Explore the impacts of anxiety and question the relationship between mental illness and social media. Find out how anxiety has taken over the world affecting many individuals.
Discover the links between gut health and chronic illnesses, and how to prevent them, with a panel of experts led by Michael Mosley.
We've all heard about the US opioid epidemic and its deadly impact on America. But could the prescription painkiller catastrophe be coming to the UK? Dr Michael Mosley is on the case, exploring how Britain became Europe's number one user of opioids, and meeting the people who claim they were only taking the pills their doctor prescribed. Few of these chronic pain sufferers seemed aware of the risks. Now they are trying to come off the drug and find new ways to manage their pain. Dr Mosley investigates what's behind the escalation, and reveals the shocking truth about the efficacy of prescribed painkillers.
The epic untold story of Ben Cousins, the footy god and hero to fans across the country, whose life went dramatically off the rails. Now he comes clean and nothing is off limits.
Cancer surgeon Dr Richard Babor explores how our diets can prevent cancer. He travels the world to search out the single best diet for cancer prevention, exposes the myth of the superfood, and looks at the role of obesity and weight loss surgery in cancer prevention. He meets the world expert on fasting, and discovers the power of going hungry in a quest to find out if food really is medicine.
The prestigious Gold Lion Festival is round the corner and the star performer of Wuqiao School of Acrobatic is injured. Can she recover in time to win?
Get to know the competitors from the 2015 Indigenous Surfing titles. With in-depth discussion about what it means to be an indigenous athlete in today's society.
Geraldine Doogue seeks powerful connection with prominent Australians through an investigation of their sacred space. Filmmaker James Ricketson talks about his connection to his home in the northern beaches of Sydney.
Benjamin Shapiro heads to Madagascar, where local officials face an uphill battle containing the black plague in a country with limited resources and difficult living conditions.
When Diana Fisk's infant son was diagnosed with a condition that she was told would see him "abused, bullied and embarrassed" she went in search of someone who could teach him anything is possible.
Michael Mosley tests whether an extra hour a week in nature improves your health, and whether simply thinking about food can help you lose weight. Alain Gregoire investigates a mysterious illness that can transform a child's personality overnight, and tests whether music helps you sleep. Zoe Williams discovers the hidden body fat that can make us thin. Giles Yeo investigates whether trendy plant-based milks are any healthier than dairy. And Guddi Singh witnesses pioneering cancer surgery.
The program returns with a look inside physical culture, more commonly known as 'Physie', it's like a secret dance club. You might not have heard of it, but chances are someone you know is doing it.
Michael Mosley tests whether your diet affects your mental health, and whether yoga can lower your blood pressure as much as vigorous exercise. Guddi Singh finds out how to calm a crying baby, and discovers a surprising way to ease the symptoms of Parkinson's. Alain Gregoire tests whether meal replacement shakes live up to their health claims. Zoe Williams reveals a treatment for psoriasis.
In 1960s Australia, homosexuality was illegal and the police were brutal. Women were third-class citizens. Yet Dawn O' Donnell, a convent girl turned ice skater built herself an empire of drag clubs, sex shops, and steam rooms. Rumours swirled around her of murder and secret brothels, but was she a controversial gay icon or simply a criminal who cashed in during years of homophobic legislation?
Imagine if you could change the quality of the air we breathe, in just one day. Air pollution in the United Kingdom has been declared a public health emergency by a cross-party group of MPs, and Dr Xand van Tulleken is seeing what can be done about it. Enlisting the help of enthusiasts and sceptics from the Kings Heath community in Birmingham, Xand stages the first ever large-scale experiment of its kind, using people power to try and bring about a quantifiable improvement in air quality for a single day.
Michael Mosley tests how hard you really need to exercise to improve your health. Alain Gregoire cures his lifelong phobia of heights in just two hours using virtual reality. Meanwhile, Zoe Williams investigates a hidden illness that can cause stillbirth, and Giles Yeo tests the extraordinary claim that eating less can boost your memory, and whether hot drinks or cold are best to cool you down.
When a new, deadly virus spreads across North America at an alarming rate, one man is singled out for bringing the disease to the country.
Your skinny best friend seems to eat twice as much as you but you're still overweight. Why? For decades, experts thought they had the answer - too many calories and not enough exercise. But the latest scientific research is turning those assumptions on their head. Differences in our individual biology - our genetics, hormones, or psychology - all play a crucial role. Now, five volunteers are going on diets tailored to their bodies and brains. They're just like you - normal people who spend their lives going up and down in weight. Combining rock-solid science with engaging personal stories, this experiment will revolutionise how we think about diet. Think long-term weight loss is impossible? Think again.
What's it like to be young, and find out you've got cancer? This film, narrated by actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, tells 11 inspirational stories, revealing how a range of young people have dealt with their cancer diagnosis and the treatment process. We hear, primarily in their own words, about their fears, their hopes, and their experiences.
This program takes a cold hard look at what's really going on with the food we eat. In the on-site lab, new scientific discoveries reveal the food facts the supermarkets aren't telling you.
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