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  1. Mayo Clinic, The: Faith, Hope and Science (2018)

    Director
    Ken Burns
    Subject
    History; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 116 minutes), $19.99

    In the wake of a deadly tornado in rural Minnesota in 1883, Doctor Mayo and his two sons enlisted the help of a group of Catholic nuns to care for the wounded. This documentary tells the story of the...

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  2. Transplanting Hope (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 60 minutes), $19.99

    This programme takes the viewer inside the operating room to witness the emotional, high-stakes process of transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet families navigating both sides of the transplant...

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  3. Epidemics, Pandemics and How to Control Them (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Some infections come in repeated epidemic waves, others are new to human populations. A known human threat such as influenza may mutate or a new infection jumps the species barrier from animals to humans:...

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  4. Infections and the Brain (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    The brain is well protected against most infections, but once they get into or around the brain they can cause fatal or serious long-term consequences. Some bacterial, viral and parasitic infections are...

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  5. Infections and the Nerves (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Certain infections have a particular impact on the peripheral nerves as part of their normal disease process. Some infectious effects are predominately on the motor nerves such as polio (currently heading...

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  6. Infections of the Lung and Heart (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    The lung has a large surface area, is open to the outside world and is the site for some of the most common serious infections, in particular pneumonia. Several bacteria, viruses and some less common lung...

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  7. The Impact of Infections As we Go Through Life and Age (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    The very young and very elderly are particularly susceptible to many infections and for many infections, age will predict how likely someone is to die once infected. The immediate and long-term effects of an...

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  8. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Thirty Year Study (2017)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Mental Health and Counselling
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 47 minutes), £30.00

    Parts one to five of ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Thirty Year Study’ outlines symptoms of the illness and how to identify them. Features interviews with qualified professionals in the field of...

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  9. Mustine (2017)

    Subject
    Chemistry; Medical sciences

    Podcast. This programme explains how the use of sulfur mustard, or mustard gas - a blister-causing agent used as a weapon during World War I - led to some of the earliest trials for anti-cancer drugs. [7...

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  10. Counting Neurons (2017)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Podcast. Interview with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a neuroscientist who, with her colleagues, has developed a pioneering technique that has made it possible to accurately count the number of neurons in...

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