The National COVID-19 may trigger potentially deadly immune response

Doctors working with COVID-19 patients say the virus may cause a deadly immune response called a cytokine storm in some patients. A team of Canadian scientists are leading research on how it could be treated.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2020

News in Review - October 2020 COVID-19 Update: What Have We Learned?

The coronavirus pandemic that spread across the world in early 2020 changed all our lives. In March, Canada closed its borders, shuttered all non-essential business and asked its citizens to stay home. For months we waited. Once the infection numbers dropped significantly, the country began to reopen cautiously. But COVID-19 is still here. And some countries are being forced to ...
  • 2020
  • 00:18:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: A Global Perspective

This report looks at the impact of COVID-19 around the globe. A year after it was first detected in Wuhan, China, the world struggles to get the disease under control and cases continue to increase. Europe has been hard hit in the second wave, with many countries imposing further restrictions on their citizens. Due to its sheer population, India is ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

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News in Review - April 2020 Covid-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

It's being compared to the largest pandemic in history, the Spanish flu of 1918, which infected a third of the world’s population. Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 is a new strain of flu sweeping the planet, which causes severe respiratory illness. The World Health Organisation has put the global fatality rate for coronavirus as high as 3.4 percent. The outbreak started ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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News in Review - February 2021 COVID-19: Testing and Containment

Many infectious disease experts believe Canada should be testing everyone for COVID-19 to find out who is contagious, and not just the people who have symptoms. They say rapid testing may be one of the tools that could help. They’re cheaper, faster and can be used at home. Many countries around the world use rapid tests. But Health Canada has ...
  • 2021
  • 00:18:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Anti-Mask Movement

Throughout 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic grew, health authorities looked for ways to contain the spread. One option was to introduce a mask policy, making it mandatory in public places. But that has not sat well with so-called anti-maskers. They refuse to comply, suggesting it is government overreach and an infringement on their personal liberties. That has led to some ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Race for a Vaccine

COVID-19 was first detected in December 2019 and quickly spread across the globe, infecting more than 75 million people and killing over 1.6 million by the end of the first year. As the disease resurged with a second wave, scientists and medical professionals around the world were in a tight race to develop an effective vaccine. In November 2020, pharmaceutical ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2021

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The Nature of Things Cracking Cancer

POG – Personalized OncoGenomics – is the subject of the gripping new documentary. With exclusive and rare access, Cracking Cancer follows a group of patients, all with incurable cancer, through the highly experimental clinical trial at the BC Cancer Agency, a trial that holds the promise of personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Health Care (Part 2 of 2)

Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cubans were able to maintain the backbone of their society — an elevated standard of social programs. The Cuban government believes universal access to education and health care are fundamental to their economic success. Keeping pace with doctors who make regular house calls and visiting a rural school with solar-powered computers, this is ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Li'l Doc Cystic fibrosis

Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how a virus that makes our mucous thick and sticky can also make our respiratory and digestive systems very weak.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

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