Medicine

The word medicine is derived from the Latin “ars medicina”, meaning the art of healing.

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.

From the historical perspective, the first written record on medicine dates back to the ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and China. The Greek physician Hippocrates is considered to be the father of medicine and he introduced the Hippocrates Oath, which is taken by present day physicians as well. Egyptian priest Imhotep was the first physician in history recorded by name. There Edwin Smith Papyrus contains the information on certain surgical procedures that were preformed around 1500 BCE.

Since that time medicine has constantly evolved, growing more efficient in treating various conditions in humans but also in other species as well. Present day medicine has different branches of specialization and all of them can be divided into two major categories: medicine and surgery.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with medical issues in general along with the progress of medicine in terms of new discoveries and treatment methods, health in general and many other accompanying matters.

Discover the link between cannabis and the cure for cancer. Are the two more related than we could ever imagine, and is there a conspiracy to hide that connection from the general population?

Explore the vast universe of micro organisms or microbes, whose number in an average person`s body exceeds the current number of people on the planet.

Is the key to longevity hidden within a simple act of fasting? Find out the answer to that question and see the scientific approach to this particular matter. Follow the story of a man who embarks on a 5 days normal and 2 days fasting diet with surprising results.

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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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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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nyaope drug
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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 the effects of drugs...

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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, increased travel and mode...

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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 and shocking documen...

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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 million. But being ...

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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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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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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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Ramanan Laxminarayan
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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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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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crystal meth production
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In 2009, a new method and formula for mixing methamphetamine was discovered. The method required a two-liter soda bottle, some noxious chemicals and a few handfuls of cold pills....

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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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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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type 1 diabetes
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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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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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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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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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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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More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation, and the double transplant surgery takes 10 hours on average. Therefore, can't waste time and resources if there is a...

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Welcome to the World
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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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Could the chemicals found in cannabis avoid and even heal a few destructive tumors? Could the tumor managing properties of cannabinoids sometime supplant the weakening medication...

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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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Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery
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"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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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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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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Science
Stone Age Apocalypse
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Human evolution is believed to have begun about six million years ago. Despite the passage of much time, the amount of diversity between the DNA of all humans is minimal.Some 75,00...

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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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There are more micro organisms or microbes in our human body than they are people on the planet. However we are oblivious of their world except when there is disease.This film does...

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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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Cancer Treatment
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This documentary explains the main difference between Conventional and Natural treatment of cancer. Both of these treatments have some side effects and requirements which are detal...

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