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.
Could the power of fake pills be used to treat some of our most common medical complaints? To find out, Dr Michael Mosley embarks on Britain's largest ever trial to investigate the placebo effect. He is heading to Blackpool to gather 117 people suffering from backache, one of the leading causes of chronic pain, before trying to treat them with nothing but fake pills and the power of the mind.
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.
Deep beneath the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation are the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting lifesaving organs in Australia. Why must they wait so long? Are changes in policy required - or shifts in perception? Is it as simple as signing up and having the conversation with loved ones? And why do we avoid the topic of death?
This program is a celebration of the history-making first AFL Women's season, from its breathtaking opening night through to its dramatic conclusion - as told by football's new wave of pioneers.
One minute cannabis is the drug that's going to save the world. The next it's branded as a leading cause of mental health issues. So what's the truth behind the headlines?
Find out how babies step out into the world to become independent human beings. Discover how new experiences and increasing interaction begin to shape our development.
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