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Subject: Health: Medicine

Perspective Series: Health & Medicine Technology

Perspective Series: Health & Medicine Technology

8 of 21 programs from The Perspective Series that offer a comprehensive perspective on the latest technologies being utilized in the worlds of Health and Medicine today. Produced by London Television Service. Programs available on 8 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in an 8-Disc Set. (Complete Series available on 21 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 21-Disc Set.) Other focus areas in the series include: Agriculture & Marine Technology; Earth Science Technology; Environment Technology; Vocational Technology. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail


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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

"Recommended. Takes positive steps toward 'removing the shadow of breast cancer from women's lives.' Provides new insights that raise awareness levels for women." -Science, Books & Films
"Recommended. Clearly demonstrates how education, new contraceptive methods, and gene therapy may help to lower breast Click for more


Heart of the Man

Heart of the Man

At London's Harefield Hospital a team of surgeons carry out more heart and lung transplants than anywhere in the world. The team's leader is the world famous surgeon, Sir Magdi Yacoub. In this program we learn he is more than a surgeon. He believes in promoting preventative medicine, in training younger surgeons, and Click for more


Malaria

Malaria

"Recommended. A detailed overview of the physiological and sociological effects of malaria; emphasizes the research and developments underway to control the disease." -EMRO Review
Associated Article: The Ethiopia Campaign (Malaria) -Smithsonian Magazine
The biggest killer in the world Click for more


Mind Games (Brain Functions)

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 Click for more


The Old Enemy Returns (Resistant Bacteria)

The Old Enemy Returns (Resistant Bacteria)

For over 50 years antibiotics have been used to deal with a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. Millions of lives have been saved since their introduction in WW II. During this time however the bacteria have been fighting back and devising ingenious ways to defend themselves against antibiotics. For some infections, Click for more


Scar Wars

Scar Wars

"Recommended. This documentary addresses the current state of technology related to developments in wound healing and scar prevention. It explains the use of technologies, such as digitized optical scans, MRIs, and ultrasound; then scientists discuss the healing process; it also explores areas such as artificially Click for more


Spacelink

Spacelink

"Recommended. Informative and though-provoking, the program enumerates each of many scientific breakthroughs, first as space-related events, then it describes the on-the-earth derivatives of these achievements." -School Library Journal
Flexible heat shields, robotic tools, and communications systems - all Click for more


Web of Life

Web of Life

Plants are a vital part of everyday life in the poverty-stricken region of northeast Brazil, where plants are often the only affordable medicines. It is vital, therefore, that those plants are properly identified. Here we see how the United Kingdom's Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, is playing the leading role in this Click for more





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