Health

America’s Fattest City

Houston Texas, is the fourth largest city in the United States and is located in a state where size most certainly matters. Texas is bigger than Germany, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium put together. "Everything is bigger in Texas" is the saying in Texas and for some that extends to their waistline too. In the lone star state big people have given Houston a dubious status, it's Ame

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Monster In The Mind

Monster In The Mind

CNN veteran reporter Jean Carper is now 83 years old and finds herself at high risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. In this film we see her embark on a journey to discover all there is to know about Alzheimer’s, speaking with experts in the area she attempts to do all she can to avoid what once was simply known senility. Early in her career Carper found herself playing a role in the "propagand

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Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis

These days there seems to be a never ending flow of new documentaries related to the opioid drug crisis which really gives you an idea of how prevalent this issue is becoming. In the United States alone over 115 people die every day from overdosing on these drugs with the likes of fentanyl playing a major part as it is being used as a cutting agent but is thousands of times stronger than heroin.

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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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