Category “Health”

Surviving the Cold

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 himself in taiga forest, on the railroad, all alone. We explore how human body reacts and adapts to cold and meet enthusiasts who subject themselves to extreme temperatures. Cold weather...

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Race To The Bottom: Ireland

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 with one product that about one third horse DNA in it which was just, you know an incredible finding. And we double checked and we triple checked because we understood that if we were to go out...

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Living With ADHD

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 affected with the condition. It’s a complex condition where children find it difficult to concentrate or are hyperactive and impulsive. Many are often described as stupid, lazy, disorganised,...

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Motivations

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...

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War on Health

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 agricultural greed and profits. Vaccines, medical devices, prescription drugs are fast tracked at alarming rates through the FDA at the expense of scientific oversight to assure their efficacy...

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Way Beyond Weight

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 outstandingly high. Why are children carrying this extra weight? The industry, the marketers, the parents, the governments. Who is responsible for raising a healthy child? Interviewing families, children...

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Killer Fog

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 of the 20th...

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The Mystery of the Black Death

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...

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The Truth About Looking Young

Plastic surgeon Dr Rozina Ali leaves the operating theatre behind for the frontiers of skin science and asks if it is possible to make your skin look younger without surgery. She discovers the latest research about how the foods we eat can protect our skin from damage, and how a chemical found in a squid's eye is at the forefront of a new sun protection cream. She also finds out how sugar in our blood can make us look older, and explores an exciting new science called glycobiology, which promises a breakthrough in making us look...

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