Explore allergies caused by things people breathe, eat and touch. Look at a dust mite up-close. Venture inside the nasal passages.
From foods eaten to products used at home, misinformation and bad news about cancer are rampant. Using compelling stories from researchers, doctors, patients and survivors, countdown to debunk the biggest misconceptions while learning some hopeful truths.
Filmmaker John Webster and his family decided to own up to their transgressions and kick their addiction to oil. They committed to a one-year "oil detox". The family go on with their suburban lives, but without using any fossil fuels, driving cars or flying in airplanes. They won't buy anything packaged in plastic like food, makeup, shampoo, toothpaste or kids' toys. This last item proves a particular challenge to Webster's two young sons.
This program explores the idea that change is part of life and that sometimes we can initiate positive changes in our lives. It also looks at loss and grief as features of the more challenging aspects of change, and presents goal setting, communication, help-seeking, and decision-making as strategies to help us manage change.
Nutritionist Natalie Savona and clinical psychologist Stephen Briers try to help people whose food addictions are taking over their lives, damaging their relationships and threatening their health.
Winner of television BAFTA for Best Factual Series 2010. Every minute of every hour of every day, a baby is born in Britain. Better than a soap or drama series, this is the real drama of every day life. One Born Every Minute is a ground breaking eight-part observational documentary series that captures the dramatic, emotional and often funny moments that accompany bringing new life into the world.
Though anorexia is usually thought of as a young girl's problem, one in ten sufferers are boys. This sensitive observational documentary follows the struggle of three young lads attempting to overcome this life- threatening eating disorder at Rhodes Farm, a specialist clinic in London, England. The clinic, run by Dr Dee Dawson, has treated more than 750 patients over the past 14 years.
By 2030 asbestos could have taken up to 10 million lives, some experts warn. In an exclusive worldwide investigation, the BBC and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reveal the truth about asbestos use across four continents.
The story of two brothers - one short, one tall - who are forced to re-examine their relationship following the sudden death of both their parents.
This program looks at some positive and challenging aspects of stress in our lives and explores a range of strategies including optimistic self-talk, humour, exercise and help-seeking as ways to manage stress.
Documents the extraordinary life and work of Bertram Wainer, a doctor who fought to make abortion accessible, affordable and safe in Melbourne in the late 1960s. Dr Wainer risked his life to uncover a web of corruption involving abortionists, politicians and police.
Radio DJ Chris Hawkins is so badly affected by his addiction to junk food that it is impacting dramatically on his work, his marriage and his health. Nutritionist Natalie Savona, clinical psychologist Stephen Briers and Dr Pixie McKenna come to the rescue.
They look like dragons. Armed with sharp teeth, tearing claws and a whip-like tail, these fearsome creatures are not only powerful, they're also smart. Top predators with intelligence, that learn as they hunt, and that use their brain to track down prey, no matter what.
Born with a facial disfigurement called Apert Syndrome, Jess Lee from Liverpool, UK, had over 20 operations from the age of four months, to make her face 'fit'. Now she goes on an emotional journey to discover why she felt she had to change. In this moving documentary, 17-year-old Jess questions why she and so many others are on a seemingly insatiable quest to conform to the media's image of perfection.
Rosa's Story is the story of an El Salvadorean immigrant woman who, after marrying and becoming pregnant to a Texan she met on an online chat room, must choose between the man she loves and the life she wants for herself and her baby.
Cannabis is the world's favourite drug, but also one of the least understood. Can cannabis cause schizophrenia? Is it addictive? Can it lead you on to harder drugs? Or is it simply a herb, an undervalued medicine? In this documentary, addiction specialist Dr John Marsden discovers that modern science is finally beginning to find answers to these questions.
The prospect of conceiving a human being in a laboratory used to be the realm of science fiction. But in 1978, everything changed. This film tells the story of the doctors, researchers and hopeful couples who pushed the boundaries of science and triggered a technological revolution in human reproduction.
Sleeping should be easy. You get tired, go to bed and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. But sometimes, regardless of how much you try, you just cannot keep your eyes closed. With revelatory stories of extreme sleeping problems along with genuine methods to help those desperate to get some shut-eye, this programme offers ten top tips to trick your body into falling asleep more easily. Can food stop you from sleeping? How do solo yachtsmen combat the lack of sleep? Does having a late night tipple help you get to sleep? These and many other questions are answered in this timely, informative and entertaining guide.
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