News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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Small Talk Fears

This episode of Small Talk looks at the idea of fears, how to face them and why it’s helpful to face them.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:07
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

The National Fight or Flight

The health care system in remote northern communities is in an abysmal situation. In Island Lake Reserve in Northern Manitoba, there isn't a hospital, an emergency ward or even a resident doctor. The situation is even more critical given that this community has the highest rate of diabetes in Canada, four times higher than the national average – particularly among ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Final Act: Barbara Tarbox's Anti-Smoking Legacy

Barbara Tarbox was the most powerful anti-smoking weapon in Canada. At the age of 41, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. That’s when Tarbox, who smoked for 30 years, decided she had a mission. With time running out and tumors wracking her body, Barbara spoke to more than 50,000 high school children. The force of her personality and the power ...
  • 2003
  • 00:17:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Flight safety: Are you prepared for an emergency?

Your chances of surviving an airline emergency are better than you may think. Think you know what to do to keep safe? In a unique simulation, the Marketplace team puts airline safety to the test. What they have to reveal could save your life.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

News in Review - March 2013 Flu Season: Winter's Nasty Blow

Along with cold, ice and snow, the arrival of winter also ushers in flu season. People across the country and around the world are hit every year by the flu bug. But how bad was it this year and what can be done about it?
  • 2013
  • 00:14:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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News in Review - November 2003 Food Safety: From Store to Fork

The numbers are staggering and the threat almost always unseen. It’s estimated that two million Canadians a year will suffer from food poisoning and on average about 30 will die. In restaurants, grocery stores and at home there’s constant danger from microscopic organisms such as E. coli that can sneak through even the most secure food safety net. News in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - April 2001 Foot-and-mouth: A Transborder Crisis

In this story we examine the economic, political, inter-governmental and personal implications of the outbreak of this disease and the frightening capability of foot-and-mouth to spread across national borders. The story also involves disciplines and areas of study such as biology, immunology, global marketplaces, farm management and tourism. As Canadians, we have been affected by the spread of the disease ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2001

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Firsthand Forever Young

Forever Young is a film that challenges our view of aging and reveals new technologies which could significantly extend human life. Death is the ultimate insult to the scientific mind. While science, technology and medicine have advanced in leaps and bounds during the past century, humans have still not cracked the most elemental challenge of them all: how to conquer death ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

Quirks & Quarks Generating Electricity Within the Body

One challenge for medical devices that are implanted within the body — such as pacemakers, drug pumps or neural stimulators — is power. Generally, they're powered by batteries, but when the power runs out, the batteries have to be replaced, requiring further invasive surgery. Professor John Rogers, from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014