Search Results in Health

US pharmaceutical companies have moved their operations overseas over the course of the past decade.Instead of testing trial medicines on Americans, more and more of these tests are being carried out on poor people in faraway places. Russia, China, Brazil, Poland, Uganda and Romania are all hot spot...
Africa has one of the highest prevalence of HIV infected people. More than 20% of the nation’s adult are infected with HIV, this makes up an astonishing 22 million people. The condition is so bad that the African authorities have even set up states that are isolated for HIV infected people to...
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The Lance Armstrong scandal has blown the lid on the world of sports doping. However, a larger problem is at risk of slipping by unnoticed: widespread use of performance enhancing drugs by members of the public.Government officials estimate up to 160,000 fitness fanatics may be doping in the Netherl...

Monitor Me

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Dr Kevin Fong explores a medical revolution that promises to help us live longer, healthier lives. Inspired by the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, it's all about novel ways we can monitor ourselves around the clock. How we exercise, how we sleep, even how we sit.Some doctors are now prescri...
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This film delves into Irish horsemeat scandal, revealing a systematic criminal harvest of thousands of horses, which netted millions and stretches well beyond Ireland’s borders.When Ireland’s Food Standards Authority announced that it had found beef products sold by popular food brands contaminated...
In this innovative observational documentary, four young men who are all unhappy with their bodies and feel that their size and shape is negatively impacting their lives attempt to achieve their dream physiques. Two of them are skinny men who are going to be pumping up and two are bodybuilders despe...
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People Say I'm Crazy (1989) is a 56 minute award-winning color documentary produced by the California Network of Mental Health Clients. It is based on the findings from the Well-Being Project, a ground-breaking survey conducted in 1987 by mental health consumers to explore what factors promote or de...
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Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby. In tracking the story of seed it becomes clear how corporate agenda has driven the take over of seed in order to make vast profit an...
They say that there was a magic pill that could cure any illness and prolong life. But only the Soviet leaders had an access to it. Get inside the Kremlin walls and learn what the heads of USSR used to eat and drink, how they protected themselves from illnesses and what their main phobias were. Meet...
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The Gerson Miracle introduces us to the physician who developed The Gerson Therapy more than 75 years ago, a therapy that has proven to cure cancer and most other chronic and degenerative diseases. Through his own painful struggle with migraines, Dr. Max Gerson conceived a treatment based entirely o...
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Over the better part of this century, athletes have sought to increase the natural performance of their bodies by using various means. And while most opted for the development of their muscle mass by using standard techniques, such as lifting weights, running, or other methods, some started taking t...
Professor Green or rather Stephen Manderson, is a British rapper who recently released several documentaries via BBC Three, some of which include Dangerous Dogs and Hidden and Homeless. In this film Stephen, embarks on more of a personal journey as he attempts to uncover the truth behind the suicide...
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In the southern African nation of Swaziland, around a quarter of all adults are now HIV positive. With so many now living with compromised immune systems, tuberculosis, which had been in decline for decades, has made a dramatic comeback. Now it has a foothold once more, new mutations are evolving fa...
NGC investigates the science of muscle by taking us on a journey inside the bodies of two remarkable humans with startling genetic conditions. 31-year old Jason Dunn lives with Dystonia, a rare disorder that causes his brain to send faulty messages to his muscular system. Every waking moment his mus...
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Imagine that a storm blows across your garden - and that now, without your knowledge and without your consent, foreign and genetically-manipulated seeds are in your vegetable patch which you have nourished and maintained for many years. A few days later, representatives of a multi-national corporate...

Fed Up

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Fed Up is a first hand examination of America’s ongoing battle with obesity, the films shows us how over 30 years ago when the first dietary guidelines were issued by the U.S. government, they somehow failed to take into account the effect sugar has in increasing the risks of obesity, diabetes...
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A documentary exploring the Suicide of one Dublin man. The piece looks at the man himself and the family and friends he left behind.If you have been affected by any of the events in this story and/or have been affected by suicide or are experiencing suicidal or self harm thoughts? Please call and se...

THIN

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The 2006 cinema verite documentary film, THIN, directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. The film mostly revolves around four women with anor...
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THE GREATER GOOD is an award winning character-driven documentary that explores the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics. The film offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak openly, actively listen and learn fro...
Each episode features several Spanish dishes and their place of origin. Focusing on one region per show, Andres promotes the use of Spanish ingredients, like Spanish olive oil or vinegar, culture, and cooking techniques. At the end of the episode, he will usually also recommend a wine to accompany t...
In this lecture, Dr. Russell Blaylock explains one of the most important connections between nutrition and our health- how nutrition affects our behavior. Citing a series of important studies, he shows that good nutrition can powerfully enhance our memory, mood, and behavior in a socially desirable...
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Take an unflinching look into an issue the mainstream media doesn't dare touch: the failure of the multi billion-dollar war on AIDS. The Other Side of AIDS gives voice to a growing movement of doctors, scientists, journalists, and HIV positives who reveal a tangled web of conflicts of interest, poli...
Charlotte Garside is the tiniest girl in the world. When she was born she weighed less than 1 and a half pounds and was the size of a baby that was only 16 weeks old. Though only born four weeks prematurely, she came out tinier than a credit card in size. Charlotte has a form of primordial dwarfism...

