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Rise of the Superbugs

Rise of the Superbugs

The human race has always been at war with bacteria, but the development of antibiotics in the 1930s and '40s gave us the upper hand over the bugs that were killing us. Suddenly we were superhuman. Prior to that, bacterial meningitis had 100%...

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Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up

Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up

We are told that cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. At least 40 million people are currently taking cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins, and millions more people are avoiding foods that contain saturated fat and cholesterol. The basic idea is that...

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Amazonia: Healing With Sacred Plants

Amazonia: Healing With Sacred Plants

Alberto Villoldo, psychologist, anthropologist and bestselling author, has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon for over 25 years. In this beautifully filmed documentary he reveals secrets of the jungle's sacred plants and the healers who administer them, deep in the Amazon...

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Surviving the Cold

Surviving the Cold

Valery Malkov made the headlines when he fell out of a train in Siberia in -40 degrees Celsius wearing practically nothing, ran for 30 minutes to the next station and survived. The man said that he had gone to the train's vestibule for...

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Up/Down: Bipolar Living

Up/Down: Bipolar Living

There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. They diligently explain the struggle to balance...

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Back From the Edge

Back From the Edge

Back From the Edge offers guidance on treating Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a relative newcomer in the field of diagnosable psychiatric illnesses. The individual with the disorder and his or her family usually find themselves in need of multiple...

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Cancer: The Forbidden Cures

Cancer: The Forbidden Cures

Cancer is a growing worldwide epidemic, with staggering statistics: 20,000 people dying of cancer every day; 1 person out of 3 will be faced with cancer at one point in their life; and 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. The...

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Under Our Skin

Under Our Skin

In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it's a global epidemic. A real-life thriller, this shocking festival hit exposes the controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease. Following the stories of individuals fighting for...

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Fat Head

Fat Head

While most people saw the documentary Super Size Me as an expose of the fast food industry, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton saw it as a dare: He'd show that you could lose weight on a diet of burgers and fries....

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Stigma

Stigma

Stigma follows filmmakers Jeff Johns and Ryan Loughridge as they travel the globe to discover why more hasn't been done to completely eradicate the existence of Leprosy in the world. Through India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, they talk to WHO doctors and...

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Way Beyond Weight

Way Beyond Weight

Way Beyond Weight is a documentary about obesity, the biggest epidemic in the history that affects children. For the first time children have the same disease symptoms as adults: heart and breathing problems, depression, and type 2 diabetes. All of them are based...

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Snake Venom Superman

Snake Venom Superman

VICE met with a guy who's been injecting himself with snake venom for 20 years and he looks better than ever. The hemotoxins which attack human blood cells in a tree viper's venom can result in an agonizing death in less than 30...

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    • Space Station TourSpace Station TourThis is an excellent documentary-type tour of the International Space...
    • Tesla: Master of LightningTesla: Master of LightningThis documentary does a wonderful job of conveying the genius that was...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry...