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America’s Medicated Kids
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America’s Medicated Kids

America’s Medicated Kids follows Louis Theroux as he visits one of America’s leading psychiatric centres in Pennsylvania. Having to cope with the challenging behaviour of their children, many parents are turning to medication, despite the fact that both the drugs and diagnoses remain controversial. Theroux investigates how children being put on medication for mental health […]
Eat, Fast and Live Longer
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Eat, Fast and Live Longer

In Eat, Fast and Live Longer, presenter Michael Mosley examines the effects of the frequency of meals and their content on one’s lifespan. He assesses the impact of calorie-restricted diets and fasting on the human body. Mosley’s interest in fasting is threefold: he wants to lose weight, minimise damage to the body, and live as […]
Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak
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Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak

Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief medical editor, travels to West Africa where the worst outbreak of Ebola in history has claimed thousands of lives. Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak investigates the origins, containment and implications of the deadly disease. Besser makes the risky journey to the Ebola hotspot of Monrovia, Liberia, sharing the tragic stories […]
Extreme Love: Autism
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Extreme Love: Autism

Louis Theroux visits DLC Warren, an innovative school for children with autism located in New Jersey, to gain an insider’s look at the day-to-day lives and challenges faced by the autistic community and their families. Autism, a development disability characterised by a poor ability to socialise and communicate, occurs in approximately one percent of the […]
Fast Food
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Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

With two-thirds of Americans currently overweight, Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America addresses the growing rate of obesity and the multitudinous number of health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, that have become increasingly common as a result of that rise. It also draws attention to how minorities, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, are […]
Fat Head
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Fat Head

In Fat Head, comedian Tom Naughton examines and attempts to refute Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, critically examining the science and information put forward in that film. Having watched it as part of his research into a comedy piece he was working on, he became sceptical of the claims made, such as the one […]
Fed Up
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Fed Up

It is no secret that America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, leading to a variety of associated problems such as an increase in diabetes and heart disease. In Fed Up, filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig explores this discouraging trend in people’s heath by delving into the reasons behind this downward turn. While Soechtig uncovers […]
Food Choices
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Food Choices

Food Choices focuses on how the food we consume affects not only our personal health, but that of the entire planet. Filmmaker Michal Siewierski takes an in-depth look at how the consumption of animal products has a long-lasting, negative effect on the earth’s biosphere. Not only does he report on facts relating to the unethical […]
Food
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Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. unveils some of the sombre practices underpinning the American food industry, exploring how corporations place profits before consumer health, worker safety and the environment. This documentary argues that industrial production methods are not only inhumane, but they are also unsustainable from an economic and environmental standpoint. Filmmaker Robert Kenner visits farms and slaughterhouses […]
Hungry for Change
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Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change lays bare the secrets that the modern-day food, diet and weight-loss industries would rather consumers not know. Through deceptive marketing strategies, they have joined forces to create demand for nutritionally poor food and keep people “coming back for more”. According to this film, manufacturers of food products do not have consumers’ health […]
One Night in Bhopal
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One Night in Bhopal

The Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984 was one of the world’s most devastating industrial disasters and remains a cautionary tale about the importance of safety regulations. It occurred when methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant, killing 3,787 people almost immediately and causing many further illnesses and related deaths over the years. In this […]
Sicko
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Sicko

Sicko is a documentary by filmmaker Michael Moore that takes an in depth look at how the state of healthcare in the United States is harming its citizens. A combination of personal interviews, discussions with healthcare workers, and historical recordings of politicians shows the origins and consequences of the nation’s decisions. In order to make […]