France delists Alzheimer's drugs, a move that is a world first, after concluding that the dangers of side effects outweigh any benefits. Mark assesses the evidence and hears the arguments from France and the UK including from the head of drug evaluation at the French Health Authority which is behind the decision. Plus a more holistic approach to hip fracture and a visit to a busy clinic in Oxford where research measuring quality of life after surgery aims to improve outcomes that really matter to patients. And Margaret McCartney on prostate cancer and the Stephen Fry effect
science & medicine,
Hepatitis C infected organs to be offered on the NHS transplant waiting list
Umbilical cord clamping, Natural Cycles and do pedometers help long term?
How one stroke robbed a man of speech and four years later another stroke brought it back
Social Prescribing, Topical Steroid Withdrawal, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
A baby aspirin for heart attack or stroke, best interests and lasting powers of attorney.
Does running damage your knees and is cycling any better?
The relationship between when babies are weaned and the time they sleep has been published
Bad sleep breeds bad sleep. Dr Mark Porter reports on what works for insomnia.
Why are only 1 in 7 eligible women on Tamoxifen, the 'statin of breast cancer prevention'?
Dr Mark Porter talks to Andrew who was blinded by a robber in an acid attack.
Deciding between healthy ageing and early dementia, fish oils, adaptive trials and yoga.
Dr Mark Porter busts some of the myths surrounding recovery from a heart attack.
One in eight men will develop prostate cancer. Mark Porter and Margaret McCartney report.
Diabetes glucose monitors, antidepressants, stem cell therapy and knees.
The evidence for medical cannabis, hidden blood in the urine, ageing and immunity.
The growing problem of rickets, drug addiction recovery and defibrillator support.
Blood clots acquired in hospital. Taking iron supplements. Plus what is in a doctor's bag?
A look at microprocessor knees, the 'Glasgow Effect' and mesothelioma.
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, HPV vaccine, BRCA genes and breast cancer survival.