Inside Health

by BBC · · · · 153 subscribers

Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice.

The dangers to health from the misuse of drugs have been much in the news – particularly the concerns surrounding the so-called legal high, mephedrone. In Case Notes, Dr Mark Porter talks to the scientist who led the group of experts which recommended the drug be made illegal and to …
Most of us are now overweight. And even while we’re eating too much and failing to exercise, at the same time, we’re also dieting. Vivienne Parry tries to pin down what we mean by “normal eating” in a food environment that’s completely different to that of our parents.
One and a half percent of the population suffers from health anxiety. Hypochondria is where aches and pains are misinterpreted as serious disease or impending death. It also relates to illness phobia, a dread of disease, which can stop you seeking medical help, even when you are seriously ill. The …
When does anger, teasing or persuasion become bullying and who decides? Today the wealth of anti-bullying websites, books and policies has been described as a "bandwagon". The modern definition of bullying - especially when applied to children - has been stretched so wide to include anything vaguely unpleasant. Vivienne Parry …