The doctors are back, doing original science to get behind the hype and headlines and answer the health questions that matter. Michael Mosley investigates whether turmeric can protect us against cancer and tries out acupuncture and hypnosis to discover whether these hugely popular alternative therapies really work. Chris van Tulleken tests whether the latest craze for high intensity exercise is really doing us any good, and whether going gluten-free will improve our health. Surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to Georgia in the former Soviet Union to discover the revolutionary new treatment that could defeat the superbugs that antibiotics can’t tackle. And Saleyha Ahsan investigates whether unbranded medicines really work as well as their more expensive, branded counterparts, and shows how to spot the symptoms of the killer disease, meningitis.
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