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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Science
LSD
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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 mood changing. Deriv...

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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 diseases are as dang...

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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. The World Health Orga...

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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 biggest death causes in...

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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 industry, but overall it...

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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 eat whatever food the...

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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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Health +2

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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Drugs +3

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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Health
How To Reverse Diabetes
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Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a high blood sugar level occurs over a prolonged period of time. Some of the symptoms...

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Health
Can GM Food Save The World?
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The film discusses the benefits that GM provides and the dangers associated with it.The world which is witnessing spiraling food prices has again shifted its focus to the problem o...

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Health
Jimmy’s GM Food Fight
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Jimmy’s GM Food Fight’ is a documentary film made by Jimmy Doherty, a pig farmer, one-time scientist and poster-boy for sustainable food production.He takes the viewers on a jo...

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Science
Ancient drugs
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Health +1

Join Dr. Andrew Weil and other leading physicians and scholars in this often-surprising look at the long history of drug use in different cultures worldwide.Since mankind’s begin...

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Social
Ecstasy Rising
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Crime +3

In this Peter Jennings special, we see a expose of the most popular illicit drug, next to Cannabis, MDMA, or Ecstasy. Peter interviews the proponents as well as the opponents of t...

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Health
The English Surgeon
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‘The English Surgeon’ is an award winning documentary film made by BBC based on the work of Henry Thomas Marsh, born in 1950, a leading British neurosurgeon, and a pioneer of ...

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Health
Cryonics: Death in the Deep Freeze
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The documentary Cryonics: Death in the Deep Freeze, takes on a controversial theme of Cryonics. The film presents cryonics as an insurance policy for people who die before any sign...

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Medicine
Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery
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Health +1

"This documentary series by Michael Mosley takes a closer look at the brutal, bloody and precarious history of surgery. This five-part series maps out the history of surgery throug...

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Health
The Twins Who Share a Body
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The Twins Who Share a Body portrays the lives of two girls who are a complete medical marvel. The twins are two separate people, however they share a body but have two legs and arm...

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Health
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World
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‘Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World’ is a shocking documentary unraveling the ugly truth behind Aspartame, an artificial sweetener.The film explains that Aspartame is a toxic food ...

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Health
Half Ton Man
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‘Half Ton Man’ examines the science of extreme weight loss and the perplexing lives of the growing number of people who seem intent on eating themselves to death.It tells the a...

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Indie
The Sacred Science
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Health +1

From producer Nick Polizzi, this incredible documentary follows 8 people with life-threatening disease into the Amazon for a month-long ‘healing’ from local tribes people who c...

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Health
Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs
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‘Big Bucks, Big Pharma’ is a shocking documentary exposing the sinister ways in which the the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry uses, manipulates and sometimes even ...

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Health
The Fluoride Deception
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An interview with Christopher Bryson‘The Fluoride Deception’ is a revealing book about the truth behind the seemingly harmless chemical that prevents tooth decay.But new eviden...

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Social
Sicko
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Health +2

‘Sicko’ is a documentary film made by the much celebrated filmmaker and activist, Michael Moore, who had also made ‘Bowling in Columbine’, showcasing the prevalence of viol...

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Health
Run From The Cure
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‘Run from the Cure’ brings to light the injustice done to millions of people suffering from the degenerative disease, Cancer.It tells the tale of Rick Simpson, who after surviv...

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Health
Why Are Thin People Not Fat?
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The film examines the intriguing question of despite an obesity epidemic, there remains a few who do not succumb to it and remain thin and healthy.The medical world perplexed with ...

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Health
THIN
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THIN, the 2006 released documentary film directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, explores The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida. This center is a 40-bed reside...

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Health
The Truth About Vitamins
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Everyday millions of people take vitamin supplements. But the question is are they any good. Sure our bodies need vitamins but is supersaturating ourselves with these vitamins real...

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Health
Super Size Me
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‘Super Size Me’ is an entertaining and interesting documentary directed and acted in by Morgan Spurlock, this documentary being his debut film.He carries out an experiment on h...

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Medicine
Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging
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‘Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging’ is the story of big money-drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure. This documen...

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Health
Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime
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This documentary highlights the journey of Harry M. Hoxsey, whose family’s herbal medicine is claimed to be a cure for cancer.Hoxsey was a coal miner and eventually established h...

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Health
House of Numbers
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‘House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic’ is a documentary film that literally re-writes the story of HIV/AIDS.It challenges the very base of HIV/AIDS on which the traditional...

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Health
Dying To Have Known
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‘Dying To Have Known’ is a documentary made by filmmaker Steve Kroschel, whose quest to find out about the efficacy and veracity of the Gerson Therapy, known to cure degenerati...

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Health
Poison In The Mouth
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Poison in the Mouth’ is a startling documentary revealing lesser known facts about the dangers Mercury can pose.It shows Mercury used in Silver amalgam can cause brain damage whe...

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Social
WWOOF
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World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF); This playlist of short video documentaries describes the culture of working for your bed and board on an organic farm. It attempt...

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Health
Vaccine Nation
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‘Vaccine Nation’ is a shocking documentary film by the award winning director, Gary Null, wherein he exposes the ugly truth about the dangers of vaccines and their direct relat...

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Health
Vaccination: The Hidden Truth
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‘Vaccination: The Hidden Truth’ is an investigative and extremely informative film in which fifteen people, including Dr. Viera Scheibner (a PhD researcher), five medical docto...

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Health
Treeman: Search For The Cure
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The documentary film portrays the life of 36-year old, Dede, suffering from a terrible disease that encases his body.Thick branch like growths develop on his hands and feet. These ...

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Health
The Truth about Depression
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Most people in their mid-ages commonly feel depressed. How to find out if it's a temporary state or if it's a sign of a serious depression? What is the cause of it? This documentar...

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Health
The World’s First Face Transplant
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This documentary tells the tale of a 37 year old Isabelle Dinoire, who became the first person in the world in November 2005, to receive a face transplant.The French surgeons went ...

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Health
The Way of All Flesh
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‘The Way of All Flesh’ is a documentary film about a woman called Henrietta Lacks, who died in 1951 in Baltimore, America.It shows how certain cells taken from her body just be...

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History
The Surprising History of Sex and Love
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‘The Surprising History of Sex and Love’ is an award winning documentary presented by Terry Jones.This film traces the story of changing social and religious attitudes to sex t...

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