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Health Fact vs Fiction

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It's just what the doctor ordered! Health: Fact v Fiction is a frank and fascinating mix of myth-busting and chat about all things health. Join Anna Richardson as she brings together special celebrity guests and leading healthcare consultants. Their mission – to get to the heart of a different medical topic each episode, from the menopause and memory, to healthy guts, the BRCA gene and beyond.

It's just what the doctor ordered! Health: Fact v Fiction is a frank and fascinating mix of myth-busting and chat about all things health. Join Anna Richardson as she brings together special celebrity guests and leading healthcare consultants. Their mission – to get to the heart of a different medical topic each episode, from the menopause and memory, to healthy guts, the BRCA gene and beyond.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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BBC

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It's just what the doctor ordered! Health: Fact v Fiction is a frank and fascinating mix of myth-busting and chat about all things health. Join Anna Richardson as she brings together special celebrity guests and leading healthcare consultants. Their mission – to get to the heart of a different medical topic each episode, from the menopause and memory, to healthy guts, the BRCA gene and beyond.

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English


Episodes

Understanding Fertility Counselling

12/16/2018
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Fertility issues are a heartbreakingly common reality for many people. In fact, one in seven couples in the UK has trouble starting a family. There is a lot for couples to process - the disappointment of not being able to conceive naturally as well as the implications of fertility treatment on them and, potentially, their children. In this episode, Anna Richardson speaks to Mary-Anne Singh, an accredited counsellor at HCA UK’s Lister Fertility Clinic, about how she helps couples come to...

Duration:00:14:45

Getting to the Guts

12/2/2018
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Is gluten-free all it’s made out to be? How can stress-busting techniques help keep your guts happy? All will be answered in this entertaining, easy-to-swallow podcast episode. Anna will be getting to grips with your guts with Alastair Windsor, a specialist colorectal surgeon at HCA UK’s The Princess Grace Hospital and London Digestive Centre. They will be joined by TV presenter and former Blue Peter star, Zoe Salmon, who shares her own experience of IBS, a condition that affects 1 in 5...

Duration:00:32:19

Vagina Chat and the Big M

11/25/2018
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A funny and frank discussion about women’s intimate health and the menopause. Host Anna Richardson talks early menopause - including everything from HRT to sex - with TV presenter and Loose Woman Andrea McLean. There’s also expert advice from Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, Shazia Malik from HCA UK’s The Portland Hospital.

Duration:00:37:23

Before I Forget, Let's Talk About Memory

11/18/2018
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Episode 4: This episode is all about the little grey cells. That’s right. Memory…! Consultant Neurologist at HCA Healthcare UK’s Wellington Hospital, Nick Losseff, joins Anna Richardson to test her cognitive functions and asks, are women really better at remembering things than men? And can doing the daily crossword really help brain training?

Duration:00:28:15

Having the Balls

11/11/2018
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Episode 1: Say ‘balls’ to bravado, as Anna Richardson and her guest consultant Suks Minhas, one of the UK’s leading andrologists (a specialist bloke doctor), from HCA Healthcare UK’s Lister Fertility Clinic, bust myths and tackle the taboos about your tackle! Yep, we’re talking men’s health - and everything from fertility to lumps and cancer. Sharing their experiences of male cancers are former footballer and radio presenter, Jason Cundy, and TV’s Dominic Littlewood, who are both on the...

Duration:00:38:07

Genes Unzipped

11/11/2018
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Episode 2: What makes you ‘you’? How much of your future health is shaped by your ancestors and is there a way to predict or prevent it? Anna Richardson is joined Dr Anju Kulkarni from HCA UK’s London Bridge Hospital, to unzip the secrets of our genes and dive into the past, present and future of our health. They are joined by pop star and presenter Michelle Heaton who talks movingly about how inheriting the BRCA gene - a gene that increases a woman’s risk of getting breast and ovarian...

Duration:00:32:15

Skin Deep

11/11/2018
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Episode 3: Time to get under your skin. Dr Sharon Wong, consultant dermatologist at HCA Healthcare UK’s London Bridge Hospital helps Anna Richardson understand how to keep the largest organ in our body, not only pampered but healthy too. Along the way, they’ll be busting myths including whether SP50 factor sun cream is enough to protect us from skin cancer; if women can be affected by common baldness - and can olive oil help your skin? Joining them will be TV star Denise Van Outen on her...

Duration:00:37:07

Coming Soon - Health Fact vs Fiction

10/5/2018
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Coming Monday 12th November - It's just what the doctor ordered! Health Fact v Fiction is a frank and fascinating mix of myth-busting and chat about all things health. Join Anna Richardson as she brings together special celebrity guests and leading healthcare consultants. Their mission – to get to the heart of a different medical topic each episode, from the menopause and memory, to healthy guts, the BRCA gene and beyond.

Duration:00:00:30