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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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MM: IH: Edge of space, Laparotomy, Tremor, Pyjamas

October 16th, 2012

Episode 130 of 329 episodes

The science behind this week's leap from the edge of space - how the human body copes. Why are the chances of surviving a common type of emergency abdominal surgery lower if you have the operation at night or over the weekend? One listener - a former artist and puppeteer - emailed Inside Health about his recent diagnosis of essential tremor. He's finding the shaking of his hands embarrassing and wants to know what can be done about it. And a new design of pyjamas in response to a spate of blocked catheters in patients wearing conventional pyjamas.

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