January 15th, 2013
Episode 144 of 342 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.