Health


New! Determined: Fighting Alzheimer's 54 min.

Three women at risk of developing Alzheimer’s join a groundbreaking study to try to prevent the disease. The major study tracks the health and memory of thousands of people over many years, as researchers hunt for lifestyle changes and medicines that could improve all our chances and ultimately protect the brain and body from one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Use Gene Editing to Make Better Babies: A Debate 57 min.

Suppose a genetic disorder that can cause disease runs in your family. Your doctor tells you that, should you wish to have a child, that child is likely to get the disease. But CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, could change your fate by ensuring that your baby is—and remains—healthy. Even more, it could potentially guarantee that your grandchildren are also free of the disorder. What do you d...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Augmented & Predicting My MS 115 min.

This program is composed of two segments. In Augmented, we learn about an ingenious new technology that allows prosthetic legs to move and feel like the real thing. A filmmaker with a rare type of multiple sclerosis explores the mysterious causes ofthe diseasein Predicting My MS.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Lives Well Lived 71 min.

Lives Well Lived celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of people aged 75–100, who reveal their secrets for living a meaningful life. Encompassing 3,000 years of collective life experience, diverse people share life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit, and staying positive in the midst of life’s greatest challenges. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Agree to Disagree: Are Booster Shots Unethical? 51 min.

The boosters are rolling out. In places likes the U.S., Britain, Israel, Germany and France, authorities are providing additional Covid-19 vaccines with the goal of bolstering immune systems and shoring up their economies. Though vaccines such as Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech have proven highly effective against the virus, efficacy wanes after six months, rendering older adults and those with weaken...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Horizon: Coronavirus Special - What We Know Now 52 min.

Dr Chris Van Tulleken is joined by his brother Xand and Dr Guddi Singh to take us through the latest developments and answer current concerns about Covid-19. Though the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to many, the team reveals the breakthroughs in genetics, medicine, and modelling that have provided a way out of this situation and given hope and confidence that, in the even...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Psychedelic Drug Trial: A Cure for Depression? 51 min.

This documentary offers exclusive access to a ground-breaking new trial at Imperial College London. The trial sees, for the first time ever, and under controlled conditions, a psychedelic drug tested head-to-head against a standard antidepressant as a treatment for depression. The film follows a pioneering team of scientists and psychotherapists, led by Professor David Nutt, Dr Robin Carhart-Harri...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Why do I Put on Weight? 47 min.

Your skinny best friend seems to eat twice as much as you, but you're still overweight. Why? For decades, experts thought they had the answer: too many calories and not enough exercise. The latest scientific research is turning those assumptions on their head. Differences in our individual biology - our genetics, hormones or psychology - all play a crucial role. Now, five volunteers are going on d...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Baby Surgeons: Episode 1 47 min.

Professor Thilaganathan provides pioneering care to Ann-Marie's twins, who are at risk of dying, and Becky's unborn baby, who has a rare lung tumour, and closely monitors Randika's pregnancy

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Baby Surgeons: Episode 2 47 min.

Susie's triplets may have a life-threatening condition that urgently needs treatment. The surgeons also help a baby with fluid on the brain, and one with a foot tangled in the lining of the womb.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021