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


Ebola, Painkillers, Immunity (CVID), Integrated Health, Thyroid and Pregnancy

October 7th, 2014

Episode 249 of 329 episodes

Ebola - how do they predict how it's going to spread, and why estimates have risen so rapidly. In the UK there are 22 million prescriptions a year for morphine type painkillers, costing over 300 million pounds - but do they actually work in non-cancer pain? And a simple blood test that can tell if your recurrent chest infections might be due to an immune problem. Plus thyroid problems and pregnancy.