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

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

Marketplace The Great Salt Shakedown

Eighty Canadians, 80 containers, and one of our most unusual tests ever! The Marketplace team looks at Canadians' diets and finds startling salt facts — the shocking amounts of sodium hidden in your food and how Ottawa lets the food industry get away with it.
  • 2013
  • 00:21:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

News in Review - December 2009 The Great U.S. Health Care Debate

Shortly after assuming office U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans to reform his country’s health care system. The announcement set off a furious debate with both sides citing Canada’s Medicare system to back up their arguments. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the American system needs to be reformed and one good reason Canada's system might ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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Documentary The Grey Lane

Canada and other Western nations are grappling with the emotionally charged question of what to do about older people behind the wheel. While many seniors are superbly safe drivers, statistics show those 75 and older cause more crashes than teenagers per kilometer driven. Now, as Baby Boomers start hitting 65, Canada faces a “Boomsday” scenario. And the need for better ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2010 The Hidden Dangers of Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are microscopic particles with special properties. They are used to manufacture all kinds of products from cosmetics to clothing. But because they are so small, some wonder about the hidden dangers. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at nanotechnology and what has some researchers worried.
  • 2010
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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