Health Archive

Ayurveda: Art of Being

Ayurveda is science of life and art of healing; where body, mind and spirit are given equal importance. This voyage of thousands of miles across India and abroad takes you on a unique poetic journey, where we encounter remarkable men of medicine or simply

Killer In The Village

First transmitted in 1983, Horizon traces the spread of AIDS across America. AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – was only named in 1982, and was still largely unknown. This programme follows the search for a cause and cure, and asks whether the seeds

Malaria: The Serial Killer

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of single cell microorganism) of the Plasmodium type.  Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, fatigue,vomiting and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma

Embracing Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. Individuals with dyslexia have trouble with reading, writing, and spelling despite having at least an average intelligence. It is estimated that 15 to 20 percent of the population is dyslexic but most are

The Abortion Diaries

The Abortion Diaries is a documentary featuring 12 women who speak candidly about their experiences with abortion. The women are doctors, subway workers, artists, activists, military personnel, teachers and students; they are Black, Latina, Jewish and White; they are mothers or child-free; they range in

My Deadly Appetite

William Weaver has Prader-Willi syndrome – is a congenital (present from birth) disease characterized by obesity, decreased muscle tone, decreased mental ability. A Prader-Willi syndrome is an incurable condition that leaves him feeling starved and sometimes physically aggressive, is profiled as he undergoes an

The Girl Against Fluoride

This documentary follows Aisling Fitzgibbon (The Girl Against Fluoride) on her Stripped Of Her Rights campaign where she removed her clothes on Grafton Street to highlight the dangers of fluoride in her water. The film then follows her to Chemifloc who fluoridate the Irish

Locally Abundant

In the summer of 2011, two young Maritimers, Justin Cantafio and Ryan Oickle, departed on a journey that would take them across Canada and back in just under four months. We left from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and traveled as far as the Discovery Islands

7 New Faces In 7 Days

Vietnam has one of the highest incidences of birth defects in the world, which scientists have linked to the use of chemicals such as Agent Orange during the war. Children born today are still living with the legacy of the past, and, with expertise

Children Of Glass

The documentary about genetic brittle bone disorder “Osteogenesis Imperfecta”. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI and sometimes known as brittle bone disease, or “Lobstein syndrome”) is a congenital bone disorder characterized by brittle bones that are prone to fracture. People with OI are born with defective connective