CBC News Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding

What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than 100,000 Canadians, many people have never ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

A cautionary two-part tale about mad cow disease from how it began as a brain disorder of cattle to how it jumped to humans. The show maps the origin of the disease from when it first appeared in cattle in Britain in the 1980s to becoming an epidemic that has reached 80 countries and infected hundreds of people. Part One, ...
  • 2004
  • 01:30:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - January 2006 Avian Flu: Preparing for a Pandemic

Health authorities around the world have been monitoring a new and dangerous bird-flu virus. So far the virus has been relatively harmless. But experts fear it could mutate into a much more deadly form and kill tens of millions of people. In this News in Review story we'll look at why the virus is so dangerous, and we'll examine what ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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The Nature of Things Bat and Man: Unlocking the Secrets of Bats

Bats have been around since the time of the dinosaurs and they have adapted and thrived in virtually every corner of the planet. In this fascinating documentary, renowned researcher Dr. Brock Fenton and other scientists help us make sense of these strange and astonishing mammals. More than merely a hardy and adaptable species, they are scientifically extraordinary creatures — in ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

My Brilliant Brain Born Genius

At two years old, Marc Yu taught himself how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the piano. One year later, he was tackling Beethoven. Without ever studying, Marc also has perfect pitch – the ability to identify musical notes as easily as identifying colors – a skill that only one in 10,000 people has. How did Marc develop his amazing ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo Classroom Favourites

For centuries placebos have been thought of as fake medicine involving trickery and deceit, but Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo pulls back the curtains on the proof that placebos can have powerful – and real – effects on our mind and body. Neuroscience is revealing how our bodies’ response to treatment is heavily influenced by our expectations, prior experiences, our beliefs ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

News in Review - September 2009 Canada and the Swine Flu

As the Swine Flu continues to spread around the world, Canada’s healthcare system is stepping up its pandemic preparations. The H1N1 virus first arrived in Canada in the spring, and health authorities are expecting many more cases this winter. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what we know about the virus, and how it’s affecting Canadians.
  • 2009
  • 00:14:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2006 Canada Hosts World AIDS Conference

In mid-August 2006, thousands of delegates from all over the world attended an International AIDS Conference in Toronto. They discussed new ways to try to prevent and treat the deadly epidemic. They also called on governments to do more to help the millions of people who are living and dying with AIDS. In this News in Review story we'll look ...
  • 2006
  • 00:14:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2006

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The National Canadian hospital takes action to prevent delirium

The Hamilton Health Sciences Centre is taking action to try and prevent delirium before the condition takes hold of the patient. It's being done using a program developed in the U.S. called the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). Each year in Canada 200,000 people who go to hospital may experience delirium, a serious disturbance in mental ability that can leave ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/13/2018

Découverte Cancer: A Revolution is Coming (Part 2 of 2)

More than a third of us will suffer from it; one fourth will die of it. Cancer is the number one killer in Canada. However, our understanding of cancer has evolved dramatically over the past ten years. High performance tools now permit researchers to have a clearer view of cancer and its causes. No other illness has been as studied. ...
  • 2009
  • 00:38:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2013