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'Word on Health' (www.wordonhealth.com) is the longest running weekly health report on independent local radio in the UK. Now in its 24th year 'on-air', it is written, and presented  by Paul Pennington and co-produced by Sebastien Agasse, reaching in excess of 1.5 million listeners. This podcast contains a cross section of our recent radio features. Our grateful thanks to all our contributors, and, to you for listening. 

Word On Health (Podcast‪)‬ Paul Pennington

    • Health & Fitness

'Word on Health' (www.wordonhealth.com) is the longest running weekly health report on independent local radio in the UK. Now in its 24th year 'on-air', it is written, and presented  by Paul Pennington and co-produced by Sebastien Agasse, reaching in excess of 1.5 million listeners. This podcast contains a cross section of our recent radio features. Our grateful thanks to all our contributors, and, to you for listening. 

    Word On Health (Podcast)

    Word On Health (Podcast)

    In this updated edition, Paul Pennington talks to Austin Willet from Different Strokes, to dispell the myth that stroke only affects older people. Nic Wray from Tinnitus UK talks to Paul about concerning new research surrounding the impact of tinnitus.  Paul looks at the worrying rise in the incidence of scabies with Dr Tess McPherson, from the British Association of Dermatologists.  Lizzie Moscardini from the British Heart Foundation joins Paul to discuss the free online CPR training the charity is offering as part of Heart Month to help redude deaths from cardiac arrests, and in his final interview,Paul catches up  with Consultant Dietitian, Anne Holdaway from the Malnutrition Pathway to discuss revised guidance on  C.O.P.D and Malnutrition.

    • 20 min
    Word On Health (Podcast)

    Word On Health (Podcast)

    In this edition, Paul Pennington looks at the worrying rise in the incidence of scabies with Dr Tess McPherson, from the British Association of Dermatologists.  Lizzie Moscardini, British Heart Foundation joins Paul to talk about the free online CPR training the charity is offering as part of Heart Month to help redude deaths from cardiac arrests.  Hannah Beecham MBE, CEO of Red January talks about how to turn the winter blues – red and, in the final interview of this episode,  Paul catches up  with Consultant Dietitian, Anne Holdaway from the Malnutrition Pathway to discuss revised guidance on  C.O.P.D and Malnutrition.

    • 13 min
    Word On Health (Podcast)

    Word On Health (Podcast)

    In this edition, Paul Pennington talks to FND Action Chairman, Tom Plender about Functional Neurological Disorders.  Dr Gill Jenkins joins Paul to talk about the importance of  Vitamin D.  Dr Ronnie Cheung from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health discusses the importance of the childhood vaccination programme. Paul speaks  to Jenny Seed from the charity Guts UK about an innovative approach to detect oesophageal cancer and, how you can help. In the final interview of this episode, Andy Moorling from the MHRA speaks with Paul about the illegal trade of so called 'skinny jabs'.           

    • 26 min
    Word On Health (Podcast)

    Word On Health (Podcast)

    In this edition of our popular podcast, Paul Pennington catches up with Professor Matthew Bown, British Heart Foundation Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Leicester to talk about abdominal aortic aneurysm research.  Mental health campaigner, Mohammed Sbahuddin Rafiuddin talks to Paul about ‘Mohammed’s Mental Health Campaign’. Professor Simak Ali from Imperial College London joins Paul to highlight a new research initiative, funded by Breast Cancer Now, into breast cancer treatment resistance and, in the final interview, timed to coincide with Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week, Paul speaks to Sarah Sleet, CEO of the charity, Crohns & Colitis UK, about their push to improve the speed of diagnosis for IBD patients.  

    • 17 min
    Word On Health (Podcast)

    Word On Health (Podcast)

    In this edition Paul Pennington talks to Louise Gow from the RNIB about contact lens safety.  Sally Payne from the Dyspraxia Foundation joins Paul to discuss dyspraxia and social isolation and in the final interview in this episode, Paul speaks to Julie Thompson from the charity GUTS UK about Pancreatitis.     

    • 12 min
    Word On Health (Podcast)

    Word On Health (Podcast)

    In this edition Paul Pennington talks to Rachel Power CEO of The Patients Association, Catherine Murray, Target Ovarian Cancer,  GP & Medical Journalist,  Dr Gill Jenkins, Professor Sally Bloomfield from the  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and  Dr Katy Munro from the National Migraine Centre.

    • 15 min

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