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Going behind the headlines to answer health questions. Dr Chris van Tulleken discovers how to make some favourite meals healthier without changing a single ingredient.

Can we eat the same food and still lose weight? In a world first, Dr Chris van Tulleken discovers how to make some of our favourite meals healthier without changing a single ingredient.

Medical journalist Michael Mosley finds out why getting more sun on our skin can actually be good for us. Surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to the US to witness a remarkable surgical procedure that's helping the paralysed to regain movement.

Also, GPs can prescribe acupuncture on the NHS but does it work? Dr Salehya Ahsan looks at the evidence for this controversial treatment.

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Thu 20 Nov 2014 01:35

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  • Rik Carter

    Cousin Betty

  • Caro Emerald

    Dr. Wanna Do

  • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

    Dr Kitch

  • Nasser Bouzida

    Sunshine Life

  • Mozaïek

    The Groovebox

  • Chris Salt

    Life Choices

  • Tim Whitelaw

    The Maze

  • Pemberton

    Cooking Ready

  • Pemberton

    Puzzled Mind

  • The Quantic Soul Orchestra

    That Goose on my Grave

  • Peter Van Wood

    Butta la pasta Teresa

  • Claudio Villa

    Stornelli Amorosi

  • Matt Hill

    Memories of Berlin

  • Triosk


  • Corinne Bailey Rae

    I'd Like To

  • Bob Bradley


  • Hexstatic

    Chase Me

  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Hip Hug Her

  • Cissie Redgewick

    Gimme That Swing (feat. Bob Bradley & Steve Dymond)

  • Stateless

    Curtain Call

  • Le Quere Prodhomme

    Web Cops

  • Tim Whitelaw

    The Maze

  • Blacka Ranks


  • Bob Bradley

    Digi Pizz

  • Carter


  • Reeves


  • Rod Baines

    What Happened

  • Stereophonics

    Plastic California

  • Newton Faulkner

    Plastic Hearts

  • Primal Scream

    Movin' on Up

  • Tom Quick

    Cool Beans (feat. Adam Drake)

  • Tom Quick

    Jelly Brain (feat. Adam Drake)

  • Hexstatic

    Chase Me

  • Philip Guyler

    Guyler Investigates

  • Philip Guyler

    Delicate Decisions

  • Daniel Pemberton

    The Pressure Continues

  • Ronni Shaw

    Unanswered Questions

  • Ronni Shaw

    Coroner's Report

  • Randall Breneman

    Ribbons (feat. Jake Field & Duncan Thompson)

  • Julie London

    You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

  • Johnny Cash


  • Jon Hopkins


  • Daniel Pemberton

    Dub Double

  • Tim Whitelaw


  • Daniel Alexis

    Here's How it Works

  • Caro Emerald

    Dr. Wanna Do


Role Contributor
Presenter Chris van Tulleken
Presenter Michael Mosley
Presenter Gabriel Weston
Presenter Saleyha Ahsan
Executive Producer Jacqueline Smith
Series Producer Graeme Thomson
Producer Alex Freeman


  • Wed 15 Oct 2014 20:00
  • Mon 20 Oct 2014 23:20
  • Mon 20 Oct 2014 23:50
  • Thu 20 Nov 2014 01:35

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