The Nature of Things Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergies, the result of an auto-immune condition caused by a defective gene, cost North America's health care systems billions of dollars annually. This program examines research in genetic engineering and molecular biology that may point to the possible cause and cure of allergies. It also profiles a patient who has been forced to live in virtual isolation in order to ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Alternative Medicine: Teaching New Doctors Old Tricks

A look at alternative medicine. Interviews with Dr. Bruce Pomeranz of the University of Toronto, Dr. Jock Murray (former dean of the Dalhousie Medical School), Dr. Herbert Benson of the Mind-Body Institute of Harvard, Margaret Naeser of the VA Hospital in Boston, Eileen Stewart of a cardiac rehabilitation program, Dr. Bala Manyam (professor of neurology in Illinois), Dr. David Taylor-Reilly ...
  • 1995
  • 00:46:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2014

Li'l Doc Alzheimer's disease

Li'l Doc and Geeko help us understand how misfiring neurons can result in memory loss.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/06/2020

The Passionate Eye Angela's Journey

Angela Vecchio-Ozmon is bright, attractive, likeable and the young mother of two small children. She also has terminal breast cancer. But rather than retreat into privacy, she chose to be candid and open, and revealed everything she experienced in her battle with the disease. This extraordinary documentary follows Angela as she visits her cancer specialist, explores treatment options, and deals ...
  • 2003
  • 00:50:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Antibiotics: Growing Resistance

Researchers are concerned that certain diseases may have evolved into meaner, drug-resistant forms. Antibiotics: Growing Resistance explains how antibiotics work and why bacteria become immune to them. It also shows how the transmission of bacteria in high-risk areas such as hospitals and day care centres can be reduced. Doctors and researchers discuss the problems associated with over-prescribing and they stress the importance ...
  • 1996
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

A cautionary two-part tale about mad cow disease from how it began as a brain disorder of cattle to how it jumped to humans. The show maps the origin of the disease from when it first appeared in cattle in Britain in the 1980s to becoming an epidemic that has reached 80 countries and infected hundreds of people. Part One, ...
  • 2004
  • 01:30:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Li'l Doc Appendicitis

Geeko pretends to have a really bad stomach ache. Li'l Doc explains the role of the digestive system when bacteria cause an inflammation of the appendix.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/14/2020

The National As Nunavut struggles with food insecurity, students step up to help feed their peers

Food prices in Canada's north are so high that seven out of 10 young people there go hungry. A Nunavut high school is now trying to fight this food insecurity with a free hot lunch program run by the school's food studies class.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/13/2019

News in Review - September 2009 Asbestos, Canada's Ugly Secret

Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry. Canada produces about 10 percent of the world’s supply, but because it can cause severe lung problems, its use in this country is limited. Instead most of it is shipped to developing countries. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how those sales are helping ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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The National Asbestos: Canada's Ugly Secret

The National reports on how Canada's overseas sales of asbestos may be breathing new life into a dying industry, but it's also exposing a new generation of workers to one of the world's deadliest substances. Our best customers are developing countries like India and China, where lax industrial standards are exposing thousands to this deadly export. Indian and Canadian activists ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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