May 18, 2013 | 15:55Day 6 Angelina Jolie, Genes and Patents Audio
Day 6 Angelina Jolie, Genes and Patents May 18, 2013 | 15:55The gene that told Angelina Jolie she would likely develop breast cancer is patented. But can someone patent a gene that everyone has in their body? Brent discusses the ethics of gene patenting with Andrew Coen and Richard Gold.
May 1, 2013 | 2:12News Cancer deaths Audio
News Cancer deaths May 1, 2013 | 2:12Roughly half of terminal cancer patients died in acute care facilities even though most could have been moved to a more comfortable setting, CBC's Kas Roussy reports.
Mar 9, 2013 | 11:55Day 6 First man cured of HIV Timothy Brown and anti-AIDS activist Peter Staley Audio
Day 6 First man cured of HIV Timothy Brown and anti-AIDS activist Peter Staley Mar 9, 2013 | 11:55This week a Mississippi infant became the first child in the world to be functionally cured of HIV. Timothy Brown is the only other person known to have been cured of the disease. We talk to Brown about what it means to be a symbol of hope for millions. And Peter Staley, featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague, tells Brent about his fight as an anti-AIDS activist.
Mar 6, 2013 | 1:31News Anorexia nervosa Audio
News Anorexia nervosa Mar 6, 2013 | 1:31Canadian researchers are calling a trial of deep brain stimulation to treat anorexia nervosa a first, CBC Health reporter Pauline Dakin reports.
Feb 25, 2013 | 1:42News Selling plasma Audio
News Selling plasma Feb 25, 2013 | 1:42Private, blood donation clinics are opening across Canada that will pay donors for their contributions, raising concerns for some health care watchers, CBC health reporter Kelly Crowe finds.
Feb 18, 2013 | 27:24The Current 'Bad Pharma': Why Ben Goldacre says drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients Audio
The Current 'Bad Pharma': Why Ben Goldacre says drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients Feb 18, 2013 | 27:24So, it isn't necessarily what you know about a drug, that can hurt you. Ben Goldacre says it is what neither you, nor even your doctor, can find out about a drug that can complicate things. From drug trials that are tiny or end too soon, to the patients who drop out of them and are never factored in again, the doctor and epidemiologist says it is time for transparency and more public detail.