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Michael Mosley and doctors get the truth behind health claims. Dr Chris van Tulleken and Nottingham University see whether high-intensity exercise is as good for us as is claimed.

Michael Mosley and the doctors set up experiments to get to the truth behind health claims and headlines.

Dr Chris van Tulleken teams up with Nottingham University to see whether high-intensity exercise is as good for us as is claimed, guest presenter Dr Zoe Williams gets a group of volunteers to help put some home fitness monitors to the test, and Michael Mosley investigates whether acupuncture really does have a scientific basis.

Meanwhile, surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to the former Soviet Union to see a technology devised behind the iron curtain which could solve the problem of antibiotic resistance in the West, and Dr Saleyha Ahsan outlines the new guidelines on concussion: how can we tell whether a bang on the head is serious enough to go to a doctor?

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Mon 16 Apr 2018 15:15

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Caro Emerald

    Dr. Wanna Do

  • 00:23

    George Formby

    Keep Fit

  • 00:27

    Boots Randolph

    Yakety Sax

  • 00:53

    Vitalic

    Poison Lips

  • 00:58

    Caro Emerald

    Dr. Wanna Do

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Mosley
Presenter Saleyha Ahsan
Presenter Gabriel Weston
Presenter Chris van Tulleken
Participant Zoe Williams
Executive Producer Jacqueline Smith
Series Producer Alex Freeman

Broadcasts

  • Thu 1 Sep 2016 20:00
  • Mon 5 Sep 2016 23:15
  • Mon 5 Sep 2016 23:45
  • Thu 15 Sep 2016 00:15
  • Thu 15 Sep 2016 00:45
  • Mon 16 Apr 2018 15:15

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