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

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

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The National Finding Normal

It started with a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, but for Jay, it was just the beginning of a long and painful journey. He wound up in the care of Durham Children's Aid Society and on an increasing amount of medication. Jay was eventually removed from the system by his grandparents, but they demanded to know why, at such a ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/12/2016

Firsthand Forever Young

Forever Young is a film that challenges our view of aging and reveals new technologies which could significantly extend human life. Death is the ultimate insult to the scientific mind. While science, technology and medicine have advanced in leaps and bounds during the past century, humans have still not cracked the most elemental challenge of them all: how to conquer death ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

The National Hard Truths About Alcohol

This pair of documentaries from The National examine drinking habits and their consequences. The first segment follows three university students who candidly discuss their alcohol consumption, part of a growing trend in binge drinking among young women. Increasingly, they match their male counterparts in reckless behavior, with the unfortunate potential for serious consequences. The second segment sifts through the sometimes ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone High Heel Confidential

Shoes are hot: in 2004, sales generated close to $40 billion in the U.S. alone and the numbers continue to rise. This lucrative market is now shadowed by a growing underworld of fakes and knock-offs that are consumed almost as eagerly as the originals. With the average North American woman owning at least 30 pairs of shoes, High Heel Confidential ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2011 Hockey and the Concussion Debate

A serious injury to an NHL superstar has focused attention on the problem of concussions. New studies have shown that concussions can damage the brain and have serious long-term effects. In this News in Review story, we look at those findings and how they have reignited the debate about fighting and hockey.
  • 2011
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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Marketplace Hospital Prescription Errors

CBC's popular consumer-advocacy show reveals that prescription errors are much more common than we like to think. One study suggests that in hospitals the rate of error in daily drug dispensation to patients is between 10 and 20 percent. Although few of these errors cause major problems, Marketplace reports on how drug errors can result in death. Experts identify a system ...
  • 1995
  • 00:26:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/09/2014

News in Review - October 1996 Human Reproduction: Redefining Life

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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CBC News In Favour of Vaccinations

Why you're putting kids at risk by not vaccinating your own.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2015