Season 37, Episode 51 Strange Afflictions

First Aired: August 15, 2014

Unusual disorders are spotlighted. Included: auto-brewery syndrome, a condition in which the digestive system ferments yeast into alcohol; Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations; hyperacusis, a hearing disorder that causes pain in the ear; and Prader-Willi syndrome, a congenital disorder characterized by constant hunger.

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  • Premise: A durable newsmagazine mixing investigative pieces with human-interest and celebrity features that's ABC's oldest prime-time series despite its notoriously rocky premiere. (Hosts Robert Hughes and Harold Hayes lasted only that one show.) (more)

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