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The National Mental health spotlighted by Toronto shooting

Experts are warning against drawing a direct link between mental illness and violence. They believe doing so can stigmatize others when using a broad brush approach on a matter that's much more complicated.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Treating gun violence as a public health issue could save lives

Toronto's board of health has accepted a report based on months of research advocating that it treat gun violence like any other threat to the health of Torontonians.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National How summer beach fun is being made accessible for the disabled

The National takes you to Inverness, N.S, for a look at how summer beach fun is being made more accessible for the physically disabled.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Preventing teen pregnancies: IUDs recommended over pills

Analysis by the Canadian Paediatric Society shows intra-uterine devices are more effective than the pill in preventing pregnancy.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The National Tracking ticks to prevent rise in Lyme disease

The risk is still relatively low and experts say the threat of Lyme disease shouldn't keep you from going outdoors — but they do have tips on how to avoid ticks.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/26/2018

The National The inspiring journeys of three Canadian teenagers

The National shares the inspiring journeys of three Canadian teenagers who have all experienced hardship, but are using their challenges to bring about change in their communities.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

The National Canada's LGBT seniors fear discrimination in elder care

Many of Canada's LGBT seniors fear discrimination in elder care, believing they'll have to once again hide their pride to avoid prejudice.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

The National Marijuana legalization gives 420 and cannabis culture a different meaning

With marijuana legalization on the horizon, 420 and cannabis culture are beginning to have a different meaning. For many people, that will mean decriminalizing the drug, and that will be a big deal for those who have criminal records for simple possession of marijuana.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 2 of 2)

North Americans have been waging a war since the early 20th century, on two main fronts – health and fashion. "We have turned thinning into a new religion in this country," observed Roberta Seid, social historian and author of Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies. The second part of this two-part series traces the evolution of ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 1 of 2)

In 1978, Susie Orbach wrote her ground-breaking book Fat is a Feminist Issue. She hoped that children growing up then might be free of the disabling body-image and eating problems that had so beset her generation. But despite the inroads of feminism, women's obsession with weight did not decrease over the next two decades, and men became preoccupied by body image ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

CBC News What is Jordan's Principle?

Advocates say it's high time the federal and provincial governments address the inequalities facing First Nations children in health care once and for all.
  • 2017
  • 00:00:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The National Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health

Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health. A CBC Marketplace investigation found that many Canadian bottled water brands contain microplastics. Those microplastics can enter a human's bloodstream and stay there, however the potential impact on people hasn't been studied.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

CBC Docs POV After The Sirens

The latest reports show that one in four paramedics in Canada will develop PTSD in the course of their careers, and the suicide rates amongst paramedics are five times the national average. But despite increased public awareness around PTSD, there is still surprisingly little support for these civilian workers. While understanding and support of the disorder has improved over the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/17/2018

The National Canada's struggle to provide health care to northern communities

Canada is struggling to provide health care to northern communities, according to one doctor who travels monthly to provide his services. Dr. Mike Kirlew says that the level of care his patients in northern communities have access to is not even close to what is available to other Canadians.
  • 2018
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

The National Weight Watchers' new plan draws heavy criticism

WeightWatchers' new plan to help youth stay healthy is drawing heavy criticism from dietitians. The company says it's not just focusing on calorie-counting anymore but rather healthy eating. However, WeightWatchers is now facing calls to cancel its offer by the U.S. National Eating Disorders Association, which says the issue of obesity goes deeper than what you eat.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

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