The House of Wellness TV – Season 6, Episode 20

The House of Wellness – Season 6, Episode 20

This week on the House of Wellness – Mushroom foraging may sound like a romantic winter’s day trip but this time each year there’s a spike in hospitalisations and even deaths, from people eating poisonous varieties. The word is, buy your mushies from a reputable supplier and leave the wild ones in the ground. Journalist Jacquie Felgate brings her weekly health roundup from a game changing blood test that identifies colon cancer patients who are at risk of relapse, to a new drug developed in the UK that could lead to the first ever treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Feeling tired and rundown? You could be lacking in iron. We turned to an expert to find out more about the deficiency that’s so common, doctors describe it as “hiding in plain sight”. The new university study that investigates the impact dog walking has on our gait and our feet. The results suggest even the best-behaved pups can leave us off balance and the 78-year-old female runner who is proving that age really is just a number. Plus, lots more this week on The House of Wellness.

Cast: Luke Darcy, Jo Stanley, and Luke Hines, with Gerald Quigley.