News in Review - November 2012 E. Coli Health Hazard

In September 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a notice informing Canadians not to eat beef products produced at XL Foods near Edmonton, Alberta. The CFIA had been made aware that there was a problem when a beef shipment being trucked across the border into the United States was identified as contaminated by the U.S. Food Safety Inspection ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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Quirks & Quarks Earliest Human Tooth Decay

The diet of hunter-gatherers living in Morocco, between 13,000 and 15,000 years ago, contributed to tooth decay. The remains of 52 individuals were studied, and all but three suffered from tooth decay. The research — led by Dr. Louise Humphrey from the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, England — found that a diet heavily ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/12/2014

News in Review - December 2014 Ebola: A Deadly Virus Outbreak

Just the name Ebola strikes fear in people. This deadly virus took hold in West Africa in 2014, killing thousands of people. But in modern times, a disease doesn't stay in one place for long. This story looks at how Ebola has become a worldwide problem.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/17/2014

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Marketplace Egg crackdown: Are ethical eggs actually better?

"Nest-laid," "free-run," "free-range" and "organic": egg cartons hold a lot of big promises about what’s inside and how they got there. The Marketplace team tests the marketing on supermarket eggs and asks companies if we can see for ourselves what the labels really mean for chickens and for consumers.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/22/2016

What a Waste eWaste

Fifty million tons of electronic waste, including cell phones, computers and toasters, are piling up every year, leaching poisons into soil and groundwater. Science is helping us extract valuable minerals (like gold!) hidden within our discarded gadgets.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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Small Talk Fears

This episode of Small Talk looks at the idea of fears, how to face them and why it’s helpful to face them.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:07
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

The National Fight or Flight

The health care system in remote northern communities is in an abysmal situation. In Island Lake Reserve in Northern Manitoba, there isn't a hospital, an emergency ward or even a resident doctor. The situation is even more critical given that this community has the highest rate of diabetes in Canada, four times higher than the national average – particularly among ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Final Act: Barbara Tarbox's Anti-Smoking Legacy

Barbara Tarbox was the most powerful anti-smoking weapon in Canada. At the age of 41, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. That’s when Tarbox, who smoked for 30 years, decided she had a mission. With time running out and tumors wracking her body, Barbara spoke to more than 50,000 high school children. The force of her personality and the power ...
  • 2003
  • 00:17:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Flight safety: Are you prepared for an emergency?

Your chances of surviving an airline emergency are better than you may think. Think you know what to do to keep safe? In a unique simulation, the Marketplace team puts airline safety to the test. What they have to reveal could save your life.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017