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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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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