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Steroids, the killing season, telehealth, Dupuytren's

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

For the best chance of good recovery from strokes patients need to be treated within a few hours. In Cumbria new technology is helping stroke patients all over the north west. Show more

Inside Health

Viruses and asthma, osteoarthritis, cartilage repair

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Osteoarthritis is usually put down to aging and the result of wear and tear. But as Mark Porter finds out, it should be seen as a disease in its own right and treated accordingly. Show more

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Stem cells, Functional disorders, Epilepsy, Stoptober, Whiplash

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As the Nobel Prize for Medicine recognises stem cell research, Dr Mark Porter asks if it is already making a difference to patients. And do 'stop-smoking' campaigns really work? Show more

Inside Health

Self-Harm, Insulin Pumps, Night Terrors, Penile Cancer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter investigates why three quarters of people with diabetes who are likely to benefit from an insulin pump are not on one. And how to deal with children's night terrors. Show more

Inside Health

Yellow cards, virtual autopsies, genetics and cancer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter learns how the medical technology that identified why Richard III died could help the rest of us, and answers a listener's question about so called 'chemo brain'. Show more

Inside Health

Drinking urine, diclofenac, pigeon fancier's lung, hospital food

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Can drinking urine help you survive? The risk of heart attacks from the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, hospital food as medicine, and pigeon fancier's lung. With Mark Porter. Show more

Inside Health

Clinical trials, Yellow cards, Chemo brain, Conduct Disorder

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter puts the pharmaceutical industry in the spotlight after clinical trials are criticised, and looks at if childhood adversity leads to structural changes in the brain. Show more

Inside Health

NHS reforms, epilepsy and pregnancy, thermometers

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dr Mark Porter questions health minister Lord Howe about possible NHS reforms. Plus the right sort of thermometer and why women with epilepsy need to be careful with contraception. Show more

Inside Health

Antibiotics, cervical smears, premature labour, hip replacements

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 overuse of antibiotics, preventing premature labour, whether all women need smear tests, and aspirin to prevent strokes after hip replacements. Show more

Inside Health

Alcohol pricing, Phages, Cervical smears, Swaddling and hips, Smart beds

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

What are the health benefits of the minimum pricing of alcohol policy? Phage therapy against bacterial infections, and does swaddling babies lead to a resurgence of abnormal hips? Show more