The Nature of Things Aging Well Suzuki Style

“Aging is not a disease... it’s just a natural part of life.” In this documentary from The Nature of Things, 83-year-old host David Suzuki takes viewers along on his journey to discover how to live better and improve one's "health span." How do we keep our balance, coordination, hearing, memory and other markers that can decline with age?
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/20/2020

The Nature of Things Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergies, the result of an auto-immune condition caused by a defective gene, cost North America's health care systems billions of dollars annually. This program examines research in genetic engineering and molecular biology that may point to the possible cause and cure of allergies. It also profiles a patient who has been forced to live in virtual isolation in order to ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Alternative Medicine: Teaching New Doctors Old Tricks

A look at alternative medicine. Interviews with Dr. Bruce Pomeranz of the University of Toronto, Dr. Jock Murray (former dean of the Dalhousie Medical School), Dr. Herbert Benson of the Mind-Body Institute of Harvard, Margaret Naeser of the VA Hospital in Boston, Eileen Stewart of a cardiac rehabilitation program, Dr. Bala Manyam (professor of neurology in Illinois), Dr. David Taylor-Reilly ...
  • 1995
  • 00:46:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2014

Li'l Doc Alzheimer's disease

Li'l Doc and Geeko help us understand how misfiring neurons can result in memory loss.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/06/2020

The Nature of Things Amanda's Choice

As the story unfolds, Amanda witnesses the rapid decline of her mother, Susan, who is only 39 years of age. Fearing she could meet the same fate within 15 to 20 years, Amanda faces the wrenching dilemma when offered a gene test that can conclusively determine her own destiny. New treatments and preventative measures are explored offering hope for Alzheimer's ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Ancient Plague Identified

Eight hundred years before the notorious Black Death plague, another pandemic devastated Europe. The Justinian plague wiped out up to half the population and is thought to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. But not that much had been known about it — until now. Dr. Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, analysed the teeth ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014

The Passionate Eye Angela's Journey

Angela Vecchio-Ozmon is bright, attractive, likeable and the young mother of two small children. She also has terminal breast cancer. But rather than retreat into privacy, she chose to be candid and open, and revealed everything she experienced in her battle with the disease. This extraordinary documentary follows Angela as she visits her cancer specialist, explores treatment options, and deals ...
  • 2003
  • 00:50:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Antibiotics: Growing Resistance

Researchers are concerned that certain diseases may have evolved into meaner, drug-resistant forms. Antibiotics: Growing Resistance explains how antibiotics work and why bacteria become immune to them. It also shows how the transmission of bacteria in high-risk areas such as hospitals and day care centres can be reduced. Doctors and researchers discuss the problems associated with over-prescribing and they stress the importance ...
  • 1996
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding

What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than 100,000 Canadians, many people have never ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

A cautionary two-part tale about mad cow disease from how it began as a brain disorder of cattle to how it jumped to humans. The show maps the origin of the disease from when it first appeared in cattle in Britain in the 1980s to becoming an epidemic that has reached 80 countries and infected hundreds of people. Part One, ...
  • 2004
  • 01:30:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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