CBC News The Case for Universal HIV/AIDS Testing

The best way to eliminate HIV/AIDS is to test everyone, according to Dr. Julio Montaner.
  • 2015
  • 00:04:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2015

The Nature of Things The Child Who Couldn't Play

We look at autism, a mysterious disorder that impedes normal development in humans and looks at new developments in its treatment. It was once believed that autism was caused by remote, cold parents; most often the mother was blamed. Today, autism is recognized as a partly genetic biological disorder, but its cause is still a mystery. The Child Who Couldn't ...
  • 1996
  • 00:45:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Curious Case of Vitamins and Me

Intrepid filmmaker and health-freak Bryce Sage travels from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco to find out why we really need vitamins and if we should be using supplements. While a balanced diet is surely the best way to get our vitamins, Bryce learns we may not be getting exactly what we need because of nutrition declines due to modern agricultural ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/29/2015

Marketplace The Dirt on Hotels (Part 1 of 2)

Marketplace checks in to check out the dirt in six Canadian hotel chains — from no-frills to high-end. Host Erica Johnson and her team examine over 50 hotel rooms with the aid of a hidden camera and one of Canada's top microbiologists. Six core items are tested and used to calculate the final scores for each hotel. These items include TV remote, ...
  • 2012
  • 00:21:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

Marketplace The Dirt on Hotels (Part 2 of 2)

Marketplace checks in to check out the dirt in six Canadian hotel chains — from no-frills to high-end. Host Erica Johnson and her team examine over 50 hotel rooms with the aid of a hidden camera and one of Canada's top microbiologists. Six core items are tested and used to calculate the final scores for each hotel. These items include TV remote, ...
  • 2012
  • 00:20:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

Hidden City The Disabled City

One way to get a different perspective on any city is to see it through the eyes of people who have disabilities. What's it like to get around if you need a wheelchair, if you're blind, or if you suffer from mental illness? What kind of help is available, from sidewalk ramps and "singing traffic signals" to clinics and support ...
  • 2007
  • 00:30:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The Nature of Things The Downside of High

Teenagers who start smoking marijuana before the age of 16 are four times more likely to become schizophrenic. That's the startling conclusion of some of the world's top schizophrenia experts, whose research is featured in this documentary. Groundbreaking work on the connection between marijuana and mental illness also reveals that, for all young adults, smoking marijuana nearly doubles the risk ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 1 of 2) New

In 1978, Susie Orbach wrote her ground-breaking book Fat is a Feminist Issue. She hoped that children growing up then might be free of the disabling body-image and eating problems that had so beset her generation. But despite the inroads of feminism, women's obsession with weight did not decrease over the next two decades, and men became preoccupied by body image ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 2 of 2) New

North Americans have been waging a war since the early 20th century, on two main fronts – health and fashion. "We have turned thinning into a new religion in this country," observed Roberta Seid, social historian and author of Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies. The second part of this two-part series traces the evolution of ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

The National The Flu Fighter

To face an eventual flu pandemic, Canada stockpiles Tamiflu, the antiviral that was considered to be a front-line defence in the H1N1 flu outbreak of 2009. But behind this drug, there’s a bigger story that’s been kept out of the public eye. In this joint investigation by CBC/Radio-Canada, Swiss-Italian Television and National Public Radio, we learn that researchers in Canada, ...
  • 2011
  • 00:21:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013