Body & Soul: Asthma, Virtual Hospital, Kung Fu (2004)
Researchers investigate whether the Hoodia plant from the Kalahari desert can help curb appetite and fight obesity. Researchers look for ways to prevent and cure asthma. A virtual hospital offers risk-free training for doctors. Osteopathy gains supporters in Britain. Nutritionists devise high-energy diets to keep athletes strong for the duration of the contest. In light of the significance of breast cancer’s genetic component, scientists are studying ways to search for the gene in embryos. Studying how Mexican salamanders regenerate limbs may have implications for humans. In Thailand, a massage school teaches parents how to improve the blood circulation in disabled children. A stage extravaganza in Beijing features kung fu performers. Meet the hairiest man in China.