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Inside Health

BBC Radio 4

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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

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InsHealth: Junk food, Salt, Sweat, TGA, Amitriptyline 15 Jan 13

January 15th, 2013

Episode 144 of 329 episodes

After Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham suggested recently that legislation could be introduced to reduce salt levels in processed foods - Inside Health asks how helpful is cutting out salt at home, if most of what we eat is hidden inside processed foods? Margaret McCartney provides clarity behind this week's headlines of a link between junk food and the risk of developing asthma and eczema. Margaret also visits the Science Museum to find out about an old drug, with new tricks - amitriptyline - an out-of-favour antidepressant now a popular remedy for everything from migraine to back pain. Plus a listener's question about the day he lost through amnesia. And what your fingerprints can reveal about the medicines you've taken.

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