The Nature of Things PTSD: Beyond Trauma

The image of the tormented veteran unable to transition from war zone to home front is well-known. But the focus on the military’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) obscures a simple reality: PTSD hits more civilians than soldiers, and more women than men. But when so many people experience sudden loss, near-death, violence and abuse, why are only some ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

As It Happens Rare Plague Contracted

Jennifer House, veterinarian at the department of epidemiology with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, talks about how a man in Colorado has been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, an inhaled form of the disease very similar to bubonic plague. The last case of a human catching the plague in Canada was 1939.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Refer-O-scope Resolution (with English subtitles)

Are you worried about the strange behaviour of your friend, brother, sister or even a classmate? The refer-O-scope questionnaire can put you on the right track to taking action and playing a vital role in preventing psychosis. You can play a decisive role and make a real difference! To get started, visit
  • 2013
  • 00:00:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

News in Review - March 2008 Restarting the Chalk River Reactor

In December 2007, a shutdown at Ontario’s Chalk River nuclear reactor led to a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes. Despite safety issues, the government, with the support of the other parties, ordered the reactor restarted. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the controversial decision and the political fallout that followed.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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Firsthand Road to Mercy

Canadian doctors and patients navigate the newly granted right to die under a broad Supreme Court decision — the first of its kind outside Europe. As we enter the farthest ethical frontier, Road to Mercy documents a new reality where doctors are allowed to take a life and where we as a country must decide on the circumstances under which ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/19/2016

The Nature of Things Safe Haven for Chimps

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, it’s a well-known fact. But what does that really mean? For many decades, it meant that chimpanzees were used as substitutes for humans in labs. Despite everything we've learned about their social intelligence, wide-ranging emotions, non-verbal communication and tool use, we've continued to subject chimps to medical research. This is the touching story of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Sex, Drugs and Middle Age

Over the last 30 years, perfecting the male body and sustaining the male libido has become a cultural preoccupation. In 1998 Viagra hit the market. Now, after hearing so much about estrogen, you're about to hear a lot more about testosterone. Men are lining up for refueling in hopes it will keep them virile and forever masculine. It's a parallel ...
  • 2003
  • 01:20:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Sex, Lies and Secrecy: Dissecting Hysterectomy

Some medical experts claim that a shocking 98% of hysterectomies are unnecessary. Yet half the women in North America will have had their ovaries removed by the time they are 65. After surgery, almost half of the women experience digestive problems, incontinence, depression, memory loss and decreased sexual drive. Yet there are less invasive — but pricier — procedures available.
  • 2004
  • 00:44:57
  • 18+
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Saskatchewan Shedding the Past: The Battle to Lose Weight

Statistics show that as a nation, we’re getting fat. Some take risky steps to shed the weight. Marie-France Magnin was one of those people. She decided to opt for radical gastric bypass surgery, leading her to discover herself in a new light. This program follows Marie-France’s very personal decision and the unexpected consequences of a dicey choice. A rare disease ...
  • 2007
  • 00:23:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Docs POV Sickboy New

Follow 29-year-old yoga instructor Jeremie Saunders as he lives openly with cystic fibrosis (CF) and looks for ways to remove the stigma attached to chronic illness and disease. Jeremie has grown up in Halifax dealing with CF, with a daily routine that involves using an atomizer and taking dozens of prescription pills. But he keeps a positive outlook and chooses ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017