Health

An Interview With Martin Shkreli

Martin Shkreli is 32 years of age, an entrepreneur, a company builder and is also currently one of the worlds most hated men. Now worth at least $45 million dollars his tale is very much one of a Horatio Alger novel, the son of two janitors from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn who managed to hustle his way into the hedge fund game. In August of 2015 one of his companies acquired the rights to a drug t

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Sugar Crash

Sugar Crash

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 consumed in excess it can cause liver damage, hearth attacks, strokes, kidney disease, blindness,

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The Forgotten Plague

The Forgotten Plague

In this hour long special by American Experience we a glimpse of the fight against tuberculosis in the early 19th century. This documentary specifically aims its focus on American life in the 1800s and how tuberculosis (better known as TB) ravaged homes, families, children, and communities. Tuberculosis is a disease that strikes the respiratory system by breaking it down to infantile organs. It

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After The Last Round

There aren't too many other sports out there that encompass the theatrical displays of human struggle, strength and violence quite like boxing does and in this film we are taken on a journey through the sports entirety, exploring not only the glamour but also a darker side to the sport, being exposed to the life changing effects boxing has on the fighters themselves and their families. Through

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Boy Interrupted

Boy Interrupted

Boy Interrupted is a HBO film that examines the life of Evan Perry a 15 year old boy from New York who took his own life in 2005. This film which was made by his parents Dana and Hart looks at how Evan's bipolar disorder and depression consumed him and affected his family. Mental illness was something that ran in Evan's family; his uncle had also committed suicide at a young age, just 21. Evan

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Gone: The Story of Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander was a young British teenager who possessed an amazing talent for skateboarding, he was full of character and had crazy ambition for his age. Upon moving from Leicester to Bristol he discovered incredible opportunities such as sponsorship, recognition and invitation to travel different countries. It was here that he started living with professional skateboarder Danny Wainwright, and

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The Truth About Your Medicine Cabinet

Walk into any chemist shop and you will be bombarded by an array of pills and potions in bright shinny packages that claim to be able to treat almost any imaginable ailment from runny noses to spots, from coughs to aching muscles. These remedies however don't come cheap, we now spend two and a half billion pounds a year on a whole range of products, from pain killers to multivitamins and so on but

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Iboga Nights

Iboga Nights

In 2003 the director of this film, David Graham Scott, chose a bizarre way to end his long term opiate addiction by means of a psychedelic plant root called Iboga, in the hopes of getting over his dependance on methadone once and for all. After his success, David now wanted to find out more about the "wonder drug" Iboga and discover whether or not it truly was the magic bullet that cured his drug

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Inside the Superhuman: World of the Iceman

We live in a world where there are all kind of false healers and fake alternative medicine programs you can sign up for. It's a rare moment in history when somebody comes along who can actually perform real miracles with real evidence to back them up. Wim Hof has defied logic time and time again, and always under scientific scrutiny. He holds the world record for being able to be submerged in i

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