Dr Mark Porter discusses high blood pressure, a silent threat that isn't well managed. Read more
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
Prescription Charges; Acute Kidney Injury; MMR vaccine; Meningitis in Students
Heparin and Pigs; Anticoagulants; Ovarian Freezing and Cancer; Thumb surgery
Heparin and Pigs; Anticoagulants; Ovarian Freezing and Cancer; Thumb surgery.
Statins Over the Counter, Amyloidosis, Gene Silencing
High-dose statins over the counter, amyloidosis, and gene silencing.
Zantac alert, Newborn brain injury, OTC guide, Surgery for reflux
Zantac alert, newborn brain injury, Guide to Over the Counter choices, surgery for reflux.
Antidepressant withdrawal; chemotherapy backpacks; dizziness; over the counter gels for pain relief
Antidepressant withdrawal; chemotherapy backpacks; dizziness; gels for pain relief
When to take Blood Pressure Pills; ADHD; Recurrent Fevers; Head lice
The best time of day to take blood pressure pills; ADHD; Recurrent fevers; Head lice
Remote and Rural Healthcare
Dr Margaret McCartney on the challenges of healthcare when help isn't on your doorstep.
Coronavirus; Probiotics and Babies' gut health; Pill Organisers; Haemophilia therapy
Coronavirus; Probiotics and gut health in early life; Pill Organisers; Haemophilia therapy
Respiratory Syncytial Virus; Coronavirus Vaccine; Unnecessary Vaginal Examinations; Compassion Fatigue
James Gallagher on the virus almost nobody's heard of, Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV.
Coronavirus Transmission; Breakfast; Women and Heart Attacks; Personal digital assistants
Coronavirus; Breakfast; Women and Heart Attacks; Personal digital assistants.
Air Pollution; Infectious Disease and Healthcare Staff; Hymenoplasty
Keen cyclist and GP, Dr Farrah Jarral investigates the health effects of air pollution.
Cigarette Filters; Sepsis
Chris van Tulleken examines cigarette filters and how the media report sepsis.
Hard Sell for Private Cataract Surgery; Language in Healthcare; Specialist Medical Travel Clinic
Chris van Tulleken investigates hard sell in the private cataract business