Health

The Rise of Fentanyl: Death On The I-95 – Two Years On

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released the shocking statistic that every 11 minutes someone dies in the United States from an opioid overdose. This is being considered to be the number one public health challenge of our time. Overdosing from drugs is now the main cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, making it more likely than dying via car accident or gun. 2017 was the w

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H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters

Unfortunately the western diet is associated with some pretty serious diseases, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, the onset of these health issues in recent times has been detrimental to not only personal health but also society as a whole. Cardiovascular diseases have become the number one cause of death around the globe with more than 17 million dying of a heart attack or stroke each

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The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis

This is the incredible story of Alex Lewis, a husband and father of one who back in late 2013 came down with a dose of the common cold, this minor ailment swiftly took a turn for the worse developing into septicaemia and toxic shock syndrome, a condition which has less than a 3% survival rate but doctors were determined to save him. This film follows Alex as he arrives back at his family home a

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Punched Out: The Rise and Fall of Derek Boogaard

Derek Boogaard was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers of theN.H.L, he fought his way to centre ice as an enforcer and quickly became one of the N.H.L.'s most feared fighters. This role of enforcer exposed Boogaard to repeated head trauma, chronic pain and a deadly drug addiction. At the young age of 28 he died from an accide

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The Lives I Lead: My Multiple Personalities

Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder as it is more commonly known as is a mental condition characterised by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. This film shares Jessica's story with us, she suffers fromDissociative Identity Disorder and happens to have 6 alternate identities. They consist of a Hollywood actor; a doctor; a hairdresser; a 1

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Organic food: Hype or Hope?

In society today there is a growing demand for organic food, but with this demand comes risk, do we as consumers always get what it says on the label? Of course anyone who opts for organic food clearly wants to lead a healthier life, but is organic food actually better for you when conventional farming is taking place all around it? How can this quality be verified? One analogy is put forward b

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Schizophrenia: Stolen Minds, Stolen Lives

This is the story of a nightmare, a demon that strikes healthy teenagers and young adults, it robs them of past, present, future and even life itself. Schizophrenia is considered to be one of the most complicated and fascinated mental health disorders that people can get, primarily because it is so complex and has such a wide range of symptoms. People who have Schizophrenia tend to hear voices, fe

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Suicide

Suicide

Released in 2001, Suicide is a film directed by Eames Yates and explores the suicide of his own brother which occurred two years prior to this films release. Eames' brother Teddy was 40 when he shot himself whilst at home, this action sent Eames on a heart-rending journey into the depths of his brothers mindset leading up to his suicide. The film addresses some fundamental questions surrounding

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Becoming Immortal

When we are born we already know one thing, we have too little time, much too little time. In the blink of an eye or the shedding of a tear we become old. We are all born to die, but there is hope because isn't ageing merely an illness? One that will sooner or later catch up with each an every single one of us, but what if there was a cure that could cure our immortality? In this film we explor

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