Health

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

HBO's special Warning: This Drug May Kill You is a heartbreaking tale of four families who have all been tragically affected by prescribed opioid addiction, it is an epidemic that is echoed all across the United States, ripping communities apart one addict at a time. It is an epidemic which was fueled by an aggressive 1990's marketing campaign led by Purdue Pharma that promoted the widespread u

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Meningitis: Search For A Cure

Meningitis: Search For A Cure examines the very serious meningococcal bacteria which if it enters the human blood stream can kill within hours. Over the last ten years new research has unraveled some of its complexities but the virility of this bacteria makes it a tough challenge to tackle. Here we follow some of the scientists and doctors at St Mary's Hospital in London, who are working very h

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The Gift

The Gift

Released in 2003 The Gift is a film by Louise Hogarth which sets out to explore the bizarre phenomenon of intentionally contracting HIV, this act of seeking infection has been coined bugchasing and in this documentary we follow the stories of two such "bug chasers" who are in search of finding "the gift" of HIV infection. As the film dives deeper into the issue it becomes clear that this desire

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Alcohol: Britain’s Most Harmful Drug

It is no secret that the UK as a whole has a particularly high intake rate of alcohol compared to other parts of Europe. The blame for this has been placed largely on the availability of cheap drinks throughout the county by politicians, but the issue runs much deeper than this. This is especially noticeable during the Christmas month of December where it has been recorded that the countries in

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Trapped Inside My Body

Trapped Inside My Body

Trapped Inside My Body is an incredibly moving film which follows a young married couples mission to discover relief for the husband John, who suffers from the heartbreaking condition known as Moto Neurone Disease (MND). MND is a horrible disease which imprisons an otherwise perfectly healthy mind inside a body you have no control over. You have the ability to think as clearly as you did before

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Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

In 2015, there were 24,025 documented suicides in Japan, that equates to almost 70 people killing themselves each and every day. The Tojinbo Cliffs are a national park located in Fukui Prefecture, here it turns out is one of the most popular spots for suicide in Japan. The cliffs themselves are known to provide a quick death as some reach a height of 23 meters whilst the water below is about 20 me

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The Weight Cut

Driven by the huge success of fight promoters such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), mixed martial arts has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world, not to mention one of the most lucrative having seen the UFC itself being recently sold for $4 billion dollars. Before fighters step into the cage they must make weight for their particular weight class. Here is a list of w

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Fukushima: Five Years On

The biggest earthquake in Japans recorded history sent a series of massive tsunamis hurtling towards the coast. The waves would strike with unstoppable force, crushing almost everything in their path, sweeping away entire communities and traveling as far as 10 kilometres inland but this however was just the beginning of a triple headed disaster. Originally aired in 2016, this film sees ABC Aust

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Professor Green: Suicide and Me

Professor Green or rather Stephen Manderson, is a British rapper who recently released several documentaries via BBC Three, some of which include Dangerous Dogs and Hidden and Homeless. In this film Stephen, embarks on more of a personal journey as he attempts to uncover the truth behind the suicide of his own father seven years ago. His platinum single Read All About It and songs such as Goodn

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