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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 Queen honours Canadian for making prosthetics for refugees

Queen Elizabeth honoured a young Canadian for her work in making prosthetics for refugees. Midia Shikh Hassan, a Syrian-Canadian, was given the Queen's Young Leader Award in London. She's worked to develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for refugees in camps. The prosthetics only cost $20 to produce, much less than previous alternatives.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The Nature of Things The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

It was fungi that brought life back to Earth after the last mass extinction event and their untapped powers could help our species to survive on our increasingly poisoned, depleted and hotter planet. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The National Canadian hospital takes action to prevent delirium

The Hamilton Health Sciences Centre is taking action to try and prevent delirium before the condition takes hold of the patient. It's being done using a program developed in the U.S. called the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). Each year in Canada 200,000 people who go to hospital may experience delirium, a serious disturbance in mental ability that can leave ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/13/2018

The National Career-ending injuries affect musicians too

Career-ending injuries aren't exclusive to athletes — severe back, neck or arm injuries can also have a serious impact on musicians. There is a solution though: a unique Canadian clinic helps make sure the world's best musicians don't have to play through the pain.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2018

The National Children with ADHD move twice as much when learning, tests show

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget and move around because it helps them learn complex material, research suggests.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

CBC Docs POV Inseparable: Ten Years Joined at the Head

Tatiana and Krista Hogan are extraordinary little girls. Conjoined twins are a rarity, but those joined at the head, craniopagus twins, are the rarest of all — one in 2.5 million. But it is the structure of their brains that makes them unique in the world. They have the astonishing ability to see through each others’ eyes, feel what the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2017

CBC Docs POV Sickboy

Follow 29-year-old yoga instructor Jeremie Saunders as he lives openly with cystic fibrosis (CF) and looks for ways to remove the stigma attached to chronic illness and disease. Jeremie has grown up in Halifax dealing with CF, with a daily routine that involves using an atomizer and taking dozens of prescription pills. But he keeps a positive outlook and chooses ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

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

The Nature of Things Dad and the Dandelions

A filmmaker tries to unlock the mystery behind his father's blood cancer, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Is there a connection to golf's manicured perfection? In the world of pearl white bunkers and velvety putting greens, Andrew Nisker discovers that these “greenspaces” are anything but. Along the way he meets numerous experts including Jay Feldman, urban planner and Executive Director of the non-profit ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

The Nature of Things Cracking Cancer

POG – Personalized OncoGenomics – is the subject of the gripping new documentary. With exclusive and rare access, Cracking Cancer follows a group of patients, all with incurable cancer, through the highly experimental clinical trial at the BC Cancer Agency, a trial that holds the promise of personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 5

Having recovered from her mastectomy and with only the final rounds of chemotherapy remaining, the end appears to be in sight for Roxann. But complications arise when she is rushed back to the hospital with a surgical infection that baffles her doctors. Despite these constant setbacks, Roxann eagerly awaits the festival premiere of her first short film. With her doctors ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 4

Frustrated by the lack of answers from her doctors, and the apparent failure of chemotherapy, Roxann is persuaded to undergo a double mastectomy in hopes of removing the cancer from her body once and for all. The procedure quickly becomes a source of tremendous anxiety, confusion and humiliation for Roxann. More palpable solace comes from the traditional healers, who help ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 3

Roxann and her family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the people of Kahnawake, as well as from First Nations and cancer survivors across Canada. After the resounding success of a community-wide breakfast fundraiser held for her, Roxann finds herself conflicted between the demands of becoming a public spokesperson for cancer awareness and the more personal demands of ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 2

Two months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Roxann begins her first round of chemotherapy. Even after having expected the worst, the side effects of the supposed “cure” begin to take their toll in ways that nobody could have anticipated. Confined to her home for days at a time and confronted every day with signs of her deteriorating physical state, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 1

Thunder Blanket explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer. In the first episode of this five-part series, we meet Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean, a young Mohawk mother and independent filmmaker who struggles to cope with the shock of diagnosis, the continued demands of raising a household of four, and the anxiety towards the long recovery ahead. Faced with the loss ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

National Geographic Documentaries Inside LSD

LSD inventor Albert Hofman called it "medicine for the soul." The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments sought to exploit its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius or a descent into madness. Now science ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 2

A former athlete-turned champion of alternative medical research after an MS diagnosis, a ground-breaking intuitive robotic arm, and an ingenious venture to help those with cognitive needs. In this episode: Nadia Hamilton, Crystal Phillips and Charles DeGuire.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2017

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

The Nature of Things The Brain's Way of Healing

Seven years ago Dr. Norman Doidge introduced neuroplasticity to the world – the idea that our brains aren’t rigidly hardwired as was once believed, but that they can change, and can be rewired. Indeed, what is unique about the brain is that its circuits can, through mental experience and activity, form, unform and reform in new ways. In The Brain's Way ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

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 The Year in Science

The National's science correspondent Bob McDonald talks about the scientific highlights of 2016. Stories include Donald Trump's controversial statements about climate change, Elon Musk's vision for life on Mars, efforts to cover Chernobyl 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the discovery of a new planet in our solar system, using Star Trek-style technology for data encryption, nano machines ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2017

News in Review - October 1996 Human Reproduction: Redefining Life

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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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