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The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth
The Last Empire
The Secret Life of Chaos
The Trouble with Space Junk
Death Of The Universe
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Why Do We Lie
Is Seeing Believing
The Story of India: Ages of Gold
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Amazing Ocean
Supernovas
From Pole to Pole
Living Together
The Time Travel
Who are We
Fermat Last Theorem
Absolute Zero Conquest of Cold
Playing with Nuclear Fire
Underwater Universe of the Orda Cave
Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World
Banking on Bitcoin
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
The Enemy of My Enemy
Objectified
Where to Invade Next
The Power of Flowers
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 2
Wonders of Life: Home
Hawking
Birth of the Earth
The Gatekeepers
HyperNormalisation
War of the Century: High Hopes
Allergy Planet

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Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria 2013

Has the age of antibiotics come to an end? From a young girl thrust onto life support in Arizona to an uncontrollable outbreak at one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, The film investigates the alarming rise of a deadly type of bacteria that our modern antibiotics can’t stop.

Category:Medicine  Duration:56:11   

Pill Poppers
Pill Poppers 2010

Over a person's lifetime they are likely to be prescribed more than 14,000 pills. Antibiotics, cholesterol lowering tablets, anti-depressants, painkillers, even tablets to extend youth and improve performance in bed. These drugs perform minor miracles day after day, but how much is really known about them? Drug discovery often owes as much to serendipity as to science, and that means much is learnt about how medicines work, or even what they do, when they're taken. By investigating some of the most popular pills people pop, Horizon asks, how much can they be trusted to do what they are supposed to?

Category:Medicine  Duration:59:00   

The Irrational Health Service
The Irrational Health Service 

Richard Dawkins examines the growing suspicion the public has for science-based medicine, despite its track record of successes like the germ theory of disease, vaccines, antibiotics and increased lifespan. He notes a fifth of British children are currently not immunised against measles, mumps and rubella, attributing it to fears arising from a highly controversial report linking the vaccine with autism. Dawkins criticizes the growing field of alternative medicine which does not pass the same objective and statistical rigour as scientifically derived treatments using controlled double-blind studies. Without verifiable evidence, alternative therapies must rely on biased anecdotes and word of mouth to perpetuate. Dawkins observes these treatments have fanciful rationales and rituals behind them, with many alternative treatments employing pseudoscientific jargon such as "energy", "vibration" or "quantum theory" to give themselves greater credence to patients.

Category:Medicine  Duration:47:53   Series: Enemies of Reason

 
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