Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Penny Dumsday.
Listen to this episode: (24:00)
[00:00:50] Olympic athletes are using suction cups to suck their skin up into a cup. But is there any science to cupping? (Spoiler: not much, but some. Well, sort of.)
[00:10:30] Promising animal trials suggest Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness could all be treated and possibly even cured, with one relatively safe drug.
[00:13:53] An international team of scientists have discovered that the liquid found in the brood sacks of a particular type of cockroach is a highly nutritious source of protein. One day we might be feeding our babies cockroach milk!
[00:18:26] Head lice are becoming resistant to the common insecticides we usually use. But a simple, 3,000 year old treatment could be the solution.
This episode may contain traces of Peter Alexander talking about cupping on NBC News.