Category “Health”

Toxic Light Bulb Investigation

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL) save energy and sound great – but is there a hidden danger? Why do they need ‘special’ disposal? Harmful UV rays could be seeping into your home. An exclusive investigation that prompted Health Canada to jump into action. Allison Vuchnich explores whether there’s a link between bulbs and the triggering of migraine headaches. Since these stories first aired, there were many reactions. 16:9′s investigation exposing the possible health risks of those curly fluorescent light bulbs touched a nerve. They demanded answers from Health Canada and...

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Winter Viruses and How to Beat Them

Every winter, millions of us come down with colds, flu and stomach problems caused by viruses like Norovirus - the highly contagious vomiting bug which has swept the country this year. It has closed hundreds of hospital wards and infected well over a million people. Flu figures are also higher than last year and are still climbing, plus we have seen high cases of a little known but extremely nasty respiratory virus called RSV which affects babies and young children. So why does winter makes us ill? And what can we do to protect ourselves against these normally routine illnesses that have the...

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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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