Category “Health”

Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

Montana PBS’s new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis. Even though the video has an American perspective, marijuana use is illegal throughout many countries of the world for reasons that are not clear. This video is important because it mainly investigates the scientific basis underlying the medical benefits of marijuana use instead of focusing on...

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The Memory Loss Tapes

While there is hope for the future as science gains momentum, millions of people are currently affected by the painful and deadly consequences of Alzheimer’s. This verité documentary profiles seven people living with the disease, each in an advancing state of dementia, from its earliest detectable changes through death. “We wanted to capture a sense of what it was to be inside the disease,” explains Shari Cookson. “Our plan was to show the progression of the illness through several stories along the way.” But as Nick Doob points out: “There’s nothing clear cut about it. The...

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A New Way To See Food

It's the Food that Matters! In this documentary film we see how the food we eat makes us either healthy or...

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Fast Food Baby

Documentary exploring the reasons why some parents feed their children junk food. The programme follows three families as they try to get back on the right nutritional track, and features experts who mentor them using the latest techniques in a bid to wean the youngsters off unhealthy...

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The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old

Stuart Wickison has a rare genetic disorder; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The average life-expectancy with this condition is in the early twenties, Stuart is nineteen. But, its now he’s embarking on one of the most important journeys of his life. Over the next two months, Stuart’s world is going to change forever. Although his body is failing him, his mind is focused on living. Imagine gradually losing the ability to use your muscles. You’re born a healthy baby, but by the time you’re a teenager you need 24-hour carers to do everything for you. Imagine knowing that the condition...

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Growing Up Without A Face

At five years old, Juliana has already been through thirty operations to mediate the severity of her affliction: Treacher Collins syndrome. Juliana was born with one sealed eyelid, a complete lack of cheekbones, no nasal passage and almost no upper and lower...

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When We Grow, This Is What We Can Do

When we grow is a documentary about cannabis in the UK. It looks at the history of the plant, the facts, its many uses and the laws and politics surrounding it. Follow two young filmmakers on a shoe string budget, as they try to unravel what prohibition of cannabis really means, who it affects, who profits from it and why it was prohibited in the first place. Featuring interviews with; a cannabis activist, a hydroponic grow shop owner, a cannabis dealer, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology, who just so happens to be a former government drugs policy advisor and a medical marijuana user...

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We Love Cigarettes

A love of nicotine unites all peoples across the globe, regardless of colour, wealth or creed. Where religion and politics have failed tobacco has succeeded, but at what cost? For over 50 years people have been knowingly paying for the pleasure of tobacco with their lives, making man’s fatal tryst with the cigarette one of the strangest love affairs ever. But as smoking bans in the US and Europe abound, what is happening in poorer nations? Their love affair is still in its first flush – one third of the world’s cigarettes are smoked in China alone. And globally the tobacco industry...

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100 Greatest Discoveries: Medicine

Bill Nye takes us through some of the most important discoveries in medicine throughout our history, Like Andreas Vesalias digging up bodies by cover of night to dissect and learn about our anatomy, or how we learned about the operations of the...

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