Health


New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! Baby Surgeons: Episode 3 48 min.

The surgeons attempt a procedure never done before in the UK to save Zoe's baby. And 22-year-old Latifah is carrying triplets while also facing motherhood and some tough decisions alone.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller 83 min.

Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities and people living in poverty. This program examines the complex life and legacy of this author, advocate and human rights pioneer.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Cannabis Question 54 min.

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA investigates the latest scientific evidence for its potential benefits and risks, and how criminalization has disproportionately harmed communities of color.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Legalize Psychedelics 53 min.

In 2019, voters in Denver, Colorado, approved a referendum to decriminalize psilocybin, a psychedelic drug that affects perception and cognition. Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., followed suit a year later. Proponents of legalizing psychedelics argue that they can be used to treat a broad range of mental and emotional issues, as well as to discover a more profound sense of ourselves. Psyched...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

When My Time Comes 55 min.

Spurred on by the death of her husband, Diane Rehm explores medical aid in dying. She speaks to people uncovering the facts and the myths surrounding this controversial practice that is now legal in nine states and the District of Columbia.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021