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The National Sports drinks and energy drinks unhealthy for kids and teens

Most children and teens shouldn't consume sports and energy drinks, and the products should no longer be marketed to them, the Canadian Paediatric Society says. In a new position statement, the society said sports drinks are high in sugar, which contributes to the obesity epidemic as well as dental cavities.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

CBC Docs POV The Caregivers’ Club

Relatives of dementia victims call themselves members of "the club no one wants to join." The Caregivers' Club follows three families on a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey thousands of families will be forced to take as Canada ages. Their stories go far beyond the practical problems of navigating the healthcare system, and into the psychological challenges of coping with the deterioration ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

News in Review - December 2017 Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options

The Canadian government considers this country to be in a health crisis. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues are on the rise and taking a toll on the country’s health services. But we can all take steps now to live a healthier and longer life. The CBC’s health reporter Christine Birak takes us through just a few of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 Disability in Demand: Hiring People with Autism

Those with autism have not always been considered good candidates for the workforce. But that’s changing now. Employers are realizing that the unique qualities of an autistic mind can make for an employee who excels in certain thinking patterns. And that means a largely unemployable portion of the population is suddenly in demand. That’s not an accident. One firm in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 Crisis on Campus: Mental Health Demands Surge

There’s an increasing demand for mental health services on college and university campuses across Canada. That’s because the latest statistics show that one in five post-secondary students suffers from some kind of mental health issue. It can range from feeling overwhelmed to depression and suicidal thoughts. The number of students seeking counselling is multiplying so fast, colleges and universities are ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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The Nature of Things ADHD: Not Just For Kids

It used to be just for kids, but not anymore. ADHD: Not Just For Kids aims to dispel the myths and stigmas about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition that many people, kids and adults alike, often live with for years, unrecognized or misdiagnosed.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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Marketplace Superweed: What’s really in today’s marijuana?

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, the Marketplace team takes a closer look at today's weed. They test what's being sold right now, and find out that what's missing should alarm you. They also head to Colorado, where weed is legal, and hook up volunteers to EEG machines to find out what happens to your brain on drugs.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

CBC Short Docs Babe, I Hate to Go

A migrant worker splits his time between farm work in Canada and his family back home in Top Hill, Jamaica. Sudden news of a terminal illness forces him to question his future and his ability to continue working. Facing mortality, he struggles to accept his condition and decides to protect his family from the knowledge of his diagnosis.
  • 2017
  • 00:18:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 2 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 2 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 1 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 1 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The Fifth Estate Welcome Back, Big Tobacco

Popular in Canada, electronic cigarettes are promoted as a less harmful way to smoke, and big tobacco companies are hoping to cash in. The Fifth Estate's Mark Kelley takes a look at the industry and where it may be headed. He speaks to some who sing the praises of non-combustible tobacco use. Public Health England believes that nicotine-containing e-cigarettes will help ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 3

A 17-year-old prodigy is changing the way we look at the world. An award-winning epidemiologist embarks on a mission to change how we think about drug addiction, and a young man fights against deforestation. In this episode: Kahlil Baker, Maya Burhanpurkar and Dan Werb.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

Mansbridge One on One Nadine Caron: Canada's first female Indigenous surgeon

Nadine Caron is Canada's first female Indigenous general surgeon. As she explains to in her conversation with Peter Mansbridge, that hasn't shielded her from encountering racism in Canada's health-care system.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

The Nature of Things PTSD: Beyond Trauma

The image of the tormented veteran unable to transition from war zone to home front is well-known. But the focus on the military’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) obscures a simple reality: PTSD hits more civilians than soldiers, and more women than men. But when so many people experience sudden loss, near-death, violence and abuse, why are only some ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

Firsthand Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic

A new wave of synthetic drugs is set to flood into Canada, the first version having already killed thousands of Canadians. This potent documentary looks at the problem through the eyes of people whose lives have been significantly changed by fentanyl, including a drug cop, a street nurse, an underground chemist and drug-world insider — not to mention the families ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2017

The Nature of Things Vital Bonds

Take a fascinating journey inside the evolving science of transplants, where breakthrough discoveries are tackling the organ shortage and transforming the future of medicine. We’ve all heard about the crisis in organ donation. In Canada, for example, one in four on the lung waitlist die waiting. But there is hope: transplant medicine is in the midst of a quiet revolution. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

The National Carfentanil's Deadly Impact

The death toll is mounting from a powerful new drug making its way across Canada. Carfentanil sounds a lot like fentanyl, a related drug that has spread its own wave of lethal overdoses. But the bottom line on carfentanil is that it is far more noxious — to a degree that strains belief.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2017

Marketplace Tired doctors: How your doctor’s schedule could harm your health

Do tired and overworked doctors working marathon hours make more mistakes? Sleepless shifts of up to 30 hours are routine for many of Canada’s 12,000 resident doctors. That’s unacceptable and dangerous, according to a panel of medical experts. But Canada has no national standard for the hours residents work. David Common and two doctors stay awake and put themselves to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/19/2016

Firsthand Road to Mercy

Canadian doctors and patients navigate the newly granted right to die under a broad Supreme Court decision — the first of its kind outside Europe. As we enter the farthest ethical frontier, Road to Mercy documents a new reality where doctors are allowed to take a life and where we as a country must decide on the circumstances under which ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/19/2016

News in Review - December 2016 ​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts

Giving free drugs to addicts seems like an oxymoron, but a controversial program in Vancouver is doing just that. The Crosstown Clinic allows addicts to get access to safe pharmaceutical-grade heroin and the tools to allow them to use without the risk of overdose, crime or infection. The program permits users to function in fairly normal lives, but it’s not ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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Firsthand Being Greene

This Firsthand documentary takes an intimate look at one family's struggle to break free from the clutches of mental illness. The Greenes are a fun-loving family of performers. Dave Greene, the father, is an Elvis Tribute Artist. The mom, Roxie, is a writer. Quinn, the eldest son, is an actor, and his little brother Kane is a beat-boxer. But underneath, they have ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/07/2016

CBC News Now Suicide Crisis in Attawapiskat

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and psychiatrist Cornelia Wieman from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) discuss the crisis in Attawapiskat and possible solutions. This comes after what Chief Day calls the "boiling up of colonialism like never before" — that is, after 11 people attempted suicide in one night and the community declared a state of emergency.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

The National Stopping the Cycle of Violence in Indigenous Communities

This report follows Krista Shore and Lani Elliott, two Indigenous women who have survived great trauma. Now they're trying to make a difference for the next generation. Shore runs a support group in North Central Regina called the Circle of Courage, and Elliott shares her life lessons in classrooms.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/16/2016