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What causes mental illness? Medical journalist Harriet Washington talks about her new book, Infectious Madness, which argues that some infections from bacteria, viruses, or parasites can trigger mental illness.
Journalist and author of Infectious Madness Harriet Washington and Dr. Oz discuss the scientific connection between infections and nervous system damage, which could potentially lead to a variety of mental illnesses.
Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz weighs in on the possibility of infections causing mental illness and outlines the other various factors that can cause mental illness.
Dr. Gail Saltz shares what to do if you are concerned about an infection-related mental health problem and journalist Harriet Washington shares her tips on preventing infections before they occur.
Can dogs detect cancer? Investigative reporter Elisabeth Leamy reports on a University of Pennsylvania veterinary program that shows that dogs can identify the scent of ovarian cancer – known as a silent killer for its vague symptoms.
Consumer correspondent and core expert Elisabeth Leamy talks about how researchers and doctors are trying to create a mechanical nose to replicate dogs’ abilities to identify signs of ovarian cancer.
Dr. Oz welcomes viewer Diane and her Doberman Troy to the show to share how Troy helped Diane find a cancerous tumor before it was too late.
Core expert Dr. William Li explains how different cancers can lead to terrible odors. Then, viewer Nikki and Dr. Oz demonstrate an at-home smell test for Alzheimer’s disease.
The same way you can catch a cold or the flu – can you catch a mental illness? Why a simple virus or infection could be to blame. Then, can a dog really sniff out cancer and MS? Our investigation reveals this groundbreaking research.
Bizarre, obscure, even out-of-this world medical mysteries you’ll be talking about.