The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Health Care (Part 2 of 2)

Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cubans were able to maintain the backbone of their society — an elevated standard of social programs. The Cuban government believes universal access to education and health care are fundamental to their economic success. Keeping pace with doctors who make regular house calls and visiting a rural school with solar-powered computers, this is ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Dad and the Dandelions

A filmmaker tries to unlock the mystery behind his father's blood cancer, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Is there a connection to golf's manicured perfection? In the world of pearl white bunkers and velvety putting greens, Andrew Nisker discovers that these “greenspaces” are anything but. Along the way he meets numerous experts including Jay Feldman, urban planner and Executive Director of the non-profit ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

The Fifth Estate Dead Enough

It’s a question you might think medical science would have answered long ago — when are you dead? But in Dead Enough, The Fifth Estate explores how the standards for when and how people are declared dead can vary from province to province and even from hospital to hospital. Host Bob McKeown looks at how, in the rush to meet the need for ...
  • 2014
  • 00:38:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

The Fifth Estate Death in Paradise

It's a story that has become tragically familiar: travellers, often young and healthy, visit sun splashed tourist destinations, fall ill and suddenly die. In the sudden deaths of Canadians Noémi and Audrey Bélanger, Thai authorities are quick to speculate on what might have happened, including drugs and food poisoning. There are even suspicions about a toxic cocktail laced with a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:42:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/20/2014

The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The body is nature's work of art. It is no surprise then that providing replacement pieces for it requires both the talents of an artist and the skills of a surgeon. Ears made to order. Knee joints from an assembly line. Replacement heart valves grown from human cells in the laboratory. For people with damaged or missing body parts, new ...
  • 1999
  • 00:53:43
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Desperate Acts: Suicide and the Elderly

We meet three people who have decided to break the silence and share their stories, speaking out about the despair that led them to try to end their lives. Seniors feeling frail, isolated and depressed are the most likely to turn to suicide. How can families, the medical community and society help those at risk?
  • 2000
  • 00:23:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Diabetes: Blood Sugar, Sweat and Tears

Over a million Canadians have diabetes, a disease that can lead to blindness, kidney disease and strokes. This update on diabetes focuses on new ground-breaking research being done in Toronto into the cause, treatment and potential cure for this tragic and often fatal illness.
  • 1993
  • 00:46:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Dirty Doctors: Hygiene in the Hospital

Every year, 250,000 Canadians get sick from an infection while staying in hospitals. Many infections could be prevented, but not just one doctor is to blame. Using hidden cameras, Erica Johnson exposes medical staff that could be doing more to help and may be putting your life at risk.
  • 2007
  • 00:25:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Refer-O-scope Disorganization (with English subtitles)

Incapable of managing his household chores, Sbastien’s apartment is a mess.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 3

This episode of Disrupting Design catches up with Jason Nolan, director of Ryerson University's Responsive Ecologies Lab and an autistic self-advocate, to talk about some of his design prototypes for special needs children (such as a rocker that encourages self-stimulatory behaviours in autistic children). It also looks at the new Bridgepoint Active Healthcare building to consider whether or not architecture can change ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/09/2016