientation; hypermobility; surgery for COPD.
Antibiotics, Statins and Pneumonia, Neurosurgery for Epilepsy
Antibiotic apocalypse, statins and treating pneumonia, and neurosurgery for epilepsy.
The Future Heart
Could lab-grown cells be the future for patients with heart failure? Kevin Fong reports.
Medical detection dogs
Mark Porter investigates the evidence for whether dogs can accurately smell cancer.
Flu, Cow's milk allergy, Robotic pharmacy
Dr Mark Porter investigates the protection the latest vaccine gives us from Aussie flu.
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, HPV Vaccine, BRCA genes
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, HPV vaccine, BRCA genes and breast cancer survival.
Microprocessor Knees, The 'Glasgow Effect', Mesothelioma
A look at microprocessor knees, the 'Glasgow Effect' and mesothelioma.
Blood Clots, Iron Supplements, Doctor's Bag
Blood clots acquired in hospital. Taking iron supplements. Plus what is in a doctor's bag?
Rickets, Drug addiction recovery, Defibrillator support
The growing problem of rickets, drug addiction recovery and defibrillator support.
Medical Cannabis; Hidden Blood in the Urine; Ageing and Immunity
The evidence for medical cannabis, hidden blood in the urine, ageing and immunity.
Diabetes Tech, Antidepressants, Stem Cell Therapy and knees
Diabetes glucose monitors, antidepressants, stem cell therapy and knees.
One in eight men will develop prostate cancer. Mark Porter and Margaret McCartney report.
Cardiac Rehab, Withdrawing from Antidepressants, Middle Ear Implant
Dr Mark Porter busts some of the myths surrounding recovery from a heart attack.
Ageing brain, Fish Oils, Adaptive Trials, Yoga
Deciding between healthy ageing and early dementia, fish oils, adaptive trials and yoga.
Acid Attacks and Corneal Grafts, Bowel Cancer Screening, Sports Prosthesis for Children
Dr Mark Porter talks to Andrew who was blinded by a robber in an acid attack.
Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer Prevention
Why are only 1 in 7 eligible women on Tamoxifen, the 'statin of breast cancer prevention'?
Biosimilars, Insomnia, Abortion at home
Bad sleep breeds bad sleep. Dr Mark Porter reports on what works for insomnia.
Weaning Babies, Seeing the Same Doctor Saves Lives, NHS Research, Mental Capacity
The relationship between when babies are weaned and the time they sleep has been published
Running, cycling and knee health, Adrenaline and cardiac arrest, Artificial eyes
Does running damage your knees and is cycling any better?
Aspirin, Stroke, Best Interests, Lasting Power of Attorney, Bawa Garba
A baby aspirin for heart attack or stroke, best interests and lasting powers of attorney.
Social prescribing, Topical steroid withdrawal, Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Social Prescribing, Topical Steroid Withdrawal, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Stroke man recovers speech, Apple watch and ECGs, Newborn heel prick test
How one stroke robbed a man of speech and four years later another stroke brought it back
Umbilical cord clamping, Natural cycles, Pedometers
Umbilical cord clamping, Natural Cycles and do pedometers help long term?
Placebo on Prescription: Hepatitis C Transplants, Genes and Back Pain
Hepatitis C infected organs to be offered on the NHS transplant waiting list
France Delists Alzheimer's Drugs, Quality of Life After Hip Fracture, Prostate Cancer
France delists Alzheimer's drugs, quality of life after hip fracture and prostate cancer.
Epipens & Autoinjectors; Meningitis B Bedside Test; Age Related Macular Degeneration
Epipens are in short supply and under fire for their design. Dr Mark Porter investigates.
Blood pressure pills and cancer, Aortic aneurysm repair, Sinks and hospital infection
Blood pressure pills and cancer, aortic aneurysm repair, sinks and hospital infection
High Blood Pressure
Dr Mark Porter discusses high blood pressure, a silent threat that isn't well managed.
Drug shortages, Eye drops for myopia, Is muscle more dense than fat? Sarcopenia
Drug shortages, eye drops for myopia, is muscle more dense than fat? And sarcopenia
Conflict of interest, Living with a stoma, Diet books
Should policy-making organisations in public health partner charities funded by industry?
Unproven IVF add-ons; Running injuries; DNA analysis on the NHS
Unproven IVF add-ons; does rest help running injuries? DNA analysis on the NHS
Genes and confidentiality; sore throats and cancer; diet for epilepsy; shaving for hospital drips
Genes and confidentiality; sore throats and cancer; diet for epilepsy; hair and drips.
Migraine, Iron overload, Redefining low-risk cancers
New treatment for migraine, iron overload and should low-risk cancers be redefined?
Online GP consultations, Pre-eclampsia and could aspirin treat cancer?
Online GP consultations, a new test for pre-eclampsia and could aspirin treat cancer?
Home fetal heart monitoring, Deconditioning in hospital, Alcohol harm paradox, Pre-eclampsia feedback
Regulation of home fetal heart monitors, deconditioning in hospital, alcohol harm paradox.
Deprescribing long-term opioids, Diagnosing concussion
Opioids for long-term pain and evidence for deprescribing them. Diagnosing concussion.
CBD oil, Dental phobia, Gout
Dr Mark Porter investigates CBD oil, visits a dental phobia clinic and talks gout.
E-cigs, Prehabilitation before surgery, Hospital safety
Why vaping divides public health experts, prehabilitation before surgery, hospital safety
Moving the goalposts in research, Involving parents in the care of premature babies, Feedback
Fiddling figures in research, involving parents in the care of premature babies, feedback.
The science of meetings, Helping those with dementia sleep, Estimating body size
The science of meetings, helping those with dementia sleep, estimating body size
The Evidence: Vaccination
How do attitudes to vaccines differ globally?
'I was re-born when I gave birth to my daughter'
Megan Rose Lane on how Motherhood taught her to love herself and her body.
How successful are Chinese vaccination programmes?
They are hailed as a great success with 95% coverage rates, but what is the true picture?
Can vaccines stop Ebola in the DRC?
Can vaccines stop Ebola in the DRC or will it take more than medical intervention?