Man Alive A Choice for K'aila

Should parents pay any price to prolong the life of a dying child? What if the only medical treatment available brings with it possible long-term suffering? This is the story of K'aila, whose parents fought their doctor in a court battle over a potentially life-saving liver transplant.
  • 1990
  • 00:27:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things A Disease Called Pain

For a long time, it was misread as merely a symptom. It's only recently that chronic pain has been considered a complicated multi-dimensional illness. A Disease Called Pain examines four case studies that shows that chronic pain is a disease caused by abnormal changes in the brain and spinal cord and, if not properly treated at an early stage, can ...
  • 2002
  • 00:45:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Science and Health 2013

The world of science and health in 2013 gave us a Canadian astronaut who became an international star, while rockets were launched to clean up debris in space. Meanwhile scientists debunked intelligence testing, declared climate change real, and grew meat in a test tube.
  • 2013
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2014

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News in Review - December 2002 A Prescription for Health Care

This News in Review story focuses on the Romanow Report on the state and future of Canada’s health-care system. It includes the report’s major recommendations and the political response to it, as well as its implications for the country’s medicare system and Canadians’ access to it in future years.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2002

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The Fifth Estate A Stitch in Time

The Shouldice Hospital is world famous for its successful hernia surgery and its policy of getting patients back on their feet within hours – rather than the typical weeks – of a hernia operation. In this documentary, The Fifth Estate visits Shouldice Hospital in its country-club setting north of Toronto, following a patient from arrival to departure, through two operations in which ...
  • 1986
  • 00:16:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

ReVision Quest Aboriginals and H1N1

First Nations living in Manitoba are six times more likely to get the H1N1 virus. Are Native people more susceptible, or is the system sick?
  • 2009
  • 00:27:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2013

As It Happens Acetaminophen No Better than Placebo for Lower Back Pain

Acetaminophen, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published in July. The study published in The Lancet medical journal found that the popular pain medicine was no better than placebo, or dummy, pills for hastening recovery from acute bouts ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - January 2006 Aids in Africa: Despair and Denial

In December 2006, the United Nations reported that more than three million people died of AIDS in 2005. They died in countries all over the world. But most of them died in sub-Saharan Africa, the region hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In this News in Review story journalist Sorious Samura travels to Zambia to find out why so many ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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The Nature of Things Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergies, the result of an auto-immune condition caused by a defective gene, cost North America's health care systems billions of dollars annually. This program examines research in genetic engineering and molecular biology that may point to the possible cause and cure of allergies. It also profiles a patient who has been forced to live in virtual isolation in order to ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Alternative Medicine: Teaching New Doctors Old Tricks

A look at alternative medicine. Interviews with Dr. Bruce Pomeranz of the University of Toronto, Dr. Jock Murray (former dean of the Dalhousie Medical School), Dr. Herbert Benson of the Mind-Body Institute of Harvard, Margaret Naeser of the VA Hospital in Boston, Eileen Stewart of a cardiac rehabilitation program, Dr. Bala Manyam (professor of neurology in Illinois), Dr. David Taylor-Reilly ...
  • 1995
  • 00:46:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2014