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:Yellow cards, Virtual autopsies, Cancer 05 Feb 13

February 5th, 2013

Episode 150 of 345 episodes

Why the reporting of drug side effects has dropped by a third in a decade - it's the responsiblity of GP's and the general public to notifiy through the yellow card system - but it's on the wain - does that mean drug safety is slipping through the net? Mark Porter finds out how the medical technology that identified why King Richard III died could be used to help the rest of us. And answers a listener's question about so called 'chemo brain'. Does chemotherapy really effect memory and the ability to concentrate? Plus a family history of cancer - is it always as worrying as it sounds?

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