Except for Six

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Follow three patients on hospice care and explore the options people have at the end of life. We also learn what hospice care is and how it's given to different patients. Film Duration: 58 min
Each episode features several Spanish dishes and their place of origin. Focusing on one region per show, Andres promotes the use of Spanish ingredients, like Spanish olive oil or vinegar, culture, and cooking techniques. At the end of the episode, he will usually also recommend a wine to accompany t...
Do vaccinations cause more childhood diseases than they prevent? If you have small children in your family, you owe it to them to become aware of these startling facts. This hard-hitting video will shock you. The truth it reveals is that vaccinations do not reduce the incidence of childhood diseases...
Clive was once a famous conductor in the 1980's he was struck down with a virus that decimated his brain and left him unable to remember anything for longer than 7 or so seconds. At the time nobody knew that he would become the most severe case of amnesia ever recorded. Decades later he cannot h...

The Cure Is

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The Cure Is.... features doctors, scientists and spiritual leaders showing how thoughts and emotions have the power to contribute to and create disease, as well as to aid the healing process. Film Duration: 68 min

Sugar Crash

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Something has gone very wrong with the Irish diet, the consumption of sugar has tripled over the last 100 years and it seems to be everywhere. Unless something dramatic is done the children of today may be the first generation in centuries to have shorter life expectancies than their parents.When co...
Having grown up in Cobourg, Ontario, with a loving family which included four older siblings, Chazz Petrella seemed to have an idyllic childhood. He was big into skateboarding and sports in general, like any other child his age he could often be found attempting various daredevil stunts with his bes...
In 1918, a flu pandemic ripped through the global population with such speed and virulence that by the end of the following year an estimated 40 million people would be dead. Where did this particular flu strain come from, and what made it so deadly? 85 years later, virologists and epidemiologists t...

Half Ton World

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2013 was the year obesity became a worldwide emergency and there are now currently over 300 million people around the world who are now considered to be clinically obese, some of them are truly supersized weighing in at up to half a ton. This film travels the world in order to meet up with such indi...
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Cataplexy is a sudden and transient episode of loss of muscle tone, often triggered by emotions. It is a rare disease, but affects roughly 70% of people who have narcolepsy. Cataplexy can also be present as a side effect of SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome.Cataplexy manifests itself as muscular weaknes...
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You might think that your memory is there to help you remember facts, such as birthdays or shopping lists. If so, you would be very wrong. The ability to travel back in time in your mind is, perhaps, your most remarkable ability, and develops over your lifespan.In this documentary, Horizon takes vie...

War on Health

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From the authors: War on Health is the first documentary detailing and challenging the FDA agenda and its allegiance with the international Codex Alimentarius, which hopes to establish a monolithic food and health regime.Betraying its founding mandate to assure drug, food and chemical safety in the...
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Fiona Phillips, a journalist best known for her role in presenting the popular British morning show, GMTV, is embarking on a mission to seek out the truth behind our newly found enemy, sugar. She discovers why some of us happen to have more of a craving towards sugar than others and which types of s...

Generation RX

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Prozac Nation has given birth to a generation of messed-up kids. Children in the West are routinely diagnosed as depressed, hyperactive or bipolar, and systematically plied with powerful drugs. In the US alone, it's a market worth $130 000 per second. But if we were allowed access to proper informat...
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To some people, surfing is a way of life. From birth, they are taught that the ocean is a resource, a place of healing, and something you never turn your back on. The lives of most surfers consists of traveling around the world in search of the perfect waves. They have built careers from it. Without...
Against all odds, Shiloh Pepin of Portland, Maine turned 8 years old in August 2007. She was born with Mermaid Syndrome, or Sirenomelia, one of the rarest conditions known to man. This condition means the foetus fails to develop normally below the waist, resulting in a fusion of the lower limbs. Of...
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The world is undergoing a very turbulent evolutionary process. As the very fabric of our society crumbles, a new paradigm is unfolding all around us founded on unconditional love, joy and mutual respect for all life. The question is, how do we join it?There are many paths up the spiritual mountain,...

Fragile People

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A day in life of someone who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta - or brittle bone disease - is fraught with risk. Even the tiniest movement can lead to serious fractures. This documentary gives an insight into the strong community of those with the disease, and how neither young nor old are held bac...

Farmageddon

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The truth about the Food and dairy industry.Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by...

Sicko

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Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. Moore contrasts U.S. media reports on Canadian care with the experiences of Canadians in hospitals and clinics...
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For centuries scientists have been attempting to come up with an elixir of youth. Now remarkable discoveries are suggesting that ageing is something flexible that can ultimately be manipulated.Horizon meets the scientists who are attempting to piece together why we age and more vitally for all of us...
Each episode features several Spanish dishes and their place of origin. Focusing on one region per show, Andres promotes the use of Spanish ingredients, like Spanish olive oil or vinegar, culture, and cooking techniques. At the end of the episode, he will usually also recommend a wine to accompany t...