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Dr Xand’s Con or Cure will be back in 2024. Dr Xand van Tulleken and Ashley John Baptiste will once again be taking on ‘bad medicine’ as they expose medical crimes and test the latest fads to see what really works.

From scams and scares to cons and quacks, the duo will use the series mailbox to investigate the stories viewers say are most important to them. This series will also shine a light on medical malpractice and criminal behaviour, and help audiences to take their health into their own hands.

Each episode also has a special myth busting segment that exposes the shocking truths behind the myths – it will have viewers questioning everything they’ve ever been told.

Presenting from the ‘health hub’ audiences will feel like they’ve stepped into their doctor’s surgery, with the pair answering the medical questions and issues viewers need to resolve. Specialist guest experts will also be on hand to help, offering pinpointed, practical advice.

Across the UK there are stories and myths that need investigating. Dr Xand and Ashley examine the case of a woman who's raised thousands of pounds for her best friend’s cancer treatment – only to find out the diagnosis was a lie; they explore whether there is any truth behind the benefits of doing 10,000 steps a day, and if exercising actually helps you lose weight.

The pair also look into if we really need less sleep as we get older, find out whether being cold can give you the common cold and if the ‘three second rule’ is a rule to live or die by.

Dr Xand comments, “Myself and Ashley have a passion for helping people. He's a great journalist and paired with my medical experience I think we’re a formidable force to be reckoned with. We want to help as many people as possible and we're really proud of this unique series.”

Con Or Cure is available now on iPlayer.


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