Health


New! Coronavirus: How the World Is Changing 48 min.

As Coronavirus takes hold of the world, this documentary investigates the long-term effects of the outbreak and asks how the deadly Covid-19 is changing Britain and the wider world in the long-term. As the death toll rises, we look at everything from seismic changes in economic policy to shifts in the way we view and treat other people, and from a drop in pollution to the widening of the gaps betw...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Coronavirus: Race Against the Pandemic 48 min.

December 2019 in Wuhan, central China. The epicenter of a dangerous new viral outbreak - Covid-19. In a space of just three months, a global pandemic is declared. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, economies are disrupted and governments impose lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus. Where did this novel coronavirus come from? In what way was it manifesting itself in humans? How was it bein...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Stronger: The Battle Against COVID-19 44 min.

The world is facing a new threat - the infection COVID-19. How do you respond to an enemy that you can't see? We discover how one country has united to take on the new threat of COVID-19. Singapore is rallying together to fight this invisible enemy. From everyday heroes on the front line to businesses keeping it going, the island is fighting back.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Blood Sugar Rising 115 min.

Diabetes is hidden epidemic that affects over 100 million people in the US, costing close to $350 billion each year. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, presenting personal stories that showcase the struggles of living with this illness and revealing new hopes for better diabetes management and prevention.

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New! Cuba's Cancer Hope 54 min.

When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists were forced to get creative. Now they’ve developed lung cancer vaccines that show so much promise, some Americans are defying the embargo and traveling to Cuba for treatment. In an unprecedented move, Cuban researchers are working with U.S. partners to make the medicines more widely available.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Gene: An Intimate History - Part One 114 min.

The Gene: An Intimate History interweaves the story of the thrilling revolution in modern genetic science with powerful stories from the frontlines of medicine, featuring patients suffering from rare genetic diseases and the leading researchers racing to identify and treat, even cure, the errors in their DNA that afflict them.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Gene: An Intimate History - Part Two 115 min.

The second part of the four-hour series The Gene: An Intimate History begins with the story of the signature scientific achievement of our time: the mapping of the human genome. As scientists learn to read the genetic code, they grapple with the dangers inherent in increasingly sophisticated and easily available methods of intervening in the very essence of what makes us human, our DNA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Ken Burns Presents - The Gene: An Intimate History 240 min.

Scientific genetics holds at once the promise of eradicating disease and the threat of altering the very essence of what it means to be human. The Gene: An Intimate History traces the dizzying evolution of this new science as researchers race to identify treatments for genetic diseases, such as cancer and sickle cell anemia, and to perfect tools for rewriting DNA.

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New! Mysteries of Sleep 54 min.

Virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role in everything from memory retention and emotional regulation to removing waste from our brains. So why are we getting so little of it?

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New! The Truth About Fat 54 min.

Do we control our fat, or does it control us? Scientists are coming to understand fat as a fascinating and dynamic organ, one whose size has more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Through real-life stories of hunter-gatherers, sumo wrestlers, and supermodels, explore the complex functions of fat and the role it plays in controlling hunger, hormones, and even reproduction.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020