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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The National Murder or Mercy? Euthanasia on Trial

Francine Pelletier presides over a debate on euthanasia, one of the most emotionally charged issues in Canada today. Dr. James Young, Ontario's Chief Coroner, discusses the current definition of euthanasia and we look at how other countries have grappled with this issue. Marilynne Seguin, a registered nurse and executive director of the organization Dying With Dignity, presents views favouring euthanasia. ...
  • 1995
  • 00:54:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Mystery in a Bottle: Herbal Remedies

It's a multi-million dollar industry and it's growing fast. Herbal remedies have become very popular as consumers are increasingly demanding natural products. But consumers may not always be getting what they bargained for. Many natural products contain toxins and other harmful ingredients and because herbal remedies are considered food and not drugs, manufacturers do not usually list maximum doses and ...
  • 1996
  • 00:20:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Mansbridge One on One Nadine Caron: Canada's first female Indigenous surgeon

Nadine Caron is Canada's first female Indigenous general surgeon. As she explains to in her conversation with Peter Mansbridge, that hasn't shielded her from encountering racism in Canada's health-care system.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

News in Review - February 1992 Nancy B: The Right to Decide

The historic legal decision which allowed Nancy B. to refuse medical treatment is the starting point for looking at the complex questions involving medical treatment, life and death.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/15/1992

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Refer-O-scope Odd Behaviour (with English subtitles)

Disconnected from reality, Sbastien’s behaviour becomes increasingly odd.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

Refer-O-scope Persecution (with English subtitles)

Sébastian believes his stomach pain is a result of an orchestrated attack by his ex-girlfriend.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

Marketplace Pharmacy Error: Dispensing Danger

We rely on pharmacists when we're sick. But what happens if they make a mistake? Marketplace investigates pharmacy errors, taking hidden cameras into 50 Canadian pharmacies in the largest test of its kind in Canada. Do ‪‎pharmacists dispense the right advice and catch potentially dangerous drug interactions? And who's tracking the mistakes that happen?
  • 2015
  • 00:21:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2015