The Nature of Things Post Mortem: A Look At Forensic Science

Forensic science has become a formidable enemy of crime. Fingerprints, fibres, blood – like an alchemist converting base metal into gold, skilled investigators turn these things into compelling evidence. Post Mortem visits the DNA lab of the RCMP in Ottawa where viewers discover why DNA evidence based on blood, semen, hair and even saliva left at the crime scene is ...
  • 1991
  • 00:46:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News: Disclosure Post Partum Depression

Statistics say that two out of every thousand new mothers suffer from post partum depression, a condition that can lead to debilitating depression and sometimes violence. This candid documentary presents the real experiences of four women. At first elated about having a baby and being a mother, the women found that they could not function or feel love for their ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Preventing teen pregnancies: IUDs recommended over pills

Analysis by the Canadian Paediatric Society shows intra-uterine devices are more effective than the pill in preventing pregnancy.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The Nature of Things Programmed to Be Fat

Obesity in Canada has doubled in less than 30 years. 59 percent of Canadians are now either overweight or obese. A small group of scientists have begun looking beyond the obvious because of a group that can’t chew, let alone jog. Infant obesity rose more than 70 percent in just 20 years. You can’t blame them for unhealthy lifestyles. The ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

The National Queen honours Canadian for making prosthetics for refugees

Queen Elizabeth honoured a young Canadian for her work in making prosthetics for refugees. Midia Shikh Hassan, a Syrian-Canadian, was given the Queen's Young Leader Award in London. She's worked to develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for refugees in camps. The prosthetics only cost $20 to produce, much less than previous alternatives.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

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