Michael Mosley and the doctors go behind the health myths and headlines. In this program, Michael joins volunteers in a study to discover whether just changing your diet can lower cholesterol as much as taking drugs like statins - with surprising results.
Saleyha Ahsan reveals new research that could cure snoring, surgeon Gabriel Weston sees the incredible results of an unusual treatment for a hospital superbug which could soon be saving lives here in the UK, and Chris van Tulleken investigates the truth behind skincare products - could they being doing you more harm than good?
Does caffeine really help us to stay alert and what are the alternatives? In this program some surprising ways to boost our brains are put to the test. Also medical journalist Michael Mosley examines the growing trend for electronic cigarettes and asks if they are safe.
Chris van Tulleken investigates if household chores can count as exercise. Saleyha Ahsan gives first-aid tips on how to treat someone suffering from hypothermia and surgeon Gabriel Weston sees life-saving surgery that involves removing all the blood from a patient's body.
Michael sets off an ambitious study on the health benefits of omega-3 fish oils, while Chris van Tulleken puts omega-3 supplements to the test. Zoe Williams goes on a high-fat diet and discovers why eating a lot of fat affects men and women differently.
Gabriel Weston seeks out an innovative new brain treatment for PTSD, and Saleyha Ahsan reveals how to spot the symptoms of a little-known condition that can cause sudden and irreversible sight loss.
The doctors are in Glasgow, using a cutting-edge technique to discover whether olive oil really is good for us. Chris van Tulleken gets to the truth about whether beards are unhygienic, Michael Mosley interrogates the experts about whether meat is bad for us, and Saleyha Ahsan hears from the survivors of sepsis on how we can all spot the signs of this little-known killer.
Michael Mosley runs an experiment to find out if eating carbs in the evening is bad for you. GP Zoe Williams investigates a condition that leaves millions of us with painfully cold fingers, and investigates how to reduce the effects of jet lag. Psychiatrist Alain Gregoire reveals how to recognise PTSD and what you can do about it. And surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the innovative magnetic technology helping cancer surgeons to remove tumours in the operating theatre.
Michael Mosley and the doctors delve once again into the confusing world of health claims. In this program, they recruit over 200 volunteers to test a surprising way to cure food cravings, while Michael tries a new technique to beat the habits we find hardest to kick.
Chris van Tulleken looks at whether organic food is better for your health, whilst surgeon Gabriel Weston investigates a potentially groundbreaking new treatment for cancer and Saleyha Ahsan shows how to spot a stroke before it happens.
In the final episode of the season, the doctors reveal the secrets to how we can all stick to those health resolutions we made on New Year's Eve, but are already struggling to keep.
Surgeon Gabriel Weston experiments with a herbal supplement said to help us drink less alcohol, Chris van Tulleken reveals some unusual ways to get a better night's sleep, and Michael Mosley uncovers the secret of staying motivated. Meanwhile, Saleyha Ahsan tests some revolutionary new science that could help us all easily lose weight and be healthier.
Michael Mosley runs an experiment to test the claim that coconut oil can cut cholesterol, while Giles Yeo investigates how much fruit is too much. Meanwhile, Alain Gregoire finds out how you can use your eyes to help cope with age-related hearing loss.
As the sun comes out (or not!) the doctors are back doing science research on our behalf. While we prepare to bare our bodies on the beach, Saleyha Ahsan and the University of Oxford test whether it is really possible to bust belly fat, and skin surgeon Gabriel Weston takes a special camera on the streets to see how protective sun cream actually is.
Chris van Tulleken tests how cheap a pair of sunglasses we can buy and still be assured protection from damaging UV light. And as the warmer weather tempts more of us to do some exercise, GP Zoe Williams makes a guest appearance to test what it's really doing for our health, while Michael Mosley investigates some surprising ways to get the benefits of exercise without doing any at all.
Going behind the headlines to give you the definitive answers to your health questions. Can you be fat and fit? Could you improve your health by staying in bed longer? Should we all be taking an aspirin pill to help us live longer?
Michael Mosley is joined by a team of doctors who use their expertise to get to the bottom all those health claims. Chris van Tulleken examines what diseases lurk on Britain's hands; Saleyha Ahsan has some simple tips that could allow you to save a life; and Gabriel Weston witnesses brain surgery without a knife.
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.
The series that cuts through the confusing ads, headlines and health advice to provide information you need to live healthily. Are vitamin pills money down the loo? Should we all be signing up to private health checks? Will antibiotics cure back pain? And does getting cold make you catch one?
Michael Mosley and the team of doctors are in Chester to test an extraordinary idea, that simply standing up more could transform our health. Gabriel Weston witnesses surgical history as she attends a womb transplant, Saleyha Ahsan demonstrates how to stop someone choking and Michael asks if he should be taking statins.
The series that cuts through the confusing ads, headlines and health advice to provide information you need to live healthily. Michael Mosley and the team of doctors are in Lancaster to test if trees could be the answer to a hidden health threat that kills 29,000 people a year - air pollution.
The team also finds out the answers to many health questions. Is there a cure for hay fever? Are smoothies good for you? Is coffee bad for you? Will probiotic yoghurts keep you healthy? And should more people be taking HRT? Also in this episode, Gabriel Weston is tracking down a novel cure to migraines that been found in a beauty clinic and Saleyha Ahsan is on a mission to teach us all how to revive a drowning casualty.
Michael Mosley and the doctors undertake the most ambitious experiment yet of the series - testing whether the spice turmeric could help protect us against cancer, with the help of nearly 100 volunteers, several UK universities and some brand-new technology.
Gabriel Weston learns how one of these methods, based on a new understanding of the very beginnings of cancer, could soon provide us all with personalised cancer tests. Chris van Tulleken investigates whether glucosamine pills really help with joint pain, and Saleyha Ahsan looks at whether cheap painkillers are as good as expensive brands. Guest Zoe Williams, meanwhile, tries out home cholesterol test kits.
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