Health

Frack them all! ‘Safe’ drilling in US

The oil and gas industries will have you believe that the process known as fracking is safe and that every precaution is taken to ensure that the environment is not damaged by exposure to the harsh chemicals used. This RT documentary however goes straight to the source in order to find out for themselves if what we are being told is true, what they find though is frightening, fish in rivers dying,

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The Fight Against Ebola

The Fight Against Ebola

Ebola is an infectious disease that spreads through contact with bodily fluids including saliva and sweat has an extremely high fatality rate and is currently reeking havoc in West Africa. The recent outbreak which is the largest of all time really began to take hold in March of 2014 in Guinea, quickly spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone with cases being discovered in the Congo, Senegal and Nige

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The Return of the Black Death

With the current outbreak of the Ebola virus making it's rounds the last thing we want to hear is word of Black Death outbreaks but back in September of 2013, the Minister of Health issued an epidemic alert of the spread of plague across Madagascar. The outbreak itself hit some of the most remote villages in Madagascar and killed dozens of people, it is rumored that it began affecting those in ove

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The Politics of Food: Smokies

In the UK there is a lot of cultural diversity and most of these people try access the food which is traditional to them but often those foods and the ingredients that go into these dishes can be illegal to buy. Smokies are no different, they are a traditional food to some West African countries but in the UK they are illegal to produce and sell. This has been the case throughout Europe since 1987

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Ebola: The Search for a Cure

Nobody really knows where the Ebola virus comes from but whats even scarier is the fact that his recent outbreak is the worst Ebola epidemic the world has ever seen, with the current death toll claiming more lives than all previous outbreaks combined. Efforts to contain the virus appear to be failing, but there is hope. In this episode of Horizon we meet the medics on the frontline and follows

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Edge of Life

Edge of Life

This is the second film in Louis Theroux's latest series of documentaries entitled "LA Stories". In this episode Louis decides to make his way over to West Hollywood's Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in order to get a better understanding of how Americans deal with terminal illness and death itself. Several patients and family members have agreed to be filmed, these cases include several forms of cance

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The Virus That Cures

The Virus That Cures

South of Moscow, North of Turkey, scientist in the Republic of Georgia may hold our last defense against the superbugs, against the advance of antibiotic resistant bacteria. From the sewage found being poured into a river a medicine can be found, a medicine from a virus, the virus that cures.  

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Burning Desire The Seduction of Smoking

Cigarettes are the most lethal consumer product on the planet, every year over 5 million customers of the tobacco industry die. In this documentary series, Peter Taylor investigates why thousands of young people around the world are still taking up smoking daily. We get an insight into how the powerful tobacco companies manipulate smokers and seduce the young, potential victims of the fatal addict

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The Battle to Beat Polio

Stephanie Flanders, former BBC economics editor, has a very personal interest in the battle to beat polio. Her father, Michael Flanders, one half of the world-famous singing duo of the 50s and 60s, Flanders and Swann, was paralysed by the infection when he was 21. He used a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and died early at 53 through complications caused by the disease. Stephanie was just six

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