The Nature of Things The Allergy Fix

If you’ve been to a children’s birthday party lately, chances are at least one of the little guests had an EpiPen, a portable needle loaded with epinephrine. It’s standard equipment for a growing generation of highly allergic North American kids: more than three times as many children have food allergies now than 20 years ago. And one out of every ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2014

The Nature of Things The Antibiotic Hunters

What do sloths, alligators and Komodo dragons have to do with antibiotics? The Antibiotic Hunters follows drug researchers as they become jungle hunters, deep-sea divers and cave explorers — all in an urgent search for the building blocks of new antibiotics. Many of our current antibacterial drugs have lost their effectiveness due to overuse, so now scientists have to hunt in remote ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2015

CBC Docs POV The Caregivers' Club

Relatives of dementia victims call themselves members of "the club no one wants to join." The Caregivers' Club follows three families on a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey thousands of families will be forced to take as Canada ages. Their stories go far beyond the practical problems of navigating the healthcare system, and into the psychological challenges of coping with the deterioration ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

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