Man Alive A Choice for K'aila

Should parents pay any price to prolong the life of a dying child? What if the only medical treatment available brings with it possible long-term suffering? This is the story of K'aila, whose parents fought their doctor in a court battle over a potentially life-saving liver transplant.
  • 1990
  • 00:27:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate A Stitch in Time

The Shouldice Hospital is world famous for its successful hernia surgery and its policy of getting patients back on their feet within hours – rather than the typical weeks – of a hernia operation. In this documentary, The Fifth Estate visits Shouldice Hospital in its country-club setting north of Toronto, following a patient from arrival to departure, through two operations in which ...
  • 1986
  • 00:16:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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As It Happens Acetaminophen No Better than Placebo for Lower Back Pain

Acetaminophen, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published in July. The study published in The Lancet medical journal found that the popular pain medicine was no better than placebo, or dummy, pills for hastening recovery from acute bouts ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Li'l Doc Acute bronchitis New

Want to know what causes a severe cough? Li'l Doc and Geeko tell us why the respiratory system can react so strongly when our bronchial tubes are attacked by viruses or bacteria.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/14/2020

Li'l Doc ADHD New

Want to know what ADHD is all about? Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how some brains work differently, making it difficult for people to concentrate or remain still.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/08/2020

The National ADHD drugs being over-prescribed to Quebec teens, doctors warn

Quebec doctors warn ADHD drugs are being over-prescribed to teens at twice the rate of any other province, leading to potentially harmful long-term effects.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The Nature of Things ADHD: Not Just For Kids

It used to be just for kids, but not anymore. ADHD: Not Just For Kids aims to dispel the myths and stigmas about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition that many people, kids and adults alike, often live with for years, unrecognized or misdiagnosed.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

Li'l Doc Aerophagia New

Why should you always eat slowly and chew your food carefully? Li'l Doc and Geeko describe the discomfort that can come from swallowing too much air!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

The Nature of Things Aging Well Suzuki Style

“Aging is not a disease... it’s just a natural part of life.” In this documentary from The Nature of Things, 83-year-old host David Suzuki takes viewers along on his journey to discover how to live better and improve one's "health span." How do we keep our balance, coordination, hearing, memory and other markers that can decline with age?
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/20/2020