News in Review - October 1993 Sue Rodriguez: Choosing Death

Sue Rodriguez never wanted to be famous. She wanted to die peacefully with some dignity and without pain. ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, robbed her of many of life's simple pleasures and would ultimately bring her into conflict with Canadian law. Assisted suicide and euthanasia are against the law in Canada, but the legal route of suicide would soon be ...
  • 1993
  • 00:16:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/1993

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Marketplace Superbugs in the Supermarket: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, but bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to them. This means people are getting sicker and taking longer to get well. One culprit could be the large amounts of antibiotics given to the animals we eat, even when they're healthy. In an important story about human health, Marketplace tests chicken samples from major supermarkets ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Refer-O-scope Suspiciousness (with English subtiles)

Overcome by paranoia, Sébastien fears his neighbor is a criminal with malicious intent.
  • 2013
  • 00:01:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

News in Review - April 2010 Taking the Violence out of Hockey

In early March, National Hockey League managers met to discuss how to cut down on violent behaviour that can seriously injure players. But violence in hockey isn’t just an NHL problem; it’s a problem in smaller leagues all over Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why hockey can be so dangerous, and what’s being done to ...
  • 2010
  • 00:13:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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Doc Zone The Age of Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s being called the disease of the 21st century. Everybody is either afflicted – or knows someone who is. According to the World Health Organization, disorders related to dread are the most prevalent mental illness on the globe at the moment. Some of us shriek at spiders, others have panic attacks that flare up out of nowhere and mimic ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Allergy Fix

If you’ve been to a children’s birthday party lately, chances are at least one of the little guests had an EpiPen, a portable needle loaded with epinephrine. It’s standard equipment for a growing generation of highly allergic North American kids: more than three times as many children have food allergies now than 20 years ago. And one out of every ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2014

The Nature of Things The Antibiotic Hunters

What do sloths, alligators and Komodo dragons have to do with antibiotics? The Antibiotic Hunters follows drug researchers as they become jungle hunters, deep-sea divers and cave explorers — all in an urgent search for the building blocks of new antibiotics. Many of our current antibacterial drugs have lost their effectiveness due to overuse, so now scientists have to hunt in remote ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/06/2015

The Nature of Things The Autism Enigma

This fresh perspective on autism research focuses on the "Bacterial Theory" of autism. The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the industrialized world, autism has increased an astounding 600 per cent over the last 20 years. Science cannot say why. Some say it's triggered by environmental factors and point to another intriguing statistic: 70 per cent of kids with autism also have ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Brain's Way of Healing

Seven years ago Dr. Norman Doidge introduced neuroplasticity to the world – the idea that our brains aren’t rigidly hardwired as was once believed, but that they can change, and can be rewired. Indeed, what is unique about the brain is that its circuits can, through mental experience and activity, form, unform and reform in new ways. In The Brain's Way ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

CBC News Vancouver The Case for Universal HIV/AIDS Testing

The best way to eliminate HIV/AIDS is to test everyone, according to Dr. Julio Montaner.
  • 2015
  • 00:04:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2015