Todd visits the Mongolian Kazakhs and examines how their bodies have adapted to the brutal conditions of Mongolia and how their existence depends on their alliance with animals.
When La Trobe University academic Benjamin Habib suffered a panic attack during an interview on ABC News Breakfast three years ago, his private struggle with anxiety became very public. Virginia Trioli revisits the international relations lecturer to learn how a moment of humiliation came to inform discussions about anxiety, as he shared what it felt like to "freeze on national television" with the world.
Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide. The team expose the hidden danger lurking in processed foods, demonstrate life-saving CPR, and reveal a surprising rehabilitation program for heart attack survivors.
Shalin risks his life eating street food in a superbug hotspot, and Caroline examines one of the greatest threats to mankind: antibiotic resistance.
The tiny Pacific Island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa reconnect with their warrior heritage and take on the giants of the Rugby World Cup. Uncovering the story of the greatest underdogs.
find out what a healthy and unhealthy lunchbox may look like.
Which of these lunch boxes is the healthiest? Dietician Lisa Donaldson challenges parents to rank a series of meals from healthiest to least healthy, and reveals where the added sugar and salt are.
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. Alternative title: BodyHack.
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. Alternative title: BodyHack.
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.
Todd explores the rituals of Ethiopia. From the bloody ritual of male stick fighting, to the extraordinary whipping of women, this episode challenges our concepts of sacrifice, tradition and love. Alternative title: BodyHack.
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.
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