Michael Mosley

October 2017

July 4, 2016

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Michael Mosley puts himself through extreme challenges to discover how our blood protects us from infection, heals us when we're wounded, and powers our lives. The programme explores the dark mythology around blood, and meets the scientists on the cusp of discovering whether there’s any truth in the ‘Dracula myth’: that young blood can reverse the ageing process. Packed with absorbing stories, this is a comprehensive take on a subject that’s central to our survival.
September 2017

Do We Need Health Tests?

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Michael Mosley puts himself through a battery of health tests available to people who feel perfectly well. From an expensive heart scan to a new national screening procedure to detect the earliest signs of bowel cancer, Mosley sets out to discover which if any of the tests are worth doing.

S2 Ep3

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Does caffeine really help us to stay alert and what are the alternatives? In this programme 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. Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates if household chores can count as exercise. Dr Saleyha Ahsan gives first-aid tips on how to treat someone suffering from hypothermia and surgeon Gabriel Weston sees life-saving surgery that in...

S2 Ep2

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Can foods be as potent as medicines? It's claimed garlic, beetroot and watermelon can all reduce our blood pressure - but what's the truth? Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates. Medical journalist Michael Mosley quizzes leading experts to discover if sugar really is a toxin. Dr Saleyha Ahsan dispels some popular myths about treating burns and surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to Russia to witness a controversial operation where stems cells are being used to rebuild organs.

S2 Ep1

Expired 3.0 7 x
Michael Mosley and his team of doctors tackle questions about our health and wellbeing. This series finds out why we all need a little bit of sunshine, the truth about super foods and if caffeine really makes you more alert. It searches for answers to questions like is sugar as toxic as tobacco? Can we cheat our way to a healthy diet by preparing food differently? Are e-cigarettes safe? Do computer screens harm our eyes? By experimenting on their own bodies and visiting some of the world's lead...
June 2017

S Infested: Parasites

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From the face mites on our eyelashes to the amoebae that reproduce in our mouths, we all act as hosts to parasites - and we barely give them a second thought. In this program, Michael Mosley infects himself with some of the most powerful and surprising of these organisms to find out how this fascinating relationship works, from the disgusting tapeworm to head lice and leeches. Over the weeks, Michael itches and scratches his way to a newfound respect for these fascinating organisms.

The Truth About Meat

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Michael Mosley investigates whether you should source your meat locally or from across the world. We're told our global meat addiction is bad for the environment, but does the science really stack up? In the search for truth, Michael gets to be a cowboy for a day, meets a cow with a view into its stomach, and reveals the surprising truth about why factory farming may be best for the planet. If we want to be green, do we really need to give up meat? (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC
May 2017

Should I Eat Meat?

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Michael Mosley has investigated the truth about fasting, the truth about exercise and he's tried to make himself happy... Now Michael he takes on a question that baffles and confuses many of us: should I still be eating meat? Michael goes on a meat overdose diet to see what meat really does to his body. He wants to find out how much meat he should be eating, and which types are the best for us - are sausages are really worse than steak? Meat contains vital protein, vitamins and iron. But with i...
April 2017

S4 Ep4

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The doctors reveal the secrets to sticking to those New Year’s resolutions. Surgeon Gabriel Weston experiments with a herbal supplement said to help drink less alcohol. Dr Chris van Tulleken reveals unusual ways to get a better night's sleep, and Michael Mosley uncovers the secret of staying motivated. Meanwhile, Dr Saleyha Ahsan tests revolutionary new science that could help with easy, healthy weight loss. (S.4 Ep.4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) G CC

S4 Ep3 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor Series 4 Ep 3

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The doctors are in Glasgow, using a cutting-edge technique to discover whether olive oil really is good for health. Dr 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 Dr Saleyha Ahsan hears from the survivors of sepsis on how to spot the signs of this little-known killer. (S.4 Ep.3) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC