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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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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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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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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Health
The Origins of AIDS
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The documentary The Origin Of AIDS discusses the origins and the worldwide spread of one of the deadliest diseases, AIDS.The film focuses on a controversial theory about the origin...

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The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?
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The Marketing of Madness, is a three part documentary that brings to the fore the nexus between psychiatry and drug companies which are hand in glove in exploiting the patients suf...

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Health
The Man Who Lost His Body
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‘The Man who Lost his Body’ is a poignant tale of Ian Waterman, a butcher in Jersey, who lost his capacity to move after contracting a Nervous System disease that destroyed his...

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Health
The History of Asbestos
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The History of Asbestos is the shocking documentary educating people to protect the rights of all Americans by standing up against corporate greed causing occupational diseases suc...

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The Future of Food
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‘The Future of food’ is an eye-opener, critically investigating the impact of the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered food products that are predominantly being consume...

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The Dyslexia Myth
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This related video replaces the original until this can be resolved. Dispatches exposes the myths and misconceptions that surround a condition said to affect 10 percent of the popu...

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The Drugging of Our Children
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‘The Drugging of Our Children’ is an informative documentary that highlights the dangers child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD can face in the absence of proper diagnosis and ob...

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Health
The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children
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The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children produced by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn won an award for the serious topic discussed, the impact of the use of radio...

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Health
The Disappearing Male
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‘The disappearing male’ highlights a disturbing trend focusing on how the foundation of human development is threatened by toxic substances found in everything from shampoo, su...

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Health
The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China
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The single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of ...

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Health
The Business of Being Born
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The documentary film, the Business of Being Born produced by Ricki Lake discusses the different experiences faced by women during child birth in US. The documentary talks about the...

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Medicine
The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old
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This documentary features one of the most exceptional genetic defect; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and how it effects the life of a youngster who is hit by this disorder.But, it is ...

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Health
The Beautiful Truth
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‘The Beautiful Truth’ is a documentary unraveling the mysteries of Cancer and the issues surrounding it.It proposes to stop the commercialization of diseases by advocating natu...

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Social
Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die
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In a sincere, personal documentary, Sir Terry Pratchett, the author considers how you can choose to end his life.Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008, Terry wants to know i...

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Street Medicine
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‘Street medicine’ is an attempt to shake up people and let them know that little efforts can make a big difference in someone else’s life!In Los Angeles’ West Side, teams o...

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Social
Sexual Attraction – Group Sex
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This is a candid short documentary exploring the alternative to monogamy and the introduction of group sex into peoples life. There is the opinion that this may well be an alternat...

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Health
Prescription for Disaster
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‘Prescription for Disaster’ is a documentary film investigating the symbiotic relationships between the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA, lobbyists, lawmakers, medical schools,...

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Health
Making the Connection
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‘Making the Connection’ brings a unique perspective on the choice and relation between a healthy, fun, modern lifestyle and a fair, sustainable, compassionate lifestyle.This do...

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Health
Homeopathy: The Test
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The film draws on a conflict between Homeopathy and traditional medicine. Homeopathy the film claims has been pioneered over 200 years ago, with a strong view among practitioners a...

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Food Matters
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‘Food Matters’ is a controversial documentary made by the Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, which focuses on how the modern society is getting sicker...

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Health
Dying to Sleep
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The documentary ‘Dying to Sleep’ made by Discovery, focuses on a rare disease Fatal Familial Insomnia or FFI and the different stages of the disease, the age groups it affects ...

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Medicine
Do I Drink Too Much?
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Alcohol is one of the most common recreational drugs. And one of the most widely abused. This BBC documentary explores the science of addiction, exploring new advances in science.

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Allergy Planet
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‘Allergy Planet’ delves deep into the mysterious reasons of why allergy to our environment is growing like an epidemic, affecting one person among every three in Britain, which...

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Health
One Night in Bhopal
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‘One Night in Bhopal’ is a drama-documentary telling one of the most horrific tales in the history of mankind through five local eye-witnesses, a local police superintendent wh...

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Health
Nutrition and Behavior Aspartame (Lecture)
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‘Nutrition and Behavior Aspartame’ is a lecture by Dr. Russell Blaylock, wherein he explains the relation between nutrition and behavior.He shows how good nutrition can augment...

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Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety
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Money Talks exposes the unethical behavior of many pharmaceutical corporations that put the bottom line before the patient. Have you seen the Prozac, Xanax or Zoloft pens or cloc...

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Modern Meat
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In Modern Meat, FRONTLINE takes a close look inside the world of the modern American meat industry and shows how this once simple product has turned into a much more dangerous phen...

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Health
McLibel
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McLibel is an extraordinary tale of how two ordinary people, gardener Helen Steel and postman Dave Morris stood against the multi-national giant, McDonalds and took them down!This ...

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Heroin Nation
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"The original documentary has been replaced with a complementary video until “Heroin Nation” can be refreshed.‘Heroin Nation’ is a documentary film highlighting the problem...

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Giving Women A Choice
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Just outside Antigua, Guateamal, Manos Abiertas works to give local Mayan women an alternative to what – when it comes to giving birth -can often be the dangerous environs of a p...

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Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison
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This documentary highlights the dangers of genetically modified food products as there has been no study on the safety of these products on human beings. And the claims of them bei...

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Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
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We've come to a lifestyle in which everything is easily approached. The importance of a healthy body is slowly increasing since there are more and more obese people in the world. T...

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Science
Eat, Fast and Live Longer: BBC Horizon 2012
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Eat, Fast and Live Longer explores the recently accepted concept that fasting is key to longevity in the human being. Here science takes the lead to discover what can be done to ch...

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Health
Don’t Swallow Your Toothpaste
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‘Don’t Swallow Your Toothpaste’ highlights the escalating dangers of Fluoride, which is used majorly in toothpastes.It shows how it has benefited mankind by working magically...

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Social
Cocaine Cowboys
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‘Cocaine Cowboys’ is a hard-hitting documentary film by Billy Cosben based on the sordid history of drug trafficking in Miami. There are three distinct sections in this film: o...

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Health
Burzynski, the Movie: Cancer Is Serious Business
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‘Burzynski’ is a documentary film centred on medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who became the first person to win a very difficult legal battle ...

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Health
Blood Makes Noise
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Part science documentary, part art project, Blood Makes Noise is a look at a year-long project involving the film maker and 5 people on the organ donor list.This documentary sheds ...

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Health
An Inconvenient Tooth
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"An Inconvenient Tooth is a documentary film about fluoride by local filmmaker Guy Wagner. It was released September 6th, 2012 at the Portland City Hall. Mayor Sam Adams and Commis...

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Health
AIDS Inc.
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"AIDS, Inc. is a film which challenges the long held notions and beliefs about the issues surrounding this disease, and considers the other common conditions like malnutrition, unc...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight
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This documentary is concerned with obesity, the health issues that accompany it and several methods of weight loss. The purpose of this documentary is to give you an insight into...

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