Plagued

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Plagued: The Origins of Disease
The Origins of Disease: Filmed in Korea, the USA, Hungary, India and Australia, this episode uses case studies to look at the question of how new diseases arise and why…
Plagued: Epidemics
Epidemics: Filmed in the UK, Australia and the USA, Prague and Italy, this episode takes up the theme that ,ironically, epidemics are the results of so-called progress and that despite…
Plagued: Invisible Armies
Invisible Armies: Filmed in the UK, Australia, Iceland, Hawaii and the USA, this episode looks at the interaction between our immune system and history. It draws the map of the…
Plagued: Will We Ever Learn
Filmed in the USA, Italy, Australia and the UK, this episode draws together the themes and ideas from the whole series to show that, tragically, we do not learn from…

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Plagued: The Origins of Disease
Part of the Series: Plagued
The Origins of Disease: Filmed in Korea, the USA, Hungary, India and Australia, this episode uses case studies to look at the question of how new diseases arise and why they spread, or don't and finds that some are not diseases at all and are made worse by factors such…
Plagued: Epidemics
Part of the Series: Plagued
Epidemics: Filmed in the UK, Australia and the USA, Prague and Italy, this episode takes up the theme that ,ironically, epidemics are the results of so-called progress and that despite medical technology, we are still vulnerable to old and new diseases that can change the course of history. In 1980…
Plagued: Invisible Armies
Part of the Series: Plagued
Invisible Armies: Filmed in the UK, Australia, Iceland, Hawaii and the USA, this episode looks at the interaction between our immune system and history. It draws the map of the world according to disease history and helps explain why Africa is still black. Jamaica has become black and Australia and…
Plagued: Will We Ever Learn
Part of the Series: Plagued
Filmed in the USA, Italy, Australia and the UK, this episode draws together the themes and ideas from the whole series to show that, tragically, we do not learn from history so that old diseases re-emerge while new diseases arise. In New York today, 250 babies are born each year…
Money-Driven Medicine
An essential introduction to help Americans better understand and address the unmet challenges of healthcare reform in the coming decade. Produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real…
Breast Cancer
Breast cancer seems related to a specific lifestyle, diet, age of puberty, the number and spacing of pregnancies. And though the percentage of breast cancer cases has increased in recent years, this program reveals how there is hope in fighting this insidious disease through education, new forms of contraception and…
Heart of the Man
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Malaria
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Mind Games (Brain Functions)
While the human brain is an immensely powerful organ, it is also extremely fragile. Trauma, disease and mental illness can cause serious disability. Here we discover that new scanning techniques are providing new information on how the brain functions. As a result, scientists are developing new techniques for repairing the…
The Old Enemy Returns (Resistant Bacteria)
For some infections, like TB, doctors are now facing untreatable multi-resistant strains and everyday bacteria are also gaining increasing resistance. This program looks at what the future holds for hospital-based medicine around the world faced with this increasingly difficult problem.
Scar Wars
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