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


Cigarette Packets, Sex Education, Gallstones, Cosmetic Surgery

March 10th, 2015

Episode 275 of 345 episodes

The big news in public health this week with the parliamentary vote on the introduction of standardised cigarette packets. A move the tobacco industry has resisted fiercely. Inside Health discusses the evidence for the sort of impact the policy might have on the nation's smoking habits? The difficult issue of when and how to tell children about sex. Schools throughout England are to be offered new guidance to help them with sex education in PHSE classes for KS3 and KS4 pupils. But, the classes are still not going to be made a statutory part of the curriculum. Inside Health's Margaret McCartney examines the evidence. And a listener has asked about gallstones after a recent scan had shown debris or sludge in the gallbladder. Plus news from Las Vegas, New York and the UK on trends in plastic surgery.

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