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The Union The Business Behind Getting High
Amazing Africa
Playing with Nuclear Fire
The Story of China Ancestors
Bush and Clinton: Squandered Peace in New World Order
Ebola: The Search for a Cure
When East Meets West
Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking
IMAX Hubble
The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music. Wrecking Ball
Why Do We Dream
Workingman Death
The True Cost
The Square (Al Midan)
The Challenger
Behind Closed Doors
Dirty Wars
Magnetic Storm
Rivals
That Sugar Film
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Inside Einstein Mind
Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible
Who is in Control
What Makes Me
Land of Giants
Pax Romana
Race for Absolute Zero
Tofu: Good Sex Bad Sex
Jerusalem
The Great Burden
Search for ET
Addicted to Sexting
What the Health
The life of Buddha
The Atlantic

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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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