Challenge the class to this test. See how the European Space Agency assesses the mental acuity of potential astronauts, reciting a series of numbers backwards while climbing up and down a step.
In Siberia, Todd goes in search of the Nenet people, nomads that have guarded the century-old tradition of herding hundreds of reindeer across the frozen wilderness.
The doctors reveal which complementary therapies actually work, when to get screened for cancer, and how to create nutritious lunch boxes.
Mexico's lucha libre wrestlers are some of the toughest people on the planet. Training with luchadore Cassandro, Todd learns the hard way how we can all deal better with adversity, fear and injury.
Being lonely is the silent health crisis deadlier than obesity. The doctors explore why and give advice on how to make new friendships that last.
With the increasing threat of Nazi invasion in World War II, Adelaide-born scientist, Howard Florey, and his team of medical researchers at the University of Oxford, invented a way to extract penicillin from mould and transform it into medical penicillin, which could treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Florey and his team were awarded a Nobel Prize for creating a "miracle drug", which treated military personnel during the war and which was later manufactured on a large scale for civili
In this episode, Trish shares her grandmother's remedy for ingrown toenails that comes from a remote Malaysian village. Meanwhile, former nomad Juliana has a remedy for period pain from the jungles of Indonesia.
Caroline's diet experiment reveals spectacular weight loss, along with worrying health implications. Shalin lifts the lid on fats and oils, and Sandro navigates Australia's confusing food labelling system.
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.
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