This episode looks at alcohol. Australians have always used alcohol to celebrate just about everything but our doctors are investigating the enormous impact drinking is having on our health.
This series meets the people who illustrate how we mature, from the five-year-old girl whose verbal skills saved her mother's life, to the 100-year-old woman whose yoga practice keeps her young.
Getting fit has never been bigger business with gym membership at an all-time high in the UK. With fitness DVDs, books and apps, plus thousands of pictures of transformed bodies all over social media to inspire, deciding on the most effective form of exercise is difficult. From High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to yoga, from running to bulking and shredding, Anna Richardson and Amar Latif are on a mission to reveal the secrets to weight loss, strengthening up, and improving fitness levels.
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.
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.
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.
Shafts of sunlight radiate through a green sea. This blazing light is the vital source of energy used by the countless billions of plankton which grow every spring and summer in the world's temperate sea, the richest of all habitats. Forests of giant kelp, the fastest growing plant in the world, harbour thousands of animals. Sharks move in to pick off the vulnerable. Sea otters, brilliantly coloured anemones, squid and exquisite leafy dragons are just a few of the other creatures that live in this cool, rich water.
Bathed in warm, clear tropical water and brilliant sunlight, coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea. Surrounded by ocean deserts, they are rich oases of life. Spectacular numbers make it necessary to stand out to survive. This competition is highly visible as brightly coloured fish compete for food, territory and mates. But the corals themselves are also dynamic. Incredible time-lapse photography shows the dramatic formation of a coral reef, portraying its myriad inhabitants and its ultimate destruction.
Endless blue stretches in every direction. The sea bed is a staggering 8km deeper down and the nearest island is 500km away. There is nothing save the burning sun above and the blackened abyss below. How, then, does life exist?
Life on the edge of a frozen sea is tough. Pack-ice at both poles is constantly on the move and, in winter, freezes solid with air temperatures 70 degrees below freezing. Only in spring, with the retreating ice and light reaching the water, does life begin again. Plankton blooms and feeds vast hordes of migrating fish, birds, whales, seals and polar bears. Walruses rake the seabed for clams. Minke and humpback whales gorge themselves on gigantic swarms of krill. But it is a brief indulgence, for the ice soon returns and pushes life back into the ocean.
This program follows people in the business of saving lives, going beyond the flashing lights to the heart and soul of heroes.
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