Body & Soul

Rescue Robots, Dolphin Therapy, Natural Health

2004Ep1124 mins
Guest: Kerrie-Anne Baker

Man has always been drawn to the healing powers of water. Researchers keep finding more and more health benefits from eating chocolate. African healers have been using the African potato to treat AIDS. You can now eat your Brussels sprouts in pill form. In Britain, a scanner can locate brain tumors in children, avoiding invasive surgery. Scientists are closing in on identifying the aging gene. Clowns Without Borders brings laughter as a medical supplement to strife-torn countries. Young Cambodian women embrace traditional kick boxing as a way to become fit and avoid even more dangerous livelihoods. Spending time with dolphins is showing distinct benefits for youngsters with some serious conditions. In Africa, counterfeit drugs sold at street markets are likely to be more harmful than beneficial. Specially designed robots that can crawl under rubble are helping rescuers find humans trapped in disasters.

Featuring: Kerrie-Anne Baker
Video Language: English