Health Shows

Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
9 Videos
BBC
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
9 Videos
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
7 Videos
BBC Future
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7

Going behind the headlines to give the definitive answers to health questions. The team look for the latest research and run major experiments involving hundreds of volunteers. What’s the best way to beat stress? Is coconut oil really the wonder-food it’s claimed to be? Is it better to eat carbs in the morning or evening? Should we all get up an hour later?
4 Videos
BBC
Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food shows viewers the fascinating future of food: from field, through to the aisles of the supermarket, to our dining tables. Led by Dara O Briain, this series will reveal the cutting-edge technologies and produce appearing in farms, supermarkets, kitchens and restaurants around the world, transforming how we grow, buy and eat our food. The world's population may be growing, but we're coming up with ingenious solutions to ensure the future of our breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
3 Videos
BBC
Wonders Of Life

Wonders Of Life

What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end? 3.7 billion years ago in an obscure part of an unexceptional corner of the universe something incredible happened. Through an incalculably unlikely set of circumstances, the fundamental laws that had previously built stars, supernovae and planets contrived to create a life. This beautiful and definitive series explains how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe.
3 Videos
BBC
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Videos
BBC
Rutherford and Fry

Rutherford and Fry

Drs Rutherford and Fry are on hand to solve everyday mysteries sent into BBC Future.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race

Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race

When, in July 1969, Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind, America went down in popular history as the winner of the space race. But the real space pioneers of the 20th century were the Soviets. Between 1961 and 1966, they realised a number of spectacular historical achievements including the first man and woman in space, the first spacewalk and the first unmanned lunar landing. Up to that point, the Russians seemed unstoppable.
2 Videos
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6

The team return, getting behind the hype and headlines to tackle the health issues that matter. Does burning calories through exercise leave you hungrier than not eating those calories in the first place? Michael Mosley investigates. Gabriel Weston looks at how 3D printing is transforming surgery, and meets a patient who's had a replacement sternum made with this amazing technology. Chris van Tulleken asks whether we should get our omega-3 from fresh fish or supplements. Saleyha Ahsan studies probiotics and their effects on your gut. And Zoe Williams explores activities designed to boost your metabolic rate - can they help you lose weight?
2 Videos
BBC
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
1 Video
BBC Future
African ER

African ER

Every year, a group of volunteers face the most emotionally challenging two weeks of their lives aboard a state-of-the-art hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone. The US-owned Anastasis travels the world bringing free medical help to those in need. British medics, engineers and deckhands are among those who give up their holiday to run its operating theatres. This documentary shadows them as they face the most demanding fortnight of their careers, and meets the African men, women and children who have walked for days in search of help.
1 Video
BBC

Health Videos

Fasting - the expert's opinion

Fasting - the expert's opinion

In Good Shape discusses the benefits of abstinence from food with Bettina Becher, a yoga teacher and instructor for therapeutic fasting at the Weg der Mitte health foundation in Berlin.
Deutsche Welle
8mins
Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

An intense debate is underway over the benefits and drawbacks of using microchips, typically relied upon to identify ranch animals and pets, on humans.
PBS
7mins
Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent.
PBS
3mins
Political columnist Michael Gerson on coping with ‘insidious’ depression

Political columnist Michael Gerson on coping with ‘insidious’ depression

Michael Gerson is a political columnist for the Washington Post and a regular contributor to the NewsHour.
PBS
Upgrade Me

Upgrade Me

Simon Armitage explores the obsession with upgrading to the latest technological gadgetry.
BBC
57mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

With a look at boosting metabolism, the effects of air pollution, and eating disorders.
BBC
51mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Michael Mosley investigates the best way to keep calories in check.
BBC
49mins
Urinary incontinence - the best therapy

Urinary incontinence - the best therapy

Dr. Tobias Pottek talks about the therapeutic options for bladder control disorders. He's a urologist at the Vivantes Clinic in Berlin.
Deutsche Welle
7mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Michael tests which foods are best for giving us iodine.
BBC
52mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Michael Mosley finds out if eating carbs in the evening is bad for you.
BBC
48mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Why fizzy drinks make you eat more, and does caffeine boost your physical performance?
BBC
51mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Ep 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Ep 1

Michael Mosley tests the best way to beat stress - mindfulness, yoga or gardening.
BBC
52mins
African ER - African ER

African ER

Following the work of medical volunteers aboard a state-of-the-art hospital ship.
BBC
56mins
The Truth About Dementia

The Truth About Dementia

Angela Rippon presents a personal exploration of the devastating condition of Alzheimer's.
BBC
50mins
The Story Of Fertility

The Story Of Fertility

Documentary in which BBC presenter Alex Jones explores the issue of fertility.
BBC
49mins
A psychologist discusses vaping and smoking

A psychologist discusses vaping and smoking

Karin Vitzthum sets out the risks of vaping and whether it can help people stop smoking.
Deutsche Welle
8mins
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Wonders Of Life - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Wonders of Life reveals Carbon's unique role in life on Earth and possibly elsewhere.
BBC
52mins
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - Expanding Universe

Wonders Of Life - Expanding Universe

Wonders of Life explains life's evolution from single-celled organisms to sentient beings.
BBC
48mins
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - What Is Life?

Wonders Of Life - What Is Life?

