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News in Review - March 2020 Ryan's Recovery: Bringing Hope to Paralysis

In 2018 Ryan Straschnitzki, a Humboldt Bronco hockey player, was left paralyzed after a tragic bus accident that injured 13 of his teammates. Another 16 were killed. Since then Ryan has worked tirelessly to regain mobility in his lower body. In November 2019, he flew to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his spine. It’s a surgical procedure that ...
  • 2020
  • 00:10:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2020

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You Can't Ask That Facial Difference

For many with facial difference, life can be very hard. Often with no other disability, they still face discrimination and prejudice because of the way they look.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/31/2020

You Can't Ask That Down Syndrome

A genetic disorder causes Down syndrome. The Canadians we meet in this episode give us a heart-warming and candid view into the lives of people with Down syndrome.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/31/2020

News in Review - February 2020 Measles Resurgence: The Vaccination Controversy

For most of this century health officials thought they had measles under control. The development of a vaccine back in 1963 enabled mass immunization and much of the western world was declared measles-free. But in 2019 the disease made a big comeback in much of the world, including Canada. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that is spread through ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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You Can't Ask That Visual Impairment

From all walks of life, the visually impaired we meet in this episode answer questions about what it is like to navigate the world without sight and the answers are very enlightening.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

You Can't Ask That Tourette Syndrome

Often mocked and stigmatized for their disability, our participants with Tourette syndrome answer questions about what life is like living with what is often mistakenly called "the swearing disease."
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

You Can't Ask That Wheelchair Users

With different reasons for using a wheelchair, Canadians from all across the country tell us about what it's like to be a wheelchair user.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

You Can't Ask That Little People

Little People are a highly visible group who face a great deal of social stigma and curiosity. In this episode, they explain what it's like to live in a world that sees them as "disabled."
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2020

You Can't Ask That Limb Differences

Through accident, illness or genetics, people with limb differences learn to adapt and be resilient. Because their disability is so visible, they receive a lot of attention.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2020

You Can't Ask That Autism

People with high-functioning autism face stigma and judgement, often because their disability is "invisible" — showing no outward signs. Participants honestly answer questions about what it feels like to live with autism.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/26/2020

The Nature of Things Aging Well Suzuki Style

“Aging is not a disease... it’s just a natural part of life.” In this documentary from The Nature of Things, 83-year-old host David Suzuki takes viewers along on his journey to discover how to live better and improve one's "health span." How do we keep our balance, coordination, hearing, memory and other markers that can decline with age?
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/20/2020

The Nature of Things Pass the Salt

Some health experts say salt is dangerous — even deadly — while others say that it’s an essential nutrient. We know that we can have too much salt, but what about too little? What is the "sweet spot" when it comes to salt consumption?
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2020

The National Luck and sound decisions helped B.C. avoid worst-case COVID-19 scenario

British Columbia avoided the worst-case scenario during the COVID-19 pandemic largely because of its well co-ordinated messaging, sound decisions and a little bit of luck.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/09/2020

The National Dexamethasone shows promise treating severe COVID-19 patients

Researchers in the U.K. say dexamethasone, a widely available corticosteroid, reduced COVID-19 deaths by up to one-third in severely ill hospitalized patients.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

The National Scientists develop an app that tracks how COVID-19 mutates person-to-person

Computer scientists at Toronto's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have developed an app that can track how COVID-19 is mutating as it spreads from person-to-person, allowing for the potential to predict outbreaks and even design vaccines.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/02/2020

The National Second wave of COVID-19 a ‘statistical certainty’: infectious disease expert

World-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Gabriel Leung was among the first to predict the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic in January and he says the worst is far from over.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

BBC Documentaries Infested! Living with Parasites

Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them. He travels to Kenya to give himself a tapeworm – a parasite that can grow to many metres inside the human gut. He also encounters lice, leeches and the deadly malaria parasite, before swallowing a ...
  • 2014
  • 00:50:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Flu That Killed 50 Million

1918. As the Armistice bells ring out across the world to celebrate the end of the Great War, a silent killer makes its way home with the soldiers. The Spanish Flu will kill up to one third of the world’s population, more than both world wars combined. From the soldier who carried the virus to the Western Front, to the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:48:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/26/2020

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The National More young people test positive for coronavirus

The number of young people testing positive for coronavirus is on the rise in Ontario, particularly in Hamilton, where nearly half of new cases over the past 10 days have been people in their 20s.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2020

CBC News Students Ask CBC News: Living in residence during COVID-19, testing students, spread through pools

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the fifth in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:08:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/10/2020

CBC News Students Ask CBC News: COVID-19 vs. the flu, spread through food, back to school

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the fourth in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:06:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/03/2020

CBC News Students Ask CBC News: COVID-19 worst-case scenarios, immunity, risk to young children

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the third in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

The National Seniors look to cannabis to ease ailments of aging

From swollen joints to dementia, seniors are increasingly looking to cannabis to treat the ailments of aging and a study is underway to better understand its effectiveness.
  • 2020
  • 00:08:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/26/2020

Documentary Toxic Beauty

In 1982, world-renowned epidemiologist Dr. Daniel Cramer linked Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder to ovarian cancer. Since the 1960s, J&J allegedly knew the risks and did nothing. In 2004, Dr. Philippa Darbre, a UK scientist, found parabens, a chemical preservative in many cosmetics, in breast tissue. In 2018, the National Institute of Health’s sister study linked breast cancer to personal ...
  • 2019
  • 01:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/20/2020

CBC News Students Ask CBC News: COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, social distancing rules, masks

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the second in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/20/2020