The Nature of Things Safe Haven for Chimps

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, it’s a well-known fact. But what does that really mean? For many decades, it meant that chimpanzees were used as substitutes for humans in labs. Despite everything we've learned about their social intelligence, wide-ranging emotions, non-verbal communication and tool use, we've continued to subject chimps to medical research. This is the touching story of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

The National Scientists concerned Alzheimer's research will fail New

A series of failed drug trials have experts fearing they may be back to square one when it comes to treating the disease.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Scientists develop patch to detect meat contaminated with E. coli New

Scientists at McMaster University are developing a transparent patch to detect meat contaminated with E. coli.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Sex, Drugs and Middle Age

Over the last 30 years, perfecting the male body and sustaining the male libido has become a cultural preoccupation. In 1998 Viagra hit the market. Now, after hearing so much about estrogen, you're about to hear a lot more about testosterone. Men are lining up for refueling in hopes it will keep them virile and forever masculine. It's a parallel ...
  • 2003
  • 01:20:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Sex, Lies and Secrecy: Dissecting Hysterectomy

Some medical experts claim that a shocking 98% of hysterectomies are unnecessary. Yet half the women in North America will have had their ovaries removed by the time they are 65. After surgery, almost half of the women experience digestive problems, incontinence, depression, memory loss and decreased sexual drive. Yet there are less invasive — but pricier — procedures available.
  • 2004
  • 00:44:57
  • 18+
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Shedding the Past: The Battle to Lose Weight

Statistics show that as a nation, we’re getting fat. Some take risky steps to shed the weight. Marie-France Magnin was one of those people. She decided to opt for radical gastric bypass surgery, leading her to discover herself in a new light. This program follows Marie-France’s very personal decision and the unexpected consequences of a dicey choice. A rare disease ...
  • 2007
  • 00:23:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Docs POV Sickboy

Follow 29-year-old yoga instructor Jeremie Saunders as he lives openly with cystic fibrosis (CF) and looks for ways to remove the stigma attached to chronic illness and disease. Jeremie has grown up in Halifax dealing with CF, with a daily routine that involves using an atomizer and taking dozens of prescription pills. But he keeps a positive outlook and chooses ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

The Nature of Things Sonic Magic: The Wonder and Science of Sound Classroom Favourites

Sound surrounds us. Whether it's sound we choose to hear, like the music we play in our headphones, or sound we'd rather do without, like the noise of the city, we live in a sonic world that we seldom think twice about. Sonic Magic takes us behind the scenes in cutting-edge hospitals and research labs where sound is eliminating cancer ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2015

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