Category “Health”

The Truth About Looking Young

Plastic surgeon Dr Rozina Ali leaves the operating theatre behind for the frontiers of skin science and asks if it is possible to make your skin look younger without surgery. She discovers the latest research about how the foods we eat can protect our skin from damage, and how a chemical found in a squid's eye is at the forefront of a new sun protection cream. She also finds out how sugar in our blood can make us look older, and explores an exciting new science called glycobiology, which promises a breakthrough in making us look...

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League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

The NFL is undeniably one of Americas favorite sports / pastimes, but as of late it appears the league itself has become under assault from former players claiming that participating in this sport lead to them developing long-term brain injuries and that these were being covered up. In this two hour FRONTLINE documentary they ask the question, how much did the NFL know and when did it know? In a bid to get to uncover any attempts of covering injuries...

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Mind Control: America’s Secret War

It is one of the ill-kept secrets of America's intelligence agencies-for decades, they have worked virtually non-stop to perfect means of controlling the human mind. But while many have suspected the existence of these projects, the details have long been preserved. Mind Control blows the lid off years of chilling experiments, drawing on documents reluctantly released through the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with some of the victims, including a woman whose past was literally taken away. Hear from John Marks, the author of In Search of the Manchurian Candidate, who broke the...

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Frack them all! ‘Safe’ drilling in US

The oil and gas industries will have you believe that the process known as fracking is safe and that every precaution is taken to ensure that the environment is not damaged by exposure to the harsh chemicals used. This RT documentary however goes straight to the source in order to find out for themselves if what we are being told is true, what they find though is frightening, fish in rivers dying, garden tree's shriveling, what used to be fresh tap water becoming contaminated and radioactive making it completely undrinkable. The people themselves are complaining of rashes, respiratory...

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Dana, The 8 Year Old Anorexic

Dana is eight years old and anorexic. Cutting Edge follows Dana as she embarks on an intensive 12-week programme at a specialist clinic, to examine why younger and younger children are developing eating...

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How Does Your Memory Work?

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 viewers on an extraordinary journey into the human memory. From the woman who is having her most traumatic memories wiped by a pill, to the man with no memory, this film reveals how these remarkable human stories are transforming our understanding of this unique human ability. The findings...

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The Drugging of Our Children

In the absence of any objective medical tests to determine who has ADD or ADHD, doctors rely in part on standardized assessments and the impressions of teachers and guardians while the they administer leave little room for other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment. Hence, diagnosing a child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD is often the outcome, although no organic basis for either disease has yet to be clinically proven. Psychiatrists may then prescribe psychotropic drugs for the children without first without making it clear to parents that these medications can have...

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Super Size Me

Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. It follows a 30-day time period (February 2003) during which Spurlock subsists exclusively on McDonald’s fast food and stops exercising regularly. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effects on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. During the filming, Spurlock dined at McDonald’s restaurants three times...

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Making Our Way: Autism

Making Our Way: Autism is a documentary produced by MPBN that seeks to demystify autism, which is diagnosed in about one in every 110 children in America. Rather than focus on the limitations autism places on those who suffer from it, the program examines the broad spectrum of their experiences and looks at how many diagnosed with it have gone on to achieve great success. Featuring prominently in this hour-long program is Dr. Temple Grandin, who is to autism sufferers what Michael J. Fox is to those battling Parkinson’s: an inspiration (in Grandin’s case, as a PhD and an animal...

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