Health

China’s dirty secrets

China's factories provide low cost products such as computers and cars to the rest of the world. But critics claim such economic progress takes a heavy toll, polluting the country's air, land and rivers. Even though China ordered more than 2,000 factories to be shut down last August due to pollution, inefficiency or unsafe working conditions, the country remains a major polluter. Pollution f

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Fat Head

Fat Head

While most people saw the documentary Super Size Me as an expose of the fast food industry, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton saw it as a dare: He’d show that you could lose weight on a diet of burgers and fries. In addition to chronicling Naughton’s weight drop, the film provides interviews with doctors, nutritionists and others to drive home his thesis that most of what we know a

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Toxic Light Bulb Investigation

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL) save energy and sound great – but is there a hidden danger? Why do they need ‘special’ disposal? Harmful UV rays could be seeping into your home. An exclusive investigation that prompted Health Canada to jump into action. Allison Vuchnich explores whether there’s a link between bulbs and the triggering of migraine headaches. Since these stories first aired, th

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Winter Viruses and How to Beat Them

Every winter, millions of us come down with colds, flu and stomach problems caused by viruses like Norovirus - the highly contagious vomiting bug which has swept the country this year. It has closed hundreds of hospital wards and infected well over a million people. Flu figures are also higher than last year and are still climbing, plus we have seen high cases of a little known but extremely nasty

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Surviving the Cold

Surviving the Cold

Valery Malkov made the headlines when he fell out of a train in Siberia in -40 degrees Celsius wearing practically nothing, ran for 30 minutes to the next station and survived. The man said that he had gone to the train’s vestibule for a smoke. As he was coming back to his carriage, he missed his door and opened another one to a non-functioning vestibule. He stepped into the dark – and then found

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Race To The Bottom: Ireland

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 with horsemeat, it was the beginning of a scandal that spread around the globe. “We found wit

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Living With ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most feared and misunderstood of all neurological medical conditions. Despite over 200 scientific papers being published on this neurological condition every year, it remains stigmatised and controversial. Yet some doctors don’t even believe it exists. One in 20 school children are affected by ADHD, and over one million adults in the UK are

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Motivations

Motivations

What happens when "normal" gets turned upside-down...and what obstacles must you face to get back? "Motivations" is a look inside the everyday struggles of my mother as she battles progressive Multiple Sclerosis, the toll it takes on loved ones, and how a family continues moving forward.

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War on Health

War on Health

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 interests of public health, the FDA today is a repressive bureaucracy serving pharmaceutical and

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