Health

First of all let us define the basic meaning of the term health. One of the definitions is that it is the level of functional efficiency of a living organism. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) definition given in 1947, health is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

Through observation and meticulous study of various stages of health, mankind discovered that there was a number of ways in which health could be affected and an equal number of ways in which that could be remedied. That was the birth of medicine, a science or a practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Since that time medicine has ever evolved and the administrative apparatus followed.

Today, when it comes to health there are many important issues to consider such as personal health, diet and exercise, nutrition and the importance of vaccination or dental care. Other significant matters are public health and the issues that accompany it or the branches of science concerned with health in general and the health care organization policies.

The documentaries and video materials in this category contain all of the relevant information on the issues of health, both mental and physical, health care systems and the evolution of the health related branches of science.

Follow the incredible story of people with different medical conditions who venture into the depths of the Amazon in quest for the cure for their condition. Discover the truth behind the unethical behavior of the leading pharmaceutical companies and how their sales representatives conduct business. Are chemicals that prevent tooth decay, in fact, the cause of a series of medial issues including infant mortality, congenital defects and other similar conditions?

Find the answers to these questions in a shocking, book based, documentary offering evidence to support these claims. Also have a chance to see the downside of excessive exercise in aspiring teenage bodybuilders and how this particular lifestyle regime can lead to serious medical issues.

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Medicine
1918 flu pandemic
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The 1918 flu pandemic was one of the deadliest and most vicious pandemics in history of mankind. An unusually deadly influence, the 1918 flu pandemic was different than previous influenza outbre...

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Health
smile train
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A cleft lip and cleft palate are facial and oral malformations that occur early in pregnancy. This happens when the baby is developing inside the mother, but the malformations can last a lifetim...

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Science
heart health
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Imagine if your heart can repair itself? At the moment, it is just a theory and a research. The research, conducted by a tissue engineering and biomaterials science teams from Netherlands, Switz...

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Lifestyle
ocean's call
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Claire Cordell was diagnosed with cancer as a little child. This is the story of how the Make a Wish Foundation fulfilled her big wish. She had a love for swimming since she was just 1 year ...

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Justice
life in prison
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The documentary focuses on one very important question: Should people sentence to life in prison be allowed to die in the convenience of their home if they are sick. Or in other words, should te...

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Medicine
drugs two
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Psilocybin mushrooms, or also known as a psychedelic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocin. A naturally occurring psychedelic compound, psilocybin can be found in more than 200 species o...

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Health
pagpag philippines
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For Nomads, eating leftovers from supermarkets and garbage disposals is something normal. There is even a term for that “dumpster diving”. In the past few years, some eve...

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Medicine
nyaope drug
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Drugs +2

Hamilton Morris is a journalist who wants to explore the world of drugs. More specifically, he explores the area of psychopharmacology, a branch of psychology concerned with ...

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Lifestyle
forks over knives
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Back in 2011, we got one of the best food documentaries. It has been six years since, and we still haven’t addressed the main issue of the documentary. Forks over knives...

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Social
1918 influenza
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When a person sick by flu sneezes or coughs, more than half a million virus particles can spread to those that are close to the infected person. During the World War I, incre...

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Medicine
mental asylums
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Shocking. Do humans really do this to humans? Are we the most barbarous creatures of all? Those are just some thoughts that will come to mind after watching this fascinating ...

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Medicine
burmese cuisine
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Burma might be a small country, at least compared to other Asian powerhouses like India and China. The country, now officially known as Myanmar has a population of just 53 mi...

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Medicine
vaccines
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One of the most controversial topics in the past several years is vaccines. As in, should we ban vaccines or should we not? Should we vaccine our children or should we not?The ques...

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Sexuality
birth control pills
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Birth control pills are one of the most controversy subjects of the past few years. A pile of articles has been written on the subject. There are people that are pro birth co...

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Medicine
magic johnson hiv
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25 years ago, Magic Johnson surprised and shocked the world announcing he will retire from the NBA because he is HIV positive. But Johnson returned shortly to the court. He retired...

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Medicine
Nancy Frates
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Almost everyone you know knows a thing or two about the Ice Bucket Challenge. The trend that went viral in 2014 was one of the most popular campaigns in history of social media. ...

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Strange
the nightmare
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Health +1

Sleep paralysis is a common, yet underrated phenomenon in modern world. To put it simply, it is a phenomenon in which “an individual, either during falling asleep or awakening,...

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Social
Ramanan Laxminarayan
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Drugs +4

Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan graduated at Princeton, and for the past several years he has worked as Vice-President for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of I...

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Medicine
drug addicts
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According to statistics, one in three British adults has taken an illegal substance once in his life, and one fifth of those are still using illegal substances. And that is d...

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Health
El diario de una anorexica
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She shares her most intimate moments, stories and what has happened that brought her to the condition. And then she shares how she battles anorexia, the challenges and obstacles ...

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Medicine
childhood trauma
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We all know that some traumas stay with us forever. But do you know that there is actually tangible effect on the development of the brain caused by childhood trauma?Childhood tr...

