Despite it being the safest form of travel, many of us are terrified of flying and what we fear most is crashing and dying. Most people believe that if they’re in a plane crash their time is up, in fact the truth is surprisingly different. Over 90% of plane crashes have survivors and there are many things you can do to increase your chances of staying alive.
Presented by Robert Winston, How to Sleep Better is a practical guide to the world of sleep. The program explores the common problems, dangers and the mysteries that have puzzled scientists for years. Most people have suffered the torment of a sleepless night at some point in their lives for some it’s an ongoing misery.
Montana Meth explores the physical and psychological damage caused by this particularly vicious drug, whose effects range from tooth decay and skin lesions to brain damage and death. The filmmaker speaks with several addicts and recovering addicts including 16-year-old Graham, a former straight-A student and athlete reduced to a shifty-eyed dropout after one year of using meth; 22-year-old Crystal, whose life has fallen apart in the three years she has used the drug and 21-year-old Rhianna, who traded “hard sex” for meth before she stopped using a year ago.
Alcohol is by far the most widely used drug and a dangerous one at that. So why are so many of us drinking over the recommended limits? Why does alcohol have such a powerful grip on us? How much of our relationship with this drug is written in our genes? What are the real dangers of our children drinking too young?
The drug Viagra revolutionized the treatment of sexual dysfunction in men on its launch years ago. An accidental discovery, the tablet that gave impotent men the chance once more to have natural erections became the fastest selling pill in history and has earned its manufacturer, Pfizer, over $6bn. The search is now on for a similar drug that could help women. Research is revealing that female sexuality is more complex than expected.