Zolpidem tartrate, or Ambien, has been prescribed to millions of insomniacs internationally, yet those who use the drug to ensure a good night's sleep are seldom aware it also possesses the ability to normalise functioning in certain types of damaged neurons, a phenomenon called "the Ambien effect", The first awakening occurred in 1999 when a man who had spent three years in a persistent vegetativ
This is the first part of a three part mini series about Rick Simpson created by filmmaker Chris Harrigan. Rick is a man from Maccan N.S that claims he has cured over 5000 people of different illness' including cancer using the concentrated extract from the cannabis plant. If you would like to support this filmmaker in completing this film and getting it into theatres, you can visit his indiego
Stephen Nolan lifts the curtain on the stigma surrounding depression and gains a better understanding of this illness. He meets people whose life is a constant battle against it and examines the science behind this potentially life-threatening condition.
It is 50 years since thalidomide was first introduced on to the UK market as a cure for morning sickness. Those affected by the drug are still fighting for compensation - while others are fighting to access the drug. Some 10,000 babies were born with deformities after their mothers took the drug - sometimes just once - while pregnant. The majority were born in Germany, where the pill was inv
This is the truth about the world's most famous, most glamorous and most controversial diet. The Atkins diet says that eating fat can make you thin. It says you don't need to bother watching the calories. Rene Zellweger, Geri Halliwell and a host of other celebrities swear by it. But many scientists think it is scientific nonsense. Some even believe it is dangerous. Horizon cuts through the confus
There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. They diligently explain the struggle to balance themselves between floating to a state of euphoria and sinking to a devastating depression.
Vigorous investigation of a topical issue. Panorama investigates concerns about the quality of surgical instruments being used on patients in the UK. Reporter Samantha Poling hears from those working inside the NHS who claim that tools with dangerous defects are being supplied to hospitals. Panorama travels to Pakistan, where the majority of the world's surgical instruments are made, and finds
The global launch of a second Green Revolution, spearheaded by genetic engineering and corrupt corporations such as Monsanto and DuPont, shows every sign of being as catastrophic as the first revolution. As the big agro-chemical complex morphs into one of the world’s most powerful lobbies, educating people about the dangers of genetically modified crops, or GMOs, and the growing threats of toxic i
This two-part BBC Horizon series follows a team of doctors conducting a series of groundbreaking experiments as they climb Everest, the world's highest peak. From their laboratory tents, pitched in -25°C conditions, the experts use their own bodies for medical tests. They push themselves to the limit to better understand the human body's behaviour in a low-oxygen environment. The team hopes