Doc Zone Africa on the Move: A Woman's World (Part 4 of 4)

In Africa, as in so many other places, sports have traditionally been a man’s world. And until recently, women entered at the risk of being scorned or laughed at. But the amazing Sahar El-Hawary and her female soccer team are no joke. She is the first women’s referee in North Africa and also the first female member of the Egyptian ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

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

News in Review - January 2006 Aids in Africa: Despair and Denial

In December 2006, the United Nations reported that more than three million people died of AIDS in 2005. They died in countries all over the world. But most of them died in sub-Saharan Africa, the region hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In this News in Review story journalist Sorious Samura travels to Zambia to find out why so many ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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News in Review - April 1994 Alan Eagleson: A Trust Betrayed?

This story asks students to examine the potential for abuse of power, influence and trust in a multi-million dollar sport like professional hockey.
  • 1994
  • 00:11:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1994

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As It Happens Alice Coachman Davis: First Black Woman to Win a Gold Medal

She broke records and broke down barriers. In 1948, Alice Coachman Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, paving the way for other black athletes — both male and female — to follow in her spiked-shoe footsteps. She passed away on July 14 and is remembered here as a sports pioneer.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The Nature of Things Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergies, the result of an auto-immune condition caused by a defective gene, cost North America's health care systems billions of dollars annually. This program examines research in genetic engineering and molecular biology that may point to the possible cause and cure of allergies. It also profiles a patient who has been forced to live in virtual isolation in order to ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Alternative Medicine: Teaching New Doctors Old Tricks

A look at alternative medicine. Interviews with Dr. Bruce Pomeranz of the University of Toronto, Dr. Jock Murray (former dean of the Dalhousie Medical School), Dr. Herbert Benson of the Mind-Body Institute of Harvard, Margaret Naeser of the VA Hospital in Boston, Eileen Stewart of a cardiac rehabilitation program, Dr. Bala Manyam (professor of neurology in Illinois), Dr. David Taylor-Reilly ...
  • 1995
  • 00:46:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2014

The Nature of Things Amanda's Choice

As the story unfolds, Amanda witnesses the rapid decline of her mother, Susan, who is only 39 years of age. Fearing she could meet the same fate within 15 to 20 years, Amanda faces the wrenching dilemma when offered a gene test that can conclusively determine her own destiny. New treatments and preventative measures are explored offering hope for Alzheimer's ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Ancient Plague Identified

Eight hundred years before the notorious Black Death plague, another pandemic devastated Europe. The Justinian plague wiped out up to half the population and is thought to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. But not that much had been known about it — until now. Dr. Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, analysed the teeth ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014

The Passionate Eye Angela's Journey

Angela Vecchio-Ozmon is bright, attractive, likeable and the young mother of two small children. She also has terminal breast cancer. But rather than retreat into privacy, she chose to be candid and open, and revealed everything she experienced in her battle with the disease. This extraordinary documentary follows Angela as she visits her cancer specialist, explores treatment options, and deals ...
  • 2003
  • 00:50:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013