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Overcoming Obstacles In Treating Your Diabetes

Overcoming Obstacles In Treating Your Diabetes

A valuable step in effectively managing diabetes is understanding the importance of sticking to your treatment plan. Discovery Channel presents a new patient education program that features personal stories of patients with diabetes who may have challenges with taking medication on a daily basis. Experts in the...

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Birth in Nepal

Birth in Nepal

Nepal has some of the worst maternal death statistics in the world, with some six women dying in childbirth every day. Despite the political instability of the past ten years of civil war, the Nepalese government is introducing measures to improve safety for mothers but so far...

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The Weight of the Nation: Challenges

The Weight of the Nation: Challenges

Obesity is a very serious medical condition, no longer viewed as strictly an issue of cosmetics. It's a contributing factor in the death and disability of too many of our neighbors, friends and family members, and its societal costs are astronomical. Although overall obesity prevalence rates appear...

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The Weight of the Nation: Children in Crisis

The Weight of the Nation: Children in Crisis

Childhood obesity is much more than a cosmetic concern. The health consequences of childhood obesity include greater risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other serious illnesses. The combination of these health effects and the dramatic increase in childhood obesity rates over...

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The Weight of the Nation: Choices

The Weight of the Nation: Choices

The second film in the series poses a question that almost anyone who's struggled with excess weight has asked, if only in jest: For all the remarkable high-tech tools available to medicine, for all the billions of dollars in drug research, there's still no highly effective medication...

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The Weight of the Nation: Consequences

The Weight of the Nation: Consequences

The first film in The Weight of the Nation series examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. The obesity epidemic is a problem that's emerged over the last 30 years. It threatens our nation's social, economic...

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Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system. The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural...

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The Price of Life

The Price of Life

Documentary about the rationing of high cost cancer drugs by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. On a finite budget, the NHS cannot afford to offer every treatment on the market, so how is it decided which medications should be made available? Adam Wishart follows...

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Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. Minorities have been even more profoundly affected. African-Americans have a 50 per cent higher...

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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect

The 30 minute film illustrates the transformative effect of life-saving antiretroviral medicine through the stories of HIV+ people in Zambia. By taking the ARV medicine – 2 life-saving pills that cost around 40 cents a day – in as few as 40 days, the medicine can help...

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