Category “Health”

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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An Inconvenient Tooth

An Inconvenient Tooth is a documentary film about the water fluoridation controversy which arises from moral, ethical, political, and safety concerns regarding the fluoridation of public water supplies. The controversy occurs mainly in English-speaking countries, as Continental Europe does not practice water fluoridation. Instead, fluoride is added to most table salt in Europe. Those opposed argue that water fluoridation imposes ethical issues, may cause serious health problems, is not effective enough to justify the costs, and has a dosage that cannot be precisely controlled. The...

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I’m A Child Anorexic

Filmed over four months, I’m a Child Anorexic documents the highs and pitiful lows of their 12-week programme, featuring their own video diaries and conversations with each other. It is a raw and shocking insight into the kids’ beliefs about food, dieting and fat; and the terrifying power of TV, magazines, celebrities, parents and peers in influencing and distorting their perceptions. Watch these girls go from the dangerously emaciated and malnourished states they arrive in to a healthy weight and their departure. But has their attitude to food changed? And can they maintain...

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Are My Fake Breasts Safe?

Former Miss Great Britain, Gemma Garrett, investigates how she and some other 50,000 British women ended up with toxic breast implants made by the French company PIP. After her own implants ruptured and the silicone pieces had to be tweezered out, Gemma wants to know not just what the long-term effects will be on her body, but also why such high numbers of women remain so desperate to make their breasts larger, and what risks they face as a result. Can they be confident about the other products on the market, or even breast surgery itself? As Gemma explores the implant industry as a...

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Defeating the Superbugs

Scientists and researchers discuss their efforts to thwart potentially lethal strains of bacteria that have grown resistant to conventional antibiotics. The programme follows projects designed to track the global spread of the organisms, and reveals new techniques that are being developed to protect and treat...

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer

Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he's found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself - with life-changing...

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Andy Morgan: A Story

A documentary exploring the Suicide of one Dublin man. The piece looks at the man himself and the family and friends he left behind. If you have been affected by any of the events in this story and/or have been affected by suicide or are experiencing suicidal or self harm thoughts? Please call and seek help at any of the following.... AWARE www.aware.ie 1890 30 33 02 [email protected] A service for people who experience depression and concerned family & friends Barnardos www.barnardos.ie 01 473 2110 [email protected] Bereavement Counselling for Children is a service...

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Think Beyond Surgery

With Advanced medical technology A scar less painless Heart treatment is possible. Most imp prevention is better than cure. You can prevent 80% heart attacks and bypass surgeries. A breakthrough in medicine by world renowned preventive cardiologist Dr Pratiksha G Gandhi, founder & chairperson of IPC Heart has successfully treated more than 30,000 cases through her team of over 100 doctors all over world with a success rate of over 95% in selected cases to avoid bypass surgery and angioplasty. Millions have been benefited by IPC preventive cardiology programs through print and electronic...

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