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Medicine
FDA conspiracy
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The question you need to ask yourself is whether you should allow the government decide which foods you need to eat, and which medicines you need to use. Do you want to allow the...

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Media
animals mental health
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Did you know that dogs get depressed too? Or that cats can suffer from OCD? Separation anxiety anyone?We often say that animals are just like us humans, but we forget how true th...

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Short
type 1 diabetes
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Health +2

What if we tell you that three minutes of a documentary is more than enough to learn everything you need to know about a certain disease?Loading Docs is a series of documentaries...

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Medicine
muscle condition
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For most of us, muscles are under our control. But how do our muscles work? And are there conditions that cause our muscles to stop working?For some people, their muscles are the...

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Political
american healthcare system
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Health +1

In 2010, Obama’s administration finally made affordable health care a reality. The Affordable Care Act, called Obamacare passed legislative in 2010. But the cost to the hea...

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Short
the burp below
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When you have to go, you have to go. As simple as that. And it applies for many things in live, including burping in public places. Have you ever been in a situation when you just ...

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Medicine
multiple personality disorder
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According to latest statistics, approximately 2% of the world’s population suffers from dissociative disorder, or multiple personality disorder. The stats show that women are m...

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Health
cannabis legalization
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Drugs +1

For many years, cannabis was illegal in almost every country around the world. However, things have changed, and our society has gone a long way since 2007, the year the docu...

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Health
sugar addiction
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Robert Lustig, Lustig, a childhood obesity expert at the University of California, says that sugar, which is made up of glucose and fructose molecules, is a poison because of...

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Medicine
antibiotic resistance
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Scientists are now calling it “the antibiotic resistance crisis”. What does it mean? Simply put, antibiotics are not as effective as they were say, 10 or 15 years ago.Bac...

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Health
healthy food
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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”. A quot...

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Sports
body building
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Health +2

Be it muscular, or skinny, most men hate the way they look. Skinny people want to have more muscles, and muscular men think they are under scrutiny about the way they look. I...

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Science
LSD
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Drugs +2

50 years ago, psychedelics like LSD escaped the labs, and became one of the worst and dangerous street drugs. Nowadays, the LSD is still one of the most potent chemicals for ...

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Sports
stress the silent killer
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You’ve heard the saying “Stress is killing you”. Nowadays, in our dynamic society, stress has become the No.1 killer. Not even AIDS/HIV, cholesterol and cardiovascular ...

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Health
ebola virus
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Ebola is considered the worst public health emergency of modern times. In 2014, an Ebola outbreak took the lives of 4,493 people, with close to 9,000 infected of the virus. T...

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Health
AIDS
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Five different documentaries on AIDS are being compiled into one big documentary on one of the biggest mystery of the 21st century. Some people believe AIDS is one of the big...

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Lifestyle
jamie oliver TED
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There is not a single person in the world who doesn’t know Jamie Oliver. Truth be told, the British chef has become one of the most popular people not only in the food indu...

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Health
raw food diet
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Some people call it “cavemen” diet, because of the fact that our ancestors, the cave people were eating raw food. Back then, before the invention of fire, our ancestors e...

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Short
 George Hutchings
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Health +1

George Hutchings is a 45 year old man suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy, a muscle and sensation degeneration disease that cannot be cured, and will eventually put...

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Social
Cambodia poverty
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Health +2

The Government of Cambodia has done a wonderful job in recent years to reduce poverty, with rates going down from 53% in 2004 to 20.5% in 2011. The number of poor people in t...

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Personal Triumphs
Martin Shkreli
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After increasing the price for Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to whooping $750 per pill, or for 5000%, Martin Shkreli became the poster child for capitalism and capitalistic g...

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Science
Social Anxiety - Afraid of People
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Mental Health is one of the raging health discussions of the 21st century - Millions of people live everyday in silence and fear of the stigma associated with mental health problem...

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Health
Why Does Fast Food Make You Sick / Fat / Tired / Taste So Good
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This lecture series explores the fast food industry and in particular, why these foods like KFC and McDonalds taste so good, yet seem to have endless negative consequences for your...

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Political
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
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This hard hitting documentary that Russell Brand made for BBC Three in 2012 finished up with him offering proof to the Home Affairs Select Committee. Drawing from his own persona...

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Health
Children of Darkness
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“Children of Darkness” is a 1983 American narrative film created by Ara Chekmayan and Richard Kotuk. It was assigned for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It wa...

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Health
Back From The Edge
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Back From the Edge offers direction on treating Borderline Personality Disorder. Marginal Personality Disorder (BPD) is a relative newcomer in the field of diagnosable psychiatri...

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Medicine
Welcome to the World
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Health +1

Welcome to the world is an expressive, thrilling and now and again unsettling view of birth around the globe. Annually, 130 million children are being born. Their life chances are...

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Medicine
Living With AIDS
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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is a number of conditions that occur due to the infection with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. This virus is transmitted by ha...

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Lifestyle
Vegan Diet: The Experiment
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This documentary explores the challenges faced by the people who agreed to convert to a vegan diet in the course of six weeks. After a series of interviews conducted by the directo...

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