Health

After the Virus

Humanity is going through the largest health crises in more than a century as the coronavirus (Covid-19) has killed nearly 2 million people globally, brought turmoil to the world economy, and caused us to question some of the most fundamental norms about the environment, international politics, public health, and global security.However, the fight against covid has also united the world scie

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The Meat Lobby: Big Business Against Health?

Have you noticed that whenever you see an advertisement for ham on television, it's often set in the countryside with a nice family and a rustic backdrop and the ham itself is always pink? It's usually very pink and 100% natural of course. But what if behind this delicious pink color hid one of the biggest health scandals of our era. In 2015, the World Health Organisation listed processed meats a

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League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

For over 70 years Pittsburgh has done nothing but love their football team the Steelers. Pittsburgh is known to be a tough town with a tough mentality and the way the Steelers play the game meshed perfectly with the people, they love that hard-hitting, punishing, brutal defense that they play. This style of play just fit perfectly into the way they saw their own lives and what they had to be in o

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Louis Theroux: Drinking To Oblivion

Drinking To Oblivion sees Louis Theroux set about spending some time in the world of extreme drinkers, getting to know people who consume alcohol not just to excess but to the point of total oblivion. Basing the film out of King's College Hospital in South London Louis finds himself in a haven for patients and families affected by life-threatening alcohol abuse, in an attempt to understand the mi

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The Spanish Flu & How The World Recovered

Just over 100 years ago a deadly pandemic, known as the Spanish Flu swept across the face of planet Earth, similar enough to Coronavirus (Covid-19) except for the fact it killed anywhere between 20 and 100 million people. Potentially far more than World War I immediately preceding it. Yet until recently, this was a forgotten pandemic, very much downplayed by governments and various media outlets

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Food Fight

When we walk through the supermarket we are bombarded with choices, fresh or frozen, low fat or lots of fat, cool ranch or nacho cheese, with so much variety we assume that some of it is healthy and that some of it junk food but at least we have a choice, but do we really have a choice? Is picking the best from a pile of flavorless tomatoes really a choice? Or are key choices about what we eat ma

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Dying To Be Apart

In July 2003, twin sisters Ladan and Laleh Bijani underwent a dangerous and controversial 50-hour operation to separate their conjoined heads. Nearly 30 years of being joined together was long enough. They had now wished to look at each other face to face. Early in their lives, the twins realized that they were very different people. They had different ambitions, hobbies, and tastes, both wanted

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Victor’s Last Class

Victor's Last Class follows a brazen 52-year-old acting teacher Victor D’Altorio, who is suffering from unbearable chronic back pain as he announces that he is going to take his own life. We witness the young filmmaker Brendan Brandt, attempt to change his mind over the course of five months.Victor himself is a proud homosexual who loves life even though he is outrageous in the way he approac

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Igor: Child of Chernobyl

Igor Pavlovets was one of the first children to be born during the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. He was eight years old at the time this documentary was filmed. He is missing his right arm, his legs are stunted, and is now living with foster parents in Surrey, United Kingdom. Igor's foster parents discovered him in a children's hospital in Minsk, Belarus. His mother had lived in a

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