News in Review - October 2008 Deadly Bacteria Strike Canadians

In mid August 2008, an outbreak of deadly Listeria bacteria led to a massive recall of contaminated lunch meats and other products. By early September, 12 people had died. In this News in Review story we’ll look at listeriosis and what is being done to improve the safety of the food we eat.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2000 Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Safe drinking water is a prime resource for all humans and something we in Canada may have taken for granted. The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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Li'l Doc Deafness

While Geeko pretends he can’t hear anything, Li'l Doc shows us how our ears can sometimes lose their ability to transmit vibrations from exterior sounds to our brain.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

The Nature of Things Dealing with Drugs: New Options

With crime and disease associated with drugs continuing to plague the world, Dealing With Drugs asks if the escalating "war on drugs" is doing more harm than good. This program examines the drug problems and policies of four major cities, finding inspiring success in the "harm reduction" policies of Amsterdam and Vancouver, and terrible failure in New York where addicts ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Death in Paradise

It's a story that has become tragically familiar: travellers, often young and healthy, visit sun splashed tourist destinations, fall ill and suddenly die. In the sudden deaths of Canadians Noémi and Audrey Bélanger, Thai authorities are quick to speculate on what might have happened, including drugs and food poisoning. There are even suspicions about a toxic cocktail laced with a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:42:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/20/2014

Li'l Doc Dengue fever

How can some mosquitoes make us sick when they bite us? Li'l Doc and Geeko have the answers!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

Li'l Doc Depression

Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how an imbalance in the brain can sometimes let fatigue and sadness get the upper hand.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/14/2020

The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The body is nature's work of art. It is no surprise then that providing replacement pieces for it requires both the talents of an artist and the skills of a surgeon. Ears made to order. Knee joints from an assembly line. Replacement heart valves grown from human cells in the laboratory. For people with damaged or missing body parts, new ...
  • 1999
  • 00:53:43
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Li'l Doc Diabetes Must-See

Why shouldn’t you eat too much sugar? Li'l Doc and Geeko describe the important role that insulin plays in regulating the human body’s glucose levels. 
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/13/2020

The Nature of Things Diabetes: Blood Sugar, Sweat and Tears

More than 70 years after the historic discovery of insulin, Canadian scientists continue to break new ground in the field of diabetes. Many have long claimed to be on the cusp of a cure but insulin remains the most accessible and widely used treatment. In this episode of The Nature of Things, David Suzuki explores the new therapies Canadian scientists ...
  • 1993
  • 00:46:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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