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
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
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
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
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.
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
For the first in our history, children are having the same symptoms of disease as adults. From Heart and breathing problems to depression and type 2 diabetes, all these diseases are caused by obesity. Way Beyond Weight is a documentary film that discusses how children worldwide are heavier and unhealthier than they should be. From Brazil to Kuwait, the levels of childhood obesity are outstandin
The fog that blanketed London, England, on December 5, 1952, seemed quite ordinary at first. But over the next two days, the fog turned yellow and people began to die. By the end of the week 4,000 Londoners lay dead or dying. Evidence suppressed for fifty years put the final death toll at 12,000 victims. Killer Fog reveals how air pollution was the real cause of one of the worst natural disasters
The Black Death pandemic swept across Europe in the mid-14th century killing about half the population. It was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis.