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Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
Proton beam therapy is the one of the most technologically advanced though expensive cancer treatments in the world - but it has the potential to save the lives of children with otherwise incurable cancers.
Over two years, Horizon follows the engineers, scientists and medics as they race to build two new centres, one at the Christie Hospital in Manchester and one at University College Hospital in London, as well as following as the first children awaiting the lifesaving treatment. This is one of the most complex challenges the NHS has ever attempted.
Horizon investigates the very latest medical and scientific research into the effects of cannabis on the brain and the body, with the medicinal form of the drug now legal. A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim wants to find out whether it will help or harm patients. He meets the young epilepsy patient responsible for changing the law around medicinal cannabis in the UK, and sees the remarkable effect it has on his condition. He visits a medicinal cannabis farm in Denmark to learn how a company known for growing the recreational drug are now producing medicinal cannabis to be exported all over Europe. He also travels to Israel, hoping to find out why they have been using cannabis as a medicine for more than 20 years, and meets scientists studying the safety and effectiveness of cannabis in treating pain.
Dr Michael Mosley immerses himself on the frontline of our prescription painkiller habit. In America, it is an epidemic. Now, new evidence raises concern about the UK's use of prescription opioids.
Naturalist Chris Packham investigates the impact a growing human population is having on the planet, asking whether the earth can sustain predictions of ten billion people by 2050.
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