This Way Up for Saturday 7 October 2017
Hacking the human nervous system with electroceuticals, why sex and gender matters in medical diagnosis, and how to get a longer stronger signal. Plus we review stick vacuums - which ones suck?
"People are changing the way they vacuum," says George Block of Consumer.org.nz.
Sales of upright, cordless, broom-like machines are on the rise, as traditional pull-along, canister vacuum cleaners fall our of favour.
Stick vacuums are lightweight, super handy and can suck your wallet dry. But do they work, and which models get the Consumer tick of approval?
George Block has been testing a range of cordless stick vacuums and shares his findings.
US-based Set Point Medical has developed a pacemaker-like device to treat Rheumatoid arthritis.
CEO Anthony Arnold explains how bioelectrics can be used to turn on or off specific functions in an organ or muscle.
Mesh networks have been around for a while, and now all the big tech brands are selling solutions for increasing your home network size and strength.
Peter Griffin has tips on boosting your wifi signal throughout the home – no more dead spots and laggy connections in the loo!
Heart disease is the biggest killer of women in New Zealand.
Could part of the problem be that a woman's symptoms can be very different to a man's and many heart attacks are missed and wrongly diagnosed?
Dr Marek Glezerman's new book Gender Medicine explores the groundbreaking new science of gender-based diagnosis and treatment.
Dr Chris Smith has the latest on pesticides in honey and growing kidney diseases in a dish to develop new treatments.