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: Sugar, Prescriptions, Thrush, Iron & strokes 11 Mar 14

March 11th, 2014

Episode 214 of 329 episodes

Is sugar really addictive? As the Chief Medical Health officer suggests that it is and a 'sugar tax' may have to be introduced, leading experts debate whether the white stuff on our table is really habit forming. How 40 year old research hidden away in a book has thrown new light on a link between iron deficiency and stroke. And why the clue to solving recurrent thrush may be getting the diagnosis right in the first place. Plus concern about the increase in prescription charges just announced by the government.