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Thalidomide The Fifty Year Fight

Over fifty years ago the drug Thalidomide shocked the world. For ten years a battle for compensation was fought against one of Britain's largest corporations. One man stood up against this injustice, but this man would see those he was fighting for, turn against him and many attempted to silence his story. But his actions set in motion a chain of events which changed the lives of every Thalidomide

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The Science of Acupuncture

BBC Documentary on Traditional Chinese Medicine. For thousands of years, what we now think of as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) was the only medicine; now, traditional cures are being treated with a fresh respect. For BBC TWO, scientist Professor Kathy Sykes from Bristol University Kathy Sykes investigates why science is starting to respond to these centuries-old remedies.... Alte

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A Hundred Orgasms A Day

A Hundred Orgasms A Day

It should be the peak of pleasure, your average woman might manage two or three a week but this film follows the life of three women who are plagued every hour of everyday with the need to have an orgasm. The condition itself has only recently been diagnosed as Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome or PSAS and it can be extremely unpleasant for those who suffer from it. It is not connected to any sen

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The 46 Year Pregnancy

The 46 Year Pregnancy

In the capital of Morocco a 75 year old woman is rushed to hospital, her stomach is swollen and she is crippled in pain, doctors think she has an ovarian tumor and take her for an ultrasound scan. To the doctors surprise they discovered a strange mass with a bizarre form. The doctors are baffled and in an attempt to find out more they send the woman for further tests, the radiologist is shocked by

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Unsafe Sex In the City

Unsafe Sex In the City

Britain is in the grip of an epidemic of sexually transmitted infections, behind every rash, lump and itch is a patient terrified they may have caught an STI. This BBC four part series follows staff as they treat patients at the Manchester Center of Sexual Health. The production team themselves work alongside the staff here to encourage young people to checked out.

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The Endless War

The Endless War

This short documentary examines the condition post traumatic distress disorder or PTSD and how it effects those who suffer from it. The film was shot back in 2010, looking at those in the 2-162 Bravo Company from Oregon Army National Guard who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

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TB Return of the Plague

TB Return of the Plague

In the southern African nation of Swaziland, around a quarter of all adults are now HIV positive. With so many now living with compromised immune systems, tuberculosis, which had been in decline for decades, has made a dramatic comeback. Now it has a foothold once more, new mutations are evolving fast, meaning the disease threatens the lives of the healthy as well as those with HIV.

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Dying To Sleep

Dying To Sleep

Dying to sleep is a documentary on a extremely rare condition where the individual suffering from the disease known as Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI) can no longer fall asleep. The disease itself targets the thalamus which is responsible for a host of functions including regulating our sleep. FFI is a disease for which there is no current cure and death usually occurs between 7 and 36 months aft

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The Man Who Ate Himself To Death

This is the terribly tragic story of Ricky Naputi, who weighed in at 65 stone, classing him as one of the world's largest men. Ricky was a born and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, although having always been overweight, it was throughout the last years of Ricky's life that he became completely bedridden due to the fact he could no longer support his own bodyweight, he had become a prisoner i

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