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Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

In 2015, there were 24,025 documented suicides in Japan, that equates to almost 70 people killing themselves each and every day. The Tojinbo Cliffs are a national park located in Fukui Prefecture, here it turns out is one of the most popular spots for suicide in Japan. The cliffs themselves are known to provide a quick death as some reach a height of 23 meters whilst the water below is about 20 me

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The Weight Cut

Driven by the huge success of fight promoters such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), mixed martial arts has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world, not to mention one of the most lucrative having seen the UFC itself being recently sold for $4 billion dollars. Before fighters step into the cage they must make weight for their particular weight class. Here is a list of w

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Fukushima: Five Years On

The biggest earthquake in Japans recorded history sent a series of massive tsunamis hurtling towards the coast. The waves would strike with unstoppable force, crushing almost everything in their path, sweeping away entire communities and traveling as far as 10 kilometres inland but this however was just the beginning of a triple headed disaster. Originally aired in 2016, this film sees ABC Aust

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Professor Green: Suicide and Me

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 of his own father seven years ago. His platinum single Read All About It and songs such as Goodn

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Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain

5.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, yet how it unfolds in the brain is still a mystery to us. The quest to understand bipolar illness is central to the quest of understand the brain itself. Using the latest technology to gather information about how the brain functions, we learn how this information is being integrated to generate a map which reveals how the brains con

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The Truth About Alcohol

Last January the British government released its new guidelines for alcohol consumption and for the UK's 40 million drinkers it was all pretty sobering. For men the recommended weekly limit was slashed by a third which equates to roughly 7 pints of beer, bringing it in line with the amount recommended for women. In this film we see A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim embark on mission to discover

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Children of Chernobyl

Children of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 resulted in a radioactive fallout which was 100 times greater than a nuclear bomb. To this day nobody really knows the true extent of how many people were truly affected by this but one of the few things that scientists can agree on is that children born in the surrounding areas will continue to be the primary victims. Many children have become ill over the years

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Hepatitis Country

Hepatitis Country

Hepatitis C is a liver disease which tends to be very contagious, being spread primarily through contact with the blood of someone who is infected. It's severity can range from a mild illness lasting only a couple of weeks to becoming a serious, lifelong illness which attacks the liver. Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC have come out and estimated that around 3.5 mi

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Chazz Petrella: The Boy Who Should Have Lived

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 best friend, he was full of joy and energy. However once he started school Chazz's teachers started rep

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