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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2015

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 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

The Nature of Things The Downside of High

Teenagers who start smoking marijuana before the age of 16 are four times more likely to become schizophrenic. That's the startling conclusion of some of the world's top schizophrenia experts, whose research is featured in this documentary. Groundbreaking work on the connection between marijuana and mental illness also reveals that, for all young adults, smoking marijuana nearly doubles the risk ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Flu Fighter

To face an eventual flu pandemic, Canada stockpiles Tamiflu, the antiviral that was considered to be a front-line defence in the H1N1 flu outbreak of 2009. But behind this drug, there’s a bigger story that’s been kept out of the public eye. In this joint investigation by CBC/Radio-Canada, Swiss-Italian Television and National Public Radio, we learn that researchers in Canada, ...
  • 2011
  • 00:21:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Hospital At the End of the Earth

The town of Muynak on the Aral Sea was once a popular Soviet tourist destination with a thriving fishery. In the 1960s, the Soviets decided to turn Central Asia into the world's greatest cotton-growing region by diverting water for irrigation from two rivers that fed the sea. Since then, the Aral Sea has been silently evaporating in the desert sun, ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

It was fungi that brought life back to Earth after the last mass extinction event and their untapped powers could help our species to survive on our increasingly poisoned, depleted and hotter planet. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

News in Review - September 1995 The Latimer Case: Mercy or Murder?

What is the Latimer case all about? First and foremost it is about Tracy Latimer, a young Saskatchewan girl severely disabled with cerebral palsy who was intentionally killed by her father, Robert. It is also about her family who loved her and suffered with her. The killing of Tracy by her father has been characterized as everything from premeditated criminal ...
  • 1995
  • 00:13:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/1995

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