Graeme Clark's bionic ear (or cochlear implant) is a neural prosthesis designed to produce hearing sensations by electrically stimulating nerves inside the inner ear of profoundly deaf patients. It consists of a receiver-stimulator that is surgically placed under the patient's skin behind the ear, and an external sound processor that sits behind the ear, similar to a hearing aid.
The panel may have come across a solution for type 2 diabetes, one of Australia's biggest epidemics. Plus, a weapon against head lice could be a celebration for parents around the country.
Caroline convinces volunteers to road-test four popular diets: keto, paleo, 5/2 and flexitarian. Sandro examines which milks are healthiest, and Shalin investigates if going gluten-free is safe.
In this episode, they say laughter is the best medicine, and the panel find out if this is really true. Charlie shares his passion for Chinese herbal medicine, and counts himself in for a remedy for baldness.
When a former professional dancer offers his skills to the New York public school system, his traditional methods clash with his student's hip-hop dance styles.
In this episode, the expert panel meet a ninja warrior with a clay remedy for wounds, a Lebanese 'Prince of the Mountain' with a pudding for the sinuses, a young mum with a natural alternative to treating dandruff, and a tea fanatic with a very grubby solution for acne.
Could a machine replace your doctor? Dr Hannah Fry explores the incredible ways AI is revolutionising healthcare, and what this means for all of us.
In this episode, the panel are presented with a noxious weed as a remedy for one of Australia's most common chronic illnesses. Plus, a tree with some chastening qualities, and a fig leaf used to treat warts.
Gut problems are common, with up to one in five people suffering from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome at some point in their lives. Dr Michael Mosley is joined by a panel of experts to explore the link between gut health and chronic illnesses, such as depression and cardiovascular disease, and look at ways to prevent recurrence or deterioration in these conditions.
In this episode, the expert panel's search for remedies to send to trial uncovers a gin-soaked solution to pain, a natural alternative for psoriasis, and a Chinese herbal remedy that may be the answer to endometriosis, a condition that affects about 700,000 Australian women.
Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, this is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.
Depression and anxiety affect millions of Australians over their lifetimes. Dr Michael Mosley is joined by a panel of experts and everyday Australians who have dealt with anxiety and depression to reveal some practical advice and insights on how to prevent reoccurrence or deterioration in these conditions.
A diverse collection of home remedies is presented to the experts for a possible trial. In this episode, the panel of experts are inspired by an answer to body odour, divided by Juju for libido, and Dr Charlie Teo is converted by a tapping remedy for stress.
Around two-thirds of Australians are either overweight or obese. Dr Michael Mosley is joined by a panel of experts and everyday Australians to explore how adjustments to lifestyle can make a change.
This debut episode explores seven proposed home remedies, including ear wax as a cure for cold sores, seahorse for asthma, charcoal for stings and bites, menstrual blood for period pain, and a fever bath for colds and flu.
The celebrities make butter and cheese from scratch, but when two farmhands are caught cheating, the chickens really come home to roost. Peter Davison returns from a spell in hospital due to sugar withdrawal.
Tides govern marine life. Tidal marshes are some of the most productive parts of the world. Numerous plants support numerous animals, yet life is not easy; predators are attracted to these enormous quantities of food, forcing animals to seek constant protection from attack. Relief comes with the crashing waves, as the tides flow once more. Between the tides, when the sands become depleted of food and air, the worms, clams and shrimps just endure the expected pause.
The boundary between land and sea is an exciting place, with animals constantly coming and going. From the open oceans, millions of seabirds are forced to come onto land to breed. Sea eagles steal kittiwake chicks from their nesting ledges. Turtles lay their eggs in the sand and marine mammals haul themselves out to fight on the beaches. Sea lions emerge from the kelp to give birth, while killer whales come crashing into n the surf to snatch the sea lions' young.
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