InsHealth: Saturated fats; Moles; Egg freezing 03 Mar 1503/03/15
Recent research into Saturated Fats; Advice on checking your moles and how to spot the innocent from the sinister; Success rates for egg freezing and pregnancy.
InsHealth: Drug driving; End of life care; Smart Drugs 24 Feb 15
Implications of the new drug driving legislation which comes into force next week. Planning for a good death - an Inside Health listener tells us he believes it’s better to die earlier from heart disease than to go on to develop cancer later in life....
InsHealth: Heart & exercise; Smoking & Alcohol; Weight; Hep C 17 Feb 15
With the London Marathon in April Inside Health looks at recent evidence that too much exercise is as harmful as none at all. Data shows binge drinking amongst young adults is on the wane - why? Psychological approach to obesity management. And new...
InsHealth: NHS morale; Preg & flying; Sugar & menarche; FGM 11 Feb 15
With the NHS facing significant and enduring financial pressures, as people's need for services continues to grow faster than funding, what impact is all this having on NHS staff? New advice about flying if pregnant and new research that links...
InsHealth: NHS survey; NHS & cancer; Headphones; P4 03 Feb 15
Diagnosing Cancer - why does the UK still lag behind much of Europe and what is being done about it? The American dream - personalised medicine based on your genes. Plus do headphones damage hearing?
InsHealth: Dementia; Gluten; Heart dis; Social jetlag; Boilers 27 Jan 15
Increased risk of dementia from commonly used drugs; is going gluten free good for you; why women are more at risk of heart attacks than men; and boilers on prescription.
InsHealth: Flu; Weight loss surgery; Dry January 20 Jan 15
Mark investigates reports that the UK faces an epidemic of "mutant flu". Just a month after NICE calls for more weight loss operations to be done, there are proposals to slash the amount hospitals are paid to do the procedures - a move that could see...
InsHealth: Dry January; PLAC test, Dentist 13 Jan 15
Dr Mark Porter talks to leading experts about treating alcohol dependence with a pill and whether the required counselling services are available to make it work. Mark has a PLAC test to check his heart attack risk. And how often should we be going to...
InsHealth: Fruit; A Pain clinic; New Year 06 Jan 15
Should fruit juice be dropped from 5 a day recommendations? A&E in winter; Mark visits a busy pain clinic; resident sceptic Margaret McCartney outlines her New Year resolutions.
InsHealth: GP incentives, CT scans, Hot flushes, New anticoags 28 Oct 14
Financial incentives for GPs - do they work? Are walk-in CT Scans a good idea? Hot Flushes feedback; plus the new generation of anti-coagulants offering an alternative to warfarin.
InsHealth: Private hosps, Hyperbaric med, Kidneys, Warfarin 21 Oct 14
As more NHS operations are done in the private sector, how much do we know about patient safety in private hospitals? Kits to self-monitor warfarin have been recommended by NICE, so why is the uptake so poor? Hyperbaric medicine - using high doses of...
InsHealth: Sickness absence, Ankle arthritis, Hot flushes,...
Inside Health examines advice for when parents should and shouldn't send their sick children to school. Is this another example of the nanny state, or a useful guide? Dr Mark Porter reports on ankle arthritis, the latest evidence on HRT for hot...
InsHealth: Ebola, Painkillers, Immunity, Integrated Health, Thyroid &...
Ebola hits Europe – future predictions of a big increase in cases. Painkillers – the real story behind recent headlines suggesting that codeine based drugs pose a significant threat to the nation’s health. Immunity – could a problem with your immune...
InsHealth: Antibiotics; Flu, NHS Continuing Healthcare, Snoring
Dr Mark Porter reports on sleep apps, can they help with common sleep problems such as sleep apnoea? A new study reveals the failure of antibiotics for simple infections. Margaret McCartney reviews the evidence and asks is it worth having a flu jab?...
InsHealth: Ashya King conflict resolution; GPs near work; Lipoedema 23...
Dr Mark Porter investigates the rights that parents have when there is disagreement about the right treatments for their child in hospital. He visits the Evelina Children's hospital where they're using mediation to deal with the conflicts that can...
InsHealth: Conflicted Medicine 3/3 26 Aug 14
Dr Mark Porter examines how powerful lobbying groups like the food and alcohol industries steer public health policy in the direction that suits them most.
InsHealth: Conflicted Medicine 2/3 19 Aug 14
Dr Mark Porter examines the hidden conflicts of interest that may affect how your GP or specialist treats you. He discovers that the advice patient groups give you is also not immune to the influences of organisations such as pharmaceutical companies.
InsHealth: Conflicted Medicine 1/3 12 Aug 14
Are conflicts of interest in medicine out of control and undermining public trust, or an over-hyped concern? Dr Mark Porter investigates the hidden influences driving your doctor.
InsHealth: HIV & MS; black skin & cancer; iron overload; smell
Mark finds out why HIV might protect against MS, how much is black skin at reduced risk of skin cancer, iron overload and the training that helps recover a lost sense of smell
InsHealth: Back pain & Paracetamol, Blood clots, Drug driving, Kidney...
New research which shows that paracetamol doesn't help back pain; the overuse of blood thinning drugs; new laws on limits for driving on prescribed drugs, and treating kidney stones.
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