Wonders of Life embarks upon an exploration of how life first began and how it endures.
BBC
49mins
Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Episode 2
BBC
48mins
Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Episode 1
BBC
52mins
The NAKO Study - we speak with an expert

The NAKO Study - we speak with an expert

Prof. Dr. Tobias Pischon heads the German National Cohort Study Center at the Max Delbruck Centre in Berlin-Buch. Carsten Lekutat met up with him to talk about what methods the study has employed, and its results so far.
Deutsche Welle
13mins
Tomorrow's Food - Tomorrow's Food - Episode 3

Tomorrow's Food - Episode 3

Dara visits a Quorn production plant to find out how they make meat-free products.
BBC
50mins
Tomorrow's Food - Tomorrow's Food - Episode 2

Tomorrow's Food - Episode 2

Dara visits a supermarket where robots stack the shelves.
BBC
49mins
Tomorrow's Food - Tomorrow's Food - Thanet

Tomorrow's Food - Thanet

Dallas braves vicious currents to dive on a shipwreck.
BBC
48mins
Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Could a cheaper Bug Mac ever replace the Big Mac?
BBC
59mins
Bowel disease - we talk to an expert

Bowel disease - we talk to an expert

Dr. Hubert Monnikes talks about inflammatory bowel disease and why a proper diagnosis is important. The internist is also psychotherapist and psychiatrist. He's head physician for internal medicine at Berlin's Martin-Luther Hospital.
Deutsche Welle
7mins
Are you getting sufficient sleep?

Are you getting sufficient sleep?

Sleep latency is the length of time that it takes to accomplish the transition from wakefullness to sleep. And there's a simple way to measure it. All you need is a bed, a baking tray, a tea spoon and a stop watch.
Deutsche Welle
1min
Back pain - Our studio guest talk

Back pain - Our studio guest talk

In Good Shape meets specialist Dr. Fernando Dimeo at a sports medicine treatment facility in Berlin. He knows the most frequent causes of back pain, and shows how to prevent it - and how to provide relief through exercise.
Deutsche Welle
8mins
What an expert has to say about aging

What an expert has to say about aging

Dr Bernd Kleine-Gunk is head of the German Society for Anti-Aging Medicine. He talks about ways to remain active and healthy in old age.
Deutsche Welle
10mins
Osteoporosis Screening

Osteoporosis Screening

As you get older, your risk for osteoporosis increases. That's a disease that makes your bones thin and weak. A screening procedure called a "bone density test" shows if you have osteoporosis. It shows if you are likely to develop it. Or, if you are being
2mins
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

This is a regular irritation of your esophagus. That's the part of your digestive system that goes from your mouth to your stomach. The irritation you feel is from acid that has escaped your stomach.
2mins
Hepatitis C (HCV)

Hepatitis C (HCV)

This is a viral infection that affects the liver. It can cause you to be mildly sick for weeks or months. But even after you feel better, the virus can stay inside your body. It can slowly harm your liver over many years.
3mins
Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal Hernia

This condition develops when part of your stomach pushes up through an opening in your diaphragm called the "hiatus." The diaphragm separates your chest from your abdominal cavity. The hiatus is the opening that your esophagus passes through.
2mins
Living With Osteoarthritis

Living With Osteoarthritis

If you've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may need to make some changes in your lifestyle. But you can still do many of the things you enjoy. You just have to take steps to manage your condition.
2mins
Managing Neck Pain

Managing Neck Pain

If you're dealing with neck pain, you know how frustrating it can be. Fortunately, you can try these simple strategies for managing neck pain.
2mins
Heartburn

Heartburn

This is a burning sensation in your chest. It is related to your digestive system. Most people experience heartburn occasionally, and have only mild discomfort. But for some, it can be a chronic and painful problem.
3mins
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

This is a label given to certain conditions that cause problems with your gastrointestinal tract. With IBD, your intestines become irritated and inflamed. This gets worse over time. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the most common forms of IBD.
2mins
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

This chronic condition affects your large intestine. With it, your bowels are hypersensitive. You may need to use the restroom frequently and urgently. This can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. It can interfere with your daily life.
2mins
Peptic Ulcer

Peptic Ulcer

This is a sore that forms in the lining of your digestive tract. It develops when stomach acid eats through the mucus layer that protects the walls of your digestive tract. A peptic ulcer can form in your stomach. It can also form in your esophagus, or in
2mins
ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)

ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)

This procedure repairs your knee after a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (commonly called the "ACL"). This ligament is in the center of the knee. It helps anchor the femur to the tibia. This surgery can allow you to regain normal knee function.
2mins
Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

Ligaments are fibrous, elastic bands of tissue that connect and stabilize the bones. An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a res
3mins
Animal Bites

Animal Bites

A bite from an animal can be very dangerous. Besides obvious injuries like tissue punctures and tears, bites can also introduce germs. Whether from a wild animal or from a pet, an animal bite - even one that seems minor - can cause a serious infection.
2mins
Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

This condition is an inflammation and swelling of the veins of the anus or rectum. Hemorrhoids may occur inside or outside the anus.
2mins
Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis

Your liver is an organ that helps filter your blood. It helps process and store nutrients from the foods you eat. And it does other important jobs. When scar tissue builds up in your liver over time, this is called "cirrhosis."
2mins
Colon Polypectomy

Colon Polypectomy

This procedure removes abnormal growths, called "polyps", from the inner wall of your large intestine. The procedure usually lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.
2mins
Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

This procedure is an examination of the large intestine. The physician will look for inflammation, ulcers, or abnormal growths called polyps. The physician uses a colonoscope. This is an instrument with a small camera attached to a soft, flexible tube. Th
2mins
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)

This is a surgery to remove a small organ under your liver. It's called the "gallbladder," and it stores bile (that's a fluid used for digestion). You may need this surgery if gallstones have collected in your gallbladder, or if the gallbladder is causing
1min