18 - Health Entertainment

‘Entertainment that is designed to support positive physical and mental health’ (Rundshagen, 2009, in Moss, 2009 p. 329).

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 18th June, 2010
 BBCCan gadgets help someone get fit?
Interest story about how gadgets including hand-held gaming devices can be used to help in personal fitness.
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19th May, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

Destigmatising mental health problems

News article about The Open University documentary ‘Sectioned’. Shows how rare crimes committed by people with schizophrenia shouldn't distract us from the benefits of care in the community.   

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12th May, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

Film goes behind the doors of the asylum

News article about a documentary that explores the seismic shift in mental health care.

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11th May, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

BBC4 to screen mental health documentary on sectioning

News article about the BBC’s plans to air a Maverick Television production which follows three sectioned patients through mental health system.   

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29th April, 2010

Sunday Mercury.net

Embarrassing Bodies doctors take a trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park

News article about how the doctors from the popular Channel 4 show, Embarrassing Bodies took a road trip in their mobile truck to Drayton Manor Theme Park, as part of special series, which focused on children’s health.   

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16th March, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

Last Night's TV: Freaky Eaters

News article about how obesity is a social problem, but is it wise to demonise its sufferers as this show does?

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29th September, 2006

BBC

Health concerns over C4 diet show

News article about health campaigners expressing concerns over a Channel 4 show encouraging women to go on crash diets.

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3rd March, 2006

BBC

The highs and lows of being tall

News article about when documentary maker Janet Merewether spotted an exceptionally tall woman in a nightclub, she immediately suspected that her excessive height was due to Marfan Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that also results in long, slender limbs and fingers, a long face, partial blindness and a weak cardiovascular system.   

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10th September, 2004

BBC

Review: Super Size Me

News article about the documentary Super Size Me which has been one of the surprise hits of 2004 in the US.

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