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The Business of Being Born

The Business of Being Born

The Business of Being Born is a 2008 documentary film that explores the contemporary experience of childbirth in the United States. Produced by Ricki Lake, it compares various childbirth methods, including midwives, natural births, epidurals, and Cesarean sections. The...

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The Twins Who Share a Body

The Twins Who Share a Body

Although they are two completely separate people, these accomplished teens share a body and have just two arms and legs between them. Born in 1990, the girls have been brought up in a small, tightly knit community in Minnesota, almost completely protected from prying...

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Dying to Sleep

Dying to Sleep

This Discovery documentary deals with a very rare and unusual prion disease called Fatal Familial Insomnia or FFI for short. FFI is a prion disease that targets the thalamus, of which of its many functions is the sleep regulator of the body. The prions form aggregates...

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Shots in the Dark: Silence on Vaccine

Shots in the Dark: Silence on Vaccine

Since they were introduced in the early 20th century, vaccines have been a tremendous medical and scientific success. Today perceived as a necessity, they are so familiar to us that their potential risks are rarely mentioned. However, the stakes are significant. Based...

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Treeman: Search For The Cure

Treeman: Search For The Cure

36-year old, Dede, from Indonesia is afflicted with a terrible disease that is encasing his body with tree like roots. Thick branch like growths on his hands and feet make him incapable of carrying out even the simplest tasks. He can no longer work, therefore, he...

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Homeopathy: The Test

Homeopathy: The Test

Homeopathy was pioneered over 200 years ago. Practitioners and patients are convinced it has the power to heal. Today, some of the most famous and influential people in the world, including pop stars, politicians, footballers and even Prince Charles, all use...

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Why Are Thin People Not Fat?

Why Are Thin People Not Fat?

The world is affected by an obesity epidemic, but why is it that not everyone is succumbing? Medical science has been obsessed with this subject and is coming up with some unexpected answers. As it turns out, it is not all about exercise and diet. At the center of this...

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Can GM Food Save The World?

Can GM Food Save The World?

With the world shocked by rising food prices, and millions in the developing world struggling to get enough to eat, the problem of food security is right back on the world's agenda. And with the world's population likely to rise to nine billion in the next few decades,...

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THIN

THIN

The 2006 cinéma vérité documentary film, THIN, directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. The film mostly...

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Nuclear Nightmares

Nuclear Nightmares

Nuclear Nightmares talks about how radiophobia, the fear of radioactivity, is widespread and yet not based on scientific evidence. After the Chernobyl accident, a lot of death toll numbers appeared in the news, some close to 400.000 people dead, but the reality is the...

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