The Fifth Estate Dead Enough

It’s a question you might think medical science would have answered long ago — when are you dead? But in Dead Enough, The Fifth Estate explores how the standards for when and how people are declared dead can vary from province to province and even from hospital to hospital. Host Bob McKeown looks at how, in the rush to meet the need for ...
  • 2014
  • 00:38:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

News in Review - October 2008 Deadly Bacteria Strike Canadians

In mid August 2008, an outbreak of deadly Listeria bacteria led to a massive recall of contaminated lunch meats and other products. By early September, 12 people had died. In this News in Review story we’ll look at listeriosis and what is being done to improve the safety of the food we eat.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2000 Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Safe drinking water is a prime resource for all humans and something we in Canada may have taken for granted. The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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The Nature of Things Dealing with Drugs: New Options

With crime and disease associated with drugs continuing to plague the world, Dealing With Drugs asks if the escalating "war on drugs" is doing more harm than good. This program examines the drug problems and policies of four major cities, finding inspiring success in the "harm reduction" policies of Amsterdam and Vancouver, and terrible failure in New York where addicts ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Death in Paradise

It's a story that has become tragically familiar: travellers, often young and healthy, visit sun splashed tourist destinations, fall ill and suddenly die. In the sudden deaths of Canadians Noémi and Audrey Bélanger, Thai authorities are quick to speculate on what might have happened, including drugs and food poisoning. There are even suspicions about a toxic cocktail laced with a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:42:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/20/2014

The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The body is nature's work of art. It is no surprise then that providing replacement pieces for it requires both the talents of an artist and the skills of a surgeon. Ears made to order. Knee joints from an assembly line. Replacement heart valves grown from human cells in the laboratory. For people with damaged or missing body parts, new ...
  • 1999
  • 00:53:43
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Diabetes: Blood Sugar, Sweat and Tears

Over a million Canadians have diabetes, a disease that can lead to blindness, kidney disease and strokes. This update on diabetes focuses on new ground-breaking research being done in Toronto into the cause, treatment and potential cure for this tragic and often fatal illness.
  • 1993
  • 00:46:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Diagnosis Murder: Shaken Baby Syndrome

It's a scenario as horrifying as it is heartbreaking: a frustrated parent ... a baby that just won't stop crying ... and suddenly, what were tender, cradling arms become instruments of death. At least this is how Shaken Baby Syndrome has been characterized in countless court cases in recent years. But what are the scientific foundations of this diagnosis? "Diagnosis ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Dirty Doctors: Hygiene in the Hospital

Every year, 250,000 Canadians get sick from an infection while staying in hospitals. Many infections could be prevented, but not just one doctor is to blame. Using hidden cameras, Erica Johnson exposes medical staff that could be doing more to help and may be putting your life at risk.
  • 2007
  • 00:25:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Dirty Hospitals

Erica Johnson puts hospital cleanliness to the test, and finds a mess that is making you sick. With hidden cameras, including Canada's first hidden camera glo gel test, insider interviews and expert opinions, Marketplace uncovers why people in Canadian hospitals are too often getting sicker instead of better.
  • 2012
  • 00:21:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013