March 19th, 2013
Episode 161 of 333 episodes
The evidence behind minimum pricing of alcoholic drinks in England and Wales - putting the political debate aside, does it actually work? Could harnessing the power of phages - naturally occurring viruses that prey on bacteria - help fight the threat posed by growing resistance to antibiotics? Plus a follow up on last week's item about Cervical smears - if women in their late 60s are among those most likely to develop cancer of the cervix, why aren't they included in the national screening programme? And babies' hips - concerns that the resurgence of swaddling is leading to abnormal hip development.