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Staying Healthy: a Doctor's Guide

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How Big Data analysis can help diagnose the problem

Dr. Pixie McKenna is crunching data from the UK’s National Health Service in order to reveal what made people sick in 2016. She believes that if we understand when and how the nation falls ill, we’ll all have a better chance of stay­ing well in the year ahead. Every time anyone in the UK goes to the doctor, collects a prescription, signs up to a fitness regime or just buys some headache tablets - that information is recorded. Dr. Pixie reveals what this fascinating data says about our health and how we can learn to avoid seasonal spikes in injuries, infections and even accidents. So if you want to know how changing the clocks could be a health hazard; why when the kids go back to school it’s not just cases of cold and flu that rocket; how when it comes to cholesterol, size doesn’t always matter or why in winter it’s often not cold weather but dehydration that kills, Dr. Pixie has the astonishing answers - and advice - that could keep you well in the year ahead.


Programme Information

  • Genre: Factual

  • Subgenre: Medical


  • Broadcaster: Channel 4 UK

  • Duration: 1 x 60'

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