Body & Soul

Central Nervous System, Exercise Boot Camp, Miss Chubby Contest

2004Ep524 mins
Guest: Kerrie-Anne Baker

Researchers are uncovering a vast array of health benefits associated with drinking green tea. Mushrooms are also on the list of super foods for the 21st century. We look at progress in finding medicines and nutritional approaches to controlling multiple sclerosis. Military-style exercise camps are lately quite popular on Australia’s Bondi Beach. Doctors have adopted NASA’s heat-sensitive infrared technology to help them operate on brain tumors. New scanning techniques are helping doctors learn more about the subtleties of prenatal baby behavior. A computer program tries to help us understand why we find some people attractive while others don’t appeal to us at all. Stem cells taken from hip bone marrow can help repair damaged heart tissue. Meet robo-surgeon, which lets a doctor operate on you without even touching your body. Camels’ milk is lower in fat and lactose than cows’ milk, and higher in other nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin C and iron. For the many who find that big is beautiful, Tuscany hosts the Miss Cicciona – or Miss Chubby – contest, with entrants weighing at least 220 pounds.

Featuring: Kerrie-Anne Baker
Video Language: English