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‘Staying Healthy: A Doctor’s Guide’ with Dr. Pixie McKenna

Airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 4

Join Dr. Pixie McKenna for a one-off hour length special, which takes a look at what made us ill in 2016. Pixie will be zoning in on the NHS’s health data in a bid to understand what were the main causes of sickness throughout the year in an effort to avoid them moving forward; believing that understanding the cause may give us a better chance of staying well in 2017.


Collating a broad range of data, from the purchasing of headache pills to the collection of prescriptions, the doctor offers a picture of the nation’s health, while simultaneously questioning why certain elements may cause us to fall ill, from how changing clocks affect us, to why in winter it is often dehydration that kills, rather than the cold weather.