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Inside Health

BBC Radio 4

Health

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: Viruses & asthma, Osteoarthritis, Cartilage

September 11th, 2012

Episode 120 of 329 episodes

The truth behind the headlines that crippling viral infections cause asthma. Osteoarthritis is usually put down to ageing and the result of wear and tear, but as Mark Porter finds out, it should be seen as a disease in its own right and treated accordingly. And a technique using human stem cells that will allow doctors to replace damaged cartilage.

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