Antibiotic apocalypse, statins and treating pneumonia, and neurosurgery for epilepsy. Read more
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.
In a new series Dr Mark Porter explores the growing trend to 'deprescribe'.
Obesity and Cancer campaign; Intelligent liver function tests; Getting reliable information from websites
Obesity and Cancer campaign; intelligent liver function tests; which websites to trust.
Declining male fertility, Diagnosing urinary tract infections in the elderly, Guide to health websites
Declining male fertility, diagnosing urinary tract infections, and health websites.
Anti-inflammatories and ovulation; Probiotics and Parkinson's; Blood interval and patient forums online
Anti-inflammatories & ovulation; probiotics and Parkinson's; giving blood; patient forums
Bats and Rabies; Hip Dysplasia in babies; Online health tips; Clinical Law
Bats and the risk of rabies; hip dysplasia in babies; online health tips; clinical law.
Singing for breathlessness, Aneurysms, Sunscreens and Myasthenia gravis
Singing for breathlessness, Aneurysms and exercise, Sunscreens, Myasthenia gravis
Fit in your 40's
Sue and Kelly meet the personal trainer who specialises in helping the over 40’s.
Are you suffering parental burnout?
Being a parent can be tiring and stressful. But what happens when parents burnout?
A breath of fresh air for a Thursday evening.
Music and conversation for your Thursday night, with a focus on health and wellbeing.
Alabama: America’s battleground
A virtual ban on abortion will become law in November in Alabama