Fiona Giles does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. We are a culture obsessed with breasts - but how much do we really know about them? The Secret Life of Breasts seeks to find out.
They are potent symbols of sex, fertility, and nurturing. They are also changing. Human breasts are growing bigger and appearing earlier, with higher rates of cancer than ever before.
By Bret McCabe. Bernadette Wegensteina Johns Hopkins professor of media studies and filmmaker, recalls working on her new documentary, The Good Breastand feeling a bit hesitant to put too much of herself into the film. Yes, her voice is heard asking questions, since she's the director.
Documentary profiling the work of plastic surgeons at the Canniesburn Unit in Glasgow, who collaborate with cancer surgeons to reconstruct the breasts of mastectomy patients. Filmed over nine months, the programme follows the progress of three Scottish women coping with breast cancer and benefitting from reconstruction. Breast cancer is not the death sentence it once was, with advances in medicine and surgery helping more women to live longer and with greater confidence. Timings where shown are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes.
D entists, endodontists and dental researchers are warning NetflixApple, Amazon and Vimeo to remove a documentary that spreads fear and misinformation about the safety of root canals and extracting wisdom teeth. Bailey tries therapy, antidepressant medication, juice cleanses, chakra balancing and hypnosis. He even drinks his own urine.
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Yet for all the stellar intentions; revelatory evidence; and thoughtful, wall-to-wall intervieweesthis frustratingly overstuffed documentary indulges more in spraying buckshot than stalking a target. This is a pity, because the film highlights legitimate concerns that others, notably the medical sociologist Gayle Sulikhave been digging into for years, including the questionable commingling of marketing and philanthropy and the prioritization of pharmaceutical solutions over prevention. Casting a pink veil of positivity over a dark and dreadful disease, we are told, encourages the myth of progress and distracts from treatment options that remain limited to what Dr.
For 40 minutes, the TV chef most of us know for dreaming up tasty shortcuts in the kitchen takes viewers on a brave and grueling journey from diagnosis through surgery and a painful recovery. In it, the usually camera-ready star of the show Semi-Homemade Cooking is stripped down to her true self: makeup-free, vulnerable and yet incredibly strong. At first, Sandra kept her diagnosis secret from all but close family and her partner, New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, view these documentaries that deal with the disease that claims the lives of so many women we love. The documentaries don't promise a cure, nor do they deliver medical advice. But they do offer insights about how different women cope with their diagnosis and enter into treatment for the disease, and handle the changes their condition causes in their lives.
The festival, in its 25th year, embraces a new age approach to health and healing. The film will screen on Wednesday July 31, pm. When a woman has a positive attitude and connection to her breasts - the life-giving source for food and pleasure - she is more apt to respect her natural self, listen to her inner wisdom and, ultimately, achieve healthy mental, physical and spiritual development. The Breast Archives explores this complex relationship as nine women bare their breasts and boldly share experiences of shame, pleasure, sexual tension, nurturing, and the influence of media, religion and culture on their self worth and development.