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

More than 70 years after the historic discovery of insulin, Canadian scientists continue to break new ground in the field of diabetes. Many have long claimed to be on the cusp of a cure but insulin remains the most accessible and widely used treatment. In this episode of The Nature of Things, David Suzuki explores the new therapies Canadian scientists ...
  • 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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

The National DNA and Cystic Fibrosis: 50 Years of Research

It's been 50 years since Cambridge scientists Francis Crick and Jim Watson unveiled the most important discovery of the 20th century: the basic structure of DNA. While it's true that their discovery opened up a world of understanding, what have we learned in that time? Has this discovery gotten us any closer to ridding humans of genetic disease? Two sisters ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Doctors want Canadians' medical records to be more accessible

Doctors want Canadians' medical records to be more accessible, via so-called patient portals. The online portal allows patients and authorized users to access their medical history — including blood tests, X-rays, scans and medications.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

Andrew Marr's History of the World Edward Jenner New

In England, Edward Jenner used science to help save the lives of millions from smallpox.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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The National Experimental no longer: How immunotherapy is changing cancer treatment

Immunotherapy boosts the immune system or helps the immune system to find cancer and attack it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

News in Review - December 1999 Extreme Sports: Tempting Fate?

Like most News in Review stories, this analysis of the phenomenon of proliferating and increasingly dangerous “sports” is much more than what first meets the eye. This is a story about human behaviour, human needs and contemporary social values. The story asks many fundamental questions: What is the nature of sport? When is the line crossed in terms of risk ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

Découverte Face Transplant

Face Transplant chronicles an extraordinary surgical success story: the first complete face transplant ever performed in Canada. With just a 50 percent chance of success, medical teams spent 15 months planning every part of the 35-hour operation, consulting with experts, weighing the risks and searching for a donor. From research to recovery, Face Transplant offers viewers an inside look at this remarkable journey, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:49:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/11/2018