Category “Health”

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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Born Asleep

This Panorama episode takes a look at the toll of still born babies that shames Britain, which has one of the highest rates of still born births in the developed world, with 9 apparently healthy babies dying in the womb each day. This film meets with the doctors who think they can save thousands of babies lives, they have been battling for years for the medical establishment to take notice but others say the evidence just isn't sufficient enough. The NHS promotes preventative medicine yet life saving interventions are still not being rolled out as quickly as you might have...

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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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The Fight Against Ebola

Ebola is an infectious disease that spreads through contact with bodily fluids including saliva and sweat has an extremely high fatality rate and is currently reeking havoc in West Africa. The recent outbreak which is the largest of all time really began to take hold in March of 2014 in Guinea, quickly spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone with cases being discovered in the Congo, Senegal and Nigeria. With over 3000 cases of Ebola, Liberia is considered to be in the center of the epidemic, Vice sends reporter Danny Gold there to find out...

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The Return of the Black Death

With the current outbreak of the Ebola virus making it's rounds the last thing we want to hear is word of Black Death outbreaks but back in September of 2013, the Minister of Health issued an epidemic alert of the spread of plague across Madagascar. The outbreak itself hit some of the most remote villages in Madagascar and killed dozens of people, it is rumored that it began affecting those in overpopulated prisons due to poor waste management and medical treatment. Antibiotics do exist and can effectively treat the plague but due to poor infrastructure a number of people have been stranded...

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The Politics of Food: Smokies

In the UK there is a lot of cultural diversity and most of these people try access the food which is traditional to them but often those foods and the ingredients that go into these dishes can be illegal to buy. Smokies are no different, they are a traditional food to some West African countries but in the UK they are illegal to produce and sell. This has been the case throughout Europe since 1987 when they were outlawed. The term Smokie referees to the way the meat is prepared, a sheep or goat is sheered, hung up and then blow torched with its skin and innards left in tact, when it's sold...

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Ebola: The Search for a Cure

Nobody really knows where the Ebola virus comes from but whats even scarier is the fact that his recent outbreak is the worst Ebola epidemic the world has ever seen, with the current death toll claiming more lives than all previous outbreaks combined. Efforts to contain the virus appear to be failing, but there is hope. In this episode of Horizon we meet the medics on the frontline and follows the scientists racing to find a cure for one of the most dangerous killers on Earth. This is an extraordinary story of bravery and determination against a deadly enemy.   The Ebola virus....

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Edge of Life

This is the second film in Louis Theroux's latest series of documentaries entitled "LA Stories". In this episode Louis decides to make his way over to West Hollywood's Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in order to get a better understanding of how Americans deal with terminal illness and death itself. Several patients and family members have agreed to be filmed, these cases include several forms of cancer and coma. Check out the other two episode here: Among The Sex Offenders City of...

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The Virus That Cures

South of Moscow, North of Turkey, scientist in the Republic of Georgia may hold our last defense against the superbugs, against the advance of antibiotic resistant bacteria. From the sewage found being poured into a river a medicine can be found, a medicine from a virus, the virus that...

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