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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

My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 3

This episode of Disrupting Design catches up with Jason Nolan, director of Ryerson University's Responsive Ecologies Lab and an autistic self-advocate, to talk about some of his design prototypes for special needs children (such as a rocker that encourages self-stimulatory behaviours in autistic children). It also looks at the new Bridgepoint Active Healthcare building to consider whether or not architecture can change ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/09/2016

News in Review - April 2016 ​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency

Spread by warm-climate mosquitos, the Zika virus may cause more than a rash and fever. It may also cause birth defects in the children of infected mothers and could be linked to the mysterious Guillain-Barré disease. The World Health Organisation predicts this is a growing crisis with long-term implications for our health systems.
  • 2016
  • 00:20:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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The National Finding Normal

It started with a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, but for Jay, it was just the beginning of a long and painful journey. He wound up in the care of Durham Children's Aid Society and on an increasing amount of medication. Jay was eventually removed from the system by his grandparents, but they demanded to know why, at such a ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/12/2016

National Geographic Documentaries Mengele's Twin Mystery

In 2009 a bizarre story spreads around the globe, reported as fact in the world’s newspapers: Josef Mengele – the infamous escaped Nazi concentration camp doctor, the “Angel of Death”, may have succeeded in his lifelong goal of creating a blond-haired, blue-eyed master race. A historian says he has evidence that Mengele’s bizarre experiments on twins may not have ended ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/29/2016

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