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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The Nature of Things The Hospital At the End of the Earth

The town of Muynak on the Aral Sea was once a popular Soviet tourist destination with a thriving fishery. In the 1960s, the Soviets decided to turn Central Asia into the world's greatest cotton-growing region by diverting water for irrigation from two rivers that fed the sea. Since then, the Aral Sea has been silently evaporating in the desert sun, ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 1998 The Krever Inquiry: Assigning Blame

With anger, disillusionment and a significant loss of faith, Canadians witnessed the tragedy and legal drama of the tainted blood scandal, in this country as well as throughout the world. In each country where the supply of blood products were tainted, the investigation, repercussions and compensations did not occur in the same way. This final report on the Canadian situation ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - September 1995 The Latimer Case: Mercy or Murder?

What is the Latimer case all about? First and foremost it is about Tracy Latimer, a young Saskatchewan girl severely disabled with cerebral palsy who was intentionally killed by her father, Robert. It is also about her family who loved her and suffered with her. The killing of Tracy by her father has been characterized as everything from premeditated criminal ...
  • 1995
  • 00:13:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/1995

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The Fifth Estate The Life and Death of Gloria Taylor: Assisted Suicide

Gloria Taylor, a B.C. woman stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), was the first Canadian ever to win the right to ask a doctor for help in dying. The Fifth Estate chronicles her struggle with mortality as she fights publicly to change the law over the course of what would be the last year of her life. This documentary ...
  • 2012
  • 00:42:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/04/2014

News in Review - February 1991 The Manitoba Nurses' Strike

This strike leads us to an examination of the nursing profession and Canada's health care system.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1991

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