The National Last Right: Harriet's Story (Part 2 of 4)

In this second of four parts, The National's Duncan McCue continues the series on dying with dignity. All her life, Harriet Scott liked being in the driver's seat. So when her doctor told her she had a terminal case of liver cancer, she was determined to die on her own terms. But would the choice be taken away from her as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:18:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

The National Last Right: Reflections (Part 4 of 4)

When Duncan McCue and The National started this series on the right-to-die debate, their offices were flooded with emails, some of them including very personal stories from viewers whose loved ones have grappled with end-of-life questions. This final segment in the Last Right series tells these Canadians' stories.
  • 2013
  • 00:11:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

The National Last Right: Sandy Trunzer's Story (Part 3 of 4)

In this third installment from the documentary series Last Right, from The National, Duncan McCue meets Sandy Trunzer. She's 49 and dying of a rare disorder. She hoped to respect the laws banning assisted suicide by simply shutting off her pacemaker, but that decision is proving to be problematic.
  • 2013
  • 00:17:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/09/2014

The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Living Forever: The Longevity Revolution

Scientists from around the world are racing to answer one of humanity's chief questions: can we turn back the human clock? Hitch a ride on this controversial roller-coaster with charismatic gerontologist Michael Rose as he leads us to where the cutting-edge science in life extension is happening: biotechnology, genetic research, therapeutic cloning and stem-cell research. Living Forever looks at what ...
  • 2007
  • 00:53:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 1996 Mad Cow Disease: The Panic Over Beef

The possible link between a fatal bovine disease and a human brain disease in Britain raises important questions about agricultural practices as well as political and economic issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

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The Nature of Things Me, My Brain and I

The program looks at general theories that explain how the brain works and, in particular, how the frontal lobes are involved in processing and interpreting information from the world around us. Previously, scientists believed that the frontal lobes served no real purpose. Now, a whole new picture is emerging. We see examples of how the frontal lobes are involved in ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Measuring Up: The Eugenics Debate

It is an awful choice: knowing that your unborn child may have a major physical problem, do you decide to abort? The advances of science have thrown society into a moral quandary. Genetic testing for diseases is pushing the boundaries of parental expectations. This program investigates the science and the conscience: as a society, can we decide who lives among ...
  • 2001
  • 00:24:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 1992 Meme: The Cost of Self-Image

The controversy over the risks of silicone breast implants is the starting point for examining cosmetic surgery, self-concept and body concept.
  • 1992
  • 00:11:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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National Geographic Documentaries Mengele's Twin Mystery

In 2009 a bizarre story spreads around the globe, reported as fact in the world’s newspapers: Josef Mengele – the infamous escaped Nazi concentration camp doctor, the “Angel of Death”, may have succeeded in his lifelong goal of creating a blond-haired, blue-eyed master race. A historian says he has evidence that Mengele’s bizarre experiments on twins may not have ended ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/29/2016

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