Most Painful Things A Human Can Experience
"Today we will focus not so much on those macabre aspects of human nature, but on pains anyone of us could suffer today. Join us on this excruciating tour of how much we can hurt in this episode of The Infographics Show, The Most Painful Things a Human Can Experience..." (YouTube)
How To Lose Weight In 4 Easy Steps!
"Losing weight and getting fit has never been easier! Shed those unwanted pounds with these simple tricks your gym doesn't want you to know about.
You won't believe what happens next!" (YouTube)
New Scanner Will Look Inside the Human Body - VIDEO- 14 December 2015
"A new medical device will show all parts of the body at the same time, not just one, as current scanners do.
It could help scientists fight cancer, heart disease and brain disorders." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Combating Obesity, a 12-year-old Leads by Example - VIDEO - 6 October 2015
"When it comes to children, sometimes advice from adults falls on deaf ears.
A new program aimed to help overweight children in the U.S. takes a different approach." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Top 10 Strangest Mental Disorders — TopTenzNet
"Throughout history, mental disorders have been regarded with fear, bias, and ignorance. Though medicine has drastically improved for the mentally ill in the last century, mainstream society still has a relatively uninformed and biased view against individuals with mental disorders.
This is particularly harmful because every year up to ¼ of Americans fit the criteria for being mentally ill." +Text version (YouTube)
Hot Weather Can Be Deadly - VIDEO - 13 July 2015
"News reports tell of many deaths linked to extremely hot weather. Learn the signs of heat-related illness and how to prevent heat stress." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Fighting Obesity: A Long-term, Complex Problem - VIDEO - 01 July 2015
"How people become obese, or extremely overweight, is a complex issue.
It involves of course, diet and biology but also psychology, food marketing and even politics.
A recent conference on obesity discussed all these issues." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Animated English - At the Doctor's
"Animated English is a series of ten animated video lessons for learners of English which I created using GoAnimate for Schools.
Each lesson features a dialogue based on an everyday situation, a 'listen and repeat' activity, a listening comprehension text, and some personal questions. The accompanying PDF files contain transcripts, language notes, worksheets, crosswords and word search puzzles..." (englishblog.com)
Satellites Study Weather Conditions and Help Predict Disease - VIDEO - 9 June 2015
"The disease meningitis is a health threat every year to 21 African countries.
Now, scientists say they can predict meningitis and other diseases with the help of satellites orbiting the Earth." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
I'm too ill - Video + Activity
"Siriwat isn't feeling very well. Can his dad and the doctor help him?" (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)
Cost of obesity 'greater than war and terrorism' - Article + Video - 20 November 2014 "The McKinsey Global Institute said it cost £1.3tn, or 2.8% of annual economic activity - it cost the UK £47bn.
It suggests that it is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change." (BBC)
Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ - 10 October 2014
"If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym.
But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?" (BBC)
Lancet study: Overweight total tops 2.1bn globally - 29 May 2014- a video
"The number of people in the world who are obese or overweight has topped 2.1 billion, up from 875 million in 1980, according to figures published in the Lancet.
US, China and Russia had the highest rates and the UK was third in Western Europe, the 188-country study showed.
Alpa Patel reports." (BBC) SeeDiets and Obesity
Dr. VENOM with Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
"It's wild out there. Wild enough for a daring, young scientist to risk his life -- to save others. Meet Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry.
A frequent guest on many wildlife adventure/science shows, Bryan Fry is now ready to host his own series, based on his work as the world's leading expert on creature venom.
As Deputy Director of Research For The Australian Venom Research Unit, Fry travels the world to seek out the venom of the world's most deadly creatures.
And why? Because Fry has discovered that these toxins might contain the key to many a modern miracle cure.
From the deepest reaches of the Australian desert to the cloud forests of Mexico, episodes of "Dr. Venom" feature one heart-stopping encounter after another, as this self-professed adrenaline junkie risks being clawed, mauled, punctured, pierced and bitten, in order to collect venom, so that others may live." (YouTube)
The Poison Sommelier "Bryan Fry has suffered 26 venomous snakebites -all in the name of science!" Visit Bryan Fry at his website, VenomDoc. (neatorama.com)
Otrivin: Classroom Craft "This commercial is really funny, but on the other hand it’s quite rude as well. A humorous approach to sell nasal spray." (YouTube)
Actress dresses in salad for meat-free campaign - 9 June 2011 "In a campaign to highlight the benefits of a vegetarian diet, actress Gao Yuanyuan is wrapped in a gown of lettuce in China...
The consumption is going up, and related to that so are diseases related to meat consumption – cancer, heart disease." (telegraph.co.uk)
Stay Calm, Dad - Video "A 5-year-old talks on the phone with 911 while her dad is having difficultly breathing. Don't leave too soon.
This little girl is not only smart, but very funny." (maniacworld.com)