Inside Health

BBC Radio 4


Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice, with the help of regular contributor GP Margaret McCartney


A&E in winter, Fruit juice, Opioid drugs and chronic pain, No evidence, Obesity

January 6th, 2015

Episode 257 of 345 episodes

Should fruit juice be dropped from the 5 a day fruit and vegetable recommendations? A&E in a mild winter - why has the NHS been stretched to near breaking point over the festive period? Dr Mark Porter visits a busy pain clinic to find out why prescribed opioid painkillers for long term non-cancer pain often do more harm than good. And resident sceptic and GP Dr Margaret McCartney outlines her New Year resolutions.

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