The National Preventing teen pregnancies: IUDs recommended over pills

Analysis by the Canadian Paediatric Society shows intra-uterine devices are more effective than the pill in preventing pregnancy.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The Nature of Things Programmed to Be Fat

Obesity in Canada has doubled in less than 30 years. 59 percent of Canadians are now either overweight or obese. A small group of scientists have begun looking beyond the obvious because of a group that can’t chew, let alone jog. Infant obesity rose more than 70 percent in just 20 years. You can’t blame them for unhealthy lifestyles. The ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things PTSD: Beyond Trauma

The image of the tormented veteran unable to transition from war zone to home front is well-known. But the focus on the military’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) obscures a simple reality: PTSD hits more civilians than soldiers, and more women than men. But when so many people experience sudden loss, near-death, violence and abuse, why are only some ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

The National Queen honours Canadian for making prosthetics for refugees

Queen Elizabeth honoured a young Canadian for her work in making prosthetics for refugees. Midia Shikh Hassan, a Syrian-Canadian, was given the Queen's Young Leader Award in London. She's worked to develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for refugees in camps. The prosthetics only cost $20 to produce, much less than previous alternatives.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

As It Happens Rare Plague Contracted

Jennifer House, veterinarian at the department of epidemiology with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, talks about how a man in Colorado has been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, an inhaled form of the disease very similar to bubonic plague. The last case of a human catching the plague in Canada was 1939.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - March 2008 Restarting the Chalk River Reactor

In December 2007, a shutdown at Ontario’s Chalk River nuclear reactor led to a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes. Despite safety issues, the government, with the support of the other parties, ordered the reactor restarted. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the controversial decision and the political fallout that followed.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

Firsthand Road to Mercy

Canadian doctors and patients navigate the newly granted right to die under a broad Supreme Court decision — the first of its kind outside Europe. As we enter the farthest ethical frontier, Road to Mercy documents a new reality where doctors are allowed to take a life and where we as a country must decide on the circumstances under which ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/19/2016

The National Robot-assisted surgery brings precision, problems

Robot-assisted surgery is revolutionizing the medical industry, with the first such procedure performed in Canada earlier this year, but there are still concerns around the risks and the costs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2019

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

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