September 2012 Archives

Childhood Immunizations

Posted by Christina Harnett

Measles, chicken pox, whooping cough...they used to be considered rites of passage for Canadian children.

During the last four decades, with the advent of childhood immunizations, it's been much more rare to see kids coming down with these ailments.

Now New Brunswick is dealing with an outbreak of pertussis, and officials in Quebec are still trying to understand why cases of measles more than doubled last year.

The reasons behind these outbreaks are complicated - like the viruses themselves, but researchers are concerned about the trend among some parents to NOT vaccinate their children.

Host Pauline Dakin speaks with Dr Joanne Langley from the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology.

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Sight Unseen - Stories about Scars

Posted by Christina Harnett

Shins. Shoulders. And skulls....
Nearly everyone has a scar story. But not everyone's scars are small.
Nor their effects.
Scars can change lives. Make lives. And break them.
But no matter how fixed, and no matter how permanent, scars evolve.
And with them, the lives of their holders.
Freelance broadcaster Lezlie Lowe brings us stories behind scars in her documentary "Sight Unseen.:

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