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The National Nova Scotia's presumed consent for organ donation explained

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil tabled legislation that will make the province the first jurisdiction in North America to have presumed consent for organ and tissue donation. People will be able to opt out of donating their organs, but the onus will be on them to do so once the bill is proclaimed.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

News in Review - April 2019 Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

More people are lonely than ever before. Studies show that one in five Canadians identify as being lonely. Loneliness is more than a feeling of occasional solitude – it’s a prolonged feeling of perceived isolation. While long seen as being bad for mental health, loneliness is now recognized as being physically harmful too. It's being called the silent killer – ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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The National Meet the students trying to battle the vaping 'epidemic'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States, calls it an epidemic: the growing and now unprecedented number of teens using e-cigarettes. It's become a big problem in schools across Canada as well, and now some students are taking matters into their own hands.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Canada's mental health courts: How they work and why they exist

Canada has mental health courts that differ from normal courts, though much of the public is unaware they exist. CBC's senior investigative correspondent Diana Swain got a rare look inside proceedings at a Nova Scotia mental health court to find out how it operates and why they exist.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National B.C. measles outbreak has some kids taking their health into their own hands

Some 33 students and staff at the centre of a measles outbreak in Vancouver have been ordered to stay home because they haven't provided proof of vaccination. This has some B.C. kids taking their health into their own hands.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

The National Health Canada's new food guide takes a radical overhaul

For the first time in 12 years a new Canada Food Guide is being served. Its goal: get Canadians to eat well. And this time around, Health Canada says the food industry was not involved. Experts say the recommendations made in the food guide are rooted in science, with evidence to back them up. But how do these suggestions fit ...
  • 2019
  • 00:02:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/21/2019

News in Review - March 2019 Sleep Deprivation: Canada's Latest Epidemic

About a third of Canadian adults say they get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep per night. And for teens, it's just as bad – more than half get much less than the eight to 10 hours per night of recommended shut eye. So why is sleep so important? Studies show that sleep is necessary to recharge, improve ...
  • 2019
  • 00:20:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - March 2019 Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better

In January 2019 Health Canada released its new revised food guide. It was the first update of the nutritional eating manual in 12 years. Gone is the emphasis on serving sizes and food groups, replaced now with larger portions of fruit and vegetables and more plant-based proteins. The new guide has its fans and its haters. Some praise Health Canada ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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The National How changing language could help in the fight against opioids

If you had any doubt about whether Canada's opioid crisis was getting better or worse, the latest numbers tell a big part of that story: it's still out of control. More than 9,000 people died between January 2016 and June 2018. There's a lot of talk about how to turn things around, but there may be another side to it ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

The National New lens on life: using photography to heal from trauma

Suicide rates for Indigenous youth in Canada are up to seven times higher than for other young people. A remote community in northern Saskatchewan has been hit particularly hard in recent years, but now they're trying to change that, by discovering the healing power of photography.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

Enquête Breast implants: The trouble is under the skin

Thousands of Canadian women have had silicone breast implant surgery. Apart from some known complications, next-generation implants, approved by Health Canada in 2006, were said to be safe. Yet in recent years thousands of women have had their implants removed because of various problems. New studies have shown that silicone implants are linked to the development of autoimmune diseases and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:40:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2019

The National Doctor fears future 'epidemic' of long-term vaping effects

A new generation is getting hooked on nicotine, and doctors say there are alarming similarities between the past popularity of cigarettes and the current vaping trend.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2019

The National After the bullet: Helping gun violence victims suffering in silence

The shooting death of a 22-year-old in north Toronto marks the city's 89th homicide this year, matching a grim record that has stood unbroken for nearly three decades. The city is now being forced to confront some ugly truths about the root cause of gun violence. This includes how it deals with the hundreds of survivors it sees every year, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

The National Choosing death earlier than planned

A Nova Scotia woman who has chosen a medically assisted death says Canada's new law is too extreme and unfair. She says she's now forced to make the difficult choice to end her life earlier than she'd like.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Parents prepare to protect kids from pot

Health Canada is outlining the potential risks and providing advice to parents looking to talk to their children about marijuana use.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Smoke suffocates B.C., poses significant health risk

Health officials say even short exposure to the smoke can have wide-ranging effects: from headaches and dizziness to reduced birth weight for babies who are exposed while in the womb.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/11/2018

The National Driving high: Preventing impaired driving a focus for authorities

A Statistics Canada report found one in seven pot users surveyed said they had driven within two hours of using pot.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

CBC News Do refugee claimants automatically get access to our hospitals and doctors?

The short answer is yes. The CBC’s Vik Adhopia describes the different types of health benefits refugee claimants get in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

CBC News Can Canada’s health care system cope with immigration?

Canada’s universal health care system makes it an attractive place to live, but it’s not perfect. Can it cope with tens of thousands of new immigrants?
  • 2017
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

The National Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO

For a diagnosis to be made, the negative effects of too much gaming must continue for at least a year. However, the World Health Organization says only one to three per cent of gamers meet the criteria.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Doctors want Canadians' medical records to be more accessible

Doctors want Canadians' medical records to be more accessible, via so-called patient portals. The online portal allows patients and authorized users to access their medical history — including blood tests, X-rays, scans and medications.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Recovery school designed to help teens struggling with addiction

A recovery school in Barrie, Ont., that was designed to help teens struggling with addiction was shut down, and now there are calls to create one in B.C.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Girls shouldn't head soccer balls: study

Researchers looked at nearly 100 amateur players using a special MRI. They found damaged brain tissue was five times worse in female players.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Parenting in Canada: The struggle of surrogacy and in vitro fertilization

The National looks at the struggles prospective Canadian parents face with both options.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

News in Review - September 2018 Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot

The government of Canada is legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana for people 19 years of age and up (18 in Alberta and Quebec) as of October 17, 2018. That makes Canada only the second country in the world to legalize pot. There will be strict regulations surrounding where the drug can be consumed, bought and grown. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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