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Angela Rippon and Kevin Duala go in search of the facts about good health.
Angela Rippon and Kevin Duala return with the series that gets to the bottom of conflicting and confusing health claims. Angela pushes herself far outside her comfort zone, taking up running for the first time to discover if reports on the risks of Britain's favourite sport can really be true. Kevin investigates whether man flu really exists, discovering how jokes about men's health could be disguising something much more serious. Steve Brown asks if it is really possible that using mouthwash every day could increase your risk of type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
With allergies on the rise, Angela investigates some surprising reports of possible treatments, including the claim that a gin and tonic can cure hayfever. Meanwhile Kevin discovers if the millions of people prescribed a common heartburn medication - himself included - could be risking serious side effects. He puts his stomach through a test to discover the truth. Steve Brown spends a month being mindful, after reports that the effects of mindfulness can be life-changing - but not always in a good way.
Angela Rippon and Kevin Duala untangle more mixed-up messages about our health, this time asking if it is possible to be fat and fit. Also, Angela tries acupuncture, which some reports now claim is no better for pain than a placebo. Could a remedy that has been around for thousands of years really have no benefit? And, with the average person spending more than two hours a day on social media, Steve Brown makes sense of conflicting reports that doing so can damage your mental health - or be a force for good.
Angela Rippon discovers if it is really true that the antibiotics doctors rely on to kill infections are becoming useless, while - unpicking reports that skinny jeans and hooded tops can cause back pain - Kevin Duala finds out the best and worst things we can do to keep our backs healthy. And Steve Brown investigates if wearing glasses makes your eyesight worse.
In the last of the series investigating the truth behind the latest health reports, Angela Rippon teams up with some boxers to test some worrying claims about paracetamol - and discovers what is really the best way to knock out a headache. Meanwhile, Kevin Duala investigates the mistakes we all make in the sun to find out why skin cancer is at an all-time high, and Steve Brown finds out the truth behind terrifying warnings that the everyday products in our bathroom cabinets could be harbouring some dangerous chemicals.
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