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Depression and Me
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directed by Peter Gauvain, fl. 2004; produced by Peter Gauvain, fl. 2004, Coasthouse Productions, Silverfish Media and Windfall Films (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 49 mins
Alastair Campbell is best known for his role as Tony Blair’s formidable spin doctor but, away from the public eye, he has been dogged by crippling bouts of depression. Some days, just getting out of bed is too hard. Therapy and anti-depressant medication is helping him keep his head above water – but is that t...
directed by Peter Gauvain, fl. 2004; produced by Peter Gauvain, fl. 2004, Coasthouse Productions, Silverfish Media and Windfall Films (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 49 mins
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Health Innovations, Affordable Medicines Facility
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presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
The newest and most effective anti-malaria drugs are now available to more people in Ghana, thanks to a subsidy. The price of Artemisinin Combination Therapy drugs (ACTs) have been cut by 80%, which means that 3 times more people in the country can now afford these drugs. But this is only a pilot scheme by the Glo...
presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Counterfeit Drugs in Cambodia
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presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
The police and the Ministry of Health and Customs are joining forces to fight counterfeit drugs in Cambodia. Supported by pharmaceutical companies and the French government, the joint force is carrying out raids and going undercover in local pharmacies. Using the latest technology they can detect fake drugs in sec...
presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Counterfeit Drugs in Nigeria
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presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
A Nigerian-American pharmaceutical company is using a new system to combat counterfeit drugs in Nigeria. Each packet of drugs is accompanied by a scratch card with a 12-digit code. Patients then text this number and are then notified whether or not the drugs are genuine. The company believes that it may be possibl...
presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Developing a Universal Flu Vaccine
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
A brand new vaccine against seasonal flu has to be created once a year for both the northern and southern hemispheres. The constant and rapid evolution of the virus means an effective vaccine this year, can be useless by the next. Scientists in Belgium are determined to beat the virus by producing a vaccine that w...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Health Riders – Part 4 – TB
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
Lesotho has the 4th highest TB rate in the world and drug-resistant TB is a serious problem. A major cause of this drug resistance is patients not correctly completing their treatment regime. Motorbikes enable health workers to travel long distances and across rough terrain to find patients who are unwilling to co...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Killer Snakes
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
Nigeria is home to some of the deadliest snakes in the world and without quick access to anti-venom, their victims can be permanently disabled or die. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is working with the Nigerian Ministry of Health to develop cheaper and safer anti-venoms. It’s a complicated and dangero...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
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Health Innovations, New TB Drug Developed
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
It is possible to cure tuberculosis, but it is extremely difficult. The only drugs that can kill the TB bacteria are toxic, can damage the liver and cause deafness. A new drug is being developed which employs a new mode of action to kill the TB bacteria, by targeting an energy- producing enzyme. It is the first dr...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Horizon, Series 54, Episode 8, The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?
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directed by Joe Myerscough, fl. 2010; presented by Michael Mosley, 1957-; produced by Joe Myerscough, fl. 2010, Windfall Films, in Horizon, Series 54, Episode 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 52 mins
Could placebos be used to treat common medical complaints? To find out, Horizon embarks on a landmark study. Over 100 volunteers are treated for backache – using nothing but fake pills and the power of the mind. Their brains are capable of producing effects more powerful than prescription painkillers. But will i...
directed by Joe Myerscough, fl. 2010; presented by Michael Mosley, 1957-; produced by Joe Myerscough, fl. 2010, Windfall Films, in Horizon, Series 54, Episode 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 52 mins
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Horizon, Series 54, Episode 11, Vitamin Pills: Miracle or Myth?
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directed by Tristan Quinn, fl. 1998-2016; presented by Giles Yeo, 1973-; produced by Tristan Quinn, fl. 1998-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Horizon, Series 54, Episode 11 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 48 mins
The global vitamin industry is worth billions of pounds. If you believe the hype, vitamin pills are the answer to all your problems – they keep your heart healthy, improve your intelligence, make your hair shine, and are essential for general well-being. And we do believe it. But official advice says we don’t...
directed by Tristan Quinn, fl. 1998-2016; presented by Giles Yeo, 1973-; produced by Tristan Quinn, fl. 1998-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Horizon, Series 54, Episode 11 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 48 mins
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