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Inside Health

NHS bill, tinnitus, pedestrians, teenage info, Vitamin D, cough mix

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter demystifies the health issues that perplex us, including the causes of tinnitus, evidence whether cough mixtures work and who should take Vitamin D. Show more

Inside Health

Hospital infections, nutrition, gout, gluten, Shockwave, tennis elbow

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Presented by Dr Mark Porter. Including the protocols for visitors to hospitals, a new treatment for tennis elbow, and the increase in gout, particularly among younger people. Show more

Inside Health

Anti-smoking incentives, ACE inhibitor cough, Raynaud's, fizzy drinks

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter investigates a pilot incentive scheme to give pregnant women vouchers to give up and stay off cigarettes for at least six months after they give birth. Show more

Inside Health

Sleep tabs death, e-cigs, GP examples, underactive thyroid and pregnancy

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter looks behind the headlines about sleeping pills increasing the chance of an early death - drugs which are prescribed 10 million times a year in England. Show more

Inside Health

Vitiligo, diabetes care, knee implants, masks, social media

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter tackles the confusion and prejudice that surrounds the skin condition vitiligo, famously said to have been the reason why Michael Jackson's skin looked so light. Show more

Inside Health

Red meat and heart health, carbon monoxide, screening, joints supplements

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter looks at the evidence behind a study showing that a diet rich in red meat increases the risk of cancer, and ponders whether to take supplements for sore knees. Show more

Inside Health

Prescription charges, HPV vaccine, tattoos, cycle helmets

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Prescriptions have gone up in price this week in England. But the British Medical Association says they should be free like they are in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Show more

Inside Health

Morphine and the heart, antibiotics and the appendix, sick notes, blood tests, painkillers

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter reports on the possible downsides of giving morphine to people with heart attacks, which painkillers are best for acute pain, and how blood is tested in the lab. Show more

Inside Health

Whooping cough, maternal deaths, blushing, intestinal transit

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Why whooping cough is making a comeback. Plus a psychologist and a surgeon offer two radically different approaches for people who suffer from severe blushing. With Dr Mark Porter. Show more

Inside Health

Teenage depression, Choir, Heart failure, Protein shakes

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter asks if a blood test can really identify people who will become depressed, and he reports on a new treatment for fluid retention in heart failure patients. Show more

Inside Health

Coughs, vocal cord dysfunction and athletes, taste and smell, waiting room toys

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

We are all encouraged to become fit for the benefit of our health. Dr Mark Porter asks what we can learn from the health of those who are the fittest, the elite athletes. Show more

Inside Health

Whooping cough, Cardiac screening, Antibacterials, Selfcare, Xbox

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Following the recent high-profile cases of elite sportspeople collapsing with undiagnosed heart conditions, Dr Mark Porter asks if screening should be made available to amateurs. Show more