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


InsHealth: Drinking urine, Diclofenac, Hospital food 19 Feb 13

February 19th, 2013

Episode 154 of 345 episodes

Is it safe to drink urine, or even sea water in a survival situation? Dr Mark Porter examines calls to withdraw one of the most widely used anti-inflammatory drugs, diclofenac because of its increased risk of heart attacks. And what kinds of health problems can result from living with a parrot, cockatiel or a loft full of pigeons? As guidelines to improve hospital meals are introduced, how will the idea of food as medicine improve patients' experience?

Featured Podcast