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The Real Sleeping Beauty

In 1984, when Sarah Scantlin was just eighteen years old, she was hit by a drunk driver and fell into a coma. Sarah had such severe brain injuries that doctors had to remove the part of her brain that enables speech. Though this kept her from dying, she still would not wake from her coma and had to be kept on life support. In 2005, after twenty years in her coma, Sarah miraculously woke up and beg

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The Boy They Call Fish

Minh Anh lives on a special ward of a Saigon hospital, where both patients and staff call him Ka - Vietnamese for fish - because of the scaly, itchy, peeling skin that covers his body. 8000 miles away, Brenda loves Minh Anh like a son, and every year for the last 15, she has travelled to Vietnam to see him. Their lives are worlds apart, but year after year, their extraordinary friendship gets s

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40 Year Old Child: A New Case

40 Year Old Child: A New Case - TLC revisits the Williams family in Billings, Montana, whose 8-year-old daughter Gabby suffers a mystery medical condition that slows her rate of aging. The Williams along with a handful of other families are facing the unknown when battling against this bizarre and inexplicable syndrome that affects the growth and overall development of their children, from blindne

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Paralyzed: Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Explore the sheer fear and terror that Suzan Jennings and her family went through when they discovered she had one of the rarest illnesses on earth, Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Yet for the right price and proper treatment survival is good and in some cases a full recovery is quite possible. If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with GBS this show is a must see! This video is copyrighted

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The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese

In 2012, Plymouth born Sarah Colwill was rushed to hospital with what seemed to be a severe migraine. Little did she suspect that when she woke up a few hours later her usual Devon accent would be replaced with one that left her sounding Chinese This sudden change of accent was later diagnosed as foreign accent syndrome a puzzlingly rare condition with no definitive cause. Sarah is currently de

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The Ambien Effect

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

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Healing Cancer with Cannabis

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

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The Truth About Depression

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.

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Thalidomide: A Wonder Drug

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

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